The Alesis Forge Kit is a complete 8-piece electronic drum kit that includes everything you need to play like a pro. This article walks through a number of frequently asked questions about the Alesis Forge Kit.
The Forge Kit comes with everything you need to start playing right away! Including:
The Forge drum module comes with 70 kits (50 factory + 20 user) and 600 sounds. You can load WAV samples and play-along with tracks via USB memory stick. Additionally, the Forge module also has real-time recording (5 tracks internally; up to 99 tracks via USB memory stick)! It comes with a USB/MIDI output for use with virtual instrument and recording software that allows the module to send MIDI information to the computer to trigger your favorite DAW or virtual instrument.
Yes! Simply connect the USB cable to your computer and it will function with any DAW or music software that accepts MIDI information. 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.
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)||58||Crash 1 (Edge)||55|
|Snare Rim||40||Tom 4 (Center)||41||Crash 2||57|
|Tom 1 (Center)||48||Tom 4 (Rim)||39||Crash 2 (Edge)||52|
|Tom 1 (Rim)||50||Ride Bow||51||Hi-Hat Open||46|
|Tom 2 (Center)||45||Ride Edge||59||Hi-Hat Closed||42|
|Tom 2 (Rim)||47||Ride Bell||53||Hi-Hat Pedal||44|
The Forge Drum Kit allows you to add any WAV file up to 16-bit/48kHz to a 4GB to 64GB FAT32 formatted USB drive and add to/create your own unique kit. Each sample must be a16-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:
While other standard or dual-zone single pads will likely work, the Forge module is configured to respond optimally with the included drum kit. You could potentially use third-party standard triggers, however, since other manufactuirers design triggers specifically for different drum modules, not all triggers may respond as expected.
To save a kit to a USB flash drive:
To load a kit from a USB flash drive:
The Hi-Hat pedal included with the Forge 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.
To return the drum module to its original default settings:
The headphone output of the module is a common 1/8th inch (3.5mm) stereo output. Using headphones with a built in microphone (TRRS) may cause drops in your audio. It is recommended to use standard headphones with a TRS cable.
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