The Alesis Crimson II Kit is a Nine-piece electronic drum kit featuring exclusive Alesis mesh drum heads that deliver the perfect feel and expression. This article answers some popular questions about the features and functionality of the Alesis Crimson II kit.
The Crimson Kit II module features 4 additional preset kits and 71 new sounds. The Crimson II Kit has smaller tom pads but it includes bigger ride and crash cymbals.
The Crimson II Kit comes with everything you need to start playing right away! This includes:
Crimson II Drum Module features 74 drum kits (54 factory + 20 user) with 671 sounds/voices and 120 play-along tracks built-in. Also, you can save as many user kits as you like to your USB flash drive as well.
The Crimson II Kit allows you to add any WAV file up to 16-bit/48kHz to a USB drive and create your own unique kit. USB drives can be anywhere between 4GB and 64GB and should be formatted to FAT32. Each sample must be a 16-bit mono WAV file with a maximum size of 15 MB. It can have a sampling rate of 48, 44.1, 32, 22.05, or 11.025 kHz.
To load your own samples from a USB flash drive to use as voices within a kit:
To save a kit to a USB flash drive:
To load a kit from a USB flash drive:
The Alesis mesh drum heads include an added physical knob to adjust the sensitivity of the piezo pickups inside of the head. The knob adjusts how much the module will respond to the inner vs. outer pickups inside of the head. Additionally, you can also adjust the Trigger sensitivity and many other settings within the Crimson II module as well.
The Crimson II Kit comes with 2 available 1/4" Dual-zone connections on the rear which allows you to increase the amount of available single or dual-zone triggers on your kit. Although the inputs are labeled Tom 4 and Crash 2, you can assign any sound you like to these trigger inputs.
The Hi-Hat pedal included with the Crimson II Kit is a continuous variable type pedal. This pedal allows for open, half-open, and closed hi-hat sounds, and will also allow for "chick" and "splash" sounds when the pedal is pressed down and released without striking the hi-hat cymbal pad.
The Crimson Mesh Kit module comes with a USB connection allowing you to connect the module to a computer and send MIDI messages over this connection. It is class-compliant which means that it will work with any modern Mac or PC without the need to download any software or drivers.
You may need to adjust some settings in the drum module to ensure all MIDI communication can be properly sent or received. To adjust the MIDI settings:
The default Trigger MIDI Note assignments are as follows:
|Kick Drum||36||Tom 3 (Center)||43||Crash 1||49|
|Snare Drum (Center)||38||Tom 3 (Rim)||75||Crash 1 (Edge)||49|
|Snare Rim||40||Tom 4 (Center)||41||Crash 2||57|
|Tom 1 (Center)||50||Tom 4 (Rim)||73||Crash 2 (Edge)||57|
|Tom 1 (Rim)||82||Ride Bow||51||Hi-Hat Open||8|
|Tom 2 (Center)||47||Ride Edge||59||Hi-Hat Closed||8|
|Tom 2 (Rim)||80||Ride Bell||53||Hi-Hat Pedal||22|
Yes. To return the drum module to its original default settings:
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