sin 10/12/2012

Alesis D4 : sin's user review

«  A classic expanders drumkit! »
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D4 is the Swiss Army knife of musician / composer / producer.
It has 21 programmable kits and 500 sounds (99 bass drums, 99 snares, 55 cymbals, 92 toms, 76 percussion and 80 effects!) Sampled at 48 kHz 16-bit. Most samples are stereo and many are already processed. Plus it has 12 trigger inputs for triggering sounds via pads, sensors, microphones or even tracks already saved settings. Of course it is equipped with MIDI and can convert MIDI triggers (for a BFD control with drumkit, for example). 4 audio outputs (1 + 2 stereo aux) 300Ω and a headphone output on the front panel to 150Ω (perfect for headphones pros driver high impedance).
What I like most is the number and quality of samples provided. Kicks and snares are huge! Toms as elsewhere ... You tell me that now it is much better than nothing, but it has a soft sound and that the grain which, once passed through a great preamp, sounds good tube 90s https://static.audiofanzine.com/images/audiofanzine/interface/smileys/icon_wink.gif
The construction and use are also remarkable (except perhaps the external power supply type "calculator"). It is part of the standard drumkit modules studio as well as the Roland R8-M.
Considering the coast used the price / quality ratio seems to me excellent.