DM5 Kit


The Alesis DM5 Kit is a high quality, entry-level solution for a complete electronic drum kit, with professional sound and familiar, comfortable playability. The DM5 Kit features quick setup and easy portability, combined with a versatile library of percussion sounds. Drummers can practice quietly with headphones or get as loud as they need on–stage by connecting to an amplifier.

The DM5 functions equally well for recording or performing, delivering the portability you want and the power you need. Expand your kit: Single drum and cymbal pads available separately.


  • 540 sounds
  • 21 programmable drum sets recorded in 48kHz, true stereo, with ambient effects
  • Single rack space module
  • Dynamic Articulation™ feature allows drum sounds to change volume, tone, and pitch depending on how hard they’re hit – just like real drums
  • Ultra–fast trigger–to–MIDI converter with 12 trigger inputs, 5 programmable parameters for each trigger
  • 4 Piece Velocity Sensitive Pad Drum kit– (5 pads) Snare, 2 Toms, Kick, Ride, Crash and Hi–hat cymbals.
  • Kick pedal included
  • Natural movement motion cymbals and Hi–hat controller pedal for realistic open/close control
  • Pad trigger
  • Cymbal trigger


  • Electronic Drum Kit:
    • 5- Single Zone pad triggers
    • 2- Single Zone cymbal triggers
    • 1- Hi Hat Pedal
    • 1- Kick Pedal
    • Stand and mounting hardware
  • DM5 Drum Module
    • Audio Outputs: 4 (2 stereo pairs)
    • Trigger Input Jacks: 12 (each with 5 user adjustable trigger parameters)
    • DAC Bit Resolution: 18
    • Sample Rate: 48kHz
    • Sounds: Over 500; includes stereo samples with reverb, ambience and dynamic articulation
    • Polyphony: 16 voice
    • Panning: 7 position, user programmable
    • Velocity Response: 127 levels of loudness via MIDI or trigger inputs
    • Kits: 21 Memory locations w/defaults permanently stored in ROM
    • MIDI Jacks: In, Out/Thru
    • Headphone Jack: 1/4" TRS w/variable gain
    • Switchable Footswitch Jack: 1/4" jack can be assigned to hi-hat or program advance mode
    • Tuning Scheme: Coarse (chromatic) and Fine (cents)
    • Data Input: Data knob, front panel keypad (sound auditioning via velocity sensitive Preview button on front panel)
    • Expanded Dynamic Articulation™: Modulates tone and pitch
    • Power: 9 VAC external transformer, UL and CSA approved
    • Dimensions: (WxHxD) 19"x1.75"x6"
    • Weight: 4.5 lbs.

Docs and Downloads

  • DM5 Kit - Product OverviewOpen
  • DM5 Kit - Reference ManualOpen
  • DM5 Kit - Parts ListOpen



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