Alesis' two new drum sets for 2018 are the Alesis Surge Mesh, and the Alesis Command Mesh. A lot can be set about these two kits, but their price point is their main feature and selling point. The Surge Mesh costs only $500 and the Command Mesh goes for around $700. Texas Tim from Alesis demos both the kits in the video here. The main difference between the kits is the module. All the specs of the two modules and kits are below the videos. And as you are used from us, multiple product images are added as well.
The name Surge dates back to when Alesis had this brand name on their cymbals, and it looks like the company has found a good new use for it. The Command Mesh Kit is a great upgrade of the Command Kit and the company did a good job on that. Best thing of both drum kits is that they have the Mesh drums, which is really an improvement - and more comfortable to play than the pads that you find on the Command Kit.
A few other great feature of these two kits are the response of the heads, the crash cymbal that has a choke function, and the Mesh Kick Pad Tower that makes playing the drums feel more drummer-like.
Demos Alesis Surge and Command Mesh Kits
Surge Drum Module The Surge module comes complete with 40 ready-to-play kits. You can tweak the kit in the module, or create your own using the 385 drum, cymbal, and percussion sounds included in the module.
Command Advanced Drum Module The Command Advanced Drum Module is an upgrade of the 'old' Command Drum Module. It features 74 drum kits (54 presets, 20 users) with 671 sounds and you can build a custom kit from your own sounds.
Both modules have 60 play-along tracks and a built-in recorder and metronome and 1/8-inch input for playing along with a mobile device. There is also a stereo pair of 1/4-inch outputs, headphone output, and a USB-MIDI output for triggering plugins.
On the Command module you can upload .wav samples with a USB memory stick.