How can I get to the 200 sounds of alesis dm lite kit?

I already read that a person had a similar problem and the answer was to try reason, with tutorials posted below. my problem is that I apparently can't use reason because it only works with 64bit windows and I only have 32bit. I tried different free daw software and the best attempt so far was fracktion 7 with mt powerdrum as a vst, it lists the lite kit as a midi input, but when I hit the pads it doesn't respond although everything is enabled.
Could you please give me a tutorial how to get to the 200 sounds on the pads with free software? I am hust playing for fun and I don't want to pay that much money just to make fart sounds ;)

And I just want to add, that I don't like that alesis advertises 200 sounds with the kit without saying that one needs further software to get to it and that somebody who is new to electronic drums won't find it that easy...

So please help!
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  • Hi Nancy,

    Thanks for posting. 

    These 200 sounds will be accessible when using the DM Lite Kit with a DAW via MIDI. To access the MIDI functionality of the DM Lite Kit, you'll need to connect your DM Lite Kit to your computer via a USB cable, or by using a 5-pin MIDI cable. 

    To trigger sounds on an external MIDI device, follow these steps:

    1) Using a standard USB cable, connect the drum module's USB port to a USB port on your computer. 
    2) If you're triggering sounds in software, skip to the next step. 
        If you're triggering sounds in an external MIDI device, make sure that device is connected to your computer either directly via USB, or through a USB-MIDI interface. 
    3) Set the active track of your MIDI software, sequencer, etc. to Channel 10 and start recording. 
    4) Play your kit. The MIDI information will be sent to your computer, sequencer, etc. See the Trigger MIDI Notes section of the manual for a list of the MIDI notes sent out by each trigger.

    Using the module as the Sound Module:

    1) Using a standard USB cable, connect the drum module'ss USB port to a USB port on your computer. 
    2) If you're using software to play the drum module's sounds, skip to the next step. 
        If you're using an external MIDI device to play the drum module's sounds, make sure that device is connected to your computer either directly via USB or through a USB-MIDI interface. 
    3) Set the active track of your MIDI software, sequencer, etc. to the desired channel (1-16). Note that Channel 10 of the drum module is reserved for drum sounds. 
    4) Play your sequencer or other external device to hear the drum module's internal sounds. 

    I hope this helps!
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  • I have the same problem and this sounds if it really could be helpful! Thanks a lot, Bill; I think you might just had unlock a secret I couldn't figure out ...
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  • I'm using FL Studio and I tried this. I expected that the DM Lite's intetnal sounds would play via FL Studio if I select MIDI chanel 10. But unfortunately, the only result I got, was that only one kick drum of FL Studio plays on the 1st tom pad ...

    In short, I would like to know how I can set-up the DM Lite in FL Studio, so that I can trigger the Dm Lite's internal sounds via MIDi, inluding the secret "hidden" sounds.
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