January 23, 2018


Newest electronic drum kits deliver unmatched playability, response, sound quality and versatility with amazing value

Cumberland, RI USA (January 23, 2018)—Alesis (, the world’s leading manufacturer of electronic instruments and components for today’s musicians, today announced the introduction of two new electronic drum kits, the Surge Mesh and Command Mesh. Both are 8-piece kits (5 drums, 3 cymbals) with incredibly-responsive mesh heads on all drums for a playing experience that exceeds anything else in their class.

These are ideal sets for any drummer looking for a realistic, responsive playing experience in a compact set that’s easy to transport and set up

Surge Mesh Kit

The Surge Mesh Kit is a complete 8-piece electronic drum kit that includes everything a drummer needs to play like a pro. It features a 10” dual-zone mesh snare and three 8” dual-zone mesh tom pads for great feel and natural response, plus an 8” mesh kick tower pad with pedal. Three cymbals provide a virtually unlimited range of playing expression: a ride cymbal, crash cymbal with choke function and hi-hat. Not only do the mesh heads deliver unmatched response and playability, the compact size means the Surge Kit goes where larger kits can’t.

The chrome 4-post mounting rack keeps everything solid and secure so drummers can really play hard and the set won’t “travel” or lose its positioning. The setup also includes the powerful Surge Drum Module that features 40 drum kits with over 385 sounds and 60 play-along tracks and a built-in metronome. Hi-hat/kick pedals, sticks and cables are also included.

Surge Mesh Features:

  • 10” dual-zone mesh snare and three 8” dual-zone mesh tom pads for great feel and natural response
  • 8” mesh kick drum tower with kick drum pedal included
  • (3) 10” cymbals: ride cymbal, hi-hat, crash w/choke
  • Surge Drum Module with 40 kits, 60 play-along tracks and 385 sounds
  • Record your own playing or connect your mp3 player to the Aux input
  • 4-post chrome rack
  • Connection cables, drum sticks, drum key and power supply included

Command Mesh Kit

This 8-piece electronic drum kit steps up from the already excellent playing response of the Surge Mesh Kit with professional features and greatly enhanced creative capabilities.

Upgrades over the Surge Mesh Kit include:

  • Professional Command Drum Module, which boasts 70 kits and more than 600 sounds
  • The ability to load your own samples with a USB thumb drive to build custom kits or load play-along tracks
  • USB thumb drive port for saving custom kits and recordings of your own playing
  • Locking 4-post chrome rack so it will never twist or bend
  • Adjustable boom arms for ride and crash cymbals for enhanced placement flexibility

This set really fulfills the promise of delivering a great feel, an incredibly lifelike drumming sound and professional-level creative capabilities.

Command Mesh Features

  • 8” mesh kick and 10” dual-zone snare pad for enhanced feel and playing response
  • Two 8” dual-zone rack toms and 8” dual-zone floor tom deliver great sound and feel
  • (3) 10” cymbals: ride cymbal, hi-hat, crash w/choke
  • Kick drum pedal included
  • Alesis Command Drum Module with 70 kits (50 factory pre-set + 20 user-customizable) and 600 sounds
  • Load .WAV samples and play-along tracks via USB memory stick
  • Real-time recording (5 tracks internally; up to 99 tracks via USB memory stick)
  • USB/MIDI output for use with virtual instrument and recording software
  • Premium chrome 4-post rack and boom cymbal arms
  • Connection cables, drum sticks, drum key and power supply included

“Alesis is well-known for its responsive, realistic-sounding electronic mesh drum kits,” said Tim Root, Global Percussion Product Manager for Alesis. “Our new Surge Mesh and Command Mesh kits deliver a truly professional level of sound, feel and flexibility with amazing value that is going to have drummers smiling and everyone else wondering how we did it.”

The Surge Mesh and Command Mesh kits will be available in Q1 of 2018.

U.S. pricing will be $499 and $699 respectively.

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About Alesis

Since the 1985 unveiling of the affordable XT Reverb, Alesis ( has led the charge to create inventive electronic products that benefit every stage or studio musician. Alesis innovation continues with electronic percussion, keyboards, monitors, recording gear, amplifiers, as well as professional products based on Bluetooth technology and Apple’s iOS platform. Alesis is a proud member of a premier family of brands known as inMusic (