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.
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.
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.
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