The SamplePad from Alesis offers an almost unlimited number
of sounds. In addition to this, there are 25 high-quality percussion and drum
samples that can be controlled via the touch-sensitive pads. The true strength
of the SamplePad lies though in the ability to use your own samples via
standard SD cards. Via the additional trigger input, you can connect a switch
pedal or another trigger source. This way, you can expand the SamplePad into a
cocktail electronic drum set or integrated it into an existing drum rack.
Thanks to its size, the SamplePad is extremely versatile,
whether it is on stage as an extension of an existing drum rack, in the studio
as a compact percussion system or as a controller. Its logical operating
concept is supported by the large, backlit display. Here, sounds can be
selected and edited via submenus without any bothersome navigation.
As the SamplePad can be fed with your own samples, you're
not limited to a fixed range of sounds. You have access to your own personal
library via SD card – perfect when you want to expand your set up according to
your own requirements. Whether it's far eastern percussion, timeless standards
or experimental electronic sounds, you define the selection of samples.
Connection to the outside world is made on the SamplePad via two 6.3mm jack
outputs. Silent operation is also possible thanks to the additional 6.3mm