Electric Drum Set for Beginners
- Tom and snare pad equipped with Mesh heads
- Turbo drum module with 120 sounds
- 10 Drum kits
- 30 Integrated Play-Along tracks
- Training and metronome features
- CD/MP3 AUX input for play-along songs
- USB/MIDI port for playing with virtual instruments and recording
- Stereo line outputs and headphone output
- 1x 08" Single-zone snare drum pad
- 3x 08" One-zone tom pads
- 3x 10" Single-zone cymbal pads
- Kick drum and Hi-Hat pedal
- Aluminium rack
Feels like playing a “real” drum set
The Turbo Mesh Kit from Alesis is a fully equipped electronic drum set that features mesh head pads for the snare and toms, and it sells for less than 300 euros – a bargain given its feature set. The special mesh heads feel very close to those of an acoustic drum set. The Turbo Mesh Kit control module includes ten different drum kits as well as 30 play-along songs and is really child's play to operate, as it dispenses with complicated submenus. The five integrated practice settings will be especially helpful to those just starting out.
120 sounds in one unit – what more could you want?
The Alesis Turbo Mesh Kit allows you to play the drums in a small space without annoying your flatmates or neighbours, and it comes at an extremely affordable price – a great combination. The ten pre-pre-configured drum kits cover a wide range of styles and draw from a stock of 120 sounds, so you can be sure that drumming on this kit will never get boring. The authentic sounds include acoustic drum kits, percussion instruments, and a wide range of classic electronic sounds. Everything is controlled via a compact and clearly laid-out module equipped with a USB interface for connecting to a computer. All you need to get started immediately is a drum stool and some headphones – both of which are included for a small extra charge in the corresponding bundle (item no. 455410).
Practise without annoying the neighbours
A regular acoustic drum kit is loud – much too loud for a rented flat or for neighbours with sensitive ears. Electronic drum sets are a well-established, inexpensive alternative and, when they also take up as little space in your apartment as the Alesis Turbo Mesh Kit, the decision really becomes a no-brainer. Budding drummers can practice on this e-drum set in the same way they would on a “real” drum kit while making good use of the extra “practice” functions – not to mention the ability to switch between different drum kits at will. With its eight-inch pads and fully height-adjustable rack, the Alesis Turbo Mesh Kit is also suitable for children and adults alike.
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.
Ideal for both beginner and advanced levels
The Alesis Turbo Mesh Kit is a great choice for anyone – child or adult – just starting out and looking for a quiet, affordable, and versatile electronic drum set with useful practice features. The height is fully adjustable, so even young children (from about six years old) can sit comfortably behind the kit. However, the Turbo Mesh Kit is also the perfect solution for experienced drummers who want to practise quietly or simply work on ideas in between band rehearsals. In addition to the 30 preset songs, the AUX input can be connected to external sound sources to play along to your favourite tunes and, thanks to the USB connection, you also can access and control high-quality virtual drum software on your computer and raise the Turbo Mesh Kit to a completely different level.