WWW.ALESIS.COMNovember 25, 2014
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 computereven a card slot for loading your own custom sounds. In short, SamplePad Pro is everything youre looking for in a pad-based instrumentand 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, theres no limit to your sonic creativity. Built-in are over 200 carefully-crafted drum, cymbal, and percussion soundseach 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 customized 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 inputwith level controlso you can play along to your smartphone or MP3 player, rehearse the set list, or jam to your favorite tunes.
All information is preliminary and subject to change.