This is my review of the Alesis Nitro 8-piece electric drumset. Overall, it's an inexpensive option out there that works at $299. Yes, doesn't work great, but a practice set that should get the job done.
I hope this video helps with your research - to buy or not to buy.
Alesis Nitro Kit | Electronic Drum Set with 8" Snare, 8" Toms, and 10" Cymbals
Dynamic, comfortable pads for great feel and natural response
8" high quality rubber drum pads (dual-zone snare, three single-zone toms)
Kick pad tower with bass drum pedal included
10" cymbals: ride cymbal, hi-hat, crash w/choke
4-post aluminum rack-super solid for stability and flexibility
Musician's Friend description:
The Alesis Nitro is a complete 8-piece electronic drum kit that includes everything you need to play like a pro. It features three dynamic 8" tom pads—a 8" dual-zone snare drum for great feel and natural response, plus a kick drum pad with pedal. Three 10" cymbals, including a crash with choke, give you a virtually unlimited range of playing expression and the 4-post aluminium mounting rack keeps everything solid and secure. The setup also includes the powerful Nitro electronic drum module with hundreds of percussion sounds, 40 different kits and 60 built-in play-along tracks.
The Nitro module is filled with sounds—and surprises. The backlit LCD screen makes navigation a breeze. Drum and cymbal buttons are arranged to resemble the layout of a traditional kit, so it’s simple to assign sounds and create kits quickly. The Nitro module comes complete with 40 classic and modern ready-to-play kits. Easily tweak any existing kit, or create your own using the 385 superior drum, cymbal, and percussion sounds included in the Nitro module.
Inside the Nitro module you’ll also find valuable extras. The built-in learning features, sixty play-along music tracks, and an onboard metronome allow you to improve your skills. There is even an advanced sequencer and a performance recorder to expand your music-making potential.
In addition to the USB MIDI connection for use with computers and mobile devices, the Nitro module also offers up some old school MIDI I/O jacks so you can hook up to your favorite MIDI-equipped drum machine, sound module or other audio gear. There is a headphone jack for private practice, plus stereo outs to connect to a PA system, amplifier, or recording console. The stereo aux input allows you to jam along to your favorite tracks on your CD or MP3 player.
REVIEW Alesis Nitro 8-Piece Electronic Drum Kit (1 year review)