The stunning new Alesis Strike Pro kit shatters all your pre-conceived notions about electronic drums. It combines the feel and familiarity of acoustic drums combined with the versatility and capability of the best electronic drums. These are the perfect drums to move beyond the limitations of a conventional acoustic set, without giving anything up. While the module comes pre-configured for a consistent response, you may want to make your own tweaks to customize it to your playing style. This article will explain some of the most important settings, and show you how and when to make adjustments to optimize the performance of your Strike Kit.
Before diving into tweaking any trigger settings, check that you have the latest v1.1 firmware update. This update improves overall drum, cymbal, and hi-hat pedal performance to truly optimize the kit for all players. To check your current firmware version, simply press Utility and F5 to view the current app and trigger OS versions.
If you still want to explore the trigger settings, check out the rest of the article for some tips and tricks.
While the trigger settings for the drums and cymbals of your Strike Kit or Strike Pro Kit have already been optimized, you may need to make a small adjustment to optimize your hi-hat pedal performance. Hi-hat pedal designs can vary and the Strike module has an easy adjustment to help with this.
During your setup, be cognizant of the placement of the ALESIS logo on this pad. The logo should be farthest away from you, so you can read ALESIS correctly, as that's where the "Edge" sensor is.
After your hardware setup is completed, it is time to select the proper settings within the module. Each hi-hat pedal brand/model is slightly different (different rod lengths, different springs, tension, etc...).The Strike module has a number of settings to accommodate the differences in your hi-hat pedal design.
Like the hi-hat pedal settings mentioned above, the TRIGGERS mode has settings for each drum and cymbal zone as well. These are already optimized on your module, but of course, there may be some desire to fine-tune based on your playing style. Here is an explanation of each parameter.
When striking a trigger causes another trigger to sound unexpectedly, it is referred to as crosstalk (or XTalk). It’s not common, and your Strike module has already been optimized to eliminate this when using your Strike Kit or Strike Pro Kit. However, like a real acoustic drum kit, your kit can be positioned and played in many different ways depending on your preferences, some of which may cause crosstalk. If that happens, follow these tips to troubleshoot crosstalk:
Yes! The hi-hat included with the Strike and Strike Pro kits is a far more responsive version of the Pro X hi-hat kit and we don’t see any reason to use a Pro X Hi-hat over the one that’s already included.
If you’re in a pinch, it will work, though you may want to adjust the SENSITIVITY setting to fine tune the response.
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