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Alesis Command Mesh Special Edition 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit
For inspiring sounds and premium features, look no further than the Command Mesh Special Edition Electronic Drum Kit from Alesis, a five-pad three-cymbal kit with powerful features for learning drums and improving quickly. At the heart of this kit lies the Command Advanced Drum Module, which is packed with 54 factory presets and over 670 inspiring drum sounds spanning a wide range of genres and play styles and featuring numerous multisampled sounds for more expressive, nuanced playing.
The mesh pads are dual-zone triggered and feature realistic feel and prominent rims for cracking programmable rimshots, while the cymbals are sturdy and responsive and sport choking. The Command Mesh Special Edition Kit makes a great choice for home practice or studio use, sporting the ability to add your own drum samples, recording your performances, and utilizing MIDI for integration with your preferred VST or DAW, all via USB, for truly unlocked creative potential.
Command Advanced Drum Module
The Command Advanced Drum Module has all the features a drummer needs to sound great, starting with the sounds. There are 74 kits (54 factory and 20 user) and 671 sounds that span a variety of genres and styles. Many of the sounds are also multisampled for more natural playability. Instead of one sound that gets louder or softer depending on how hard you hit the drum pad, you'll hear slight variations in each hit, just like on an actual drum. This means that more nuanced playing will shine through without the risk of sounding artificial, and drum rolls will sound natural. The Command Advanced Drum Module also sports comprehensive I/O for any scenario including:
- USB-A for recording and playing back up to 99 performance tracks, saving/loading kits, and loading external samples via USB thumb drive
- USB-B allows you to send and receive MIDI information for playback or control
- 5-pin MIDI DIN cable input and output communicates directly with MIDI enabled gear or interfaces
- 3.5mm stereo headphone output
- 3.5mm aux input for playing back with external tracks from smartphones, tablets, etc.
- Dual 1/4" outputs enable you to send a stereo line signal to any mixer, interface, PA, or amp
- 1/4" trigger input for extra third crash cymbal
- 1/4" trigger input to enable extra fourth tom pad
- Superior Mesh Heads
Drummers know that mesh drumheads offer the most natural-feeling playing experience on an electronic kit. The Command Mesh Special Edition features large pads with tightly woven mesh drumheads for maximum playability. The 10" snare and 8" tom pads are all dual-zone, which means you get two different sounds per pad, one sound on the mesh head and another on the rim. You can use this to perform rim-shots or to program additional percussion sounds around the kit, which can enhance your performances. The 8" mesh kick drum pad is built to last, with a large surface area that works great with the included kick pedal but also easily fits a double pedal if that's your style. For cymbals, there's a 10" crash with choke, a 10" ride with choke, and a 10" hi-hat that includes an expressive foot control pedal.
USB Sound Loading and Saving
Have a favorite drum sound that you'd like to use? The Command Advanced Drum Module makes it possible to add your own drum samples via USB, so you can create your own unique kits. You can record your performances directly on the module too, with up to 5 internal tracks or 99 with a USB thumb drive. Still need more flexibility? The convenient USB/MIDI connection allows you to connect the module to a computer for use with your favorite VST or DAW for endless creative possibilities.
Ready to Play, Right Away
The Command Mesh Special Edition includes everything you need to start playing drums right away—a cable snake, drum sticks, and drum key are all included. There's also a high-quality single-beater Alesis kick pedal, and an expressive hi-hat control pedal. The drum pads, cymbals, and module all mount to a four-post rack that stands firm no matter how hard you play, thanks to the antislip clamps. You can even fold up the rack for easy storage, perfect for bedrooms, dorms, studios, or any other area where space is limited.
Free Lessons to Get You Started
Alesis and Melodics have teamed up to bring Alesis customers 14 days of free drum lessons when you register your Alesis drum kit. Play your way up to rhythmical mastery with Melodics, an active, modern song-based learning approach that starts by jamming with and learning from legendary grooves. Get instant feedback on how you're doing and know you're making progress every session with a gamelike approach to learning that constantly motivates you to keep improving. Learn from popular songs like Can't Stop by Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Green Day's Holiday, as well as classics like Superstition by Stevie Wonder.
Expandable via USB
Connect your drum kit to a PC or Mac via USB and unlock an expanding library of add-on premium drum kits with BFD Player. Featuring meticulously recorded drum sounds that are great for practice or recording into your favorite DAW, BFD Player is a plug-in and standalone software instrument that delivers top-notch drum sounds with a simple-to-use interface.