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Alesis ControlPad 8-pad USB/MIDI Controller with Two Switch Pedal Inputs - Mac/PC
The Alesis Control Pad USB/MIDI Percussion Controller is a compact percussion pad controller that is equally at home as a performance instrument and as a MIDI programming tool for studio recording. The Control Pad features eight velocity-sensitive pads with gum rubber surfaces for excellent stick response, as well as two trigger inputs for connecting external pads. Percussion setups are stored to internal memory and are accessible via MIDI Program Change commands. You get flexible, easy-to-use percussion and MIDI control with the USB bus-powered Control Pad.
- Pads and inputs
- Great for studio and stage
- A MIDI controller
- USB connectivity
In addition to eight velocity-sensitive percussion pads onboard, this controller includes two trigger inputs for connecting external pads (it's compatible with the Alesis Drum Pad and Cymbal Pad expansion kits), two switch pedal inputs to accomodate open/closed hi-hat and kick drum, and an up/down footswitch input for selecting kits remotely. The Control Pad also includes pad sensitivity adjustment to get the sound that's perfect for you.
The Control Pad is a compact drum/percussion system that functions equally well as a recording tool and as an on stage electronic "trap table". It's a useful tool for serious recording musicians and percussionists seeking to "lighten the load" in terms of the number of accessory instruments they carry.
The Alesis Control Pad is limited only by the sound sources connected to it. As a MIDI controller, it can trigger samplers (sampled sounds and sampled sound effects), drum machines, and synthesizers. Melodic percussion (mallet instruments such as vibes and marimba) can be played by assigning the desired MIDI note numbers to the controller's various pads.Plug the Control Pad into your Mac or PC via USB for a plug-and-play functionality - no drivers are necessary, and no external power is needed. However, if you want to use it without the computer connection, a power adapter is included.
- USB/MIDI drum controller for studio or live use
- 8 high-quality velocity-sensitive percussion pads
- 2 trigger inputs for connecting external pads (compatible with the Alesis Drum Pad and Cymbal Pad expansion kits)
- 2 switch pedal inputs
- Up/down footswitch input
- USB Plug-and-Play connectivity (no drivers necessary)
- USB bus-powered (no power supply necessary when connected to a computer)
- PC and Mac compatible
- MIDI I/O
- Pad sensitivity adjustment
- Stores MIDI setups with program change capability
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