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The Alesis CompactKit 4 is a tabletop electronic drumset that’s a great first kit for anyone learning the basics of drumming—you even get a pair of drumsticks.

Four pads deliver 80 percussion and effect sounds with realistic feel and response. To make sure you get the most out of them, the CompactKit 4 includes interactive game- and coach-modes that teach basic drum patterns and styles. Even if you’ve never picked up a stick before, the visual feedback on the LCD screen makes it possible to train and get the fundamentals, so you can play along with the music of dozens of included songs. You can adjust the tempo to keep the difficulty level at the right amount of challenge, too.

CompactKit 4’s lightweight, flat design makes it easy to set up around the house to play and then put out of the way when it’s not being used. The all-in-one electronic drumset is also ready to travel on your flight and plug into the wall outlet when you get to your hotel room. Or you can put in six C batteries, so it can sit in a passenger’s lap during a road trip for up to six hours.

Either way, the built-in speakers and headphone output jack mean you can quickly switch between public performance and private practice—whatever fits the circumstances best.

It all adds up to make CompactKit 4 the perfect portable electronic drum kit for an aspiring rock star drummer, no matter their age.

Technical Specs

  • Pads: (4) velocity-sensitive pads with indication lights
  • Sounds
    • (70) drum and percussion sounds
    • (10) effect sounds
  • Songs
    • (50) songs
    • (20) coach songs
    • (1) demo song
  • Connections
    • (1) 1/8” (3.5 mm) stereo headphone output
    • (1) power input
  • Power
    • 9V DC, 800 mA, center-positive power adapter (included)
    • (6) C batteries (not included) for 4 to 6 hours of use.
  • Dimensions (width x depth x height): 18.1” x 10.2” x 5.9”
  • Weight: 3.3 lbs

Box Contents

  • CompactKit 4
  • (2) Drum Sticks
  • Power Adapter
  • User Guide
  • Safety & Warranty Manual

4 velocity-sensitive pads provide realistic sound
70 percussion voices, 10 effect voices, and 50 play-along songs built in
Coach feature displays notes on LCD and instructs user
Play immediately with included drumsticks and AC adapter
Take it anywhere with 6 C batteries (not included)