New Kit Offers Budget-Friendly Entry Into Electronic Drums 24/09/09
Alesis announced today that the DM6 Kit is now shipping to retailers.
The Alesis DM6 Kit is an entry level electronic drum kit. The set features a new sound module with 108 drum, cymbal and percussion sounds.
“This drum set brings a new level of performance, feel and sound to its price class,” said Jim Norman, Product Manager, Alesis. “The combination of the great quality of sounds, the play-along tracks, the metronome, the input for your iPod and the feel of the pads all together make the DM6 Kit a serious instrument.”
About The Alesis DM6
The five-piece kit features a dual-zone snare pad for two-sound compatibility. Players can dial in a snare drum sound in the center and a rim click, rimshot or other instrument such as a cowbell on the rim. The DM6 Kit also comes with three tom pads, an upright kick drum pad, hi-hat, crash and ride cymbal pads. Completing the set, the DM6 Kit includes Alesis hi-hat and bass drum pedals and a pair of drumsticks.
The DM6 module features a high-quality internal collection of drum, cymbal and percussion sounds. Drummers can edit and save drum kits for custom sound palettes. In addition to the sounds in the DM6 module, drummers can use the DM6 as a trigger-to-MIDI interface with drum-module software such as BFD, Toontrack or Reason for a limitless collection of sounds.
Drummers can play quietly with headphones or connect the DM6 Kit to an amplifier or PA system for full-volume performance. They can also connect an iPod or CD player and mix it in with the DM6's stereo input jack. The DM6 contains a metronome and sequencer with music tracks for playing along.
The DM6 Kit comes with a heavy-duty aluminum rack. The kit also comes with a full set of mounting hardware and cables.
Pricing and Availability
The DM6 Kit is available from musical instrument and pro audio retailers with a U.S. Retail Price of $699.00 and an estimated street price of $499.00.