At the 2011 NAMM Show, Alesis announced the PerformancePad Pro, an enhanced version of their PerformancePad multi-pad percussion instrument.
“The PerformancePad Pro builds on the successful PerformancePad,” said Dan Radin, Product Manager, Alesis. “Drummers love the layout and feel of the original, and this new version adds a new, larger sound library and powerful new features.”
With eight velocity-sensitive drum pads, kick and hi-hat inputs and over 500 multi-sampled sounds with Dynamic Articulation, the PerformancePad Pro is designed to be an all-in-one drum station. You can mount the PerformancePad Pro on stands and racks using the Module Mount, sold separately, or play it tabletop.
The PerformancePad Pro contains the sequencing engine from Alesis’ drum machines. This three-part sequencer enables drummers and instrumentalists to program drum, percussion and accompaniment parts for creating complete tracks or playing along with loops.
It features a “modern” sound set with acoustic and electronic drums, percussion, sound effects, bass and more. The PerformancePad Pro also contains Alesis studio effects including Reverb, EQ and Compression.
The PerformancePad Pro can also be used as a MIDI controller for playing any MIDI sound module, synth or software.