Alesis Command Kit Review : Good Kit For Non-Blastbeaters

DrumPeriums’ Alesis Command Kit Review

In Order To Write An Honest Alesis Command Kit Review. We need to start saying set-up was not perfectly easy.

There was some difficulties just in how things were labeled, or rather not labeled, and the clarity of directions in general.

Alesis Command Kit Review

Mainly just pictures which could be confusing for people that don’t have experience with setting up a drum set rack before.

But if you have patience and a block of time to set aside for this task you can get through it. It arrives in one big heavy box and the unboxing seems like half the set up time.

It will take a few hours at least if you are new at this kind of thing, so be prepared.

The Contents

Alesis Command Kit basically comes with what you see in the photo plus a pair of drumsticks.

If this is your first electric drum kit, please notice that It does not come with headphones which are necessary for its use.

Personally I think they (Alesis) could have easily tossed in some cheap ones.

Alesis Command Kit’s Pads, Cybal and Triggering

Both the 8″ Kick Pad and 10″ Dual-Zone Snare Pad have Mesh Heads. Mesh Heads gives a similar rebound and feel as an aucoustic drum head which is great.

Also, When playing the kit for a while, the triggering of the Kick Pad seems to be lacking (despite lots of tuning).

Especially when playing faster parts like blastbeats. That being said, if you aren’t going to play metal or faster stuff you should be ok.

Furthermore, Alesis Command Kit includes two 9″ dual-zone rack toms and an 11″ dual-zone floor tom.

All These three are rubber pads which takes some time to get used to, if your spoiled with all mesh like me.

But unlike the Kick Pad, all three toms and the snare triggers and responds really well.

The set also features a Ride Cymbal, Hi hat and a Crash (with choke) of which all comes in 10″ size.

The playing surface (trigger area) is covered with a softer type of rubber which helps keep both bounce and noise down a little bit.

Alesis Command Kit Drum Module

The Alesis Command Kit Drum Module comes with 50 pre-programmed drum sets and over 600 sounds.

You can import your own sounds via USB memory stick. In addition, There’s also a built-in metronome and 60 play-along tracks which makes practicing a lot more fun.

Conclusion

Overall the mounts and rack, cymbals and pads are very sturdy and of professional quality.

Alesis Command Kit includes an excellent mesh snare which is typically an upgrade on more expensive sets.

It’s quite a good kit cosidering its price tag. But, if you’re going to play real fast stuff, considering adding a double bassdrum pedal, Alesis Command Kit might not be for you.

Alesis Command Kit Review – Drum Set Features

  • Tightly-woven 10″ dual-zone snare pad for superior feel and playing response
  • 8″ Mesh Kick pad with kick drum pedal included
  • 3x Large dual zone rubber tom pads
  • Command Advanced Drum Module with 70 kits (50 factory + 20 user) and 600 sounds
  • Load .WAV samples and play-along tracks via USB memory stick
  • Real-time recording (5 tracks internally; up to 99 tracks via USB memory stick)
  • USB/MIDI output for use with virtual instrument and recording software
  • Premium chrome 4-post rack
  • Connection cables, drum sticks, drum key and power supply included

Alesis Command Kit Review – What’s In The Box ?

  • 10″ dual zone mesh snare pad
  • 2x 9″ dual zone rubber tom pads
  • 11″ dual zone rubber pad
  • 8″ mesh kick pad
  • Kick drum pedal
  • 10 Inch ride cymbal w/choke
  • 10in crash cymbal w/choke
  • 10Inch hi-hat cymbal
  • Hi-hat pedal
  • 4 post chrome rack
  • Cable snake
  • Cable wraps
  • Drum key
  • Drum sticks
  • Power supply
  • Module user guide
  • Kit assembly guide
  • Safety & warranty manual
  • Command Drum Module

 

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Alesis Command Kit Review

Strike Pro Kit – The New “Monster” From Alesis

Strike Pro Kit From Alesis, A Professional Electronic Drum Set In The Mid-Range Price Class.

