The things that make a great Alesis kit are the same things that make any great electronic drum kit. That would be quality, sounds, features, and convenience. A great kit will have a high-quality build structure. It will be durable and last you many years of use. The onboard sounds will be good and pleasing to the ear. Many electronic kits don’t have good sounds. So, a great kit will have high-quality sounds.
Another aspect of a great kit will be all the added features. Rhythm trainers, metronomes, and play-along tracks are all features that are commonly included in great kits. Lastly, a great kit will be convenient to use. Electronic kits are mostly used as quiet sound solutions, so a great kit will allow you to play without making too much noise.
The Alesis Strike Pro is the flagship kit from Alesis. At first glance, you’ll notice that this electronic kit strongly resembles an acoustic kit. That’s because Alesis has created hybrid wood shells to fit with the mesh heads that connect to the module. This gives you the aesthetic visuals of an acoustic kit to go with all the features of an electronic kit.
The module has 136 preset drum kit sounds as well as over 1800 onboard sounds. That’s a huge variety of sounds to work with and they’ll keep you occupied for years. The module allows you to individually mix each drum, allowing you to customize almost everything you can think of.
The biggest thing that sets this kit apart from other e-kits is the fact that it has 6 drums and 5 cymbals. This huge setup would typically cost a serious amount of money. However, Alesis has made it affordable.
The drums are tuneable and the cymbals have a realistic feel and response thanks to the dents that make them feel hammered.
Overall, the Strike Pro is a great kit that will work for any pro drummer. It’s the most expensive kit Alesis sells. So, you’ll still be spending a fair bit of money on it.