Author Topic: Alesis Strata Prime Electronic Drum Kit, New Alesis Flagship!  (Read 3334 times)

Offline Chaser

Re: Alesis Strata Prime Electronic Drum Kit, New Alesis Flagship!
« Reply #50 on: March 24, 2024, 10:09:48 PM »
The Expansion Pack for the Alesis STRATA PRIME Kit is now available separately

 Alesis STRATA PRIME Expansion Pack

Expansion Pack for Strata Prime Electronic Drum Kit with 14" Tom Pad and 2 x 18" Cymbal Pads



Online Hellfire

Re: Alesis Strata Prime Electronic Drum Kit, New Alesis Flagship!
« Reply #51 on: March 25, 2024, 09:10:39 AM »
The Expansion Pack for the Alesis STRATA PRIME Kit is now available separately

 Alesis STRATA PRIME Expansion Pack

Expansion Pack for Strata Prime Electronic Drum Kit with 14" Tom Pad and 2 x 18" Cymbal Pads




That happened faster than I thought it would. I figured Alesis would have milked the release for at least a month or two before having an expansion for sale.

Offline Chaser

Re: Alesis Strata Prime Electronic Drum Kit, New Alesis Flagship!
« Reply #52 on: March 25, 2024, 11:02:57 AM »
There were a lot of the Demos/Videos on release and I seen many I never heard of before,influencers,Teachers,Youtubers etc etc and who knows how long they all had the kits... maybe they consider the STRATA Prime has been out for awhile since in a way it has... I guess.
Hopefully a sign the Module will be available separately more sooner than later.

The Standard kit has a shorter front cross bar..the expanded Kit has the longer Front Crossbar to mount 3 Toms.
I don't see anywhere where you can purchase the longer front so that's something to consider when getting the expansion pack as I don't see one included....and it is Black (Powder Coated? Steel) not the usual Chrome which are plentiful in the aftermarket.

"Note: This is the expansion pack only, and does not include the full drum kit and rack.
This package includes the 14" drum, two cymbals, and mounting hardware."



STANDARD



EXPANDED




I suppose you could get creative..



« Last Edit: March 25, 2024, 02:33:39 PM by Chaser »

Offline ChrisK

Re: Alesis Strata Prime Electronic Drum Kit, New Alesis Flagship!
« Reply #53 on: March 26, 2024, 12:20:57 PM »
Alesis should consider to release this bundle pack, people that have their current kit, will only buy this. But I am sure later Drum tec and others will do these kind of bundle pack.


« Last Edit: March 27, 2024, 11:44:23 AM by ChrisK »

Re: Alesis Strata Prime Electronic Drum Kit, New Alesis Flagship!
« Reply #54 on: March 29, 2024, 03:36:58 PM »
just checked it out at guitar center.

1 - the hi hat controller is not propriety. I brought in a strike pro controller, and I tried a Roland fd8 as well as whatever the already set up low end Simmons kit uses as its controller. Everything worked. The stats controller worked a little better than the rest, but with enough time, I'm sure I could have tweaked any of them to work well.

I wish you could edit the curve for how fast the pedal opens and closes as that all seemed to happen really fast.

The hi hat control works really well. I did notice the floppiness of the 1 piece hat that had been discussed.

I liked the cymbals a lot. I've used every Roland CY cymbal except for the 15, alesis strike cymbals and currently lemon cymbals. I think it would still prefer lemon, but these were pretty nice. The edge switches are very responsive, and the new innovation of putting a second switch along the top should be copied by everybody, much like the 3 cone drum triggering has. The second step makes choking so easy and you can just grab the cymbal, no more making sure to grab the thin little edge switch.

I think it's a toss up between these and my lemons, but they're definitely better than anything else I've played.

Every drum is 3 zone meaning head rim rimshot on all toms.

I'm the loud store I wasn't a big fan of the sound. Maybe it was the headphones they had out, maybe it was that I didn't play the right kits, but everything sounded pretty thin to me. Definitely not a final answer, and sound is subjective, just my thoughts from a few minutes of playing it

Re: Alesis Strata Prime Electronic Drum Kit, New Alesis Flagship!
« Reply #55 on: April 02, 2024, 08:36:53 PM »
My Strike Pro SE is on order with Sweetwater.  They gave me a great deal on other hardware (double DW pedal and hihat stand).

No deposit.

You are in good shape then...Sweetwater always takes care of their customers and does whats best for them.
You should be in a line with others (Backorders etc) and Sweetwater never charges you until it's shipped.
I have been using them for years and have a cabinet full of the little bags of candy they always send with orders..lol.


As far the waiting and wondering..you have seen the New Kit and the price is MSRP so hard to say what the actual price will be and purchasing a kit at EOL (End of Life) and the start of a New one is a tough choice if your purchase is based on a budget.

Today my Strike Pro SE was shipped by Sweetwater :)

A few weeks ago I had contacted Alesis and was assured that the Strike Pro SE is still in production.  So, I decided to stay with the Strike Pro SE and save $1,000.

Offline ChrisK

Re: Alesis Strata Prime Electronic Drum Kit, New Alesis Flagship!
« Reply #56 on: Yesterday at 01:43:01 PM »
just checked it out at guitar center.

1 - the hi hat controller is not propriety. I brought in a strike pro controller, and I tried a Roland fd8 as well as whatever the already set up low end Simmons kit uses as its controller. Everything worked. The stats controller worked a little better than the rest, but with enough time, I'm sure I could have tweaked any of them to work well.

I wish you could edit the curve for how fast the pedal opens and closes as that all seemed to happen really fast.

The hi hat control works really well. I did notice the floppiness of the 1 piece hat that had been discussed.

I liked the cymbals a lot. I've used every Roland CY cymbal except for the 15, alesis strike cymbals and currently lemon cymbals. I think it would still prefer lemon, but these were pretty nice. The edge switches are very responsive, and the new innovation of putting a second switch along the top should be copied by everybody, much like the 3 cone drum triggering has. The second step makes choking so easy and you can just grab the cymbal, no more making sure to grab the thin little edge switch.

I think it's a toss up between these and my lemons, but they're definitely better than anything else I've played.

Every drum is 3 zone meaning head rim rimshot on all toms.

I'm the loud store I wasn't a big fan of the sound. Maybe it was the headphones they had out, maybe it was that I didn't play the right kits, but everything sounded pretty thin to me. Definitely not a final answer, and sound is subjective, just my thoughts from a few minutes of playing it

One bought the strata kit and tested his Atv\eFnote cymbal and are not doing great on dynamic he spend 1 hour, still not optimized for them, either its soft hit barely pick it up or higher not much head room and he know how to calibrate a module. He returned it back the kit, he only wanted the module, he had already converted kit used with MIMIC. It is unknown if Alesis will implement accurate algo preset for 3rd party cymbal at this time. Module works perfect with Strata Cymbal.
« Last Edit: Yesterday at 01:58:17 PM by ChrisK »