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    The ultimate electronic percussion interface.

    The Alesis Trigger I/O is a powerful
    electronic percussion interface designed to bridge the gap between the ultimate control and feel of a real drum performance and the extensive capability of software and hardware sound modules. The Trigger I/O converts playing from your favorite percussion interface, whether electronic drum pads or acoustic drum triggers, into MIDI note messages. Featuring both MIDI out and USB connectivity, the Trigger I/O can be used to play sounds on synths, drum modules, or on your computer--straight from your drumkit. Bundled with FXPansion's BFD Lite--a professional software drum module with high-quality acoustic and electronic drum kit libraries--the Trigger I/O will get you up and rocking in no time.

    Positioning
    With ten trigger inputs and its versatile MIDI out functions, the Trigger I/O is the perfect interface for musicians who want to expand the scope of their current equipment to include control over computers, samplers, synths, or other MIDI modules. Its intuitive interface and 20 programmable presets allow for easy setup and quick user operation. Plus, the bundled FXPansion BFD Lite software provides an additional source of creative material.

    Applications
    The Trigger I/O can be used by any percussionist at any level in their home, studio, or during a live performance to control various software and hardware sound modules, all while maintaining the feel of a real percussion performance. Additionally, the mounting holes for an optional drum stand mount make the Trigger I/O adaptable to any environment.

    Features
    • 10 TRS trigger inputs for single or dual zone trigger inputs
    • 20 programmable presets for storing and recalling various setups
    • Includes BFD Lite software drum module (Mac and PC) with professional quality acoustic and electronic drums in stand-alone, VST, AU and DXIi plug-in formats
    • Easy interface for quick editing and user setups
    • USB 1.1 plug-and-play (Windows and Mac), MIDI out
    • Hi-hat input for on/off or continuous control
    • Up/down footswitch input for selecting kits remotely
    • Customizable trigger settings for sensitivity, assignment of MIDI channels, note numbers, crosstalk, velocity curve, threshold, retrigger time and pad type
     
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    AlesisTrigger I/O Percussion Pad to MIDI Interface
     
    4.0

    (based on 14 reviews)

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    Great unit for those with some midi experience

    This is a great little unit, well made and basically does the job. The unit requires some knowledge of midi, but not alot. For those who want to plug this in and be...Read complete review

    This is a great little unit, well made and basically does the job. The unit requires some knowledge of midi, but not alot. For those who want to plug this in and be instantly drumming, this may not be for you. It took me quite awhile to fine tune the unit(3-4 hours) which required setting threshold/gain/x-talk/velocity curves paramaters and mapping out my pads to midi note numbers. Once this was done I could noticeably see a great difference in dynamics, it just felt more real. Basically the unit gives you greater control to really fine tune midi dynamics as opposed to using a dm6 module or similiar as a midi I/O unit. Also, this is not a a sound module as some might think...its just an I/O trigger that can be used to control a sound module or, if using a computer to control your drum software(BFG, SP2, Battery..etc.)

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    Disappointment

    Wow. The Alesis Trigger I/O Interface is a bad product. I spent several hours dialing in gain, threshold, x-talk, velocity curves, etc. only to find my old DMPro out of...Read complete review

    Wow. The Alesis Trigger I/O Interface is a bad product. I spent several hours dialing in gain, threshold, x-talk, velocity curves, etc. only to find my old DMPro out of the box performance blew it away. The midi notes on the unit didn't correspond to my software notes, but again the DMPro did. The basic layout/design is OK but the performance makes it unusable by anyone trying to come close to even a budget electronic kit's performance.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great product, lots of control

    By SonateB

    from Dallas,tx

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Very Easy To Set Up

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Alesis Trigger I/O Percussion Pad to MIDI Interface:

        My brain module couldn't handle dual triggered pads. Using this was great because I can use a lot of sound modules and not be conserned with the interface.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A pleasure to work with

        By Steve-JYVVK

        from Soldiers Grove, WI

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Alesis Trigger I/O Percussion Pad to MIDI Interface:

          Easy to set up with any older mismatched set of drum pads.

