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Alesis DM5
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Description

classic Alesis drum-sound module for drummers, programmers, producers, and anyone else who needs great-sounding drums and percussion. DM5 contains 540 stereo, 18-bit drum sounds that can be assigned to any of the 21 programmable drumsets. 12 trigger inputs enable DM5 to be used with all Alesis drum and cymbal pads, SURGE Cymbals, and the triggering devices from most other major manufacturers.

DM5 also has full MIDI I/O so it can be used as a sound source for composing, programming, and sequencing with a wide variety of controllers including keyboards, pad triggers, MPCs, and more.

Alesis' exclusive Dynamic Articulation™ technology modifies sample sounds so they change as you play them. This results in sounds that respond accurately not only to dynamic changes, but also with the appropriate timbral and color changes you'd expect from their acoustic counterparts. Our Random Sample feature also ensures you don't get the same sound twice for further creative realism.

Built-in Alesis studio effects including reverb and ambiance ensure that you can send a complete, finished sound to the PA, recording system, and your headphones with no additional processing.

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Alesis DM5 MIDI Output

...are doing - i'm assuming you've replaced the edrum brain (the bit that converts pad hits to midi) with the dm5 ? Your pads are now plugged into the dm5 and the dm5 is plugged into nuendo ? if this is the case (??) then first step in troubleshooting would be to see if...

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Hoarding gear

...much anymore...but anytime someone organizes a drum circle i get to break em out for a spell. I had an alexis DM5 drum machine that i didnt really like a few years ago...got the full kit with pads and it was sitting in the basement until a few months ago when my drummer wanted to...

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What gear are you thinking about selling next, and why?

...what I'm after out of it. Subsequently bought a DrumBrute and no longer have that problem. I got an Alesis DM5 for $80 that I'm on the fence about. It's actually my second, had one in the late 90s. I doubt it'll be missed, but you never know. What I can...

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