Alesis Strike Multipad – the next generation digital drum pad
The new Alesis Strike Multipad introduces a variety of advanced sampling and looping capabilities to their affordable drum performance powerhouse.
Alesis Strike Multipad is their latest iteration in drum performance pads, with a massively expanded onboard memory and over 7000 built-in sounds from traditional percussion and drum sounds to melodic and sound effects elements in a variety of styles and genres. The internal memory supports up to 32gb of data, and further samples and custom kits can be saved and loaded directly from a flash drive via the USB port on the back.
The new Alesis Strike Multipad introduces an audio sampler, allowing you to resample audio directly from the external input or USB input. The interface allows you to edit the sample to create loop-points or fade-outs. The Alesis Strike Multipad sends MIDI and Audio data to and from your DAW via a USB connection, allowing for seamless integration into a home studio.
The Alesis Strike Multipad also functions as a fully-fledged audio looper, allowing you to grab a variety of loops from the external input and re-trigger them on-the-fly using the pads.
All the bells and whistles…
The Alesis Strike Multipad has five built-in effects, four external trigger inputs for pedals, and each of the 9 velocity sensitive pads has a multi-colour LED that allows you to configure which colours display for which type of sample, or for handy sample playback feedback.
The full-colour display on the Alesis Strike Multipad make it incredibly easy to navigate and create your own custom samples and kits on-the-fly. It’s a great companion for acoustic drummers looking to add some digital flair into the mix, or solo musicians looking to trigger several layers of instruments from a single piece of gear.
The Alesis Strike Multipad comes with Pro Tools First and Ableton Live Lite, so you’re able to get going straight out of the box. The Alesis Strike Multipad is set to retail at USD $699 (Around R10k excl. duties).
For more information check out the Alesis website.