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New Alesis drum kit
« on: January 22, 2016, 12:33:06 PM »
5-piece, professional electronic drum kit with 3 pools
 Strike Performance module with 4.3-color LED screen
 Over 1,000 drum and percussion instruments and kits 200
 Mesh Heads (patent pending) with larger boilers and drums in standard sizes
 Strike Software editor for creating your own kits and instruments
 Sampling own sounds or load of .wav files
 Convenient USB / MIDI connection
 12 '' Strike snare pad with wood shell
 8 '' - 10 '' - 12 '' Strike Tom Pads with wood boilers
 14 '' Strike Kick Drum Pad with wood shell
 16 '' Strike ride cymbal (3 zones), complete rubber pad in hammered look
 14 '' Crash Cymbal with choke, full rubber pad in hammered look
 12 '' Hi-Hat Cymbal (above & below), full rubber pads in hammered look
 4-legged chrome rack


http://cdn.mos.musicradar.com/images/Product%20News/Tech/Jan16/alesis-strike-zone-1200-80.jpg

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=UyP4pHFAv3w

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Re: New Alesis drum kit
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2016, 12:39:55 PM »
have to be honest, it is the first time i have been tempted by another drum kit, after i bought 2box, which i adore. this looks amazing. it has everything you might need. 3 crashes, big ride cymbal, 2 piece hi hat, big dimensions. but what matters the most is the sound. if the sound is inferior to 2box, then all the rest doesnt mean a thing. now if the sound is great, if the triggering is great, if it is silent then we might have a winner here. but these are too many ifs. sticking to 2box hehe

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« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2016, 08:25:29 AM »
I think '60' was a mistake. There is only 8gb memory in it, and if you had a single kit using that many horizontal layers (which IMO is not that useful) all the memory is gone already.

The module seems at first glance to have everything. If the triggering is on par, the editing software is accessible, and the sound quality from the outs is good, then I think 2box will need to up their game to stay in it.

« Last Edit: January 23, 2016, 08:43:20 AM by Coda »

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« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2016, 09:18:17 AM »
I think '60' was a mistake. There is only 8gb memory in it, and if you had a single kit using that many horizontal layers (which IMO is not that useful) all the memory is gone already.

Think so too. Also, to me 40 velocity layers actually sounds quite a lot if they mean vertical layers with these. Usually in VST softwares they only have something like 8 to 15 vertical layers and less than 10 horizontal (round robin) samples.

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Re: New Alesis drum kit
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2016, 04:31:27 PM »
Just to clear up a little. The module had no sounds programmed into it for the show. The new cymbals for that kit just showed up in time for the show and they did not want to demo it when they hadn't setup the kit for proper triggering of the cymbals which they hadn't yet tested with the module.

40 individual sample velocities will be the limit. 40 for 16 instruments is what I was told. I also asked if that meant you could have 20 on one and 60 on another ..... 16 X 40 = 640 .... so 640 individual samples and your memory would be maxed. You could use all 640 on one instrument if you want. The 8GB is the entire onboard memory, for the operating system, screen, samples, etc., everything. Honestly this is a module/kit that could not be tested, hands on yet. So it is pretty much impossible to make assessment without that. How well it plays, and whether it will play the instruments/kits with no noticeable latency .... TBD (to be determined).....

But regardless of all that ..... one thing is for sure ..... the Edrum industry is starting to move in the right direction.

