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Alesis DM10 Pro Kit
« on: July 20, 2009, 07:22:56 PM »

Alesis has developed a new drum kit and module. It is called the DM10 Pro. I haven't been able to find out yet how much it will cost but the kit with module is supposed to be available sometime in the third quarter of 2009.

Here's the link:
http://www.alesis.com/dm10prokit#

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Re: Alesis DM10 Pro Kit
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2009, 07:57:41 PM »

Hey Brian,

Thanks for sharing. I am interested in seeing what 109 thinks.

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Re: Alesis DM10 Pro Kit
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2009, 10:15:58 PM »

Oboy,
Has someone finally done it?
I want it mounted in a rack so everything can stay connected, so we're already thinking about designing a rack drawer rig.

If this comes through on the user-interface side like Alesis used to, then I'm real happy about this new development.
Cymbals sound real good, love to try one soon and tweak the kits, Mainly, would love to hear every sample and understand each mix function, effects, etc.
Got my attention-
Could be the answer for my live rig.
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Re: Alesis DM10 Pro Kit
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2009, 03:48:00 AM »

Avast Thar Mateys,

    I be noticing the fine print thar in the description of this fine device.  It gives a credit to BFD being a product of FX EXpansion, yet the remainder of the description makes no mention of BFD anywhere.  Makes this old salt wonder if the DM10 is using VST instruments a la BFD.  Arrggghhh!  Would not that be a treat. 

Fair Winds and Following Seas,
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Re: Alesis DM10 Pro Kit
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2009, 05:27:16 AM »

No mention of when it will be without that kit.

With the kit : $1495.

BFD is contracted to make new sound sets for it, as is Toontracks.

Presently, it will NOT accept user made samples.  However, they are leaving the possibility open to have some third party company step up for that.  The sound format is unique and proprietary.

I'd like a description of what "one-hits" sounds are - maybe that's the melodics during the demos?  Are the demos 100% from standard on board sounds?
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Re: Alesis DM10 Pro Kit
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2009, 05:29:16 AM »

I want it mounted in a rack so everything can stay connected, so we're already thinking about designing a rack drawer rig.

I acutally DON'T want rack.  I want to be able just to take that tiny thing to a place and do open mic and showcase.  Lugging a rack for 45 minutes of play is almost as bad as a drumset, but those are usually already set up.

Dave - I think I still have a steel 2U rack drawer.  You want  it?
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Re: Alesis DM10 Pro Kit
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2009, 03:53:44 PM »

Maybe so, Geo.
I need to see one first hand and give it more thought.
It would fit in a an LT/ZAP bag...hmmmm. Interesting.
Thanks!
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Re: Alesis DM10 Pro Kit
« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2009, 02:13:53 AM »

Definitely going to check this out. Other current module option is the Yamaha DTXtreme which has 512mB sampling capability. You could use a Rack box with a mixer platform/lid on the top and attach the module to a Rack tray.

Unfortunately my DM Pro module is starting to lock up.....hope the new Alesis software is more stable. Glad I have my trusty D4 as a backup.

Cheers
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Re: Alesis DM10 Pro Kit
« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2009, 03:16:55 PM »

Just something to point out.......

You will not be able to sample your own sounds into this unit.  The third party expansion packs like BFD2 sounds need to be configured differently and coded in a special format for Alesis.

I can say that there are a lot of new sounds in this unit and it is worth checking out.


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Re: Alesis DM10 Pro Kit
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2009, 08:08:40 AM »

I recently learned that Alesis isn't planning to sell the DM10 module separately from the kit "for the foreseeable future." 

For the time being, I'll stick with my trusty DMPro and will probably buy a new memory card or two for it so I can play my own samples.

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Re: Alesis DM10 Pro Kit
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2009, 11:03:04 AM »

I recently learned that Alesis isn't planning to sell the DM10 module separately from the kit "for the foreseeable future." 

I wouldn't be so sure . . .
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Re: Alesis DM10 Pro Kit
« Reply #11 on: July 31, 2009, 08:39:58 PM »

There will be a small amount of time (a few months) between the full sets being sold and the module.  This is in keeping with most of the other sets that have been released over the years.  It makes sense because they are designed as full sets and most companies will want to make some production money back before splitting up the parts.

It should only be a few months and it gives others a chance to find problems that will need small firmware updates.
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Re: Alesis DM10 Pro Kit
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2010, 05:55:21 AM »

You guys were right. Alesis is coming out with the DM10 module now - a few months from the time the full kit + module came out.
Here's the link:
http://www.alesis.com/dm10
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Re: Alesis DM10 Pro Kit
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2010, 09:17:07 AM »

Heh, beat me to it.  Just got the email from Alesis.

I also notice Best Buy of all people is going to be a distributor.  Opens up the possibility of finding a super coupon deal.  Also makes it easier to try it out, assuming they'll have one on the floor.

Now if only I could stand going into a Best Buy  ::)
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Re: Alesis DM10 Pro Kit
« Reply #14 on: January 20, 2010, 10:39:15 AM »

I've actually had the module for about a month now.  I bought it off ebay from a guy who wanted just the pads.

So far, I'm VERY happy with it.  As JE pointed out, the biggest negative is you can't import your own samples at this time.

But the size of the thing is awesome, ease of use is great.  It gets a bit dicey when working on melodics, which I'm a big fan of, and there's some oddness there, but its an awesome little beast.
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