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ALESIS DEBUTS DM5 PRO DRUM KIT WITH SURGE ELECTRONIC CYMBALS

Electronic Drum Kit Delivers Look, Feel and Performance of Acoustic Drums

Cumberland, R.I. (Jan. 16, 2008) – Alesis, the world’s leading manufacturer of professional audio equipment and studio electronics, introduces The Alesis DM5 Pro Kit with Surge electronic cymbals; a premium-quality electronic drum kit with revolutionary new cymbals.   

This all-new DM5 Pro Kit bundle offers pro-drum sound and familiar, comfortable playability thanks to durable, real drum heads and amazing new cymbal design.

The Surge electronic cymbals include a 12" Surge HiHat, 13" Surge Crash and 16" Dual-zone Surge Ride Cymbal to deliver crisp, accurate response with remarkable realism. They feature a custom brass-alloy with a special, clear dampening layer to merge the look and feel of real cymbals with the flexibility of electronic cymbals.

Drummers can practice quietly with headphones, or get as loud as they need on-stage by connecting to an amplifier. The DM5 Pro Kit with Surge electronic cymbals is ideal for recordings or live gigs.

Alesis’ proprietary Dynamic Articulation™ feature powers the DM5 Pro Kit’s drum sounds to respond instantly to the force with which a pad is struck, for the most realistic and accurate playback possible.

DM5 Pro Kit with Surge electronic cymbals features include:

•    Complete 5-piece electronic drum set – Snare drum pad, Bass Drum pad/stand, 3 Tom pads, 12" Surge HiHat, 13" Surge Crash and 16" Dual-zone Surge Ride Cymbal.
•    Surge electronic cymbals – accurate expression with real cymbal look and feel
•    Alesis Professional DM5 module containing:
•   540 sounds
•    21 programmable drum sets recorded in 48kHz, true stereo, with ambient effects
•    Single rack space module
•    Dynamic Articulation™ feature allows drum sounds to change volume, tone, and pitch depending on how hard they’re hit – just like real drums
•    Ultra–fast trigger–to–MIDI converter with 12 trigger inputs, 5 programmable parameters for each

The Alesis DM5 Pro Kit with Surge electronic cymbals will be available at music instrument retailers worldwide in Q2 - 2008 for an MSRP of $999.