Steven Slate Drums SSD4 and the Alesis DM Pro MKII Drum module

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Can you load Steven Slate Drums SSD4 kits directly into Alesis DM Pro MKII Drum module?

If so, do the SSD4 files need loading into the Alesis file folders that are created when you format a USB Drive?
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Gary Moore

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Bill R., Employee

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Hi Gary,

Thanks for posting. 

It is not possible to load plugins directly onto the module. You will need to use your DM10 MKII module as a controller within your DAW to trigger Steven Slate Drums with your DM10 MKII.
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Gary Moore

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Many thanks for the reply, Bill. I thought as much.

All the very best for 2019.

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Chris Marx

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Yes you can! Sorta. You can use SDSE to export the VST to wave files. Use the Strike Pro format since it's the same. You can load 99 user voices via the USB. But there is a 16mb limit. The limit is the internal memory not the USB stick. This limit will get you 1 full kit to use. You select two samples for each zone. One at about 120 velocity and one at 95. One plays about 100 and the other below 100. So for a snare this is 4 samples and for a 3 zone ride 6 samples.

BUT! The HiHat pedal will no longer WORK! Also the choke on the crashes will no longer work. I've have no solution to this yet. Maybe if Alesis will take a break from fixing the Strike Pro firmware they can address this problem. If fixed then you could load a full kit! The HiHat is the real killer here. I can live without the choke.
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SDSE is very likely illegal and infringing on material copyrights and the EULA (End User Licence Agreement) for Steven Slate Drum's copyrighted material. I'd be very careful what you do.