Alesis Nitro Mesh Kit

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E-Drum Set

  • Tom and snare pad equipped with mesh heads
  • Nitro drum module with 385 sounds
  • 25 Preset kits
  • 15 User kits
  • 60 Songs
  • Metronome
  • 6.3 mm mono jack outputs (L/R) for connecting to speakers or mixers
  • 6.3 mm stereo jack headphone output
  • 3.5 mm stereo jack mix input for connecting an MP3 or CD player
  • 2x 6.3 mm stereo jack input for additional tom and cymbal pad
  • USB-MIDI interface for direct connection from Mac or PC
  • Required surface area approx: 120 x 80 cm

Set configuration:

  • 1x 08" Two-zone snare drum pad (head/rim)
  • 3x 08" One-zone tom pads
  • 3x 10" One-zone cymbal pads (one with stop function)
  • 1x Bass drum pad including pedal
  • 1x Hi-hat controller
  • Drum rack
  • Cabling
  • Drumsticks
available since July 2018
Item number 442961
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Incl. Rack Yes
Incl. Throne No
Incl. Footpedal Yes
Incl. Headphone No
Mesh Head Pads Yes
Pads (Stereo) Yes
Number of Direct Outs 2
$366
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Luxury features on a budget

The Alesis Nitro is an affordable entry-level electronic drum set that is compact, easy to use, and packed with practice features. All of the drum pads are - and this is not common for a brand-name set in this price range - equipped with mesh heads, which significantly improves the playing feel compared to hard rubber pads. In addition to a large number of sounds, kits, and songs, the sound module also offers a training mode and the possibility to connect additional pads. With its two playing zones, the snare pad also enables you to play rim click and rimshot sounds, and a choke function for the crash pad is also on board.

Great features in a compact form

The Nitro Kit comes with three 8" single-zone tom pads, a dual-zone snare pad of the same size, a kick pad with an included bass drum pedal, and three 10" cymbal pads (hi-hat, crash, and ride). The hi-hat pad comes with a foot controller, and of course the set also includes a drum rack to which the components are attached. This rack is stable and yet so light that the complete drum set weighs only 19 kilogrammes, making it easily transportable by people who don't possess immense physical strength, if need be. The heart of the kit is the sound module, which is extensively equipped with 385 sounds, 40 drum kits, 60 play-along songs, and various practice functions. MIDI and USB ports allow connection to a computer or MIDI sound sources, so that external sounds can also be triggered via the Nitro Kit.

Finally you can drum at home

The extremely quiet mesh head pads lower the volume level of the Alesis Nitro Kit to a level that makes it possible to use the set even in your flat, making it the ideal tool for anyone who wants to learn how to play the drums and practise at home. The learning mode offers a low-threshold introduction for novice drummers, but also offers some real challenges for advanced players. Of course, it is also possible to record your own playing. Thanks to the compact design and the height-adjustable components, the kit can be adjusted to suit players of all sizes, so that even preschool children can easily reach all the pads and pedals.

About Alesis

Alesis was founded in 1984 by Keith Barr in Hollywood, California, and has become one of the leading manufacturers of signal processors, drum machines, synthesizers, and other studio equipment. The company’s most successful products during its early years were the MIDIverb, the HR-16 drum machine, and the ADAT multitrack digital recorders. In 2001, Alesis was acquired by Numark owner Jack O’Donnell and is now part of his InMusic parent company alongside brands like AKAI, Denon, and many other well-known names in the audio manufacturing industry. Alesis has also been a major player in the field of e-drums for many years and offers a large choice of products in all price ranges.

Discover new soundscapes

Children love variety and are inspired by new and exciting sounds, which increases the joy of playing and ultimately helps them to learn more successfully. And it is precisely this variety of completely different sounds that distinguishes an e-drum set from an acoustic drum set. It's just a lot of fun (and not just for children) to delve into various soundscapes, be it an 80s electro drum kit, a natural-sounding Jazz drum set, an African percussion kit, or a hotchpotch of wacky sound effects. The Alesis Nitro Mesh Kit offers all of these sounds, and the best part is that you can customise the sounds and create your own kits, making limits to creativity a thing of the past.

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Great drum kit even for intermediate drummers
Richmedia 28.10.2020
MY EXPERIENCE
Using this drum set for about a month now for jamming with my band and as an intermediate drummer I am very pleased with its overall quality. The rack and pads seem durable and of good quality. In a point of time was thinking about upgrading the drum set with a dual zone ride cymbal, since I was missing the ride bell in some beats I was playing, but after a while I noticed that if you hit the existing ride cymbal a bit harder/flat, in some preset kits it gives out the ride bell sound. This was a very satisfying discovery, since playing ride bell is quite common for intermediate drummers. I don't know why it's newer mentioned.

COMPARED TO OTHER DRUMS
Prior Alesis Nitro Mesh drum set, for a short period of time I had an E-Drum set from DDrum, which didn't feel quite right. Because of that I was a bit skeptical about buying another one, therefore was doing plenty of research until finally landing on Alesis Nitro Mesh kit, and if I would have to compare those two - it is like day to night, with all the good sounding preset kits, extremely quiet mesh heads and I can't describe how much I like the dual zone snare! I also enjoy the play along tracks in the module, they are very decent as well.

SOME CONS AND AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT
The only thing I don't like in terms of built quality is the Velcro strip glued on the bottom of the kick drum, which does not seem to hold the kick drum in place. I am thinking about making my own mounting from Velcro which will wrap around the post of the kick drum where the original Velcro was glued to.

