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Alesis PerformancePad Pro Electronic Drum Pad
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The Alesis PerformancePad Pro is ideal for augmenting your drum or percussion setup or for playing on its own. This eight-pad multi-percussion instru...Click To Read More About This Product
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The Alesis PerformancePad Pro is ideal for augmenting your drum or percussion setup or for playing on its own. This eight-pad multi-percussion instrument features over 500 sounds and a three-part sequencer so you can play live, create loops and sequences, accompany yourself, and add texture to your band or musical group.
COMPLETE PERCUSSION POWER
With eight velocity-sensitive drum pads, kick and hi-hat inputs and over 500 multi-sampled Dynamic Articulation„¢ sounds, the PerformancePad Pro is an all-in-one drum station. It even has inputs for kick and hi-hat triggers.The PerformancePad Pro contains the sequencing engine from Alesis™ best-selling drum machines. This three-part sequencer enables you to program drum, percussion, and accompaniment parts for creating complete tracks or playing along with loops.
The PerformancePad Pro features a modern, high-definition sound set with acoustic and electronic drums, percussion, sound effects, bass and more. The PerformancePad Pro also contains powerful Alesis studio effects including Reverb, EQ and Compression for customizing sounds to perfection.You can also use the PerformancePad Pro as a MIDI controller for playing virtually any sound module, synth or software. Plus, you can connect and mix in a music source via the PerformancePad Pro' input.
You can mount the PerformancePad Pro on stands and racks using the Module Mount (sold separately), place it on most snare stands, or play it tabletop in a percussion, production, or DJ setup.With tons of sounds, powerful sequencing, and classic Alesis effects, the PerformancePad Pro will help you turn tracks into hits.
8 natural feeling, velocity-sensitive drum pads with Dynamic Articulation„¢
Built-in professional drum machine so you can record and play back your own beats
Over 500 sounds ranging from all styles and instruments assignable to any pad
Large LCD display with easy-to-navigate interface with a lightweight, durable enclosure
High-quality, 24-bit audio outputs and traditional 5-pin MIDI output jack
Mix input for external tracks, loops, and instruments
Hundreds of the hottest Alesis drum sounds in a powerful compact pad set.
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Comments about Alesis PerformancePad Pro Electronic Drum Pad:
I wish the Performance Pad Pro had a USB so it could connect to a PC. Alesis also needs to get with the program and make sure they document what hi-hat and bass drum foot controllers work with their product. There's a lot of frustrated users out there. Some, like myself, even have Alesis pedals that don't work with the unit (DMHat). I've noticed this is a challenge for other manufacturers as well. What gives? I also think the unit should have continuous hi-hat capability being it's so common and so important to how a drummer projects personality into a groove. Despite this wish list, overall it is a pretty decent unit. I recommend it.
I've used the Alesis Performance Pad Pro in rehearsal and for live work. The sounds are adequate and triggered pretty well. About the only groove I was not able to play was a country style train beat. The sensitivity is just not there to pull off a groove like that. Alesis has programmed certain sounds so that the timbre changes depending on the velocity with which the pad is struck. I think this is definitely a step in the right direction. Now if they could only do that with all appropriate sounds. I have yet to work with the drum machine portion of the unit, but I will in time and appreciate that I can play along with preprogrammed sequences or ones that I create myself. The layout of the pads and buttons is well thought out and the manual is decent.
So far so good. I wish all manufacturers would make their products so the pads and piezos/FSRs can be replaced when they begin to wear out. But other than that, everything looks solidly built for this type of pad system. The pads themselves are fairly quiet, which is one of the reasons why I bought it.
Good value for the money.