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DM10

HIGH-DEFINITIONDRUM MODULE WITH DYNAMIC ARTICULATION

OPERATOR'S MANUAL

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

INTRODUCTION.............................................................................................................................................

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CONNECTION DIAGRAM ..............................................................................................................................

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GETTING STARTED.......................................................................................................................................

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RESETTING THE MODULE TO FACTORY DEFAULTS ..........................................................................

2

CHECK FOR UPDATES ...........................................................................................................................

2

CALIBRATE YOUR HI-HATPEDAL..........................................................................................................

2

DEACTIVATE WRITE PROTECTION .......................................................................................................

2

THE BASICS...................................................................................................................................................

3

NAVIGATING MENUS & ADJUSTING SETTINGS ...................................................................................

3

KITS ..........................................................................................................................................................

3

VOICES: LAYERS & INSTRUMENTS.......................................................................................................

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VOLUME ...................................................................................................................................................

4

SEQUENCES............................................................................................................................................

4

STORING DATA .......................................................................................................................................

5

UTILITY.....................................................................................................................................................

5

REAR PANEL FEATURES .............................................................................................................................

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TOP PANEL FEATURES................................................................................................................................

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KITS, VOICES, ACCOMPANIMENT & INSTRUMENTS.................................................................................

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SELECTING A KIT ....................................................................................................................................

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EDITING INSTRUMENTS IN A KIT...........................................................................................................

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EDITING ACCOMPANIMENT IN A KIT.....................................................................................................

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EDITING VOICE & ACCOMPANIMENT PARAMETERS.........................................................................

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EDITING MIDI PARAMETERS................................................................................................................

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EDITING EFFECTS PARAMETERS .......................................................................................................

13

DRUM KIT SETUP ..................................................................................................................................

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SEQUENCES................................................................................................................................................

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PLAYING SEQUENCES .........................................................................................................................

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RECORDING SEQUENCES ...................................................................................................................

18

EDITING SEQUENCES (DRUMS) ..........................................................................................................

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EDITING SEQUENCES (ACCOMPANIMENT)........................................................................................

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SETTING UP THE CLICK TRACK ..........................................................................................................

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EDITING QUANTIZATION SETTINGS....................................................................................................

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STORING & COPYING DATA ......................................................................................................................

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NAMING..................................................................................................................................................

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STORING & COPYING KITS ..................................................................................................................

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COPYING INSTRUMENTS .....................................................................................................................

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STORING SEQUENCES.........................................................................................................................

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STORING TRIGGER SETTINGS ............................................................................................................

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EXT. TRIG MENU .........................................................................................................................................

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TRIGGER INPUT PARAMETERS...........................................................................................................

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TRIGGERING PARAMETERS ................................................................................................................

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VELOCITY CURVE .................................................................................................................................

26

MODE (RIDE BOW & BELL) ...................................................................................................................

26

HI-HATCALIBRATION............................................................................................................................

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STORING EXT. TRIG SETTINGS...........................................................................................................

27

EXPLORING OPTIMAL SENSITIVITY AND THRESHOLD SETTINGS ..................................................

27

UTILITY MENU .............................................................................................................................................

28

GENERAL ...............................................................................................................................................

28

METRONOME (F1) .................................................................................................................................

28

MIDI (F2) .................................................................................................................................................

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TRIG (F3) ................................................................................................................................................

31

SYS (F4) .................................................................................................................................................

31

UPDATING THE MODULE ...........................................................................................................................

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MIDI SETUP..................................................................................................................................................

33

MIDI IMPLEMENTATION CHART ................................................................................................................

35

DM10 KITS....................................................................................................................................................

36

DM10 SEQUENCES .....................................................................................................................................

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DM10 INSTRUMENTS ..................................................................................................................................

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INTRODUCTION

Welcome to the Alesis DM10 drum module! The DM10 includes lots of high-fidelitydrum, percussion, and accompaniment sounds giving you the sonic realism of acoustic drums but with the convenience and flexibility of electronic drums.

This manual details all the DM10 module's features. If you want to learn fast so you can dive right into playing, refer to the included Quickstart Guide. Or, for a brief overview of the module's features, see the BASICS chapter. Of course, we also recommend reading through this manual so you can take full advantage of all the amazing functions of the DM10.

Happy drumming!

The Alesis Team

CONNECTION DIAGRAM

WARNING:

Use only the included Alesis power supply with the DM10 module.

DRUM KIT

EXTERNAL MIDI MODULE

MIDI KEYBOARD

 

 

HOUSE AMP

POWER

COMPUTER

CD PLAYER

MONITORS

Connect your electronic drum set's triggers to the corresponding inputs on the module with the appropriate 1/4" cables. Dual-zonepads or cymbals (e.g., a drum with head and rim triggers or a cymbal that can produce bow and bell sounds) will require TRS cables to trigger both zones.

Plug 1/4” TS cables from the MAIN OUT or AUX OUT to an amplifier, mixer, or speaker system. (For mono sound, you can connect only one output.)

You can connect a set of 1/4” TRS headphones to the HEADPHONES OUTPUT.

You can connect another audio device to the AUX IN using standard RCA cables.

Refer to your electronic drum kit's assembly manual for more information on connecting it to the DM10 module.

IMPORTANT:

Always turn down your volume level(s) to zero before plugging or unplugging your cables from your triggers or the module.

The DM10 module may be affected by static electricity. If this occurs, simply turn the module off and wait at least a few seconds before turning it on again.

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