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Alesis Announces DM6 USB Express Drum Kit

Alesis Announces DM6 USB Express Drum Kit

If you’ve ever tried your hand at playing drums, you’ve no doubt realized two of the biggest issues with doing so. That’s right, a drum kit is loud and takes up a ton of space. If that weren’t enough, they aren’t the easiest instrument to record, and you’ll need a cargo van to haul them. It’s no wonder that guitarists get all the chicks.

The people over at Alesis feel your pain, and have a little something for you. It’s called the DM6 USB Express kit. This is a nice full-sized drumset that’s still small enough to tuck away (or transport) when you’re not using it. It features six pads (upright bass, two toms, hi-hat, cymbal, and a dual-zone snare) and two pedals. Essentially, it’s everything you’re going to need to get started.

Of course, what good are all of these pieces of equipment without a head unit to drive the whole thing? The DM6 module that’s included gives you over a hundred different instrument sounds to choose from, so that you can essentially design your own unique kit. When you’ve got a solid track that you want to lay down, just plug it into your computer via USB and fire up your favorite recording software. With an estimated street price of around $400, I’d say there are a lot of good reasons to pick one of these over a traditional drum kit.

[ Alesis ]