They’ve Added Traditionally Sized Drums and Cymbals. Prepped All Pads with Mesh Heads. Alesis Have Stepped Up Their Game, Put Effort Into Acheiving That “Realistic Drum Feel” On Strike Pro Kit.

Strike Pro Kit Drum Set

Revealed by Alesis First at the NAMM Festival back in january this year. The Strike Pro Kit shatters all your pre-conceived notions about electronic drums.

The Electronic Drum Set Strike Pro Kit combines the feel and familiarity of acoustic drums, with the versatility and capability of the best electronic drums.

Strike Pro Kit are perfect drums to move beyond the limitations of a conventional acoustic set, without giving anything up.

Featuring large dual-hoop pads, mesh heads and Patent-Pending sensitivity adjustment knobs. The Strike Pro Kit’s Premium Wood Shell Drums comes in Standard Acoustic Drum Sizes. Which Includes a 14” Snare Pad, 8-10-12-14” Drum Pads and a 14” Bass Drum Pad. All This In order For You To Feel “At Home” Once You Take A Seat Behind The Kit for The First Time.

The New Standard in Electronic Cymbals

The Strike Pro Kit Cymbals: A 16” 3-zone Ride Cymbal. Three 14” Crash Cymbals w. Choke Capability.  The 12” Movable Hi-Hat are An Exciting Step Forward.

All Cymbals Feel Spectacularly Realistic: A Perfect Blend Of Feel, Control and Bounce. The New Cymbals Has A Larger Bell Area for Enhanced Playability And Comes With a Cool “Hammered Look.”

Customize Strike Pro Kit Drum Module “For Your Sound Only”

The Strike Performance Module includes a sound library with no less than 200 Drum Kits Made From 1000+ Multi-Sampled Instruments.

Strike Kit Pro‘s Drum Module incorporates a On-board Sampling Capability. It allows you to store all saves on a SD Card. A USB/MIDI Connectivity can Easily Be Used in Conjunction with your Favorite Music Production Software. As this wasn’t enough, Strike Perfomance Module also includes the Built-in, Powerful Strike Software Editor.

Strike Pro Kit Module

Strike Performance Module offers a 4.3″ Color LED Screen Display where you can find All Your Settings, Do Your Choices Easilly.

Strike Pro Kit Features

  • Large Dual-Hoop Drum Pads with Wood Shells, and Adjustable Mesh Heads.
  • 14″ Bass Drum Pad. 14″ Dual-Zone Snare Pad (The 14″ Snare Drum Pad Exclusively for the Pro Kit). 8″,10″,12″, and a 14″ Dual-Zone Drum Pad. Notice: The 14″ Drum Pad Exclusively for the Pro Kit.
  • 16″ Triple-Zone Ride Cymbal. Three 14″ Crash Cymbals, the “Strike Zone Kit” only includes one and 12″ Moveable Hi-Hat.
  • Premium 4-Post Chrome Rack.

Strike Pro Kit Drum Module Features

  • Strike Performance Module with 4.3 Full-Color LCD Screen and Individual Outputs.
  • All New Sounds, 200 Kit Locations and Over 1000 Multisampled Instruments.
  • Software Editor for Creating Custom Kits/Instruments, and Importing .wav Files.
  • 50 Play-Along Songs (Download).
  • On Board Sampling Capability.
  • USB/MIDI Output for Use With Virtual Instrument and Recording
    Software.

Strike Pro Kit Video Overview / Presentation

The Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA) for Strike Pro Kit is currently set to August, 2016.

Many people have been waiting Anxiously for this Release. It wouldn’t be surprising if Alesis decides to Release the Electronic Drum set a bit. As a release at the NAMM Show in June would not only give it a boost, but maximize the media exposure.

Upon Release, DrumPerium Will Do A Thorough review of the Strike Pro Kit. If all Things Goes according to Plans, We’ll  Take Lots Of Close-Up Photos. We would Like you to See Every little details Of This Set. Hopefully we’ll be Able To Record Some Videoclips To Show You The Drum Kit “Live In Action”. Keep Your Eyes (and Ears for that matter) Wide Spread Open…

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