Alesis SamplePad Pro 8-Pad Drum Sampler
SamplePad Pro is the all-in-one percussion instrument that knows no bounds. Isolated and responsive dual-zone pads. Hundreds of professionally recorded in-demand sounds. Full compatibility with all MIDI equipped pads, triggers, sequencers, and instruments. Plus, a direct USB connection to your computer—even a card slot for loading your own custom sounds. In short, SamplePad Pro is everything you’re looking for in a pad-based instrument—and more.
SamplePad Pro is streamlined and sleek. The backlit LCD panel and minimal controls combine to deliver an uncluttered appearance and intuitive access to all parameters. Up top are eight (6 + 2) expressive rubber pads that offer a fantastic feel designed to please every level of performer. Active blue LED illumination adds a hi-tech edge, while providing a powerful assist when playing under any type of stage lighting.
Want more? No problem. SamplePad Pro has trigger inputs for two additional drum pads. Plus, there are Kick Drum and Hi-Hat pedal inputs. The Kick Drum pedal jack provides both switch and trigger options; the Hi-Hat pedal jack can be set for either switch or variable operation. Adding pads and pedals can transform your SamplePad Pro from a percussion powerhouse into a full-blown electronic drum kit for the on-the-go performer. A convenient module mounting kit is available.
With SamplePad Pro, there’s no limit to your sonic creativity. Built-in are over 200 carefully-crafted drum, cymbal, and percussion sounds—each created by the professional Alesis sound design team. Sounds are arranged into ten preset drum kits for instant access during performance. Plus, each sound offers individual access to key parameters such as pitch, panning, and reverb for customised control. And when that next “must-have” sound comes around, you can even use an SD card (up to 32GB) to store an additional 512 sounds and 89 custom kits. Finally, all of the internal sounds can be accessed via MIDI for maximum versatility.
Equipped with a standard USB port, SamplePad Pro offers convenient single-cable connectivity with your computer. Standard 1/4" outputs provide a direct connection to an amplifier, sound system, audio interface, or recording setup. The headphone output allows for hours of uninterrupted private practice, or for isolated on-stage monitoring, and even features a dedicated volume control. As an added bonus, SamplePad Pro includes a stereo aux input—with level control—so you can play along to your smartphone or MP3 player, rehearse the set list, or jam to your favourite tunes.Key Features:
- 8 dual zone isolated rubber pads
- Active blue LED pad illumination
- 2 additional drum pad inputs
- Kick Pedal input; selectable switch or trigger mode
- Hi-Hat pedal input; selectable switch or variable mode
- 200+ built-in drum, cymbal, and percussion sounds
- 10 ready-to-play drum kits
- Add new sounds via SD Card (SD Card not included)
- Save up to 512 sounds and 20 kits per 32GB SD card
- LCD display and software utility for complete control
- MIDI In and Out ports
- USB port for computer connectivity
- 1/4" stereo outputs (L, R)
- 1/4" headphone output with volume control
- 1/8" stereo aux input with level control
- System footswitch jack