Alesis DM7X Session Kit - Frequently Asked Questions

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dm7x session kit main5Step up and start drumming with the DM7X Session Kit from Alesis. Packed with premium Alesis sounds and onboard extras, the expandable DM7X module is the heart of your new drumset. Extremely playable pads offer realistic extras such as a dual-zone snare for accurate rimshots, as well as a crash cymbal with choke. The enhanced bass drum system is fast, responsive, and extra-quiet. Sturdy and compact, the all-in-one drum rack features a wide stance with longer feet for improved balance.


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.


Are the cable snakes for the DM7X Kit and the DM7 Session Kit interchangeable?

The cable snakes are built specifically for the kit for which they were designed and will not work interchangeably.

Can other pads be used with the DM7X Session Kit?

While other standard or dual-zone single pads may work, this is not recommended as they could respond differently or require modification to work correctly with the DM7X Session Kit.  Pads for the DM7X Session Kit vary from the pads for the DM7X Kit in the same fashion. They are purpose-built for optimum performance with the kit for which they were designed. We recommend using the included DM7X Session 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 Session Kit comes with 1 dual-zone snare pad, 3 single-zone tom pads, 3 cymbal pads, variable hi-hat pedal, and the StealthKick 2 bass drum trigger.  You can connect an additional dual zone pad (sold separately) to the Tom 4 input, and an additional single-zone cymbal with choke (sold separately)  to the Crash 2 input located on the rear of the module. You can also connect another StealthKick 2 trigger and kick pedal (sold separately) by using  the link output of the kick triggers to create a double-kick pedal setup. Additional pads are available for purchase at, or by calling Alesis customer support.

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 2 trigger and connect the two StealthKick 2 triggers via the 1/4" Link connection.

Will other kick pedals work with the StealthKick2 Trigger?

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 X Kick Pedal that is included with the DM7X Session 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.



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