Alesis Samplepad Pro

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Percussion Electric Drum Pad

  • With built-in sounds
  • Expansion of additional sounds via SD card slot possible
  • 10 Ready-to-play kits with more than 200 drum sounds and bass sounds
  • 8 Stroke dynamic stereoscopic surfaces
  • Rubber pads with active blue LED illumination
  • Two additional pad inputs and kick and hi-hat input / switch
  • Memory expansion on SD card up to 20 kits
  • LCD display
  • 6.3 mm stereo jack outputs (L, R)
  • Headphone output
  • Stereo aux input with input volume control
  • MIDI In & Out
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 38 x 30 x 6 cm
Available since February 2015
Item number 339752
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Number of trigger pads 8
Sampling function Yes
Number of Trigger inputs 3
playable with hands No
Mix Input Yes
USB connector Yes
MIDI interface Yes
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A feature-rich and expandable solution

The Alesis SamplePad Pro is a percussion and sample triggering instrument with eight velocity-sensitive stereo pads and blue LED backlighting. Out of the box, it offers more than 200 professionally recorded sounds that are arranged into ten pre-configured drum kits for quick access. In addition, up to 512 of the user's own sounds can be loaded via SD card (up to a maximum of 32GB) and saved in 89 individual kits. As a special feature, it is also possible to layer two imported samples per pad and trigger them either simultaneously or individually with different playing velocities. Thanks to the selection of trigger inputs provided, the SamplePad Pro can be expanded by adding two external drum pads, one pedal each for kick drum and hi-hat, and a footswitch for control. It is also compatible with MIDI-enabled pads, triggers, sequencers, and instruments.

Simple operating concept

The Alesis Samplepad Pro's spectrum of internal sounds ranges from drum and cymbal samples to percussive sounds and unusual synth sounds. Each sample can be individually adjusted with parameters such as pitch, balance, and reverb, and all settings are made using the illuminated display and the four cursor keys. Amplifiers, sound systems, or audio interfaces can be connected via the Alesis Samplepad Pro's 6.3mm outputs, in addition to which a headphone output with its own volume control is provided for monitoring or undisturbed practice sessions. A stereo input - also with a separate level control - allows the connection of a smartphone or MP3 player. The SamplePad Pro can also be connected directly to a PC or Mac via USB, which lets the user drag and drop samples directly onto an SD card.

Right on the mark

Compared to similar products from other manufacturers, the Alesis SamplePad Pro is an extremely affordable and therefore very beginner-friendly instrument. The range of functions is impressive thanks to the Samplepad's expandability and MIDI support, despite which the device can still be quickly understood thanks to its simple operating concept. Beginners can first familiarise themselves with the controls, the basic features, and the internal sounds, and then later experiment with their own samples and put together completely new kits. The casing of the SamplePad Pro is robust and the pads feature a durable high-quality rubber coating, which means this device is also suitable for regular use outside of the rehearsal room or studio. On top of that, the blue LED backlighting of the pads not only looks cool but also makes the pads easier to hit accurately on dimly lit stages.

About Alesis

Alesis was founded in 1984 by Keith Barr in Hollywood, California, and has become one of the leading manufacturers of signal processors, drum machines, synthesizers, and other studio equipment. The company’s most successful products during its early years were the MIDIverb, the HR-16 drum machine, and the ADAT multitrack digital recorders. In 2001, Alesis was acquired by Numark owner Jack O’Donnell and is now part of his InMusic parent company alongside brands like AKAI, Denon, and many other well-known names in the audio manufacturing industry. Alesis has also been a major player in the field of e-drums for many years and offers a large choice of products in all price ranges.

A versatile sound box

The range of possible uses for the Alesis SamplePad Pro is very expansive: On the one hand, users have the option of expanding an existing electronic drum kit with additional pads and new sounds. On the other hand, an acoustic set can easily be transformed into a hybrid kit in a heartbeat. This allows the player not only to access a large electronic sound library but also to play their own sound effects, loops, and complete backing tracks via the SamplePad Pro. Of course, it can also be used as a standalone digital instrument, e.g. for practising at home or for club gigs on small stages. Upgrading the SamplePad Pro with additional pads and pedals virtually turns it into a full-fledged electronic drum kit, and last but not least, it can also be used as a conventional MIDI controller.

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Pretty noisy for normal drumsticks.
Miro V. 31.08.2020
After some tweaking I finally got the sensitivity where I wanted. When playing at my home studio I really don't want to bang the pads like when playing them live so the sensitivity was sub-part sometimes. Meaning that it didn't register all my hits that clearly were ones since I have an Electronic Drumset as well and it's much much more sensitive when it comes to hits. The preset sounds are not that great, but with a memory card you can add 10 more or just use it as a MIDI Controller and you have all the sounds in the world. When you go live, just take those sounds with you on a memory card and voilá - you're CPU free in a live situation which is always nice and reduces the amount of stress one might have when you need to get your stuff done in ungodly short amount of times sometimes. This thing I can trust - just turn it on, plug in audio L+R, choose a kit, set the volume and start playing. Master clock can also be used if needed which is great with a lot of electronic controllers and synths + drum machines we are using in live situations. Maybe even more than we should. :)

I also like the extra trigger inputs for a kick, hi-hat, and two more pads which I do own and after testing the whole setup it felt like I was playing a drum set standing up. Also learning a song or a set is as easy as it gets since you can just stick audio in with a click and backing tracks or the in-ear mix you are going to use, just play along and listen it afterwards. Instant feedback, faster learning.
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Alesis Samplepad Pro personal review
Anonymous 06.04.2016
sample pads are becoming a powerful part of a percussionists arsenal, offering a massive range of sounds all packed into a tiny box. The Alesis samplepad pro is an affordable option that allows you to take your first steps into the world of sample pads.

to date I have owned it approximately a month. when I first received the pad I encountered some quality issues by the fantastic team at thomann quickly resolved them.

the pad has some fantastic features including "mute groups" that allow for realistic play similar to that of a hihat for example. the sound quality in particular of the 200 pre loaded sample sounds is truly magnificent. the range of sample sounds included travels all the way from afro cuban to modern electronic.

a feature that makes the alesis samplepad pro truly versatile is its compatibility with a simple SD card. you can quickly and easly transfer audio files from an SD card straight to the pad. I have in cooperated my singers vocals into the pad to allow me loop her voice during gigs.

the only negatives I have to say about the alesis samplepad pro is the quality of its built in loop interface. you can loop an individual pad which is very effective but the options for the loops play back like bpm are poor.

Over all a very good product, opens up a vast new range of possibilities and is worth the money
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It just stopped working
jaaager 06.08.2023
After using it no more than 10x, I connect it to the power supply and it simply wont turn on. The equipment is basically new.
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Exactly what I need!
JustinC 09.10.2019
I bought the Alesis Samplepad to trigger home made loops or effects during live performances with various bands. I needed something that isnt hooked to any computer or laptop in order to do this and I got exactly what I needed. Very easy to work with your own sounds via the SD card (which of course is not provided).
The time in which the sounds from the SD card are loaded when you switch banks are not the smallest, but it didnt prove a problem during life performances between songs. If you have to change banks during a song...well, that can prove to be tricky (3 to 8 seconds depending on the size of your files)
All in all, its easy to work with, easy to navigate through the menu and its well built. The pads feel good when hit with a drum stick, if you wanna hit them with hands or fingers, you might have to make sure that you turn their sensitivity high from the menu
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