How to upgrade your cheap e-drums to make them awesome

How to upgrade your cheap e-drums to make them awesome

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0:00 intro
0:45 why do this?
1:07 my kit upgrades
2:02 how to know what will work
2:27 learn about your module
2:52 don’t make this mistake
5:15 what to upgrade first
7:40 the VST option
8:55 after upgrading the module
9:59 snare upgrades
10:35 ride upgrades
10:57 other cymbals
11:22 do you really need dual zone toms?
12:25 should you upgrade your rack?
13:43 modules to consider
15:34 details of my upgrades


  1. Gillam The Greatest on February 2, 2023 at 3:51 am

    i like the transfer sveeew noise, its my new favorite transition

  2. agbuya1 on February 2, 2023 at 3:51 am

    Well performed ! i’m completely amazed how you figure out the settings on most edrums on the market , maybe you can lend me a hand ,,,

  3. DBM Drums on February 2, 2023 at 4:00 am

    god dammmmn the hi-hat part had me man ! I was under the impression that you could change the Hi-hat and stuff could happen easily but I guess i was wrong .

  4. Scotty g on February 2, 2023 at 4:04 am

    Another excellent video!Thanks

  5. Matija Smuk on February 2, 2023 at 4:07 am

    I have cheap drum kit. Alesis nitro mesh kit. I wanted to get bigger snare, so I buy ATV Xd P13M snare from drum-tec (I am from Croatia – Europe).
    But there is a little problem. Snare has two zones. Center and rim. When i hit center a bit harder it triggers rim. I tried to tweek setings in the module (DM7x) but stil not perfect.
    ATV has 3 cone design, but I dont know where the rim trigger is placed. And module does not have center/rim balance function.
    Please help!

  6. jamessullenriot on February 2, 2023 at 4:11 am

    Reading the manual is a lost art 😂

  7. Shawn Renaud on February 2, 2023 at 4:13 am

    Excellent video!! 👍👍👍

  8. SaltyGh0st on February 2, 2023 at 4:16 am

    "An additional 2 inches actually makes a huge difference." ….That’s what she said.

  9. Thejxro on February 2, 2023 at 4:17 am

    Thank you! 🙂

  10. Neil Snow on February 2, 2023 at 4:26 am

    If your cable snake has single TRS cables and you find you need to split it for a Cymbal that requires 2 TS cables you can use a breakout cable. That splits the TRS into 2 TS cables. This also works if you want to take your dual zone inputs and use single zone toms and get more toms, or maybe use a bar trigger for a bell and so on. Just FYI

  11. Jamey MacQueen Jamey MacQueen on February 2, 2023 at 4:32 am

    Awesome video!! I have a question, I have the alesis nitro mesh drum kit, and I don’t really like the sounds on it, can I hook up a drum machine to it and change the sounds through the midi cable? Thank you!!

  12. UkeDude on February 2, 2023 at 4:36 am

    10:06 This is what I try to tell all the ladies

  13. Edgar Sousa on February 2, 2023 at 4:40 am

    Hi, why don’t brands sell their kits without module?
    Imagine you want to keep your module and just upgrade the hardware… It doesn’t seem possible to buy a new kit.
    Why is that ?

  14. Slimbroco on February 2, 2023 at 4:45 am

    After 3 years,I broke my kick drum from my alesis nitro mesh. Found out how weak they made it but still feel I got my use out of it. Is there a electric kick drum you prefer, thats built strong n not a crazy price. Cuz to replace the alesis one is around $80

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