The Alesis SamplePad 4 is an all-in-one percussion and sample-playing instrument. With a built-in library of the most commonly requested percussion and electronic drum sounds and the ability to load samples, the only limit is your imagination. This article walks through a number of frequently asked questions abut the SamplePad 4.
The SamplePad 4 is a class compliant device, so there are no additional drivers to install. It is both Mac and PC supported.
The SamplePad 4 comes with and requires a 9V DC 500mA, pin-positive power adapter for use.
Yes! Additional pads (dual-zone or single-zone) can be connected through the use of a Y-cable connected to the 1/4" TRIG-IN input.
The SamplePad 4 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. Files can be converted to this format through the use of the Alesis SampleConverter Utility, which can be downloaded here.
Yes. The SamplePad 4 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. The SamplePad 4 transmits standard MIDI messages from its USB port. Any program capable of handling MIDI will recognize and respond to these MIDI messages the same for any MIDI devices.
Samples can be transferred to the SamplePad 4 by dragging the files to the root directory of the SD card.
The Sensitivity parameter is a per-patch setting, rather than a global setting. Settings are stored for each individual pad by kit to allow customers to tailor the response on each kit individually. This means the individual kit must be saved after adjustments are made to pad parameters, otherwise the changes will be lost after power cycling.
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