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ALESIS INTRODUCES NEW DM10 MESH KITS

Thu, January 22, 2015


Cumberland, RI (January 22, 2015)— Alesis (www.alesis.com), the world’s leading manufacturer of electronic instruments and tools for today's musician, today announced the introduction of their DM10 Studio Mesh Kit and DM10 X Mesh Kit electronic drum sets at the annual Winter NAMM show.


The DM10 X Mesh Kit and DM10 Studio Mesh Kit feature the new Alesis FMH dual-zone mesh drum heads (patent pending), which deliver an unprecedented degree of “feel” and natural rebound. These ultra-quiet mesh drum heads come closer to duplicating the feel of an acoustic drum head better than any previous Alesis electronic drum kit. The Alesis FMH drum heads have a precise adjustment knob so drummers can adjust the heads to provide the exact response that best suits their playing style.


Designed for the studio, the DM10 Studio Mesh Kit is a 6-piece electronic drum kit comprised of five drum pads (8” and 10”), four cymbals (12” and 14”), and the compact 4-post StageRack. The DM10 X Mesh Kit is a premium 6-piece electronic drum kit and comes complete with five drum pads (10” and 12”), four cymbals (12”, 14”, and 16”), and the heavy-duty chrome-plated XRack. Both kits are equipped with the exclusive Alesis FMH tightly woven black mesh drum heads that dampen acoustic noise and provide a natural drumming experience.


Both kits include the premium Alesis DM10 sound module, a high-definition premium drum module with the Alesis Dynamic Articulation™ technology. Each sound on the DM10 sound module is actually a series of different samples; multiple dynamic-level samples and articulations are all built in so as you play harder and softer, the drum or cymbal changes its timbre, not just its volume. Meticulously calibrated for out-of-the-box playing, the DM10 includes over 1,000 dynamic-level drum and percussion samples that fit any genre. This exclusive Alesis technology is called Dynamic Articulation™ and it results in an unrivaled, expressive playing experience. In addition to the high quality sounds available on the DM10 drum module, virtual instrument plugins can also be triggered via the USB-MIDI connection.


Alesis DM10 Studio Mesh Kit Highlights:

  • Tightly woven black mesh drum heads enhance feel and playing response
  • 6-piece kit with four 8" Toms and 10" Snare
  • 4-piece cymbal set with 12” Hi-Hat, two 12” Crashes, and 14” three-zone Ride
  • Compact 4-post StageRack with integrated boom cymbal arms
  • Includes DM10 sound module with 12 trigger inputs and mixer
  • Over 1,000 uncompressed samples featuring Dynamic Articulation™

Alesis DM10 X Kit Mesh Highlights:

  • Tightly woven black mesh drum heads enhance feel and playing response
  • 6-piece kit with 10/10/12/12” Toms and 12” Snare
  • 4-piece cymbal set with 12” Hi-Hat, two 14” Crashes, and 16” three-zone Ride
  • Heavy-duty 4-post XRack with integrated boom cymbal arms & hinged clamps
  • Includes DM10 sound module with 12 trigger inputs and mixer
  • Over 1,000 uncompressed samples featuring Dynamic Articulation™

“We’re excited to incorporate our new FMH mesh drum heads into our DM10 electronic drum kits,” notes Alesis Project Manager Walter Skorupski. “Players will immediately notice the improved feel, response, and reduction in acoustic noise, making the DM10 Studio Mesh Kit and DM10 X Mesh Kit ideal for quiet late-night practice sessions, as well as live performance and studio recording.”


The DM10 Studio Mesh Kit and DM10 X Mesh Kit are available now at Alesis dealers worldwide, with the following retail prices: DM10 Studio Mesh Kit—$1199.99 USD, and DM10 X Mesh Kit—$1699.99 USD. The new electronic drum kits will be on display at the 2015 NAMM Show, January 22-25 in Hall A, Booth 6700 in Anaheim, CA.


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About Alesis
Since the 1985 unveiling of the affordable XT Reverb, Alesis (alesis.com) has led the charge to create inventive electronic products that benefit every stage or studio musician. Alesis innovation continues with electronic percussion, keyboards, monitors, recording gear, amplifiers, as well as professional products based on Bluetooth technology and Apple’s iOS platform. Alesis is part of the inMusic family (inmusicbrands.com).