Alesis Nitro Kit - Frequently Asked Questions

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nitro kit mainThe Alesis Nitro Kit is a powerful eight-piece electronic drum kit that comes with the Nitro drum module and is great for nearly any playing style.  It 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 article walks through a number of frequently asked questions about the Alesis Nitro Kit.


Frequently Asked Questions




What do I need to get started playing my Nitro Kit?

The Nitro Kit comes with everything you need to start playing right away!  Including:

  • (1) dual-zone Snare
  • (3) Tom pads
  • (3) cymbals (Hi-hat, Crash with choke, and Ride)
  • (1) Hi-hat pedal
  • (1) Kick pad and included kick pedal
  • (1) Nitro drum module with power supply
  • Easy-to-assemble rack
  • (1) pair of Drumsticks



Sounds and samples in the Nitro drum module

The Nitro 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 Nitro drum 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 Nitro drum module connect to a computer?

There is a USB/MIDI connection for use with virtual instruments and recording software. It is class-compliant which means that it will work with any modern Mac or PC without the need to download any software or drivers.  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 Nitro module?

While other standard or dual-zone single pads will likely work, the Nitro module is configured to respond optimally with the included drum kit.  You could potentially use third-party standard triggers, however, since other manufactuirers design triggers specifically for different drum modules, not all triggers may respond as expected.

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

The Hi-Hat pedal included with the Nitro 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.

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 Support

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:

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



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