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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)
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 401-658-5760

Product Description

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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"Alesis Performance Pad Pro review."
Sound: The sounds are very good. Much better than the old Alesis Performance Pad. Feature: You CANNOT program the kick and high hat pedal outputs independently:-(the kick pedal output is tied to Pad #1 (lower left) and the high hat pedal is tied to pads #3 & #4 (lower right). That means you have to have 3 of your 8 pads programed for the kick and the high hat pedal,(Double bummer).Pad# 3 will be closed high hat, pad 4 will be open high hat and the high pedal will toggle between the two making an open/closing high hat sound. It sounds good but not at the cost of losing 2 pads. So if you use both kick and the high hat pedals you will use lose the use of 3 pads. That sucks. That leaves you only 5 pads available for the rest of your kit. That's Crazy! Why not have the pedal outputs programmable like all other drum pads? Is that too much to ask? Another thing, you cannot use traditional drum triggers for the kick & high hat. They WILL NOT work. You have to use a sustain pedal from a keyboard or a tap tempo pedal. They work Surprisingly well and I really like them. But coming back to losing pads when you use the kick and high hat pedals puts a damper on things. I only use the kick pedal so I only lose 1 pad. I use a sustain pedal and it works great. Having the kick & High Hat outputs tied to the 8 pads is a dumb thing to do. It made this drum kit go from a 10 to a 5. Ease of Use: This kit is real easy to use and does sound very good. The only problem I had was trying to find a way to assign sounds to the kick & High hat outputs independent of the 8 pads. No luck... Quality: No problems yet. Crossing my fingers. Value: I do feel this is a great product and still worth the money. I'm just frustrated that this could have been a awesome drum pad with just the added feature to program the kick & High Hat independently. That may be one of life's mysteries that will go unanswered, because Alesis is keeping quiet. Manufacturer Support: I have heard nothing but sucky support from Alesis. I have sent e-mails on a way around not being able to program the kick & highhat seperate from the pads and have heard nothing but silence. The Wow Factor: It looks great. Nice big blue screen. I mounted it to a cymbal stand and it looks sweet. Overall: Here's my full review. I needed a small portable drum kit that could be carried in a suitcase and used for small live band performances that wasn't expensive. The Alesis performance pad pro fit the bill perfectly. I bought a Simmons drum pad bracket that screws into the back of the drum pad and then used a cymbal stand to mount it too. I can adjust the height and angle to match my liking. One thing you need to know about this drum pad, It does not use drum triggers for the kick drum & high hat pedal outputs. They will not work. You have to use a sustain pedal from a keyboard or a tap tempo pedal. I actually like this better because they are cheaper and smaller. I do have one negative with the Alesis performance pad pro and to me it is a big negative. You have 8 pads which you can programed anyway you like, but the kick trigger output is tied to the pad # 1(bottom left) and the high hat pedal output is tied to pad # 4 (bottom right). They are not independent outputs. So if you change pad #1 to snare it will change the kick output to snare. You have to leave pad# 1 as the kick so you can use you kick drum. Dumb! If you use the high hat pedal you lose 2 pads because pad# 4 will be open high hat and pad#3 will be closed high hat and the high hat pedal will toggle between the two pads creating an open and closing high hat sound. Dumber!! Since I will lose 2 pads I don't use the high hat output, I just use the kick pedal so I only lose one pad. My kit is pad# 1 kick(which is also my kick pedal because you can separate the two for some dumb reason). pad #2 snare, #3 closed high hat, #4 ride cymbal, #5 side stick, #6 tom 1, #7 tom 2, and #8 crash. If Alesis would fix that one problem this would be the greatest drum pad kit on the planet. It is still worth $300 and I'm happy with it. I just wish they had the kick and high hat pedal outputs where they could be assignable separately from other 8 pads. But it isn't, so I will just have to learn to live with it, or go spend $500 more for a Roland Octapad. I'll just live with it.
Style of Music: Contempory Rock & Bluegrass
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Overall: I recieved my Elctronic Alesis Drum Pro Pad Percussion last week on 09/2013 & I was able to set it up & play on a show the next day ! Man I was blown away by the way it played & the ease of setting it up . I have no idea why anyone would want to say it's not that good because mind worked with ease.
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