I am a drummer, bassist and guitarist that has been playing one instrument or another for over 17 years. My style varies from one instrument to another, though it is generally in the rock, funk and acoustic genres.
I acquired this unit from Sam Ash (in store, not online) for $599 plus tax. I had chosen this unit due to my previous experiences with Alesis equipment, and the fact that it is, in my opinion, the best electronic kit within my price range.
The price, first and foremost. Based on my experience and research, it seems to be the most bang for the buck. The set-up is also sturdy and the heads are not the hard rubber sort.
A lot of tweaking is necessary to prevent crosstalk and noise. You are only limited to 21 banks to store kits (one kit per bank).
The kit seems sturdy, with secure mounts and rack.
Alesis seems to have come through for those wanting an extremely versatile kit for not a lot of scratch. The quality of the sounds, construction, and general conceptualization of the kit makes this a comparable to kits in the $1000+ range.
Great for practice, home studio and even some gigging.
(Originally written by miii13/translated from Audiofanzine FR)
I'm really pissed at Alesis because the pads of my DM5 Pro Kit are already dead, after only 3 months of use! The screws holding the heads aren't tight anymore because the plastic screw threads broke. I'm a beginner so I don't hammer them like crazy and I only used them 2 hours a week. It's a pity because, apart from this, I liked everything about it!!!!
Use the studio to play on virtual instruments groove agent type.
The kit is being treated is solid.
The pads are also strong and collect heavy strikes.
The appearance of "drum head" is well done. the game is certainly a little bouncy but with a little practice you get used to it quickly.
The hi-hat pedals is average ... little typing feel with a good rglage ... everything must go in order.
The DM5 module is a bit DMOD for its internal sounds, but still a good external sound controller noon and trs complete in its branches. It's a wonderful control virtual computer, expander etc ....
Excellent quality price if we compare this with the Yamaha MODEL more expensive and less robust, for example.
Ideal for working late at night with headphones without rveiller its neighbors, this drumkit has much Designed positive aspects. Robustness, ease of playing and ergonomics. The DM5 module just by its sound Aging is the single point ngatif ...