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    Take Drumming On The Tabletop To A Whole New Level

    By HC News |



    New 4-pad and 7-pad portable tabletop kits are perfectly geared to either young drummers just starting out or non-drummers looking to have musical fun.


    Cumberland, RI USA (November 3, 2015)—Alesis (alesis.com), the world’s leading manufacturer of electronic instruments and components for today's musician, today announced the immediate availability of their CompactKit 4 and CompactKit 7 portable tabletop electronic drum kits. These versatile, easy-to-play units enable younger drummers—even non-drummers—to experience the enjoyment of playing drums right away, while their small size and battery-powered option means they’re easy to transport and play anywhere.


    CompactKit 4

    The Alesis CompactKit 4 is a tabletop electronic drum kit with everything a young drummer needs to sharpen their skills. Four velocity-sensitive drum pads deliver realistic drum sound with the feel and response of real drums. There are dozens of built-in songs and rhythms, so any young percussionist can start playing along with the music right away.

    CompactKit 4 includes a music coach feature that shows notes on the LCD screen and teaches the player how to play along with the built-in songs and rhythms. The built-in game function brings an additional measure of enjoyment to the experience of learning how to play. It’s powered by AC or 6 C batteries (not included).

    CompactKit 4 Features:

    • 4 velocity-sensitive drum pads provide realistic sound and feel
    • 70 percussion voices and 10 effect voices built in
    • 50 play-along songs included
    • Coach feature shows notes on LCD screen and instructs player
    • Game function makes playing and learning fun
    • Includes drumsticks and AC power adapter
    • Lightweight and easily portable, uses 6 C batteries (not included)



    CompactKit 7

    The Alesis CompactKit 7 is a tabletop electronic drum kit with seven velocity-sensitive drum pads that deliver realistic drum sound with the feel and response of real drums. It also comes with two pedals for hi-hat and kick drum, so players feel as if they’re sitting down at an actual set. There are 100’s of built-in percussion voices, preset drum kits and play-along songs, so anyone can get started right away with their own customized sound.

    The 3-digit LED display shows the status of all the operational settings and separate LEDs light up in response to which pad is being struck, giving instant visual feedback. The self-recording function records during realtime play and retains the recording even after the unit is turned off. Players can use the USB-MIDI output to connect CompactKit 7 to trigger their favorite DAW and virtual instrument plug-ins.

    Sticks and AC power supply are included. CompactKit 7 is also portable by using 6 C batteries (not included).

    CompactKit 7 Features:

    • 7 velocity-sensitive drum pads provide realistic feel
    • Includes 2 pedals for hi-hat and kick drum
    • 45 preset drum kits, or add 5 user drum kits
    • 265 percussion voices and 100 play-along songs
    • Self-recording feature and built-in metronome
    • Hand Percussion feature enables use of hands instead of sticks
    • USB-MIDI output for use with DAWs and plug-ins
    • Take it anywhere and play with 6 C batteries (not included)



    “Alesis is well-known for its responsive, realistic-sounding electronic drum kits,” said Tim Root, Drums Product Manager for Alesis. “The new CompactKit 4 and CompactKit 7 bring great Alesis drum sound and built-in educational features along with great playability to an entirely new market of drumming enthusiasts. We’re very excited that we’ve been able to develop products that deliver so much musical capability at such a great value.”

    Deliveries of both CompactKits will begin December 1st, 2015.

    U.S. pricing is $79.00 for CompactKit 4 and $179.00 for CompactKit 7.


    For more information visit alesis.com.



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