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Alesis PerformancePad Pro Percussion Instrument

With 500 percussion sounds, 8 velocity-sensitive drum pads, and a Pattern Maker feature, the Alesis PerformancePad Pro is just as versatile as it is fun. (8) Read 7 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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8 Velocity-Sensitive Drum Pads, 500 New Sounds, MIDI Out and More!

Produce all your beats in one place -- the Alesis PerformancePad Pro is a unique percussion instrument offering everything you need to play live drums, create loops and sequences, playback your beats, and trigger professional sounds. Like an electronic drum kit, drum machine, MIDI controller, and sequencer rolled in one, the PerformancePad Pro combines a number of essential drumming features, putting them into a portable station that you can take on the go. It's instant beat accompaniment in a box.

Professional Sounds at Your Fingertips

Whether you play the PerformancePad Pro standalone, or as part of your existing drum or percussion rig, you'll have fun drumming with the instrument's 500 professionally multi-sampled sounds. Available in a range of styles and instrument types, the sounds may be assigned to any of the eight pads, allowing for a personalized setup that's tailor-made for your songs. Choose from acoustic and electronic drums, percussion, bass, and more, and sweeten your sounds with built-in effects such as reverb, EQ, and compression.

All-In-One Digital Drums

Tap, roll, swipe, or slam eight velocity-sensitive, Dynamic Articulation-equipped drum pads, and for the full percussion experience, take advantage of the instrument's footswitch inputs, and plug in pedals for kick and hi-hat triggers.

Sequence Beats with the Pattern Maker

A three-part sequencer based on Alesis's top drum machines allows you to play live drums, create your own loops and sequences, add accompaniment to a track, and inject some extra dimension to your music. Do all your programming right on the PerformancePad Pro.

MIDI Control

The PerformancePad Pro also serves as a fully functional MIDI controller for playing just about any sound module, synthesizer, or software. Connect and mix in a music source via the PerformancePad Pro's mix input.

Play It Anywhere

Adaptable to any percussion, production, or DJ setup, the Alesis PerformancePad Pro can be mounted on a stand or rack using the Module Mount (sold separately), placed on a standard snare stand, or set on a desk or tabletop surface. It doesn't require a fancy setup -- just turn it on and make beats wherever, whenever.

Features:

- Portable percussion instrument
- 8 velocity-sensitive drum pads with Dynamic Articulation
- Built-in drum machine for recording and playing back your own beats
- Over 500 sounds covering a range of styles and instruments, all assignable to any pad
- Large LCD display with intuitive interface
- Lightweight, durable enclosure for performing on the go
- High-quality, 24-bit audio outputs and traditional 5-pin MIDI output jack
- Mix input for external tracks, loops, and instruments
- Includes a power supply and quick start guide

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Input
- 1/8" TRS mix input (thru)

Outputs
- 2x 1/4" Main
- 1/4" TRS Headphone

Control
- 1/4" Kick input
- 1/4" Hi-Hat control input
- MIDI Out (DIN)
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Alesis PerformancePad Pro Percussion

The Alesis PerformancePad Pro has a professional sound, style and control that stands on its own. Augment your drum or percussion setup with the Alesis PerformancePad Pro, or play it 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 the 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(tm) 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.

Sophisticated Sounds

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's input.

Mounting Flexibility

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.

Features

- 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

Includes:
- PerformancePad Pro multi-percussion instrument
- Power supply
- Quick start guide
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "Alesis Performance Pad Pro rivals ALL other pads on the market!"
Sound: I love how my pad has over 500 percussion sounds but it still lacks some essential sounds I was looking for and thought it would have. For example there is no "snap" sounds, which are a big factor in certain loops I program. Since you cannot load your own sounds onto the pad, Im stuck with the presents. However, i am about 90% satisfied with the pre loaded percussion sounds. They go IN DEPTH with lots of drum sounds, as well as percussion sounds. Again, I just figured that a "snap" was an essential sounds as well. I run to instrument cables to get the full stereo sound and the sound is a very clear, professional and even cd quality sound. When i run it through my church's sound system it is very expressive and again a full sound with clarity. I also run an in ear monitor system through my pad using monster y cables, and extenders and I have found that the pad really kicks out a great in ear sound and monitor system.Doing that saves me money on not having to buy another mixer. For the price I cannot be too upset that it is lacking several sounds I want, but there are plenty of other sounds that make the difference on it as well. Feature: The best features, or the best feature that I use is the pattern maker. You can create ANY pattern, in any time signature using any sound! I find this most affective for me because most of the songs I play require a loop and I want to get a sense of "cd feel" while still being live. I also like the fact that you can program bass synth to patterns as well, but that is not the easiest thing to do because each time you change an octave, every pad gets changed, so itll require alot of patience but once you master that you'll be proud. You can basically make any beat to any song. Of course you custom your kits and setups as well so your possibilites are endless. I think the Alesis pattern maker gives the Roland SPDS a run for the money because you can virtually make the same beats as the SPDS. Ease of Use: Its pretty easy to navigate around the pad. The only tricky parts come into play when you are making songs or patterns. You have to constanly save each set or you will lose whatever you've done-that can get redundant! Also, changing bass sounds or octaves or notes can be tricky as well because pads cannot be individual octaves. You basically the same note just a different key, but if you wanted to go up the scale youd have to change the whole pads octave, and so on-which can get redundant. Overall the pad is pretty straight forward, I looked at the manual the night I got it but I havent since so.. I guess its just drummer's intuition. haha Quality: I definetely love the quality of the pad! It reminds me so much of the SPDS in durability. Its a medium-heavy pad, which I because I want something sturdy to support my strokes. The LCD display is bright and vibrant, I had a live show and the majority of the time i was in darkness but the lcd display shined bright and was very clear, I love that alot. The pads themselves seem very durable and stick marks wipe off easily with the touch of a rag. My only complaint is that I wish the pads were a little bigger but really this is no dislike. When gigging I carry the pad in Gator Protector Artist Series Percussion Controller bag-this bag has lambs wool on the inside, a waterproof outside and plenty of room for cables, in-ears and other equipment. I def recommend getting that bag if you buy this pad. Value: HECK YEAH! OMG why spend 500+ for Roland SPDS' or Yamaha DTX' ?? The Alesis PRO has you covered for like half of the price! Seriously I used an SPDS for a while, and I will say I love the SPDS-but for half the price I have a pad which is just as good. I dont expect it to have the same qualities as an SPDS, because its not by Roland, its an Alesis and I Im pleased on the money I spent on this. Manufacturer Support: Cant rate this because I havent had to deal with Alesis, but Ill give them a 10 for making a solid product. The Wow Factor: After playing with this pad for 10 minutes, comparing qualities and most importanly, Price, you WILL want this pad. Trust me Overall: I want to give it a 9.5/10. Im very satisfied with the pad. I would definetely go for this pad again unless Roland comes out with a cheaper one.
Style of Music: Christian, Alternative, Gospel, Rock, Hip Hop/R&B, Fusion, Jazz
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Overall: if you dont have enough room for a full size synth drum kit, this is your answer, I have just skimmed the surface of what this thing can do, and I am very pleased with it, the pads are very responsive, not to small, your presets are good quality, I'm still working on getting it connected to my recording rig but so far no difficulties in connections, It is a plug and play interface.
Style of Music: Rock, hard rock, swing, Metal, real country, techno, Funk, classic Broadway and standard jazz.
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