Alesis Strike MultiPad

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Percussion pad with sampler and looper

  • 9 Velocity-sensitive pads
  • Over 8000 (6GB) pre-installed sounds and samples
  • 32 GB memory capacity
  • 4.3" Colour display
  • Recording of samples via USB, smartphone, microphone or other audio devices
  • WAV import and backups via USB stick or hard disk (FAT32)
  • Samples can be edited directly on the pad
  • Adjustable RGB lights inform about sounds and loops, as well as pad assignment
  • Loop recorder creates loops in real time from internal sounds or external inputs
  • 2-Channel USB audio interface
  • 5 Effects processors: 3 kit effects, 1 master effect, compressor and equaliser
  • 2 "A-LINK" assignable knobs
  • Extensive audio routing
  • Dimensions (W x D x H): 350 x 355 x 76 mm
  • Weight: 3.85 kg
  • Includes power supply (100-240V) and software Ableton Live Lite (download)

Connections:

  • USB memory
  • USB MIDI / Audio
  • MIDI In & Out
  • 2x Main Output 6,3 mm jack (unbalanced)
  • 2x Aux Output 6.3 mm jack (unbalanced)
  • 3.5 mm and 6.3 mm jack headphone outputs
  • 3x Trigger input 6.3 mm jack (1x mono, 2x stereo)
  • 1x Hi-hat pedal input (on/off or variable)
  • 2x Record Input 6.3 mm jack (unbalanced)
  • 2x Foot Switch Input (stereo) for dual foot switches
Available since July 2019
Item number 453757
Sales Unit 1 piece(s)
Number of trigger pads 9
Sampling function Yes
Number of Trigger inputs 5
playable with hands Yes
Mix Input Yes
USB connector Yes
MIDI interface Yes
1.855 AED 466,39 €
Plus 277 AED shipping
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Percussion pad with a variety of features

The Alesis Strike MultiPad is an electronic percussion pad with an impressive range of functions: Its 32GB internal memory comes with a 6GB library of over 7,000 samples as standard, including acoustic and electronic drum and percussion sounds as well as sound effects, loops, and even an extensive selection of tonal instruments (e.g. timpani, mallets, and synths). The remaining free memory space can be used to import the user's own sounds, which can be copied from a USB stick or recorded, cut, and edited directly using the Strike MultiPad's internal sampler function. In addition, the Strike MultiPad includes a conventional loop station, which can be used to create loops using not only the drum pads themselves but also signals received via the audio inputs.

Nine drum pads with smart additional functions

The Alesis Strike MultiPad's nine velocity-sensitive drum pads allow the user to trigger sounds and loops, and they also have many additional functions that include navigating through kits, activating the five internal multi-effects processors, and controlling the click (including a tap tempo feature). In addition, the playing pads can be organised in different grouping modes, e.g. in order to layer or alternate between different sounds. The generously sized RGB lights below the pads can be freely assigned different colours and a variety of lighting and flashing modes (e.g. synchronous to the click). 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.

Pro-level hybrid drumming

With the Alesis Strike MultiPad, drummers and percussionists looking to integrate electronic elements into their setup get a high-quality instrument which, with its diverse array of sounds, its wide range of functions, and its solid build quality, absolutely meets professional demands. Thanks to a large number of additional trigger inputs (ten additional channels), the Strike MultiPad can also be easily upgraded with external drum pads and pedals. A suitable mounting plate (with a hole spacing of 10cm x 7cm) and a multiclamp are recommended to integrate it into an existing drum set.

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.

Extensive connectivity

The Alesis Strike MultiPad features two separately controllable stereo output channels including a double headphone output (6.3mm jack and 3.5mm mini-jack) and can be easily integrated into a live setup with its function-oriented routing system. Two stereo inputs in 6.3mm jack format are provided to allow the sampler function to be used, which are also equipped with a microphone preamplifier and allow microphones that do not require phantom power to be connected. The Strike MultiPad can also be combined with a computer and used as a 2-in/2-out USB audio interface (MIDI via USB). However, it can also be used as a MIDI controller via the conventional MIDI interface. When it comes to managing kits and sounds, the Strike MultiPad relies entirely on its own controls and the 4.3" colour display.

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Petersolod 05.07.2020
For anyone having crosstalk issues: pro tip - just install the latest firmware update. I've heard of people returning the Multipad because of it, when the solution is SO simple! Anyway, it's been great for 8 months that I've used it. Internal sounds are great, rgb lighting and display - all top notch! I'm really happy with it
Cons: if you play three samples simultaneously sometimes (but not always) it sounds distorted and overdriven. You can't change the speed of a loop and therefore all of the factory loops are pretty much useless. You can't instantly turn on the onboard click (you can only turn the click's volume on/off) which means that the click will either turn on in several milliseconds after you press the button, or it will not be on the ''1'' (it will be on the ''2'' or ''3'' or ''4''). And no quantization also a con for me. Also there's no option to route only the click track with no playback to headphones - hence you have to listen to the track plus the click which is annoying sometimes
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An amazing piece of gear
RRR 12.11.2020
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.
I'm not a drummer (let's get that out of the way) and just wanted to have a canvas for making some percussive arrangements and laying out basic beats, but the Alesis Strike Multipad goes well above and beyond that.
The pads themselves are very (and I mean very) robust and durable, this thing takes a beating nearly every other day and I'm yet to find any dents or hit marks on the pads.
The sound banks already installed are very good indeed, but for me the Strike Multipad shines when you use it to trigger VST samples and external midi gear, it's pure joy.
Haven't used the onboard sampler yet, it's next on the list.
All in all, I highly recommend if you're looking for an easy and intuitive way to lay out beats and drum tracks.

PROS:
Intuitive interface, easy to setup, ample use scenarios, amazing pads.

CONS:
None so far.
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Great hardware, poor software execution
Jure Matoh 23.05.2022
Alesis have fixed a number of problems over the years with firmware iterations. At the time of writing this it's currently on FW 1.3, which brought some awesome features to the Multipad. However, a great number of bugs remain or have popped up with this version. Alesis is aware of all of it and they still haven't made any progress with the FW update. Their support answers with canned responses and can't help with anything. I'm almost certain Alesis have forgotten all about this product. They sold a bunch of them based on hype, now they don't care to give any support to the owners.

If you need a pad for live playing, I would go with Yamaha or Roland, and give this one a pass.
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I like it!
Simple Not Primitive 25.04.2023
First - I'm not a drummer, but I wanted to get a sampler and something to try how drum kit feel, without taking much space. I use it for now with two pedals, and it's good for trying things out, learning and training in rhythms. It's UI is very intuitive - despite having a lot of buttons - 10 year old kid can handle simple operations well. It's a bit noisy in playing, but may be it's my lack of skill - I'm sure it won't be a big deal on set, but may cause an inconveniece with neighbours. Sometimes pads I played did not trigger or triggered other pads - I guess I can fix it with settings. Pad comes with latest firmware update, which is cool and ableton live lite license, which is useful. I still handn't tried it as a soundcard and a midi controller (no usb cable in box :( ). Build is solid, legs are not moving on table. I'm planning to get a stand to use with it later. It have a huge sample library - I hadn't went all over this meanwhile - but what I heard is of decent quality. Anyway, you can load your samples with USB disk on key.
You also need to get drum sticks in order to use it, they're not in kit.
Overall my impression is good, but it can be a bit better, if Alesis would include sticks or USB cable into package. Thomann(I guess?) put the right power adapter for my country, so I could use it out of the box, also it's cheapest price by far here, even including shipping and taxes, after checking amazon and local stores.
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