The pre-NAMM announcements are starting to come thick and fast; Alesis have recently announced a new electronic drum and percussion pad, the Strike Multipad. Featuring nine customisable light-up colour velocity-sensitive pads, up to 32GB of sample storage, over 8000 built-in rhythm sounds, a built-in sampler/looper with five onboard effects processors, the Strike Multipad is designed to let technically minded drummers and percussionists sample, edit, loop and perform directly and quickly into a recording and production environment. User samples can be added from smartphones, from a connected USB storage device or via the built-in two-channel audio interface. Separate Main, Aux and headphone outputs are provided, together with three drum trigger and two footswitch inputs, and everything is easily accessed and editable via a generously sized colour display and two infinite rotary encoders.
Priced at £599.99 in the UK and $699 in the USA, the Alesis Strike MultiPad should be available by the time you read this. You can see it in action in this video below: