What does choosing a kit mean? I am trying to set up a dmlite for my 10 year old son! Thanks

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  • Hi Sarah,

    Thanks for posting. 

    This means that you will need to select the kit that you would like the pads to use to generate sound. 

    To select one of the module's 10 preset kits, do one of the following:

    * Press the Variation Button so that it's lit red, and then press the 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 Button to select Kit 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 (respectively).
    * Press the Variation Button so it's lit green, and then press the 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 Button to select 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10 (respectively). 

    The Kit number will appear in the display. Once you've selected a kit, you can select others by repeating one of the steps above or by using the + and - buttons. 

    You may also find the following guide below helpful:


    For more information, please reference the user guide on www.alesis.com

    I hope this helps! Let me know if you have any additional questions.
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  • Hi Sarah. Bill has told you HOW to do it.

    Here's what it means........ A DM lite has 10 kits to choose from. Imagine for a second a drum kit that is not electronic, let's say like the Beatles had. You hit the snare drum and it gives a sound. That sound will always be the same. Now imagine a steel drum kit. Once again hitting a drum will always give the same steel drum sound albeit a totally different sound from the drums Ringo played for the Beatles.

    With an electronic kit you have the same physical kit (in your case the DM lite) but by 'choosing a kit' as Bill described above, you can change the sounds that each drum pad produces. (I don't have a list of the 10 kits so I'll be hypothetical) for example kit 1 sounds like the Beatles, kit 2 sounds like a steel drum kit, 3 sounds like electronic dance music EDM. ETC.

    Try the buttons as Bill described and see which one you like best for the song you are playing along with. Hope this helped.
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