More drums, more sounds, more value.
The DM10 Studio Kit is professional, six-piece electronic drum set with natural-feeling RealHead drum pads, low-noise DMPad Cymbals, the groundbreaking DM10 drum module, and a compact, flexible StealthRack.
You will immediately notice the DM10 module’s outstanding sound quality. This new drum sound module contains true drum, cymbal and percussion sounds, built from real samples of classic studio drums and prized cymbals. Drummers will find some of the most in-demand acoustic drum sounds from legendary drum brands, a huge arsenal of top producers' go-to snare drums, real American, Canadian, Chinese, and Turkish cymbals, and a choice selection of classic drum machine and electronic percussion sounds that have fueled the biggest hit records.
Discerning ears will notice that each sound 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. This engineered realism is known as Dynamic Articulation™, an Alesis exclusive. You can play with or without reverb for different room sounds and enjoy a wide variety of rimshots, rim clicks and different stick-placement sounds on the cymbals. For example, a hi-hat’s sound depends on a number of factors: how open or closed the pedal is, how hard it is struck, and other variables resulting in 40 different sounds – plus foot chick and heel splash.
The DM10 module not only has a breathtaking collection of sounds on-board, it is also the world's first drum-sound module that enables you to load new sound sets via USB connection from your computer. This means that your sounds will always stay fresh, current and cutting edge.
You can also use the DM10 as a trigger-to-MIDI interface for performing and tracking with software drum modules such as BFD, Toontrack and Reason, among others. For practice, you can play along with the tracks in the DM10’s internal sequencer, mix in an iPod or other MP3 player and play along.
The DM10 module has 12 trigger inputs, perfect for creating custom configurations. The DM10’s top-panel mixer gives you easy access to creating custom mixes.
REALHEAD DRUM PADS
The DM10 Studio Kit features Alesis’ acoustic-feeling RealHead pads in 10" and 8" sizes. The dual-zone pads feature real mylar drumheads and real triple-flanged counterhoops for the feel you demand. The snare and tom pads are dual zone, enabling you to perform rimshots, rim clicks or assign other sounds such as wind chimes, cymbals, gongs and cowbells on the tom rims.
RealHead snare and tom pads mount on standard 10.5mm L-rods with low-slip, knurled mounting surfaces.
You can use virtually any single or double kick pedal with the RealHead Kick Pad, or split the DM10's kick input with a Y-cable and connect an optional second kick pad for the pedal feel you prefer.
The DM10 Studio Kit includes a set of four low-noise DMPad Cymbals. The kit includes a DMPad Hi-Hat Cymbal, two DMPad Crash Cymbals, and a triple-zone DMPad Ride Cymbal. DMPad Cymbals provide a rubberized playing surface for a great balance between natural cymbal feel and low stick-on-pad sound. The Ride and one Crash cymbal feature large choke triggers on the undersides for accurate cymbal control. The DMPad Ride also features multi-zone triggering on the bell, face and edge. The DMPad Hi-Hat Cymbal and RealHat Pedal give you continuously variable control from wide open to tightly closed.
The DM10 Studio Kit comes with an ergonomically curved, black aluminum StealthRack. The StealthRack is fully adjustable and large enough to easily accommodate adding on additional pads, yet takes up a fraction of the space of an acoustic kit so it's perfect for studios and rehearsal spaces. It employs standard 1 1/2" tubing for compatibility with virtually all drum manufacturers’ rack hardware.
The DM10 Studio Kit gives you more – more drums, more cymbals, more sounds, more flexibility, and more value – to power your creativity.
BFD is a trademark of FXpansion Audio UK Ltd.
Toontrack is a registered trademark of Toontrack.
