PerformancePad Pro

Multi-Pad Percussion Instrument

Professional sound, style and control that stands on its own.

Augment your drum or percussion setup with the 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.


With eight velocity-sensitive drum pads, kick and hi-hat inputs and over 500 multi-sampled Dynamic Articulation™ 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.


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.


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.


  • 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
    • Sounds: 500
    • Polyphony: 32 voice
    • Patterns: 100 preset, 100 user
    • Songs: 100
    • Kits: 100 preset, 100 user


  • PerformancePad Pro multi-percussion instrument
  • Power supply
  • Reference Manual
  • Quick start guide


  • Sounds: 500
  • Audio Outputs: 2 TS 1/4" (main), 1 TRS 1/4" (phones)
  • SNR: 94 dB (A-weighted)
  • THD+N: ~0.004% @ 1.38 kHz
  • Pads: 8 velocity sensitive
  • Sample/DAC Bit Resolution: 16 / 24
  • Sounds: 500 (w/Dynamic Articulation™)
  • Sounds Accessible via Pads: 8
  • Polyphony: 32-voice
  • Panning: 7-position user programmable
  • Velocity Response: 8 loudness levels via pads, 127 via MIDI
  • Timing Resolution: 96 ppq
  • Time Signature Range: 1-128 beats per pattern
  • Tempo Range: 30-300 BPM
  • Notes/Patterns/Songs: 150,000 / 200 (100 user, 100 preset) / 100
  • Kits: 100 user, 100 preset
  • Sync: MIDI Clock with Song Position Pointer
  • Pedal Input Jacks/Functions: Hi-Hat (switch) and Kick (switch)
  • Other Features: Step Editing, Stereo Samples, Reverb and Compressor / EQ effects.
  • Power: Input 12VDC 500mA, center pin ground
  • Weight: 7.1 lbs (3.2 kg)
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 17.2" x 14" x 2.5" (437 mm x 356 mm x 64 mm)

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Docs and Downloads

  • PerformancePad Pro - Product OverviewOpen
  • PerformancePad Pro - QuickStart Guide [revA]Open
  • PerformancePad Pro - Reference Manual [revA]Open