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Alesis ALESIS PERCPAD ELEC DRUM PAD  

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The Alesis PercPad enables you to add four drum pads and an optional kick trigger to your acoustic or electronic kit or percussion setup. It's compac...Read More

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Add percussion, drums, and electronic sounds to any drum setup.

The Alesis PercPad enables you to add four drum pads and an optional kick trigger to your acoustic or electronic kit or percussion setup. It's compact, easy to fit into tight setups, fits on a snare stand, is easy to use, and it contains 25 sounds that are perfect for accessorizing standard drum sets.

A MIDI output allows you to access external drum modules. Dual 1/4" outputs are supplied to connect to any sound system or amp, and a headphone out lets you monitor the sound. Includes power supply.

FEATURES
  • The most compact, most-affordable multi-pad instrument
  • Built-in library of the most in-demand sounds
  • Four velocity-sensitive pads and a kick input for instant expansion of any drumset or percussion rig
  • Fits a standard snare stand, sits tabletop, or mounts on any stand or rack using the
  • Module mount available (sold separately)
  • Tune and edit sounds, and assign them to any of the four pads or the kick input

Killer Alesis drum and percussion sounds in a compact quad pad setup.

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ALESIS PERCPAD ELEC DRUM PAD
 
5.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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  • Functional (3)

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      5.0

      Amazing Buy!

      By Nat-1-F_D

      from Dayton, OH

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Midi

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Midi
        • Recording

        Comments about ALESIS PERCPAD ELEC DRUM PAD:

        I do a lot of side gigs as a recording artist and co-producer and the PercPad has been an amazing addition to both my home studio where I add drums to other people's stuff, and to my portable recording rig, where I go to folk's houses or to small gigs. Some of the onboard sounds are fine--I recently used the "handclap" of a recording and my colleague found it way better than the one in ProTools he'd been using--but the magic of this unit isn't the sounds--it's the midi. You get 5 channels--in the midi editing mode you can assign the midi note value to whatever the DAW needs to it to be to communicate with it for hi-hats, toms, bass, snare, whatever. I worked in my friend's Protools environment and found all the note values we needed to assign in the PercPad for various plug-ins and in the midi editor. Now we can add, track by track, each of those voices with total isolation. I'd done similar work before using a kit with mesh heads and triggers--now I can do it with a device that's smaller than a snare drum and costs less than just the cables and heads I was using. I augment my PercPad with an Alesis DM5 for further midi capability and live voicings, and a couple cymbals, and I play it live at smaller gigs and with Electronica projects. If you know how to use midi, this thing is an amazing product.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great product for a great price

        By freejeff

        from Albany, NY

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Very Portable And With An

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about ALESIS PERCPAD ELEC DRUM PAD:

            I use this through a looper on stage to provide backing drum tracks for live performances. it is very simple to use right away

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            An E-Drum You Can't Beat For The Price!

            By Scrimmage

            from Dallas, Tx

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Intuitive
            • Sturdy Construction

            Cons

            • Lacks A Memory Function

            Best Uses

            • Adding Sounds To A Kit
            • Home Recording
            • Low Volume Shows
            • Practicing

            Comments about ALESIS PERCPAD ELEC DRUM PAD:

            The PercPad is EXACTLY what it says it is, and nothing more. It can be a useful addition to any percussion setup, and because of its compact size, it can easily be added to a regular drum kit.

            Using the 25 internal presets, you can combine five tunable sounds to each pad, including the kick input, which brilliantly accepts both momentary pedals and kick pad outputs, giving you access to a wide variety of possibilities.

            Unfortunately, the lack of a memory function to remember pad assignments is a major flaw in this unit, and makes wholesale changes of assignments problematic in live performance, especially if any tuning is involved. In those situations, I recommend a "set it and forget it" approach, for the most part. For home recording, where you can take the time to tweak every sound, and take advantage of features like assignable pan, and reverb, it can be incredibly versatile.

            I bought it to use as a "drum kit in a box" in conjunction with a kick pad, a hi-hat and a ride cymbal for rehearsals, and semi-acoustic and low volume shows. I just assigned pads to kick, snare and 3 "Hex Toms" the first tuned high, and the third tuned as low as possible. Since the middle "tom" required no tuning, I could reassign that pad to cowbell, hand claps, or whatever was needed, and then change it back without taking too much time. It worked beautifully, and it felt sturdy and durable, mounted on a snare stand.

            It's ridiculously simple to use, so you don't have to be a keyboard guru or master of MIDI to get the sounds you want out of it, but if you or someone you work with is so inclined, it can also be used to trigger sounds other than the ones that are built in, or loops, or whatever MIDI events one can imagine. I suppose you could even use the PercPad to trigger changes in the lights, if they're MIDI capable.

            All in all, you can get a lot out this workman like electronic drum pad, and it takes up a LOT less room than a set of congas. A real bargain!

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Product/Cheap Price

            By Richieinadifference

            from Myerstown, PA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Affordable
            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Concerts
              • Practicing

              Comments about ALESIS PERCPAD ELEC DRUM PAD:

              hello i'm the drummer of Within A Difference & this product is hands down great! it is a bit tricky to figure out at first but its definitely worth the $

              IT'S A MUST BUY PRODUCT!!! :]

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              (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Meets my needs.

              Comments about ALESIS PERCPAD ELEC DRUM PAD:

              I would recommend this product to anybody that wanted a controller to trigger a drum program. Will it last? Who knows. I beat on it with sticks. But while it's working, it's making a real difference in my studio.
              Most of the features, I won't use. I use it as a midi trigger only.
              We'll see. Not a lot of luck with Alesis. Their customer service is legendarily bad.
              It's a fantastic value for what I want to do. I just needed a midi controller. It works quite well at that. I had it working with Session Drummer 3 within minutes. Flams, paradiddles and rolls are articulate. It's very easy and quick to program. If you're doing drum tracks iwith a keyboard or sequencer, buy this. Especially if you have any drumming skills at all. It allows you to get a much better human feel than a sequencer and much faster.

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              (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              simple, small and dead easy

              By RJGuitars

              from Jacksonville, FL

              Comments about ALESIS PERCPAD ELEC DRUM PAD:

              great value for the money. No fluff, just meat and potatos useful stuff. For the price of a single pad, you'll get pro sounds and decent playability. Just get one - this is a no brainer.
              Four pads, simple interface and useful sounds. Small enough to tuck into any drum set. Kick pedal input is also very useful.

              I'm not new to electronic drums. I've had several setups over the years including a custom rig. So I understood perfectly what I was buying.
              Plastic construction, rubber pads. For price, perfectly acceptable.
              Great value!

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              (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Love it

              By Jeffrey Neau

              from Minnesota

              Comments about ALESIS PERCPAD ELEC DRUM PAD:

              Just got the PercPad. Using it as a MIDI controller for programming my DR-880 (because I'm sick of hitting the little buttons). This makes the creation of the patterns go much faster and also makes them more realistic as I'm able to use drumsticks rather than my index finger.

              I've been looking for something for over a year, but everything I found was way beyond the scope of what I needed, and therefore way too expensive.

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