Alesis Strike Multipad - 9-Trigger Percussion Pad with RGB Backlighting, Sampler, Looper, On-Board 2-In/2-Out Soundcard, Sample loading via USB Thumb Drives and Radiant 4.3-Inch Display
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This feature makes the Strike MultiPad an eye-catcher on stage and also means that the user can always maintain an overview of the pad assignment and hit their marks correctly even in poor lighting conditions. This digital percussion pad is designed to be road-tough and ready for the most demanding performers.
The black rubber sheathing of the playing surfaces extends across the squared body, which offers added durability for a life on the road. Your Alesis Profile will contain all your registered Alesis products and list any associated software for download.The three current kit effects, plus the master effects, are displayed along the bottom of the screen, with a dedicated soft key below each to toggle them on and off. Bought at the beginning of the year this after some consideration, since what I really wanted an e-drum set, but had some unavoidable space constraints. Save/Load User Kits with Samples - You're now able to save and load User Kits with the samples used in the those kits.
On first glance at the feature list, it certainly has flagship credentials, boasting an impressive 32GB of user memory, 8000 pre-loaded sounds, five effects processors, a multitude of inputs and outputs, a looper function — and a lot of flashing lights! The Alesis Strike MultiPad percussion pad features a sampler and looper making it a fantastic tool for modern drummers and percussionists. For those who prefer creating samples in a desktop setting, Alesis have also bundled Pro Tools First and Ableton Live Lite, which should come in useful for unlocking the machine’s MIDI capabilities.All you need to do is connect a USB cable from the device to your computer, open your DAW, and you’re ready to go.
From a live performance perspective, the lights also increase visibility in a dark stage environment and in performance mode the name of each sample is displayed on the colour screen directly below - an absolute blessing for those prone to forgetting what’s what whilst feeling the pressure of an audience.
If for some reason you fill up all 32GB of storage, you can also add an external SD card for more room.