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Thu, September 26, 2013

The feature-packed DM7X Session Kit and illuminated DM Lite Kit represent the latest push by Alesis to bring drummers innovative features at incredible values.

Cumberland, R.I. (September 26, 2013) – On the heels of the just-released DM7X Kit—which hit stores in early September and has quickly become a sought-after addition to the homes and studios of drummers worldwide—Alesis has now announced the DM7X Session Kit and DM Lite Kit. The DM7X Session Kit is a five-piece version of the DM7X Kit, featuring many identical capabilities, plus a rack that is more compact. The DM Lite Kit offers an immersive and dynamic drumming experience, perfect for those just starting out, and includes responsive, illuminated pads, a built-in drum coach, and nearly every major piece pre-assembled for instant, out-of-the-box satisfaction.

“We believe even our most affordable electronic drum kits should still be feature-packed and sound great," said Nate Lane, Product Manager, Alesis (@Alesis). “Our approach is to always aggressively refine the capabilities of our kits and offer the best combinations of components. That’s the main reason the DM7X Kit has become a success so quickly—the unique combination of in-demand capabilities, plus it’s so easy to use.”

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The DM7X Session Kit comes complete with five drum pads (including a compact bass trigger and dual-zone snare), three cymbal pads (including a crash with choke), a space-saving two-post rack, and the Alesis X Kick pedal. With 385 drum and cymbal sounds, a built-in sequencer, metronome, and performance recorder, the DM7X module provides more than enough features to keep drummers busy and bettering their craft. For a complete DM7X Session Kit overview and feature list, visit

The new DM Lite Kit comes pre-assembled, pre-wired, and ready to play. Its compact rack is height-adjustable and supports seven backlit pads—four drum pads, three cymbal pads. In combination with the module’s built-in drum coach feature, the DM Lite Kit’s pads flash in response to the onboard patterns and drum lessons, providing visual reinforcement for every practice session. Plus, the included variable hi-hat pedal and velocity-sensitive kick pedal—which features an internal piezo—allow for dynamic performance in a low-noise and compact package. For a complete DM Lite Kit overview and feature list, visit

“On top of its learning features and illuminated pads, the DM Lite Kit offers a great opportunity for drummers who want simple USB MIDI connectivity,” said Lane. “It’s a very affordable way to equip yourself with dynamic MIDI-triggering capability for a DAW or Virtual Instrument.”

The DM7X Session Kit and the DM Lite Kit are now available in stores for $499 and $299, respectively.