I intended this article to be a review of the Alesis DM6 Nitro kit. However, during my research, I discovered that Alesis also has a kit called the DM6 USB (which was formerly called the DM6 kit) and a kit called simply the Nitro.
This confusing set of names begged for a comparison of the three sets, so that’s really what this article will be – a look at the DM6 Nitro, the DM6 USB, and the Nitro.
We’ll see by the end of the article which one is the most recommended.
As I have mentioned elsewhere, Alesis uses the DM10 label for several of their electronic drum sets. The DM10 Studio Kit and DM10 Studio Mesh Kit are large, 6-piece drum sets that are at the top of the Alesis electronic line.
Let’s take a look at these two similar sets to see which one would suit you best.
Alesis makes some nice electronic drum kits. Those in the DM10 line are some of the most popular. The only hitch is that they include the label “DM10” in so many of their model names that it can be confusing knowing which one you’re looking at. In this article, I’ll review two of them together – the DM10 X and DM10 X Mesh kits.
I might as well tell you up front (because you’ve probably already guessed it anyway) that the main difference between these two sets is that the one has mesh drums and the other doesn’t.
There are three Alesis electronic drum kits that use basically the same “brain”. These are the Crimson, the Command, and the Forge kits. In this article I’ll take a look at the Command kit vs the Forge kit, so you can spot their similarities and differences. If you want to compare this to the Command set, check out this article.
If all you wanted was a cool looking electronic drum set, then the Alesis Crimson kit (aka Alesis Crimson Mesh kit) would probably fit the bill. Just the name “Crimson” tells you a lot about what this set looks like.
But looks aren’t everything, as they say. So let me take you through the features and specs in this Crimson Mesh review. By the end of the article, you should be able to tell if this kit will do what you want it to or not.
Alesis electronic drum sets are popular, good quality kits. Alesis makes many models. I’ll take a quick look at most of them for you in this overview article.
Hopefully there will be enough information in these brief descriptions that you can tell if you want a particular set or not.
If you already happen to know that you want one of them or just want to check on their pricing and availability at Amazon, you can click the links in the list below.Note: I get commissions for purchases made through links in this post.
When you are quite sure that learning to play drums isn’t going to be just a flash in the pan or when you know that your beginning drummer, whether it’s you or someone else in your family, is going to practice for more than a couple of weeks, you might want to consider a beginner’s drum set that has a few more features than most.
That’s when you want to give the Alesis Nitro electronic drum set more than a passing glance.
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