Canadian Musician - July/August 2017 - Page 72

HOT GEAR Alesis Strike & Strike Pro Electronic Drum Kits Alesis has released the Strike and Strike Pro electronic drum kits that feature a new drum and cymbal design. The drums have larger dual-hoop pads with adjustable mesh heads with a multi-sensor, multi-contact Enhanced Articulation System. Strike’s hybrid birch wood shell drums come in standard acoustic drum sizes (8, 10, 12, and 14 in.). The new three-zone Strike 16-in. ride cymbal, 14-in. crash, and 12-in. movable hi-hat cymbals are fully covered with a new thick rubber. The cym- bals offer a larger bell area for enhanced playability, along with a hammered look. The Strike Performance Module has a sound library with 100 custom kits made from over 1,600 instruments. The module has onboard sampling capability, SD card storage, and USB/MIDI connectivity, which can be used in conjunction with music production software as well as the Strike Software Editor. For more information, contact inMusic Canada: 877-981-9910, FAX 581-981-9913,, 72 • C A N A D I A N M U S I C I A N