July 10, 2017


Firmware update and new Strike software editor makes it easier than ever for drummers to program, sample and customize their sound on world’s most advanced electronic drums.

Cumberland, RI USA (July 10, 2017)—Alesis (, the world’s leading manufacturer of electronic instruments and components for today’s musician, today announced that they have released a firmware update and new Strike Software Editor for their groundbreaking family of Strike electronic drum kits. Alesis Strike drums are the first-ever electronic kits to deliver the very best of both acoustic drums and electronic drums in terms of feel, playability, looks, sound quality and control, enabling drummers to move beyond the limitations of a conventional acoustic set and raise their creative impact to a higher level.

Considered together, the new Strike Software Editor and v1.2 firmware update deliver immensely increased capability and performance versatility to the highest-performing electronic drums anywhere—and at no added cost!

The Software Editor is a separate download that gives the user a sophisticated software editor program that resides on their computer. Once downloaded, the customer will connect their Mac or PC via USB cable to their Strike module, open the editor, and create and edit custom kits for their Strike module. In addition, the customer can now dive down to the Instrument level and create all new custom multi-layer instruments or edit existing instruments. The Strike Editor enables users to import more layers than ever before and includes an amazing automap feature that is an Alesis exclusive! They can import their own .wav files and mix & match with the 14,000 plus samples that are already included with the Strike module. Once edited and finalized, these kits or instrument can be saved on their SD card. The Strike editor unleashes the true potential of the Strike module. This editor is the most powerful of its kind and one of the most powerful tools for electronic drummers on the market.

The 1.2 firmware update is a robust new upgrade that adds several new important features and enhances many of the existing features. When customers download 1.2 and update their Strike module they will have significantly more control and flexibility with their Strike kits.

    1.2 Updated Feature List
  • Sample Mode: Added Internal and Internal+Aux
    • Input recording modes. Sample yourself playing solo or playing along with music from your Aux input.

  • Loop Mode: Each of the two layers on each trigger can be set to loop its playback.
  • Layer Velocity Limit High/Low: Configure a layer to play in certain velocity ranges only
  • Metronome Output Routing: Route the metronome to the Main Out, the Headphone Out, or both.
  • USB mass-storage capability
  • General trigger performance enhancements. Improved dynamic range.
  • Improved hi-hat pedal performance, including greater dynamic range for “chick” sound
  • Adjustable Splash Performance

With these firmware and software updates, it is now easier than ever for drummers to program, sample and customize their sound to be exactly the way they want. No one else offers this capability!

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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 (