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DM6 USB Express Kit

Compact Electronic Drumset
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Step into the world of drumming.


The DM6 USB Express Kit will have you up and playing a full drum kit in no time. Like the kits of today's biggest drummers, the DM6 USB Express Kit is a four-piece set with natural-feeling drum and cymbal pads with hi-hat pedal and a rock-solid rack to keep everything in it's place. The DM6 USB Express Kit's drum and cymbal pads are designed to stay quiet during the heaviest assaults, so you won't disturb your neighbors as you rock the night away. The DM6 drum module gives you 108 great-sounding, modern drum, cymbal, and percussion sounds to create up to 15 total drum kits that speak for you. Expand your sonic palette by plugging into your Mac or PC with a single USB cable. Get on the fast track to rock-stardom with the DM6 USB Express Kit! 

Like all Alesis drum sets, the DM6 USB Express Kit features realistic, natural-feeling playing surfaces. To reduce vibration feedback, we selected natural rubber drum and cymbal surfaces for the DM6 Express Kit's pads. This four-piece kit gets you started on a dual-zone snare pad for two-sound compatibility. You can dial in a snare drum sound in the center and a rim click, rimshot, or something totally different like a cowbell on the rim.

The DM6 USB Express Kit also comes with two tom pads, an upright kick drum pad, hi-hat and crash cymbal pads. It even comes with an Alesis bass drum pedal and kick pad for your personal feel.

The DM6 module features an internal collection of top-notch drum, cymbal, and percussion sounds that will blow you away. You can edit any one of the 10 preset kits and save your custom sounds within 5 custom slots. In addition to the sounds in the DM6 module, there's a USB output that sends the notes you play out as MIDI signals. This allows you to use the DM6 as a trigger-to-MIDI interface with drum-module software such as BFD, Toontrack, or Reason for a limitless collection of sounds.

The DM6 drum module has headphone and amplifier outputs so you can play quietly in phones or connect up and rock out. Plug in an iPod or CD player to DM6's stereo input jack and perform along with your favorite music.

Nobody likes being left without a way to upgrade. Fortunately, everything you need to expand your DM6 USB Express Kit is built right in. If your drumming needs grow and you want to add to your kit, we've made it easy. You can order a DM6 Cable Snake with additional inputs on it, a DMPad 8" Single-Zone Pad or DMPad 12" Cymbal using the Related Products links on the right of this page. When your new gear arrives, simply connect the new cable snake to your DM6 module and the other end to the new cymbal or drum pad and you're ready to rock.

The DM6 module has a metronome, an essential tool for keeping steady time whether you're practicing alone or with a band. The DM6 module also has a built-in sequencer with 40 preset music tracks.

A drumset is only as strong as its weakest link. The DM6 USB Express Kit mounts on a heavy-duty aluminum rack. The standard 1 1/2" tubing enables you to add on with Alesis and other brands' clamps and mounts. The DM6 USB Express Kit also comes with a full set of mounting hardware and cables, as well as rugged kick drum and hi-hat pedals.

Get more than you ever thought possible with the DM6 USB Express Kit.

BFD is a trademark of FXpansion Audio UK Ltd.
Toontrack is a registered trademark of Toontrack.
Reason is a trademark of Propellerhead Software AB.
iPod is a trademark of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.

  • Four-piece, complete electronic drumset with hi-hat and cymbal pads
  • DM6 module contains 108 top-notch drum, cymbal, and percussion sounds
  • USB-MIDI output for use with drum-module software
  • Works with iPad via Apple USB Adaptor (sold separately)
  • Realistic, natural-feeling playing surfaces
  • Velocity sensitive for natural, musical response
  • Bass drum pedal included
  • 15 programmable drum sets
  • Dual-zone snare pad
  • Connect your iPod or CD player and mix it in with 1/8" input
  • Drumsticks included
  • EZ Drummer Lite software included


  • DM6 drum module
  • DMPad 8" dual-zone snare
  • (2) DM 8" single-zone toms
  • DMPad kick pad
  • (2) DMPad 12" cymbals
  • DMKick pedal
  • DMHat control pedal
  • ProRack metal stand with all mounting hardware
  • Cable snake
  • Drumsticks, pair
  • Drumkey
  • Power supply
  • Quick start guide
  • EZ Drummer Lite software
DM6 USB Express Kit pads:
DMPad Kick Pad with stand and pedal
DMHat Pedal hi-hat controller
DMPad 8" Dual-Zone snare pad
2 DMPad 8" Single-Zone tom pads
2 DMPad 12" hi-hat and crash cymbal pads

DM6 Module
Kits: 10 Preset, 5 User Kits
Patterns: 40 Preset, 1 User
Sounds: 108
Inputs: 1/8" stereo mix-in, 25-pin D-sub for cable snake
Outputs: 1/8" stereo master, 1/8" headphone
USB for trigger-to-MIDI interface
Power: 9V AC, adapter included

Shipping Dimensions: 33.8"(D) x 22.4"(W) x 13"(H)
Shipping Weight: 48 lbs.
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  • Q: I own a DM6 USB Express kit and want to upgrade it to the full DM6 USB Kit. What do I need?

    A: The DM6 USB Express Kit can accommodate an additional cymbal pad and tom pad. To upgrade your DM6 Express Kit with these optional items, you’ll also need to purchase a cymbal support arm and clamp to hold the cymbal pad, and the full DM6 cable snake to connect the two new pads along with the rest of the kit to the DM6 Drum Module:

    • Optional Cymbal Pad: Alesis Part No. DMPad12S
    • Optional Drum Pad: Alesis Part No. DMPAD8S
    • Cymbal Arm: Alesis Part No. Alesis part no. 102150023-A
    • Cymbal Clamp: Alesis Part No. Alesis part no. 102370001-A
    • Expansion Snake: Alesis Part no. DM6 Cable Snake
Live DocumentsType
Product Overviewhtml
Manuals & DocumentationSizeType
DM6 Module - Reference Manual [RevE]
809 KBpdf
DM6 USB Express Kit Product Overview
112 KBpdf
DM6 USB Express Kit QuickStart
1 MBpdf
DM6 - Troubleshooting Kick Drum Trigger Input
126 KBpdf
DM6 Module - Sound list
48 KBpdf
Software & DriversSizeType
DM6 Module - Firmware Update [v06]
DM6 Firmware Update Installer for Windows. Updated 04.26.2012
2 MBzip

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