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Alesis DM5

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18-Bit High Sample Rate Drum Module


Versatile, Affordable Drum/Percussion Sound Module

For drummers and MIDI composers on a budget, the Alesis DM5 offers professional performance features and an excellent selection of drum, percussion and special effect samples. The DM5 puts over 540 sounds into a single rack space, many recorded in true stereo and with ambient effects. Both classic Alesis studio drum sounds and new cutting-edge sounds for the latest musical styles are well represented. You'll find a great selection of kicks, snares, toms, hi-hats, percussion instruments, special effect samples and more. Plus, the DM5's Expanded Dynamic Articulation feature allows drum sounds to change volume, tone, and pitch depending on how hard they're hit - just like real drums. Plus, the DM5's Random Sample feature brings new life to static tracks by realistically varying the sound of the drum as you play. The DM5 includes an ultra-fast trigger-to-MIDI converter with 12 trigger inputs, 5 programmable parameters for each trigger, 21 programmable drumsets, and four audio outputs for discrete processing and control. Whether you're looking for a MIDI-controlled percussion module, a drum replacement tool for mixing, or an affordable answer for triggering sounds from electronic drum pads, the DM5 is the affordable solution.


Audio Outputs:
4 (2 stereo pairs)

Trigger Input Jacks:
12 (each with 5 user adjustable trigger parameters)

DAC Bit Resolution:

Sample Rate:

Over 500; includes stereo samples with reverb, ambience and dynamic articulation

16 voice

7 position, user programmable

Velocity Response:
127 levels of loudness via MIDI or trigger inputs

21 Memory locations w/defaults permanently stored in ROM

MIDI Jacks:
In, Out/Thru

Headphone Jack:
1/4" TRS w/variable gain

Switchable Footswitch Jack:
1/4" jack can be assigned to hi-hat or program advance mode

Tuning Scheme:
Coarse (chromatic) and Fine (cents)

Data Input:
Data knob, front panel keypad
sound auditioning via velocity sensitive Preview button on front panel

Expanded Dynamic Articulation:
Modulates tone and pitch

9 VAC external transformer, UL and CSA approved

(WxHxD) 19"x1.75"x6"

4.5 lbs.


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