Alesis | 401-658-5760 | www.alesis.comThis should drum up some interest from percussionists: Alesis is now shipping this USB/MIDI, pad trigger interface. Using electronic triggers placed on traditional acoustic percussion sources or electronic drums, this I/O converts them to MIDI note messages. Then USB 1.1 and 10 inputs allow performance options to be expanded to incorporate computers, samplers, synthesizers, etc. into recording sessions. Dual zones can be set on the inputs, and sensitivity levels/velocity curves/crosstalk/thresholds/re-trigger times manipulated. Up to 20 programmable presets can be stored and recalled, and a foot-switch helps keep things rollin’. BFD Lite software comes bundled, offering professional-quality drum libraries.