Alesis Strata Prime

Alesis Strata Prime

Alesis Strata Prime

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Strata Prime is an electronic drum kit without compromise. Every detail has been conceived to deliver a responsive and natural experience for the player. All-mesh drumheads have adjustable tension; the 360-degree cymbals are free to move and respond like acoustic cymbals, and the hi-hat is laser-accurate and plays naturally with any hi-hat stand or hi-hat technique. Together, they create the kind of expressive feeling that you should expect from a meticulously crafted instrument. However, under the hood, there is a truly state-of the-art sound engine that places a vast and detailed library of beautifully recorded drum kits.

Strata Prime comprises six drums with all-mesh heads. Starting with a dual-zone 14” snare drum, with independent sounds triggered on the head, rim click, and rim shot, followed by 8” / 10” / 12” / 14” toms and of course a 20” kick drum which provides a comfortable playing surface while being suitable for all varieties of single and double kick drum pedals. The tension can be adjusted on all six mesh heads so you can set the exact level of rebound and expressiveness to your preference - and unnatural ‘hotspots’ on the heads are eliminated by Alesis’ unique patented anti-hotspot sensor design.

The Strata Prime’s ARC cymbals are supremely sensitive with a beautifully lathed surface. All three cymbals, the 18” ride, and two 16” crashes, are triple-zone; with different sounds triggered on the bell, bow, and edge of each cymbal. They are all 360-degree responsive, so not only can you play anywhere throughout the cymbal, but they mount on standard acoustic arm mounts, allowing them to respond and swing naturally, without restrictions. The crash and ride cymbals and hi-hats have dual-edge sensors and profiles that allow incredible expressiveness without having to adjust your technique.

The 14” hi-hat is the world’s first Active Magnetic, stand mounted system. Like the cymbals, its a triple-zoned 360-degree playing surface which is extremely sensitive. Magnetic position sensing ensures that pedal movements are translated with extraordinarily high resolution; meaning the contactless system is unmatched in its accuracy. The unit can be used with a wide variety of hi-hat stands and playing techniques. Its active technology is powered directly from the Prime Drum Module; no extra power adapter required.

The backbone of Strata Prime is a double-braced steel rack on which the toms, cymbals and module can be mounted. It is extremely sturdy but also flexible; allowing for spacious or more compact footprints so you can adjust the kit to your ideal playing position. The kit has been designed to integrate with standard drum hardware so you can bring in the pedals you are used to playing. The hi-hat controller is compatible with any standard hi-hat stand; the kick drum can accommodate any single or double kick drum pedal, and all cymbals can also be mounted on conventional cymbal stands (for optional additional cymbals).

The Prime Drum Module is without doubt the most technologically advanced drum module ever made. The sound experience is driven by the legendary BFD drum engine and controlled by a 10.1” touch screen that delivers intuitive navigation, editing, mixing of kits - and recording studio level sound, previously only available on high-powered desktop computers. The touch screen puts every parameter right at your fingertips, so you can call up and adjust every component of the kit, sounds, effects, and utilities effortlessly. There are also six rotary encoders for quick scrolling and detailed control, as well as a main push encoder, transport controls, and dedicated volume knobs for main, phones, and aux outputs. Under the hood, there is a powerful multi-core processor that loads huge multi-sampled kits in seconds, and enables instant creative freedom to customise your kits, articulations, microphones, and effects. The brand-new trigger engine is customizable, although Strata Prime is superbly playable straight out of the box, there are several tools to adjust the kit to your specific preference, including to instantly calibrate cross talk.

The multi-core processor runs the legendary BFD sound engine. It is an enormous library of drum kits immaculately sampled by top engineers in some of the world’s finest drum recording spaces. With over 40GB of content; 75 kits, +440 kit pieces, +1,000 sound articulations, and more than 215,000 individual samples, you can create your own mixes, apply effects to kit pieces, groups, and even individual microphones. Strata Prime has 40 playable zones and uniquely, each trigger zone across the kit can have multiple sounds assigned to it: A main sound, and then up to three additional "Stacks" per zone. You can layer multiple sounds onto another or create a mashup of completely different combinations of sounds – for example add a woodblock and a cowbell to the rim of your snare. In addition to the factory 75 kits, Strata Prime includes four sound libraries: “Alesis Prime Acoustic”; a huge collection of drum sounds recorded at Powerstation Studios in New England; “BFD Dark Farm”; all acoustic metal orientated expansion pack from the BFD team; “Alesis Prime Electronic”; the best of the Alesis Strike Multipad one-shot electronic drum sounds, great for layering with over acoustic drum samples; and “BFD Percussion”; a diverse collection of percussion sounds from across BFD’s classic percussion packs.

  • Ten-piece all-mesh kit including kick, snare, 4 toms, hi-hat, ride and 2 crash cymbals
  • Multi-zone heads, 360-degree ARC cymbals and magnetic hi-hat technology
  • State of the art touch screen module running the BFD sound engine with 75 kits
  • 14” Dual-zone mesh snare
  • 8” / 10” / 12” / 14” Dual-zone mesh toms
  • 20” kick drum with mesh head
  • Four post steel rack with locking clamps
  • 360-degree triple-zone cymbals and hi-hat
  • 14” active hi-hat with magnetic stand-mounted controller
  • Two 16” crash cymbals and one 18” ride
  • 10.1” touch display
  • BFD sound engine running on a multi-core processor
  • 75 factory kits / virtually unlimited user kits
  • Over 440 kit pieces
  • 1050+ articulations
  • 215,000+ samples with multiple microphone channels
  • Over 40GB of included content on 128 GB of internal storage
  • Revolutionary new customizable trigger engine
  • Automatic crosstalk filtering
  • Presets for all modern Alesis electronic triggers
  • NOTE: Hi-hat stand and kick pedal not included