SamplePad Pro is the all-in-one percussion instrument that knows no bounds. It is everything you’re looking for in a pad-based instrument and more. This article walks through a number of Frequently Asked Questions abut the SamplePad Pro.
Yes! There are two inputs on the rear designed specifically for additional pads to be connected. The PAD 1 1/4" input allows for a standard dual-zone pad to be connected and the PAD 2 1/4" input allows for a standard single-zone pad to be connected. This is also in addition to additional inputs for a kick pedal, a hi-hat pedal, and a footswitch, allowing for a transformation into a full-blown electronic drum kit for the on-the-go performer.
The SamplePad Pro will function as expected with most major brand SD or SDHC cards with a capacity of up to 32 GB in size. The audio files must be located on the root directory of the card and not in any folders. The max number of files that can be located in the root directory is 512.
The samples files must be 16-bit, mono or stereo .WAV files with a sample rate of 48K, 44.1K, 32K, 22.05K, or 11.025K.
Yes. The Alesis SamplePad has a feature called Velocity Layers. The Veloity Layer feature allows for up to 2 samples (referred to as Layers) per 1 pad or trigger input. The 2 Layers are referred to as A and B and they can only be accessed if you are using samples from a SD card (Loc: Card).
A velocity range setting (shown as Vel: 000-127) can be set for each of these layers, so that each sample will only trigger when a pad or external trigger is struck with that velocity amount. If multiple layers are set to the same velocity range on a pad or external trigger input, they will both trigger at the same time when the pad or external trigger is struck.
For the kick input, you can use a momentary, non-latching footswitch (such as a sustain pedal) or a velocity-sensitive pad or kick trigger. Simply connect the kick trigger or footswitch using a ¼” TS cable, and adjust the input to SWITCH if you are using a footswitch, or TRIGGER if you are using a velocity-sensitive pedal or velocity sensitive kick trigger.
For the hi-hat input, you can use a momentary, non-latching footswitch (such as a sustain pedal) or a variable or continuous hi-hat pedal. Simply connect the pedal or footswitch using a ¼” TS cable, and adjust the input to SWITCH if you are using a footswitch, or VARIABLE if you are using a variable or continuous hi-hat pedal.
Yes. The SamplePad Pro comes with a USB port that allows for it to send and receive MIDI data so that you can trigger your favorite drum software program, or it can load samples directly to the SD card.
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