Alesis DM Lite Electronic Drum Set ReviewFebruary 20, 2018
Last modified: February 21, 2018
People are drawn to learning drums for many different reasons. Some want to simply be able to drum along to their favourite songs, some want to be the next Phil Collins so they can pretend to be the famous gorilla from the old Cadburys advert, whilst others choose the drums as an easy instrument to learn.
Whatever your reasons for wanting to learn the drums, you will need a drum kit.
The kit comes with a pre-assembled 4-post rack with the drums and cymbals already connected. By just simply unfolding the arms, adjusting the angles and height of the pads and cymbals, plugging in the kit and sitting down, you can start playing immediately! This makes it ideal for those parents looking to treat their child but who are scared about the initial set up of the kit.
Included in this kit are 200 different drum and percussion sounds meaning there are 10 different sounding kits ready to play straight away meaning you can easily suit any style of music. Not only that, the kit includes 30 play-along tracks which make for hours of fun practice for those times when practising to a metronome (also included) gets too boring.
Alternatively, you can learn the songs you want to learn thanks to the 1/8″ stereo aux input allowing you to listen, learn and play your favourite songs that are stored in either your mobile device, computer or tablet. Furthermore, there is the USB Midi connection which gives you the option to easily record what you play into an audio recording software.
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If you’re looking for an electric kit that not only has plenty of functions but also looks stylish. The Alesis Dm Electric kit could be perfect. The kit has four drum pads (one snare and three toms) as well as three cymbal pads (hihat, crash, ride). WHen these are hit an internal blue LED light appears. Meaning you can have your own light show in the comfort of your own home!
Often with electric kits pedals can be a deal breaker. This is as with many electric kits the hihat is one single pad rather than the hihat setup you see on an acoustic kit. However, the hihat momentary control pedal easily allows you to have the sound of the open/closed hihat even without the mechanics. The kick drum pedal is also of a high quality, this is as the bass drum pad is touch sensitive meaning the harder you hit it, the louder it will play. This gives the feel of a realistic kick drum.
Acoustic vs Electric Drum Kit
When looking for a drum kit, the first question often asked is which is better, acoustic drums or electric drums?
It all depends on preference, although when you watch your favourite band live or artists performing on TV, they will be most likely be playing an acoustic kit there are many drummers who only perform on Electric. Or, there are even some who go hybrid, where the acoustic and electric worlds are combined. This is popular in the current day as you can have the sound of a real acoustic kit combined with electronic sounds such as hand claps and finger clicks.
In other words, there’s no right or wrong answer as to which kind of drum kit is better.
Electric kits can be great for those looking to practice as often, they are easy to store and quiet to play. They can come with plenty of different sounds and songs to keep you entertained for hours on end and can be a great practice tool as the majority have a built-in metronome to help you work on your timing.
Pros and Cons of Electric Drums
|Less Noisy||Different feel to acoustic|
|Easy to store||Requires headphones or some sort of amp|
|Different play along songs included|
Whereas acoustic kits are ideal for those looking to perform. This is as they can project sound far without the need of amps. Playing an acoustic kit can also be a better way to practice, this is as getting a good, consistent sound on the kit is a difficult task and can take years to practice. Therefore, if you’re looking to be playing drums more seriously, an acoustic kit is better suited to you.
Pros and Cons of Acoustic Drums
|More realistic than electric||Can cause more mess from stick chippings|
|Easy to store||Noisy|
|Can take up a lot of space /td>|
How does The Alesis DM Lite Electronic Drum Set compare?
The Digital Electronic Drum is a USB Midi controlled drum pad that allows you to upload what you play to your computer. The kit features 9 pads which include a crash, two toms, snare, hihat and ride cymbal. Included are two foot pedals and a pair of drumsticks so you can get going straight away.
With a built-in metronome this kit is ideal for those always on the move and wanting to practice or beginners who are just wanting to try drums out for the first time.
Roland are a very well known brand when it comes to all-electric instruments. In more or less every performance you see of an artist on TV, chances are they are using the Roland SPD-SX.
With that, the V-Drums are a highly popular range of electronic drums. The TD1KV is one of the more basic products.