Alesis ControlPad

Alesis ControlPad

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ControlPad, Multipad from Alesis.

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Alesis ControlPad tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Alesis
  • Model: ControlPad
  • Category: Multipads
  • Added in our database on: 03/29/2010

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Alesis ControlPad user reviews

Average Score:3.9( 3.9/5 based on 11 reviews )
 5 reviews45 %
 3 reviews27 %
 2 reviews18 %
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tarrtime's review"Functional and Inexpensive"

Alesis ControlPad
The Alesis Control Pad is e-drum product that contains six rubber pads, and also allows for the input of other trigger pads. The Control Pad converts the triggers into MIDI information and outputs the MIDI. The Control Pad does not contain any sounds of its own. Alesis makes a Performance Pad if you are concerned about having internal sounds. My recommendation though if you are going to use e-drum pads is to make use of software drum libraries (BFD2, Superior Drummer 2, Steven Slate Drums 4, etc.) rather than used built it sound from a drum module or pad. The sounds in a module or pad are typically not very good compared to multi-sampled drum libraries. The Control Pad is perfect for this because it just triggers MIDI.
I use the Alesis Control Pad as the "ride" cymbal in my e-drum kit. I like being able to trigger the 'bell', 'edge', and main portion of the ride cymbal. Typical e-drum cymbal pads cost a lot of money if you want to have 3 zones, and don't really feel much more realistic than this Control Pad. Additionally, I can use the extra zones on the Control Pad for percussion and other cymbals. Try to do that with a 3 zone rubber e-cymbal pad.
All in all, I have been very happy with the Control Pad. I would definitely purchase it again if it broke or was lost/stolen. It is a little unconventional to use it as a "ride" cymbal, but I would recommend considering it instead of spending more money on a different e-cymbal.

thibo12's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Alesis ControlPad

J will like to use this machine To complete my acoustic drums and send samples while I play.

But I do not know how does it work (is what is at the racorde pc to record sounds in the control pad and then to launching indpendament pc just with the control pad)
(Or it is obliged to have a PC connected to play with)
is that there are good sounds in it ?? (or we tlcharge samples on the net)

voil what I want to do !!!

Thank you in advance for your answers the specialists

Krapod's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Alesis ControlPad
The ControlPad Controller is a MIDI / USB. Thus, it does not sound gnre by itself.
It possde on his face suprieure 8 pads (about 10x10cm), 3 buttons large enough to be manipulated by rod and a 3-digit display. Rear facing, there is connectivity: switch, power socket (DC 6V, 400mA), MIDI IN and OUT, USB connector (also used for food), one between the dual footswitch (incr mentation / dcrmentation of paramtres), 2 inputs for kick and hi-hat pedals, and 2 inputs for external pads.
Dimensions: 44x35x6cm

The software installation was done without any problem.
The ControlPad is of great simplicity (may be too). The Function button is dfile Kits custom settings and configuration of pads:
Kits: there are only 20 memory kits. For each, 3 paramtres are available: Program Change message, MIDI channel of each pad and external Controller and MIDI note for each pad and external Controller.
Pad setup: the 3 rglages all kits are common: sensitivity curve dynamic threshold dclenchement.
Access in rglages DIFFERENT pads and the Controller is done simply by tapping on it to switch from one another.

The rubber pads are a good touch and a good bounce.
With the threshold of the lowest dclenchement the VLOC minimum I could get was 3 of 127. With a dynamic linear curve and a SETTING THE sensitivity at the highest, you need to type relatively hard to achieve the maximum value of 127. But DIFFERENT rglages allow adaptation each type of game
Play the hand is possible, but not really suited.
I have not seen parasites of notes, even by tapping the collection's outdoor pads. on the other hand, a hit on the hull dclenche pad closest. Moreover, unlike what other reviews said, it is perfectly possible to hit two pads at the same time, without one takes precedence over the other.
With no pedals or kick of CONTRL charley, I could not test this level. I tried with simple footswitches (FS-5U Boss and Roland / Boss DP-2). I expected a maximum VLOC, but your exact is 64 (average value). And with the DP-2, is dclenchement relchement to the pedals (problem of polarity of the contacts).

I was looking for a MultiPad without sound to bring a little more than "feeling" my rhythm parts, I usually programmed by patterns, and thus avoid to touch the notes in my squenceur. My choice fell on the jug because I ControlPad Roland Octapad 1 and 2 too old. Since stopping the manufacture of ControlPad by Alesis, such machines are becoming new, and it's a shame for someone who adj available expanders and sound banks of batteries, and seeks a Controller simple 6 / 8 pads.
I would do without this choice hsiter. The only things I can blame him are the few memory kits (20), and the absence of a numrique pav for between values ​​and access to these kits .

beergarden's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Alesis ControlPad
I use the control pad with a Akai MPC1000 for 1 month, I was really surprised by the simplicity of configuration, the game and the dynamics of the pads is very good (no trigger inatendu), I highly recommend to all those who want to enrich their set Perusse.
The quality / price surprenent. (Note this is a MIDI controller).

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