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Alesis Nitro Max 8-Piece electronic drum kit launched

Alesis has announced the launch of its Nitro Max Kit, an eight-piece electronic drum kit with mesh heads and Bluetooth connectivity.

The mesh heads offer highly responsive playing, with Alesis claiming they lead the way for natural, responsive electronic drum performance that enables accurate playing while maintaining a quiet environment more suited to home use.

The Nitro Max set comes with a 10″ dual-zone snare drum, three 8″ toms, three 10″ cymbals, a kick drum tower, plus kick and hi-hat peels and necessary cabling and stand, sticks and drum key.

The drum module includes 32 premium drum kits from BFD, while the Nitro Max module includes classical and modern drum kit presets making it easier to find a kit which suites whatever genre or style required. There’s also built-in expandable outputs which can take the Nitro Max expansion kit if desired.

There are sixteen presets available for saving kits and sounds, while the Bluetooth integration allows audio to be streamed. There’s also a device holder so users can use a tablet or phone to view music, tutorials and such like.

The kit also comes with limited time subscriptions to drum learning services Drumeo and Melodics.


Features at a glance:

Nitro Max Kit:

  • Premium mesh drum heads for a quiet yet natural response
  • Large 10” dual-zone mesh snare for maximum playability
  • (3) 8” mesh single zone tom pads
  • Kick drum tower with kick drum pedal
  • 10” crash cymbal with choke, 10” ride, and 10” hi-hat with foot controller
  • 4-post aluminum rack for maximum stability and flexibility
  • Connection cables, drum sticks, drum key, and power supply included
  • Maximize your kit with an additional tom and cymbal with the Nitro Max Expansion Kit (not included)

Nitro Max Drum Module:

  • Professionally recorded sounds from the BFD drum library
  • Bluetooth audio streaming for wireless music play along
  • Built-in device holder for easy access to your music and drum lessons
  • 32 ready to play BFD, classic and modern kits + 16 User kits
  • 440 drum, cymbal, and percussion sounds
  • 60 built-in play-along tracks, sequencer, metronome, and performance recorder
  • USB/MIDI connection for virtual instruments and recording software
  • 1/8” stereo aux input, 1/4” stereo line outputs, and 1/8” headphone output

Free Online Lessons and Software:

  • 90-day free subscription to Drumeo
  • 30-day free subscription to Melodics Premium along with 60 exclusive lessons
  • Free BFD Player virtual drum instrument with expansion pack


  • Drum Kits
    • 32 ready-to-play classic and modern kits from BFD + 16 user kits
  • Instruments
    • 440 drum, cymbal, and percussion sounds.
  • Effects
    • Reverb, 3-band equalizer
  • Sequencer
    • 60 built-in play-along tracks, sequencer, metronome, and performance recorder
  • Tempo
    • 30–280 BPM
  • Display
    • Backlit LED
  • Connectors
    • (1) 25-pin cable input (9-trigger cable snake)
    • (2) 1/4” (6.35 mm) outputs (main left & right)
    • (1) 1/8” (3.5 mm) stereo output (headphones)
    • (1) 1/8” (3.5 mm) stereo input (auxiliary)
    • (2) 1/4” (6.35 mm) trigger inputs (Tom 4 & Crash 2)
    • (1) USB Type-B port
  • Power
    • 9 VDC, 500 mA, center-positive
    • Note: This appliance is not equipped with a main power switch. Even when the appliance is turned off, the power supply to the appliance is not completely turned off when the power adapter is plugged in. Disconnect the power adapter when not using the appliance for long periods.
  • Weights x Dims
    • Product
      • Dims (HDW): 12.12″ x 21″ x 36.2″ / 30.78cm x 53.34cm x 91.94cm
      • Weight: 31.97lbs / 14.5kg
  • Giftbox
    • Dims (HDW): 12.84″ x 21.48″ x 37.56″ / 32.61cm x 54.55cm x 95.4cm
    • Weight: 41.27lbs / 18.71kg

Buy on Amazon for around $399.