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The “Show Your Rig" Video Competition


We Have A Winner: Show Your Rig Video Competition
Bill Behrendt masterfully educates and performs with his Trigger|iO.

A month ago, we told you about the Show Your Rig Video Competition, in which we invited you to post a video of yourself demonstrating or performing with your Alesis gear. The response was great and we thank everyone for taking the time to make videos. We truly appreciate the enthusiasm you show in your video submissions!

After watching all the videos, comparing notes and tallying the score sheets, we have a winner. Alesis is proud to announce that the winner of the Show Your Rig Video Competition is Bill Behrendt for his outstanding Trigger|iO demonstration and performance video. Thanks to his entry, Bill won an Alesis DM5 Pro Kit with SURGE Cymbals.

Upon hearing about his win, Bill stated, "I'd like to thank Alesis and God (not necessarily in that order). God for allowing me to have the meager talents I used in the making of the competition video: Alesis for the excellent quality and engineering of superb equipment. I've owned Alesis gear since about 1996 and have always been amazed at the vast capabilites it offers, both technically and creatively. Adding another piece of Alesis gear to my arsenal is truly a blessing to me. Thank you!"

The Trigger|iO is a USB trigger-to-MIDI interface. It converts signal from triggers – drum and cymbal pads, SURGE Cymbals, and acoustic drum triggers – into MIDI signal transmitted via MIDI and USB jacks. You can use the Trigger|iO with any MIDI-compliant music recording or production software on your Mac or PC as well as hardware sound modules, synthesizers, samplers, and more. You can also use the Trigger|iO to expand the trigger inputs on your DM5 drum set so you can add more pads, SURGE Cymbals, and other triggering devices. We’d like to again extend our thanks to all of the participants. Check our monthly e-newsletter for more contests, giveaways, and special offers!


Be sure to check out our new Video Gallery for some samples of what others have done with their Alesis gear on YouTube.