The Alesis Nitro Kit Review – Our Verdict

Alesis Nitro Kit

Alesis Nitro Kit
8.1

Value for money

10.0/10

Features

7.0/10

Playability

7.5/10

Sound quality

8.0/10

Pros

  • Very decent hardware quality for this price range
  • Multi-zone responsive snare
  • Expandable drum module
  • Abundance of sounds
  • Great for beginners and intermediates

Cons

  • Rack adjustability
  • No dual zone on the ride

Alesis is a manufacturer that is really gaining popularity in the industry at the moment for their full electronic drum sets. They are making electronic drumming more affordable and accessible to a wider range of people.

Drum manufacturers and engineers have introduced many drumming innovations in the last few years. Electronic drum sets have been used by famous musicians in the last four decades. However, they’ve risen to prominence and gained popularity only in the last two decades.

When talking about the best value for money, the Alesis Nitro kit is among the most appreciated ones.

I’m going to start by talking about the features of this kit.

The Alesis Nitro Kit Features

The Alesis Nitro consists of eight drumming elements. For starters, this set includes a snare drum with a dual zone that will effectively respond to your drumming. It provides with a nicely genuine drumming feel.

You can count on three 8” tom pads with special dynamic features.

As for the cymbal set, there are three 10-inch cymbals featured in the Alesis Nitro kit. In addition to the hi-hat and the ride cymbal, you get a stroke-enriched crash cymbal in this kit.

Also, you don’t have to worry that your kick drum will fall down and damage during the concert. It’s supported by a stark pad tower.

Since knowledgeable drummers know that the kit holders are also important for the sound quality, it’s important to stress out that this set includes four aluminum posts. Hence, this mounting rack will keep your drums safe and sound (especially sound) during your gigs. The fact that they’re aluminum makes them light for carrying to gigs and concerts.

The Alesis Nitro kit comes with the drumsticks of fair quality. After all, you can use them for practice and rehearsals and get another pair of sticks for your gigs.

Key Playing Features

All the aforementioned pads have rubber covers. This is soft, responsive rubber that gives an authentic drumming feel. It’s a pretty quiet electronic drum set, so there are no unwanted side-sounds when you’re playing the Alesis Nitro kit.

You can also add drum pads from other manufacturers to this kit. But please check the specifications of the other components to ensure they are compatible.

One of the crucial advantages of electronic drum kits is the option to record your own drumming patterns and sounds. This set contains 385 different generic sounds, all packed in the Alesis Nitro drum module. Moreover, you can use a wide range of preset modern and traditional drum kits.

You can also try seven different hi-hat combos and spice up your hi-hat fills and breaks.

The manufacturers didn’t forget the beginners. They included 60 play-along tracks for drumming beginners and those who haven’t played for a while to improve their skills. Also, you can adjust these tracks to your playing level. That way, you can change the tempo, click track and the volume to your current needs. The key isn’t adjustable, though.

As for the effects, the Alesis Nitro brings the reverb effect and a 3-band equalizer.

What New Players Should Know

Compatibility with other devices

As an electronic drum set, you can plug it into any stereo device.

Also, when you want to isolate from your surroundings, just can just plug in a set of headphones.

Please bear in mind that this set doesn’t come with headphones, so you should also buy a set of these.

You can connect this set to your computer and play with its options. It’s compatible with Windows 7 and later versions, as well as with Mac OS X 10.7 and later.

The sound quality

I was actually surprised at how decent the sound quality as in this set.

Obviously, you’re not going to get the incredible acoustic simulation that you would find in top end electronic drum sets (which can cost thousands of dollars!). However, the sound quality is very good for the money you’re paying.

Pros

Durable hardware: The pads are extremely resistible and they last longer than many pads in this price-range of electronic drums.

Snare features: You can make great rim shots on the snare. Also, both the snare drum and the crash cymbal come with multi-zone sensors.

Expandable components: The Alesis Nitro set is expandable with additional crash and tom drums. This isn’t a common feature for this class of electronic drums.

The abundance of sounds: The number of 285 different sounds really add to the popularity of this kit. They enable you to create some custom kits, which is a great perk for music authors.

Cons

Adjustability of the rack– While you can adjust its position, the mounting rack still feels a bit too low, especially if you’re a taller drummer with longer hands. The solution is to raise the rack by putting something beneath it.

Single zone ride cymbal pad– The Alesis Nitro ride is a single-zone cymbal. Therefore, the players who like the ride bell won’t be able to get this sound here.

The Alesis Nitro Kit – Final Word

This price range where the Alesis Nitro belongs can’t cover all the bases when it comes to first-class playing. However, this set is a great choice for amateur and intermediate drummers. Also, it will satisfy the needs of professional drummers on a budget as their practice electronic drum kit.

To cut a long story short, it’s a great value for money and you can rest assured that the Alesis Nitro kit is a fantastic drumming companion.

Do you have any questions on this Alesis Nitro electronic drum set review? Be sure to ask it below, and I will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

 

 

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