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  • Ekit thiking about Alesis DM10x

    So after a lot of though, I think I might go with an eKit for the home studio instead of acoustics. For many reasons, I am thinking about the Alesis DM10X. I like that kit because of the bigger pad sizes, and heavier rack. But the kick is too small IMO..

    The DM10 is a lot cheaper but 10 inch snare and 8 inch toms, that just wouldnt be comfortable I don't think.

    Has anyone had experience with the DM line? Do they take a beating? Will they last? How do they feel? I don't care about the module sounds, I have Superior 2.0 and would be using that mostly.

    So anyway, any reason I shouldnt buy the DM10X eKit? Or go with a Yamadawg instead?

    Thanks for your input.
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    My Roland TD9 has 10" snare and 8" for the rest. You adjust and it's fine, but yeah...if I could I'd have 10's all around I would.





    I really don't know anything about Alesis, but as a edrummer triggering software as you intend to do...don't ignore the module. Not for the sounds mind you. You'll want to make sure that it has widely adjustable parameters. Things like cross talk settings, sensitivity ranges, thresholds, masking times etc. Those things do make a big difference in getting a responsive real sensation when triggering.

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    • #3
      Personally,I think the need for larger pads is generally over-rated.



      Do any of you play 10" or 12" toms?

      How much of that surface do you actively strike while playing?

      Even on a larger drum...16-18" floor toms, for example, how much of that head do you actually 'play on'?



      Outside of doing so for effect, etc., if you're regularly using MORE THAN 8" of a given drum head's surface, you may want to spend some time working on accuracy.



      I'm going the opposite of you guys; trying to incorporate more pads in my acoustic kit and looking for smaller pads. 10" pads are way too big. 8" pads would do, but make for some challenges. I'm aiming for a pair of 6" pads to replace my current Roland TD7s at present.
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      • #4
        That's true, it's all about comfort and aesthetics really. Most of the time, I just know the target is there, and just go for it with the brain shut off in music mode. I never look at where I'm going, the body just does it. I would have marks all over my heads, mostly in the center, but would fan out from miss hits. Accuracy would definitely be at the top of my practice list with smaller pads.
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          Not to mention I haven't played in a year now. I'm going to be all kinds of rusty.
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          • #6
            Check out this forum: http://www.dmdrummer.com/



            Alesis can be a hit or miss. The DM10 pad quality is not the best in the world, but should last if not abused. I have been pondering on the DM10 Studio kit to convert it to mesh head. It would be a fun project. The DM10x definitely has a very sturdy rack and comes with a snare stand, which is a plus over TD-9.



            By the way, why are you switching to Ekits? Dont you have your own home recording studio. I thought your acoustic setup was awesome.
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              Thank you for the link. Tons of info!

              Yeah I did have a functioning home studio that did what I wanted to do, but sold it all when I moved. 2 reasons for going edrums this time really. 1 is obviously quiet play. I want to play and record and be creative at 2am. Reason 2 is sound quality in recording, it just sounds better than I can do with microphones and hearing loss lol. I haven't pulled the trigger yet, and I'm glad cause they went on sale this week.
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                Quote Originally Posted by boxofrocks
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                That's true, it's all about comfort and aesthetics really. Most of the time, I just know the target is there, and just go for it with the brain shut off in music mode. I never look at where I'm going, the body just does it. I would have marks all over my heads, mostly in the center, but would fan out from miss hits. Accuracy would definitely be at the top of my practice list with smaller pads.




                Perfectly normal.







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                  Quote Originally Posted by boxofrocks
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                  Thank you for the link. Tons of info!

                  Yeah I did have a functioning home studio that did what I wanted to do, but sold it all when I moved. 2 reasons for going edrums this time really. 1 is obviously quiet play. I want to play and record and be creative at 2am. Reason 2 is sound quality in recording, it just sounds better than I can do with microphones and hearing loss lol. I haven't pulled the trigger yet, and I'm glad cause they went on sale this week.






                  Sorry to hear that, but I totally agree with you on ekits. I am on the same boat as you are. Living in a condo isn't quite ideal for Acoustic drums.



                  As for practicing silently, you will definitely want to try out Yamaha silicone pads or Roland mesh heads. The alesis pads are anything but quite. The good thing about Alesis, you can convert the pads to mesh. I dont like the feel of mesh, but with some adjustments it can feel close to real drums.



                  Check out this thread: http://www.dmdrummer.com/index.php?P...e&topic=2473.0



                  Here's a video demonstrating the noise levels: (The alesis mylar heads doesn't seem very loud, but if you practice long hours or use headphones, it will drive you nuts)






                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKbjrQC4PTU
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                    Quote Originally Posted by 1001gear
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                    Perfectly normal.







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                    Lol.. I never claimed to be normal, I'm a nut ball ADD scatterbrained musician.. The typical stereotype and I know it lol...
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                      8" pads will definitely tighten up your playing. And of course deafness is indeed a major drawback to rockin' away. I think electrics would be a good move.
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                      • #12
                        I pulled the trigger on the DM10x kit last night.

                        Sweetwater has them for 999.00 free ship right now. That's $350 off. And nobody will price match it. I tried. Best deal you can get. Go get it!
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                          Quote Originally Posted by Enigmatic
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                          Sorry to hear that, but I totally agree with you on ekits. I am on the same boat as you are. Living in a condo isn't quite ideal for Acoustic drums.



                          As for practicing silently, you will definitely want to try out Yamaha silicone pads or Roland mesh heads. The alesis pads are anything but quite. The good thing about Alesis, you can convert the pads to mesh. I dont like the feel of mesh, but with some adjustments it can feel close to real drums.



                          Check out this thread: http://www.dmdrummer.com/index.php?P...e&topic=2473.0



                          Here's a video demonstrating the noise levels: (The alesis mylar heads doesn't seem very loud, but if you practice long hours or use headphones, it will drive you nuts)






                          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKbjrQC4PTU




                          I might try the mesh if I find it to be problematic. I'm not worried about folks in my house, and the neihbors are close enough I can't use an acoustic kit at night, but far enough away that any pad noise wouldnt bother them.
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                            I have a set of DM 10 and love them, but as mentioned here often, the real heads are not the very quite. I am looking to go mesh as we speak.. Our church has a set of Roland with mesh and the difference is amazing.. I do like the Alesis kit better just wished they would have put mesh on them. Other than the noise, the mylar head are not bad...

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                              Quote Originally Posted by boxofrocks
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                              I pulled the trigger on the DM10x kit last night.

                              Sweetwater has them for 999.00 free ship right now. That's $350 off. And nobody will price match it. I tried. Best deal you can get. Go get it!




                              That's a hell of a deal. Post pics and review.



                              bhphoto.com is also selling them at $999. It seems Alesis may be coming up with a new model soon. I really hope the new version comes with mesh pads. (i can't seem to stand the annoying tupperware noise these pads make for too long).
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