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Alesis DM6 - A few questions and problems.

I just bought my DM6 a few days ago, and I have some questions in mind:

1 - How can I see what firmware version is installed in the module?
2 - About the so-called "firmware-update problem" (v0.5), which apparently leads to a hi-hat triggering issue, any news or fixes?
3 - I am burning my ass off trying to find out whether or not the kit bundles a USB cable because I am not finding it.
4 - Can I upgrade to Roland cymbals? Because the Alesis cymbals actually sucks.

Please, I need help.
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  • The Dm6 will not come with a usb cable. The latest firmware update was release to fix canceled notes when simultaneously striking the hihat and snare. If you are not having this issue I wouldn't worry about the firmware as you can't see which version you have with a press of a button. Yes you can swap the cymbals out with another brand just make sure they're dual-zone triggers.
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    Is the latest firmware release, v0.5, the one that fixes canceled notes when striking the hihat and snare simultaneously? You say it so, but thats not what I've seen on the forums. Firmware v0.5 is actually the one which gives birth to this specific kind of problem.

    Anyways I still have the snare volume issue, and would like to fix it somehow without having to always tweak the volume settings.

    Alesis should release a new firmware for their DM6 clients, no matter how "entry-level" they state this product might be (if it's on the market, then it's their responsability to maintain them in a acceptable and playable state).
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  • Besides, I had to pay R$2.000,00 for the DM6 here in Brazil, which would be around $950 bucks in the US, which means it wasn't an "entry-level" price at all for me and for people from other countries.

    Just for the record...
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    • Hey, is there a way to expand the number of input pads on this module? It's not expandable by default... =(
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  • I am having the same quiet snare issue with or without headphones. Also had a really loud kick drum when I bought the set 2 weeks ok, now no sound at all. I swapped foot pedals and it still isn't working....fine one day gone the next...
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