TransActive Drummer Wireless - Frequently Asked Questions

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alesis tadrummer wireless main3Created for today’s electronic drummers, the TransActive Drummer Wireless is the perfect companion to your Alesis—or any—electronic drum set. The addition of wireless Bluetooth audio reception provides an ideal way for playing along to your favorite songs, or to practice using lessons downloaded to your Bluetooth device. Single-button Bluetooth pairing makes it simple.

In this article we will answer your top questions about TransActive Drummer Wireless. 



Is the TransActive Drummer Wireless compatible with all iPods, tablets, and smartphones?

You can pair with an iPhone, iPad, computer(Mac/PC), or Android device equipped with Bluetooth that supports A2DP. Android users may need to update their OS if they are experiencing trouble with pairing or playing music.

How loud, or how many watts does the TransActive Drummer Wireless output?

The TransActive Drummer Wireless is a powerful 100 Watt amplifier.

Do I need to break in the speaker before playing at loud volumes?

With all speakers, an initial "break-in" period is needed to perform at optimal levels. To properly "break-in" your TransActive Drummer Wireless, play an audio source at medium volume for a few hours.

My output is really low and I can't find a way to make it output much volume. What's going on?

On the back of the TransActive Drummer Wireless, try switching the voltage selector to 110V if you are in the U.S. (or the appropriate voltage in the area of the world in which you are using it). If it is set to the incorrect voltage, this could cause the volume to be very low or the product to not work at all.

What is Stereo Link, and how does it work?

Stereo Link will allow you connect a 1/4" stereo (TRS) cable to this line-level output to connect another amplification device, such as another TransActive Drummer Wireless. When you connect this output to another TransActive Drummer Wireless, you will be able to use the inputs of both amps simultaneously with a full stereo image and the combined wattage of 200 watts.

When both amplifiers are connected, set one speaker's Stereo Link Selector to the "left" and the other to the "right" for a full stereo image. When in the "Off" position, the summed left and right channels will be heard out of that speaker.

My TransActive Drummer Wireless no longer powers on. Does my unit require service or repair?

If your TransActive Drummer Wireless no longer powers on, you may want to check to see if the fuse has blown. The fuse is located by the power panel of the TransActive Drummer Wireless. To prevent injury, be sure that the unit is not plugged in when changing the fuse.

I plugged my USB drive into the USB port but I can't hear or play any of the songs on it.

The USB port on the top of the TransActive Wireless is for charging purposes only. If you have connected a USB device and it is not charging, click here.

The USB port is not charging my device although it is plugged in. Is there something wrong with my unit?

In order to charge your devices using the USB port, the TransActive Drummer Wireless must be powered on. If it is powered on and your device is still not being charged, you may want to consider seeking further technical support.

Note: Users with iPad (3rd generation or later) may experience slower charging. We recommend charging with the screen locked when using iPad (3rd generation or later).

My sound is distorted. How can I fix this?

Try lowering the volume control of your sound source or musical instrument. Also, try to reduce the overall volume of TransActive Drummer Wireless.

The bass is overpowering all other audio. Can I adjust this?

Try adjusting the tone or EQ control on your sound source to lower the bass level. This will allow you to play the music louder before clipping (distortion) occurs.

How can I properly pair my Bluetooth device with the TransActive Drummer Wireless?

  1. Turn on your Bluetooth device.
  2. Power on TransActive Drummer Wireless.
  3. Press the Pair/Unpair button on TransActive Drummer Wireless.
  4. Navigate to your Bluetooth device’s setup screen, find “Alesis TAD” and connect.
    Note: If your Bluetooth device prompts for a pairing code, enter ‘0000’.
  5. TransActive Drummer Wireless’s pairing LED will light up solid when it is 'paired'.
    Note: If your Bluetooth device is not able to pair to the speaker, press the Pair/Unpair button on the speaker to break previous Bluetooth connections and reset the Bluetooth module.
  6. To disconnect pairing, press the Pair/Unpair button on TransActive Drummer Wireless.
  7. To connect to a different Bluetooth device, repeat Steps 4-5.


Technical Support and Warranty Service

Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own a Alesis product, or if you have pre-sales or parts 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:

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




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