          Comment on this review

          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          so so

          By Jamsession Records

          from Houston, Tx

          Comments about Alesis Trigger I/O Percussion Pad to MIDI Interface:

          This trigger module is decent at best. Ive owned many drum modules in the past such as the d4 dm5 which are also Alesis. Sad to say that 10 year technology triggered better than the i/O.This machine has great features, for the money it blows the Roland tmc6 out of the water, on features. Which is priced higher and doesn't allow as many trigger inputs. Wasn't to impressed with its sensitivity neither. It was on the same page as the I/o. The Roland TD-10 and 20 are outrageously expensive but trigger perfectly. Im going to try out the new Alesis d10 module with usb see if it triggers nice with SD2.0 ill let ya'll know

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          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Great unit for those with some midi experience

          By StBean

          from Belmont, CA

          Comments about Alesis Trigger I/O Percussion Pad to MIDI Interface:

          This is a great little unit, well made and basically does the job. The unit requires some knowledge of midi, but not alot. For those who want to plug this in and be instantly drumming, this may not be for you. It took me quite awhile to fine tune the unit(3-4 hours) which required setting threshold/gain/x-talk/velocity curves paramaters and mapping out my pads to midi note numbers. Once this was done I could noticeably see a great difference in dynamics, it just felt more real. Basically the unit gives you greater control to really fine tune midi dynamics as opposed to using a dm6 module or similiar as a midi I/O unit. Also, this is not a a sound module as some might think...its just an I/O trigger that can be used to control a sound module or, if using a computer to control your drum software(BFG, SP2, Battery..etc.)

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          3.0

          Inexpensive

          By Hope Drums

          from Shreveport, LA

          Comments about Alesis Trigger I/O Percussion Pad to MIDI Interface:

          I was very excited about getting this product to replace my drum modules for MIDI interface. I was soon disappointed with the lack of sensitivity. If you are looking to do some simple home recording in MIDI, this is the product for you, but if you are playing more intricate parts, snare rolls etc. get a Roland drum module, much more reliable triggering!

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent Product for Professionals

          By Mango-m_2BL

          from CA, CA

          Comments about Alesis Trigger I/O Percussion Pad to MIDI Interface:

          Excellent trigger i/o for people who know how to use vst's, midi, and current recording equipment! If you have no prior knowledge with advanced midi then I suggest not buying as it may be too complicated for some without prior knowledge of mapping etc.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Could be more reliable

          By oddtime

          from Chicagoland

          Comments about Alesis Trigger I/O Percussion Pad to MIDI Interface:

          The first one had to go back. New one works great. Just so you know, you can hook up 20 triggers. Each trigger input has a TRS connection for a dual zone trigger or two individual triggers. good value for the money

          Comment on this review

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Alesis Trigger IO

          By funksoulman

          from rural Illinois

          Comments about Alesis Trigger I/O Percussion Pad to MIDI Interface:

          I purchased is drum trigger interface about a month ago. It took me a couple days to realize that this is one of the best investments that I've made in years. You do have to tweak it, but once the light goes on watch out excellent music making.

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Alesis Trigger i/o is a great unit

          By Steven-ZZ_HX

          from Colorado

          Comments about Alesis Trigger I/O Percussion Pad to MIDI Interface:

          Alesis drum units have been around for a while and they all share the same easy to use format. The trigger I/O is no different. If you're used to any of the Alesis drum modules, this should be an easy to use interface for you. All the same parameters are there. Gain, Crosstalk, etc. all work the same as the other Alesis modules. The triggering is excellent. You will want to use more than the included BFD lite software. I trigger Battery 3 flawlessly. The dynamics are amazing from soft to loud.My only small complaint is I wish it had more trigger inputs. However, for the price you could buy two so it's a fairly minor complaint.A must own unit.

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          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Disappointment

          By ProductTester

          from Virginia

          Comments about Alesis Trigger I/O Percussion Pad to MIDI Interface:

          Wow. The Alesis Trigger I/O Interface is a bad product. I spent several hours dialing in gain, threshold, x-talk, velocity curves, etc. only to find my old DMPro out of the box performance blew it away. The midi notes on the unit didn't correspond to my software notes, but again the DMPro did. The basic layout/design is OK but the performance makes it unusable by anyone trying to come close to even a budget electronic kit's performance.

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