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NEW MULTI-PAD INSTRUMENT FROM ALESIS, SAMPLEPAD, ALLOWS DRUMMERS TO USE THEIR OWN SAMPLES

Using standard SD cards, SamplePad allows drummers to add any sound to their set.

Cumberland, R.I. (Nov. 9, 2011)Alesis,  the world’s fastest growing electronic drum brand, introduces SamplePad, a compact four-pad instrument that gives drummers  access to a limitless palette of sounds. Alesis will showcase SamplePad  at booth # 641 at PASIC 2011 in Indianapolis, Indiana from November  9th-12th.

SamplePad is the perfect addition to any drumset or percussion rig: it’s  compact, very easy to use, and allows drummers to load their own  sounds. It has 25 percussion and electronic drum sounds built in, and  allows drummers to load their own samples using a standard SD card to create stunning sound combinations. An external  trigger input and the ability to mount it on virtually any snare stand  or rack make SamplePad one of the easiest ways to expand any drumset.

SamplePad offers an intuitive interface that makes it easy to find and  assign samples. By simply striking a pad and dialing to the desired  sound, drummers can quickly reassign sounds as needed, and entire pad  combinations can be saved internally as “kits” for easy recall. Drummers can tune and add reverb to their samples, then  assign them to any of the four pads or the kick input. A MIDI output  allows drummers to use SamplePad as a controller for triggering sound  modules and software. SamplePad fits on a standard snare drum stand or can be mounted to any stand or rack (Alesis Module  Mount sold separately). For studio use, SamplePad can simply be played  on a tabletop.

SamplePad comes equipped with standard dual 1/4-inch outputs for  amplification, and a headphone output for monitoring. Its kick input  works with most pads and triggers including the Alesis DMPad and  RealHead Kick Pads.

“The SamplePad is the first multi-pad instrument that gives drummers an  easy, compact, affordable way to get virtually any sound into their  setup,” said Dan Radin, Alesis Product Manager. “You get the sounds  you've always wanted, in a package that's smaller than a 12-inch tom!" 

SamplePad will be available at musical instrument retailers in Q1 of 2012 with an estimated street price of $199.00.

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TWO NEW ELECTRONIC DRUMSETS NOW AVAILABLE FROM ALESIS, THE DM10 X KIT AND DM6 SESSION KIT

Alesis is now shipping the new premium, six-piece DM10 X Kit and the compact, affordable DM6 Session Kit

Cumberland, R.I. (Nov. 9, 2011) Alesis,  the fastest growing electronic drum brand in the world, announces that the DM10 X Kit, a professional, six-piece electronic  drumset, and the DM6 Session Kit, our most compact and affordable  drumset, are now shipping to musical instrument retailers.

With the groundbreaking Alesis DM10 module, the all-new XRack, a  comprehensive set of large drum and cymbal pads, the DM10 X Kit is  designed to offer capabilities and features previously only available on  kits costing thousands more. The DM10 X Kit offers an expansive six-drum, four-cymbal configuration with sizes and spacing  that will feel natural to acoustic and electronic drummers alike: a  12-inch snare, two 10-inch toms, two 12-inch floor toms, a 12-inch  hi-hat, a 16-inch three-zone ride cymbal and two 14-inch crash cymbals. The DM10 X Kit’s all-new chrome-plated XRack is rugged  and features an ultra-solid four-post design and new Alesis  quick-release clamps that secure each pad in place and allow drummers to  rearrange their setup in seconds without tools and without having to take the rack apart.

Our more basic DM6 Session Kit includes everything drummers need: the  best-selling DM6 drum module with more than 100 sounds, a new ProRack II  drum rack, five drum pads, three cymbal pads, hi-hat and bass drum  pedals, plus drumsticks and a drum key. The DM6 Session Kit’s compact rack and quiet rubber pads give drummers a  versatile instrument that takes up minimal space and is quiet enough for  them to play at any time, day or night. The ProRack II even comes  preassembled in the box for a fast, easy set up.

“We strive to provide drummers with unmatched features and value at  every price,” said Dan Radin, Alesis Product Manager. “The DM6 Session  Kit is a compact, capable, affordable, quick-assembling kit; and the  DM10 X Kit is the most impressive-looking and most incredible-sounding kit we’ve ever made.”

The DM10 X Kit is now available with a U.S. retail price of $1,999.00  and an estimated street price of $1,699.00. For more information, visit  www.alesis.com/dm10xkit

The DM6 Session Kit is now available and has a U.S. retail price of  $599.00 and an estimated street price of $399.00. For more information,  visit www.alesis.com/dm6sessionkit


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About Alesis

Alesis is a leading manufacturer of professional audio and musical  instrument products and is the fastest growing electronic drum brand in  the world. Building on a history of revolutionary innovations in  digital, analog, semiconductor and transducer technologies, Alesis creates tools and instruments for musicians. For more  information, visit www.alesis.com; images are available at  http://www.alesis.com/media.


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