Alesis Burst Kit - Frequently Asked Questions

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The Alesis Burst Kit is a complete 8-piece electronic drum kit that includes everything you need to play like a pro. It features a 9" snare drum for great feel and natural response, pedals for kick and hi-hat, plus three dynamic 8" tom pads and three 12" cymbals. A virtually unlimited range of playing expression and the mounting rack keeps everything solid and secure. This guide discusses some common questions about the Burst Kit features and functionality.




What does the kit include?

The Alesis Burst Kit comes with a 9" snare pad, three 8" tom pads, a kick trigger pedal, hi-hat trigger pedal, and three 10" cymbals (ride, hi-hat, and crash), as well as headphones, sticks, drum throne and everything else you need to get started. There will be an assembly guide provided with the kit for complete setup instructions. 


What type of sounds are included?

The included DM6 module provides over 100 kick, snare, tom, ride, crash and hi-hat sounds, as well as 40 different patterns and 15 ready-to-play presets. See a complete list of samples, presets and patterns here


How is the USB port used?

Use the USB port to connect your module to your computer to trigger drum sounds in your favorite DAW. When connected and setup with your DAW, hitting the pads will send MIDI notes to your software to play your favorite drum plugins. The module is class-compliant, so no drivers required. 


How do I perform a factory reset for the Burst Kit module?

You can perform a factory reset on your module by holding down the VALUE + and VALUE - buttons simultaneously while turning the module on. This will restore it's factory settings, erasing any recorded data or changes settings including User Kits, User Patters, and any volume, metronome, or Voice settings, which will return to their defaults.


Can I mute the drum sounds?

You can press DRUM OFF to mute the drum sounds of the accompanying Pattern. (This can be a useful practice tool when playing along with patterns.) The Drum Off Indicator will light up, and you will still be able to trigger all pads, cymbals, and pedals in this mode. To un-mute the Pattern, simply press DRUM OFF again and the Drum Off Indicator will be unlit.


I'm not getting sound from my pads! What can I do?

You can reinitialize your DM6 module. Power it on, while holding the + and - buttons. This will restore the factory settings, erasing any recorded data or changed settings, including userkits, the user pattern, and any volume, metronome, or voice settings, which will return to their defaults.

If that still doesn't work then adjust the volume of individual pads relative to each other. Follow the instructions below on how to adjust your individual pads volume:

  1. Press Voice.
  2. Then press Volume.
  3. Strike the pad you would like to adjust.
  4. Then use the + and - buttons to adjust the volume of the individual pad.
  5. To adjust another pad, strike that pad, and repeat step 4 above.


What is the Kick Type toggle on the back of the DM6 module for?

The Kick Type toggle sets the module to receive either a SWITCH signal or PAD signal from the kick trigger input in order to play a sound. The Alesis Burst kit comes with a switch style trigger (pedal), so make sure that this toggle stays set to SWITCH. If the kick pedal is not responding, the toggle switch may be set to PAD. 



Further Technical Support

Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own a Alesis product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the Alesis technical support team is available to help! Each product has a dedicated support page on the website where you can find manuals, specifications, software updates, drivers and troubleshooting guides:

Visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: online community support, phone support, email support.



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