Cumberland, RI (August 11, 2006)–Alesis has introduced its Control Pad USB/MIDI percussion controller for use as a performance instrument and as a MIDI programming tool for studio recording. The Control Pad includes eight durable velocity-sensitive rubber pads, two inputs for connecting additional pads, two for pedal controllers and one for the up/down footswitch, USB Plug and Play connectivity, and the ability to access programmed setups via MIDI Program Change commands.
Customizable pad settings allow musicians and producers to tailor pad sensitivity to their individual playing styles. Each pad can also be individually assigned MIDI channels and note numbers.
In addition to the onboard pads, the new controller also provides two trigger inputs for connecting external pads. Fully compatible with the Alesis Drum Pad and Cymbal Pad expansion kits, these inputs enable drummers and percussionists to customize their systems and create a pad drum kit that can be carried anywhere with ease. The two switch pedal inputs provide the option of an open and close hi-hat as well as kick drum.