Reason is a trademark of Propellerhead Software AB.
iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
- DM10 high-definition drum module with 12 trigger inputs and mixer
- RealHead 10" snare and four 8" toms – dual-zone drum pads with real mylar heads
- DMPad Cymbals: hi-hat, two crashes, and triple-zone ride
- Compact, black aluminum StealthRack
- Premium sound library of uncompressed samples from real drums and cymbals
- Works with iPad via Apple USB Adaptor (sold separately)
- Dynamic Articulation™ changes sounds' timbre along with dynamics for realism
- Sound-set loading and use with software drum modules, both via USB
- Play along and record yourself with the sequencer
- Mix input for practicing with CD and MP3 players
- (1) DM10 drum module
- (4) RealHead 8" Dual-Zone Drum Pads
- (1) RealHead 10" Dual-Zone Drum Pad
- (1) RealHead Kick Pad
- (1) DMPad 12" Hi-Hat Cymbal
- (2) DMPad 12" Crash Cymbals
- (1) DMPad 14" Ride Cymbal
- (1) StealthRack with mounting clamps and arms
- (1) RealHat Pedal continuously variable hi-hat control pedal
- (1) Set of interconnection cables
DM10 module specifications
Polyphony: 64 voices
Memory: 128 MB, linear
AUDIO AND TRIGGER I/O
Audio inputs: stereo (2x RCA)
Trigger inputs: 12x 1/4" TRS
Hi-hat controller input: continuous compatible (1x 1/4")
MIDI: In, Out (2x DIN MIDI)
Audio outputs: stereo Main (2x 1/4" balanced), stereo Aux assignable (2x 1/4" balanced)
Headphone output: stereo (1x 1/4" TRS)
Computer: High-speed USB for MIDI and computer transfer (1x USB slave)
SOUND SET AND SEQUENCES
Preset sounds: 1,047
Preset sound type: 16-bit uncompressed samples
Preset kits: 100 (all kits can be overwritten)
Sequencer patterns: 75 preset, 25 user (all patterns can be overwritten)
Beat/drum machine: 59
Weight: 66 lbs.
Packaging dimensions: 22.4" (L) x 46.2" (W) x 12.6" (H)
Assembled dimensions: 5' x 5' x 5'
Does the DM10 have the capability to load new sound sets into its internal memory?Yes it does.
Is Alesis developing aftermarket sound sets for the DM10?Yes. We are working with Sonivox to create more DM10 sound sets.
When will they be released?Working with a sound set or VST instrument designer is like working with painter or any other artist: if you rush the effort, the work gets compromised. The finished product will be worth waiting for.
Can I load individual samples into the DM10?The DM10 works with sounds in a proprietary way, and therefore is not compatible with individual samples at this time.
I would like to create my own sound sets for the DM10. Can I do this?Building sound sets for the DM10 module is a fairly involved process that requires significant development beyond simply cueing up samples and sending them to the module via USB. We work very closely with the developers of our DM10 sound sets to make sure that they are optimized to provide superior quality and playability when loaded into the DM10 module, and so that they are formatted to be recognized correctly by the module itself. The tools that are required to optimize and compile those sound sets were created for developer use only, so there is no way for end users to “roll their own” aftermarket DM10 sound sets at this time. If you are a professional sound designer and are interested in becoming a DM10 sound set developer, please contact us.
|Manuals & Documentation||Size||Type|
|DM10 Studio Kit - Product Overview
|DM10 Studio Kit - Quickstart Guide [RevB]
|DM10 - QuickStart Guide [RevB]
|DM10 - Operator's Manual [RevC]
|DM10 - Trigger Compatibility Guide
|Alesis Drum Kit Comparison Matrix
|Learn about Alesis Drum kits
|Learn about Alesis Drum modules
|Software & Drivers||Size||Type|
|DM10 - Sound ROM Update [v1.03]
NOTE: By downloading this file you do not need to download DM10 - App Update [v1.00q]. This file includes Boot, App, Trigger, and Sound ROM updates, and improves overall performance. It increases sensitivity, reduces the possibility of crosstalk, and enhances system stability. The same Boot and App updates are included in the download below.
|DM10 - App Update [v1.00q]
This DM10 update improves overall performance. It increases sensitivity, reduces the possibility of crosstalk, and enhances system stability. The same updates are included in the Sound ROM update download above.