Alesis DM7X Kit - Frequently Asked Questions

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alesis dm7xkit main3The DM7X Kit is the perfect choice for any electronic percussionist, whether you’re just starting out, or looking to upgrade to a higher-quality kit with a professional module.  This kit features ultra-quiet rubber drum and cymbal pads, a preassembled rack that will have you playing in minutes, a low-noise StealthKick 2 bass triger, and Alesis Pro X Kick bass pedal combo, and an advanced drum module with hundreds of included sounds. For further answers to some frequently asked questions about this product, check out this article!


Frequently Asked Questions



Sounds and samples in the DM7X module

The DM7X module comes complete with 40 classic and modern ready-to-play kits. Easily tweak any existing kit, or create your own using the 385 superior drum, cymbal, and percussion sounds included in the DM7X module.  The USB/MIDI connection allows MIDI information to be transferred between the module and the computer, so while it will not allow for audio file upload or transfer, it will allow for the module to send MIDI information to the computer to trigger your favorite DAW or virtual instrument.


Can the DM7X module connect to a computer?

There is a USB/MIDI connection for use with virtual instruments and recording software.  Also, it features MIDI In and Out ports for connecting directly to standalone MIDI gear.  Both connections allow for the passing of MIDI information only.


Can I adjust the levels of the play-along tracks?

The included play-along tracks can be adjusted in various ways.  While the actual key cannot be adjusted, other levels can, such as the volume level, tempo, and click track.  Also, the drums can easily be toggled on or off via the DRUM OFF key on the front of the module.


Can I use my own pads with the DM7X module?

While other standard or dual-zone single pads will likely work, this is not recommended as they may respond differently or require modification to work correctly with the DM7X module.  We recommend using the included DM7X drum and cymbal pads, which are ultra-quiet, very sensitive, and have a great feel.


Can I add triggers for more pads or cymbals?

The DM7X Kit comes with an impressive 5 dual-zone pads, 4 cymbal pads, variable hi-hat pedal, and the StealthKick 2 bass drum trigger.  All of the inputs for cymbals and pads are already used, however you can connect another StealthKick 2 trigger and kick pedal (sold separately) and use the "link output" of the kick triggers to create a double-kick pedal setup.


How do I set up a double-kick with the DM7X kit?

The StealthKick 2 contains a Link jack that allows two StealthKick 2 units to be connected together to create a double bass drum setup.  To create a double-bass for use with the DM7X kit, obtain a second StealthKick pack (or use your own pedal with the StealthKick 2) and connect the two pedals via the 1/4" Link connection.


Will other kick pedals work?

The StealthKick 2 works with virtually any bass drum pedal.  To use the StealthKick 2 with another pedal, connect the included StealthKick 2 "reverse beater" to the pedal of your choice, and then connect the StealthKick 2 trigger to your pedal the same way that you would connect to the Alesis Pro X Kick Pedal that is included with the DM7X Kit.


Is the Hi-Hat pedal a continuous or a switch-type pedal?

The Hi-Hat pedal included with the DM7X Kit is a continuous variable type pedal.  This pedal allows for open, half-open, and closed hi-hat sounds, and will also allow for "chick" and "splash" sounds when the pedal is pressed down and released without striking the hi-hat cymbal pad.  Note: Switch-type pedals are not supported by the DM7X module.


Can I reset the module to its factory default settings?  How?

Yes. Hold the < and > arrow buttons simultaneously while powering on the unit. The screen will show "RST---" for one second and then the module will restore back to the factory default settings and be ready to use.


Further Technical Assistance

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