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This month’s newsletter contains great news for every drummer—we’ll introduce you to the Alesis SamplePad, a compact multi-pad sample instrument just unveiled at the PASIC 2011 show. It’s the easiest way to add your own sounds to your drumset or percussion rig. Your kit will never sound the same. Plus, the compact DM6 Session Kit and stunning DM10 X kit are now available, and the iO Dock has reviewers raving.

It’s all in this edition of the Alesis newsletter.

Alesis in the news!


- Introducing the SamplePad

- DM6 Session Kit Now in Stores

- DM10 X Kit Available Now

- Music Radar Covers iO Dock

- Resident Advisor Reviews iO Dock

- VIDEO: iO Dock Review From SonicState

- VIDEO: Old Meets New with iO Dock

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Introducing the SamplePad

Get any sound into your setup. The SamplePad is the easiest way to add any sound to any setup—acoustic, electronic, percussion, or multi-instrumental. Load your samples from any Mac or PC, assign them to any one of the four pads or to the kick input, and save your favorite combinations. 25 essential sounds are built in and it’s compact enough to fit almost anywhere. Check it out.

DM6 Session Kit Now in Stores

Everything you need: The DM6 Session Kit is an ultra-compact, affordable and easy-to-assemble kit. The DM6 module contains 108 quality drum, cymbal, and percussion sounds, and you can even connect it to your iPad to take full advantage of an entire world of CoreMIDI-compliant apps. The DM6 Session Kit is now available.

DM10 X Kit Available Now

Chrome-plated excellence. You’ll definitely want to check out our latest premium drum kit. The DM10 X Kit's large RealHead drum pads, heavy-duty XRack, and advanced sequencer all need to be experienced to be believed. This kit sounds as good as it looks. The DM10 X Kit can now be experienced at your favorite Alesis dealer.

Music Radar Covers iO Dock

“All the connections you need to turn your iPad into a functional studio. What's not to like?” So says Music Radar, a site created by musicians for musicians. Music Radar offers up a full review of the iO Dock, giving it 4 ½ out of 5 stars: “The bottom line is that the iO Dock is a great idea that transforms your iPad into an extremely functional musical production unit—and it's nicely priced too.”

Resident Advisor Reviews iO Dock

In this iO Dock review from Resident Advisor, they get down to business and simply start plugging stuff in, including a Telecaster, a ’76 Jazz Bass, and a MIDI synth. They liked the results: “It’s an incredibly useful device that will make all the difference to an iPad music setup.” Get the full review here.

VIDEO: iO Dock Review From SonicState

Speaking of plugging things in to the iO Dock, Nick Batt of SonicState brings you this packed, 10-minute video review where he plugs in everything from MIDI controllers and Logic software to guitars and condenser mics. There are also some practical tips on how the iO Dock interfaces with different apps and how it fits perfectly into any studio.

VIDEO: Old Meets New with iO Dock

What happens when you take a modular synth, convert its CV output to MIDI, then use that to control Moog’s Animoog app on an iPad housed in the Alesis iO Dock? We thought you’d never ask! Check out this video that showcases the remarkable tweakability made possible through the iO Dock.