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Alesis Introduces DM5 Pro Electronic Drum Kit

United States
Real drum heads and acclaimed Alesis DM5 module offer users versatility, portability and value

Cumberland, RI — March 1, 2007 — Alesis, recognized globally as the leading manufacturer of electronic keyboards, recording products, and musical electronics, proudly announces the introduction of the DM5 Pro Kit.

Designed for both professional and aspiring drummers, the DM5 Pro Kit includes an updated DM5 sound module which contains a wealth of pre-programmed sounds and drum kits; ultra-sturdy hardware; and a professional, easily-portable tubular rack set-up (with firm-grip hardware mounts).

The five-piece DM5 Pro Kit features six pads (snare, kick, and three toms — all with durable, real drum-heads for a more natural feel — and a heavy-duty hi-hat controller), and responsive crash and ride cymbals. Shipped with a sturdy kick pedal, a hi-hat foot pedal, and all necessary interconnect cables, the DM5 Pro Kit provides expressive feel and a collection of world-class sounds. Drummers can practice quietly with headphones or use the DM5 Pro Kit to get as loud as they want on-stage or in the studio.

With a broad assortment of percussive timbres that range from sampled acoustic instruments through the most innovative electronic sounds, the DM5 sound module boasts 540 percussion sounds and 21 pre-programmed drum/percussion sets. Recorded in true stereo at 48 kHz with ambient effects, the DM5 sound module provides a stunning assortment of instruments and percussive effects that will appeal to the most seasoned musicians—all in a single rack-mounted module. Featuring an ultra-fast trigger-to-MIDI conversion system with twelve trigger inputs and five programmable parameters for each trigger, the DM5 sound module’s feature set provides drummers and percussionists with a wide range of control.

Adding even greater realism to its arsenal of sounds, the DM5 Pro Kit includes Alesis’ proprietary Dynamic Articulation™ feature. Dynamic Articulation enables the DM5’s drum sounds to respond to the force with which the pad is struck. This enables the various sounds to change volume, tone, and pitch in the same manner that an acoustic instrument’s timbre varies when played soft or loud. The DM5’s Random Sample feature brings new life to static tracks by realistically varying the sound of the drum as it is played.

The DM5 Pro Kit hi-hat pad is controlled with a foot pedal that attaches via the sound module and facilitates switching between open and closed sounds. The kit also includes two natural motion cymbal pads that make it easy to configure the kit with ride and crash cymbals.

About Alesis

Alesis manufactures a full line of professional audio and musical instrument products capitalizing on its strengths in digital, analog, semiconductor, and transducer technologies. Alesis delivers revolutionary product solutions to the music and audio production industries.
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