I like the metronome feature which tells you whether you play slow / good (in time) / fast, but I think it would be even more valuable if it would give feedback in terms of percentage during particular session so you could follow your progress from session to session.

SHIPPING
The delivery was unexpectedly fast. From Germany to Latvia, it came within a week after I made the purchase. Tracking number provided.

Overall - a great drum kit even for intermediate drummers! Highly recommend.
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the philosopher 07.05.2019
steps, of drumming, in Nov of 2018, so no comparison.
After a little bit of research, I've considered this the best starter kit for me( being a beginner) and best price/value.
I've considered the Midi USB interface as a must(for later recording purpose), althought didn't tried yet.

Pros:
- mesh heads are really quiet
- very compact and easily foldeable, an advantage if you live in a small flat
- good sounding drum samples, and recently discovered the sample tracks you can play along, or jam
- smart metronome, u may specify the accents on certain beats
- has auxiliary jack input
- has additional 2 instrument, so you can plug an additional crash, tom etc..

Cons:
- cymbals are really loud and plastic layer looks pretty used after a few months
- rims shots are really unpleasant to the hear (alhough I play with headset)
- bass drum pad very loud -> I use a towel sometimes over it
- bass drum pad hardly can accomodate double pedals -> ok there is a way if you setup beaters very close to one another, but you always have to adjust, missing triggers
-> I bought a Roland KD10 pad address this, which is even louder :) but no more missing triggers, at least
- I cannot accomodate the hihat pedal, is kinda joke, very loud, moves, no real feel at all
- metronome click sound is not customizable

Overall good impression, quality product.
If I knew abot the annoying hihat pedal, and small bass drum, I would go with bit more expensive kit, e.g: Millenium MPS-850, which has a real hihat stand !

Advice: don't by with that Millenium drum throne and T-Bone headset.
After a few months both are broken.
Headset frame broken on sides.
Drum throne was too short for me(can reach mostly 90 degrees with muy legs), and after a while started to wobble badly( plastic inside the frame broke), so stopped using it.
(I'm an average, 1,83cm, 86kg person)
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Optimal price/quality ratio.Very vice drum kit !
dorin sandici 02.12.2020
I have bought this kit as an alternative for the Tama classic drum set wich are too noisy in my rehearsal room.Spending some money for noise isolator blocking walls I considered that would be more expensive than buying another electronic kit...so I have bought this one after long searches and comparing trough different models, and I think I made the best choice .
Pros : You can setup each element of the drum to sound like you want (volume, pitch, pan,reverb, eq).
You can assign and change in between each element from all the preset kits and voices you have inside (for ex: you can put the snare from kit 1, the hi-hat from kit 12, the crash fom kit 3 ,etc in one user wich you can save)
You can make for example the tom1 to sound like the ride,or assign any other sounds you have inside ,on each element of the drums.
The kick drum pedal feels like real one ,it is not an electric contact like on other electronic drums.
You have the rim on the snare drum too wich you can assign as you wish.
You can put the pedal of your hi-hat in any comfortable position for your foot.
You can stop the crash sound with the hand.
You can add 2 more extra trigger elements on yoir kit You have 2 extra inputs.
Cons: The stand rack is a little bit too small in my opinion.They could make it a little bit higher or adjustable in height and maybe 10-20 cm wider.It looks like a kids drum rack kit.
The processor position of the kit stands somewhere behind the hi-hat (due to the small sizes of the bars of the rack). They could add at least 15-20 cm at each thick bar of the stand.

Conclusion: for the money you pay for it you have a very nice and versatile drum kit. I recommend it !
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Great kit, needs a bigger snare
spookanide 11.06.2022
My first edrum kit after having only played on acoustic my whole life.
Starting off the build is OK for the money. You get what you pay for.
The pads do not go very high off the rack so you can't easily build an acoustic spaced set out of the box. The rack also moves slightly when played, but this is really not bad enough to be a problem. I put my kit on memory foam yoga mats, up against the wall. This way it dampens the noises into the wood floor nicely and the kick does not slide. No need for expensive isolated drum mats. The kick pedal feels fine and the hi-hat pedal feels like air, but it does the job. The main features of this kit are full mesh heads, the kick tower and a decent module.

The mesh heads are excellent and tunable to tightness. Feels real enough to me! I have been playing daily since it arrived. The drawback is the head rims are rather thick, so you have to angle the pads more to use a natural stroke while not hitting that massive rim on the 8" pads. I've also used a spare snare stand to help with positioning, because the big-rim-small-pad problem is worst on the snare. I feel like I will upgrade to something 10" on the snare very soon. The cymbals are very basic, and the pinch-mute does not really work unless you get the exact spot. It all does the job. They do tend to come loose while playing, so grab some loctite.

On the drum module.
I did some playing along with external music, the built-in demo jam songs, I created some custom kits, once you read the manual everything is easy to find and the buttons on the interface feel surprisingly good. I'm very satisfied with the features, external input works great. The headphone amp could use a little more oompf, so I'm using a spare amp for the headphones. The sound of the kit is very nice, not too artificial and you can customize all the sounds pretty well.

Concluding. Yes, this is the cheapest kit with mesh heads and a kick tower I could buy. Yes, it works great and you can tune everything to be near perfect for you with a little bit of patience. I highly recommend this for drummers like me who have experience playing, and just need something to practice in their apartment. For completely new drummers, it should be great too.
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