Alesis CompactKit 4 - Frequently Asked Questions

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alesis compactkit4 mainThe Alesis CompactKit 4 is a tabletop electronic drum kit with everything a young drummer needs to sharpen their skills on their way to stardom! Four velocity-sensitive drum pads deliver realistic drum sound with the feel and response of real drums. There are dozens of built-in songs and rhythms, so any young percussionist can start playing along with the music right away—no need to wait for “the band” to come over! This article reviews some of the questions you may have about the Alesis CompactKit 4.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

What kind of batteries does the CompactKit 4 use?

CompactKit 4 uses (6) C batteries.

 

Do I have to use batteries to power CompactKit 4?

No! You can power CompactKit4 with batteries or with the included 9V DC 800mA power adapter.

 

How can I assign one of the built in sounds to a pad?

CompactKit 4 has several different sounds that you can assign to each drum pad.

To assign a sound to a pad:

  1. Press Rhythm then turn the dial to select a song.
  2. Press Pad Assign.
  3. Hit a pad to change its sound. Each hit will play and select the next sound. Stop after you hear the sound you want to use for that pad.
  4. Optional: To change the sound of another pad, repeat Step 3.
  5. When you are finished, press Pad Assign. The sounds are now assigned to those pads.

 

What does the GAME button do?

CompactKit 4 has a built-in game that can help you learn its various drum patterns. In the display, bars will descend in each column (representing each pad). Once a bar reaches below the line, hit the corresponding pad.

To play the game:

  1. Press Game.
  2. Turn the dial to select a rhythm. The upper-right corner will show 1, 2, or 3 stars to indicate the difficulty level: 1 is easy, 2 is normal, and 3 is hard.
  3. Press Start/Stop to start playing. As each bar reaches the line at the bottom of the display, hit the corresponding pad.
  4. When the game is finished, you will see your score (000–100%). After 3 seconds, the game will restart.
  5. Press Start/Stop to stop playing.

 

What does the COACH button do?

CompactKit 4 has a built-in drum coach that can help improve your skill at learning general drum patterns. In the display, bars will descend in each column (representing each pad). Once a bar reaches below the line, hit the corresponding pad.

To use the Coach:

  1. Press Coach.
  2. Turn the dial to select a pattern. The upper-right corner will show 1, 2, or 3 stars to indicate the difficulty level: 1 is easy, 2 is normal, and 3 is hard.
  3. Press Start/Stop to start playing. As each bar reaches the line at the bottom of the display, hit the corresponding pad.
  4. When the session is finished, you will see your score (000– 100%). After 3 seconds, the coach will restart.
  5. Press Start/Stop to stop playing.

 

Where can I find further support for this and other Alesis products?

Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own a Alesis product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the Alesis technical support team is available to help!

Each product has a dedicated support page on the website where you can find manuals, specifications, software updates, drivers and troubleshooting guides: www.alesis.com

Visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: online community support, phone support, email support.

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