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Thursday, October 3, 2013

DM Dock Pro Kit

DM Dock Pro KitAt the heart of this impressive kit is the Alesis DM Dock, the premium drum interface for iPad. This must-have hardware for today’s electronic drummer allows you to harness the power of your iPad to create a totally intuitive, customize-able, and world-class drum interface. To complement this most modern technology, the DM Dock Pro Kit also provides a generous helping of RealHead drum pads and DMPad cymbals. Together, they deliver a natural, authentic feel that is ideal for the acoustic drummer making the move to an electronic drum set, or for the electronic player looking to advance to a more responsive kit.  

Simply slide your iPad into the DM Dock interface, attach the 30-pin or Lightning dock connector, and snap the locking door into position. Your iPad is now safe and secure in a stage-ready package that offers unlimited multi-touch access to the iPad screen. Benefitting from your iPad's Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, AirPlay, and 3G connectivity, the Alesis DM Dock puts unprecedented access to a wealth of compatible drum apps at your fingertips, including the DM Touch. Created by Alesis to make the most of the DM Dock, DM Touch provides easy drag-and-drop drum kit editing and instant downloading of new sounds—you can even play along with songs from your music library.  

Alesis RealHead drum pads feature a triple-flanged hoop securing a Mylar drumhead to create a remarkable playing surface with a satisfying and authentic feel. Using a standard drum key, the tension of the drumhead can be set to the match your style The dual-zone sensing enables you to trigger different sounds from the head and the rim. Best of all, your DM Dock Pro Kit includes both the StealthKick 2 compact trigger pad (complete with inverted beater) and the Pro X Kick pedal for natural, articulate kick drum action.  

Each DMPad is natural-feeling rubber cymbal pad that has the swing and motion of a standard metal alloy cymbal, but with almost none of the noise. Up to three multiple triggering zones allow for different sounds at the bow, bell, and edge. DMPad cymbals also allow you to reach out and choke the cymbal sound by grabbing the edge just as on a regular cymbal. The DMPad hi-hat cymbal offers this same authentic feel, and comes matched to the Alesis RealHat pedal.  
Offering an impressive, stage-ready chrome finish, the best-in-class metal XRack stand offers four-post stability. The integrated cymbal arms convert from boom to straight, so you can customize your setup for a comfortable performance. An adjustable chrome snare stand is included as well, allowing for perfect snare placement.

The DM Dock provides professional balanced 1/4" stereo outputs for connection to a sound system, recording console, or monitor amp for when you’re ready to share your sound. The outputs are controlled from the master volume knob. A headphone output complete with an independent level knob allows for private practice at any hour. Digital audio signals can also be routed to the USB output. This same USB port can also provide USB MIDI connectivity with your computer. Separate MIDI In and Out jacks allow your DM Dock to join forces with any MIDI-equipped drum machine, synthesizer, or other audio gear.  

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