SNAMM07: Drum Pads With Integral Drum machine

Alesis introduces Performance Pad percussion interface      27/07/07
SNAMM07: Drum Pads With Integral Drum machine


Alesis has introduced the Performance Pad tabletop and kit mountable drum pads with a built-in drum machine.
Performance Pad features 233 drum sounds from the Alesis SR-16 percussion module, 50 Presets and 50 User definable drum kits. A large LCD display is included with an easy-to-navigate interface that Alesis believe will reduce configuration time and increase playing time.
Alesis Product Manager Jim Norman told us, “Performance Pad is a really great practice and performance instrument. For the first time, percussionists can have great drum sounds, incredibly responsive pad performance and a compact footprint size at a breakthrough price.�
Alesis includes inputs for a bass drum pedal, hi-hat pedal, and a Line-level input to connect a CD Player, iPod, computer, or other audio device so that percussionists can play along with nearly any recorded mix. Built-in rhythm patterns are also included to complement playing.
Performance Pad comes with 8 velocity-sensitive drum pads that utilize Alesis’ Dynamic Articulation technology to add nuance to the feel of every drum hit. In addition, there are industry-standard mounting holes on the bottom for easy attachment to an existing drum kit rack.
The 24-bit, high-quality headphone output on the Performance Pad insures a no-compromise playback experience without disturbing others while connection to keyboards and sound modules is made simple thanks to the integrated MIDI output.
Pricing and Availability:
The Performance Pad is is due at music retailers late 2007. Suggested retail price is $399. Estimated street price is $299 More information:
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    2 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
    madmax    Said...

    Seems pretty cool, and the price aint bad either.

    27-Jul-07 09:47 AM


    zzzzzzz    Said...

    Take two old products (Alesis Control Pad and SR-16 drum machine), combine them and make a new one... it's such an old trick I'm surprised Alesis didn't think of it sooner.

    31-Jul-07 03:40 PM


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