Alesis Nitro Mesh Kit - An Honest Review 2021Jun 09, 2021
so i wanted to talk to you about something called the
meshkit so i had a yamaha dt explorer before it was an older kit but basically you know it's time to consider getting rid of that old yamaha kit. so i had a bit more options regarding editing the kits in the drum module with the yamaha dtx. You can't actually do that so I wanted to replace it so I decided to buy the
meshkit so that's what this video is about. It's going to be about whether you like home studio recording or mobile recording, hit the like button below to let YouTube know that you like videos like this and are interested in that topic and then of course if you want to watch more videos.
About home studio recording or mobile recording, hit the subscribe link and the notification bell and we will notify you as soon as we have more video content, so stay tuned and we will talk directly about my experience with the Alesis nitro mesh kit basically for me. uh as i said before the reason i wanted to get rid of my yamaha dtx kit was simply to upgrade to something a little newer and be able to edit the midi notes coming out of the drum module directly so i could save as different kits. in the drum module with different midi settings related to the drum software programs I was using on my computer to record, so the yamaha dtx didn't let you do that, it had a specific set of midi notes that it sent and you could not edit that, so this was the kit.
I'll put a picture here for you to see of the yamaha dtx and some of you probably still have them now and said the yama dtx kit was a fantastic kit, it worked great. It's not too heavy, it was quite mobile and I never had any problems with it, it worked but when I started using different drum programs it became more complicated for me to edit the midi in the drum program than just to ask me to program a kit of drums and just store it in the drum module called, you know, get a good drum kit, so I looked for a drum kit that I could do that with and I found out that the Alesis nitro mesh kit had gotten some.
I know good
reviews online and this is what it looks like, uh, yeah, so the Alesis nitro mesh kit has all kinds of different
reviews, you know, four and a half stars. 763 people rated this with stars and more, I guess it had all the features you wanted. It had a USB output, it had a MIDI output uh, it had a headphone jack so I could listen to the drum module with just a pair of headphones, it had an aux input so I could put my own music on the drum module and play along with it. and then of course you had the option in the drum module to program your own mini set, so that's cool.
Here are a couple of videos of us just putting the kit together and as you can see from Longa Mcquade, it was pretty. happy, hello, nice to see you, I'll be opening for you soon, so here's a couple of videos of us putting it together so it wasn't too hard to get out of the box, everything was well labeled, everything worked pretty well, I hooked everything up. and finally, once we finally put it together, my son and I probably don't know about an hour and a half total to put it together and then probably another half hour to set everything up. the way I wanted to set it up after doing all that I started playing it and it felt a little strange especially the snare and the toms because they all have more or less the same drum shape but as an example when you would do it when you hit the snare and it's and it's down when you hit the trap, you know the mesh head of the trap would be down here, but there was like a big lip that went around that whole rubber lip and it was like a good half inch for probably like 5 8 above from the snare head, now I guess if you want to always play rim shots with your shot or if you want to keep hitting that rim shot for some ghost notes.
From that, when you're playing, that's cool, I'm not that kind of drummer, so, so be it, it's probably good if you tilt the toms that way, you're probably fine, but if you're playing with a flat snare. or a typically flat box and you're stepping down on it, uh, like a normal box wouldn't have such a high edge. a normal snare, if you've ever mic'd a snare, you probably have a quarter inch lip around the snare ring is not on average 5 8 of an inch, that's a lot, that's a big difference, so constantly it would hit the side of my stick instead of being able to put it down, the other problem I had. with the alesis nitro kit is that when i plugged in my studio headphones that worked perfectly fine into the yamaha dtx kit i now have a couple of different sets, the ones that i had always plugged into electronic drums were my audio techniques.
I think they're just uh on ath-30 I think, or atx 30, whatever you call them, the 30s, not the 40s or 50s, anyway, the cheapest ones, but they worked great, they're closed back headphones, they sound pretty good well when I'm just playing on the drums, I mean, I've used them on my smartphones, my old iPhones, old Android phones, tablets, the drums, everything worked fine and then I also had these, uh, these are a little more robust , these are my krk. 8400 and these things again. I have used them a lot on my smartphone, so I tried those headphones and found that the sound coming out of the battery module, I couldn't hear anything, it was super low, it crackled, which means that the headphones don't have enough power to activate and produce a bit off-putting sound so I tried several different sets of headphones, the only one I could use to work on the drum module was my headphones. like headphones for smartphones, but anything other than that wouldn't work on headphones, so that's bullshit, those are my two really big problems with this.
The other problem I had is that the kit is super small, I mean really small like my electronic kits. They're usually meant to be a little bit small because they're meant to take up a small space, uh, that's the whole point of them is to have a small space so you can practice quietly, so yeah, these are small, but they're super small. and when I put up my stool I'm not a tall person, I'm only 5 foot 10 actually, I have legs longer than my upper body so I have my stool a little higher than maybe most people, maybe An inch or two higher I found that no matter how I set up the Alesis kit, I had to raise the stool a little to get over the edge and the kit seemed very low, it was as if the bars holding all the drums were very low. bass and I couldn't raise them high enough to feel comfortable playing the kit.
I felt like I was always a giant playing on a little kid's kit, so whatever the drums sound like, once I got them going, they sounded great. so the kits that were there sound great, great job, alesis for making those kits sound good, did they sound better than my old yamaha dtx? um, maybe a little bit not really. The old yamaha dtx also had some really cool sounding kits, um, too. they are different, yes they are different, they are a little newer, they sound probably a little more modern, I guess you could say some of the kits they put on it, the Alesis nitro mesh kit again, my big problems, the size of the kit that was.
Super flimsy and moved around a lot when I was playing it. My dtx had a pair of legs that were used as a stabilizer on one of the arms, so it sits very well. This kit wobbled a lot and then of course hit the edge all the time. In the box I felt really uncomfortable and the inability to turn on any of my over-ear headphones was terrible. I don't really like making negative videos, but if you're watching this and planning on purchasing the Alesis nitro mesh kit, I would highly recommend it. Suggest if you have a chance to try it in the store first, if they have one set up, find a store that has one set up or will set it up for you or even just take the module out of the box and turn it on. you can plug in your headphones, that was my experience and it wasn't good.
I was very excited about this kit and at the same time very disappointed so I said I don't recommend this kit as I said no. I like making negative videos, but if this video is going to help someone save money and put it toward a really good kit, I don't recommend the alesis nitro kit, but I do recommend the yamaha e-drums and the roland v drum kits. a td 11 works fantastic it sounds amazing and I love playing it and I'm going to put up some videos of me putting out the sounds on my computer saving the kits in the drum module and all that kind of stuff will come So if you want to see those videos press the subscribe link below and notification bell and we will send you those videos as soon as we have them.
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