From what I have seen this year there are steps in the right direction. I see nothing still that will out perform 2Box, no motivation to change colors myself ..... If you want to talk individual velocity layers available...... My typical 2Box snare has about 149 between head and rim. Hi Hat (medium sized one of mine) 316, Toms average 70 layers each if single zone, about 100 layers if dual zone ..... So, I'd be out of layers/memory before I got to any cymbals or kick ...... but .... the point of that is that ..... NO, I definitely could not build a kit with the number of layers I currently build with the 2Box ....
I am impressed though that this Alesis module is NOT like their recent sample based products that were limited to 2 individual layers .... definitely a move in the right direction

but more TBD.....
I think the NAMM show should be renamed to the TBD show, because much of what is shown is TBD later.
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« Last Edit: January 23, 2016, 04:52:28 PM by Jman »
I could tell you where to stick that piezo! :D ;)
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Re: New Alesis drum kit
« Reply #5 on: January 23, 2016, 04:55:02 PM »
Also, You won't be purchasing a module separately, at least at first it will be just kits offered. digitalDrummer (Allan) will be getting a Strike kit delivered to his guy in the US for testing, and Allan will be taking an ATV module home from the show to test at home. J
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Re: New Alesis drum kit
« Reply #6 on: January 23, 2016, 05:41:21 PM »
Thanx JMan for the heads up, professional like always.  :)
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Re: New Alesis drum kit
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2016, 06:42:46 PM »
Thanx JMan for the heads up, professional like always.  :)
I'll tell ya what ...... a couple of those high octane beers and professionalism is relative ..... LOL
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Re: New Alesis drum kit
« Reply #8 on: January 23, 2016, 07:05:53 PM »
jman is on the spot as always.
i would like to ask this. is the module capable of having an sd card? because if there is no expansion slot of some kind, then conversation is over. there wont be the possibillity to add many kits that are of some good quality, like in 2box. for my all the rest are not as significant as the sound.
lets wait and see.
the thing that i suspect (and of course i could be very very wrong) is that roland will soo announce a new edrum to reply to this kit. and if it is also in the right direction, new drum it five couldnt be far behind. i smell a new era of e drums soon

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Re: New Alesis drum kit
« Reply #9 on: January 23, 2016, 07:10:11 PM »
jman is on the spot as always.
i would like to ask this. is the module capable of having an sd card? because if there is no expansion slot of some kind, then conversation is over. there wont be the possibillity to add many kits that are of some good quality, like in 2box. for my all the rest are not as significant as the sound.
lets wait and see.
the thing that i suspect (and of course i could be very very wrong) is that roland will soo announce a new edrum to reply to this kit. and if it is also in the right direction, new drum it five couldnt be far behind. i smell a new era of e drums soon
Roland definitely will have no new module at NAMM. Just El Cajon......

There will be an SD slot. But it is not the same as 2Box. You won't be adding to the Memory of the module. The module memory is what it is. Via the card slot you could load new kits, etc. but those will have to be transferred to the on board Memory.
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Re: New Alesis drum kit
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2016, 07:45:58 PM »
thank you very much jman
excellent infos.
so, from what i understand, with these 8gb, we could have 2 excellent kits in module memory. and then you could on the fly add some more from the sd, but that would take time. not fond of that approach. but it is a step forward. in my mind 2box is still king soundwise. but any competition is good! cheers
ps. i was practising a bit today. closed my eyes, felt like playing an acoustic kit. oh i love my 2box.

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Re: New Alesis drum kit
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2016, 08:54:00 PM »
Yeah, it's all very interesting, but without hands on it's still partial info at best. This is more info than is typically available by showtime though.
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Re: New Alesis drum kit
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2016, 10:07:04 PM »
As Alesis and Sonivox are inMusic partners, this is a possible clue for the Alesis Strike kits editor:
http://sonivoxmi.com/products/details/big-bang-universal-drums-2

Maybe a Lite version of Big Bang Universal Drums 2 could be included with their new premier kits!   8)
« Last Edit: January 25, 2016, 12:39:51 AM by rhysT »

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Re: New Alesis drum kit
« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2016, 06:24:27 PM »
Hi,

Confirmed by Alesis employee :

The Strike and Strike Pro kits both use the same Strike module, so the specs will be the same for the Strike Pro kit as well: 2GB internal memory plus additional SD card option.

« Last Edit: July 14, 2016, 12:02:09 AM by chris k »

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Re: New Alesis drum kit
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2017, 01:35:36 PM »
2gb is not that much