Author Topic: Strike MultiPad  (Read 850 times)

Offline ChrisK

Strike MultiPad
« on: November 15, 2018, 09:56:09 PM »
Strike MultiPad 699 USD$  It's better to be solid and reliable at this price. Their existent sample pad have some issue with crosstalk and loading time.

https://www.samash.com/strike-multipad-electronic-drum-pad-astrikemp-p

The Strike MultiPad is the most powerful percussion pad on the market. It comes with a 32GB on board hard drive with over 8,000 samples and loops, 9 rubber pads with RGB lights, and the ability to load samples with a USB thumb drive. This is perfect for serious drummers looking for professional features and effortless control.

Over 7,000 Samples and Loops
The Stike MultiPad contains 32GB of storage with over 6GB of content, including loops, drums, and percussion, plus melodic instruments for any style.

9 Pads with RGB Lights
You can customize the color feedback for each of the 9-pads. The lights help you see even in dark settings and help keep you on track.

Load Samples via USB Drive
Using the USB drive, you can easily import WAV files and backup your kits to the Strike MultiPad.

Features:

    9 Velocity-Sensitive Pads with Customizable RGB Lights
    32GB of Internal Storage with Over 6GB of Included Samples and Loops
    Built-in Sampler to Capture the Perfect Sound from Your Phone, Mic, or Computer
    Built-in Loop Recorder to Create Custom Loops in Real Time
    2 Channel USB Audio Interface Makes it Fast and Easy to Connect to Your Computer
    Connect a USB Drive to Quickly Load Your Own WAV Files
    5 Onboard Effects Processors (3 Kit FX, 1 Master FX, 1 Comp/EQ)
    Separate Main, Aux, and Headphone Outputs
    3 Trigger Inputs and Two Dual Footswitch Inputs
    "A-LINK" - Two Fully Assignable Infinite Rotary Encoders
    Power Adapter, Quickstart Guide, and Software Download Card Included


DSP    Yes
Faders    0
Preset Types    30
Number of Instruments    8000+
Built-in Rhythms    300+ Loops
MIDI I/O    Yes
USB    Yes
Audio Input Types    1-1/4" Stereo Inputs, USB Audio Interface
Inputs-Line    1 x 1/4" Mono Trigger Input, 2 x 1/4" Stereo Trigger Inputs, 1 x Hi-Hat Input, 2 x Stereo Foot Switch Inputs, 1 x USB Audio Interface
Outputs-Main    1-1/4" Stereo Outs
Outputs-Direct    1-1/4" Stereo Aux Outs
Outputs-Other    1-1/4" Headphone Out, 1-1/8" Headphone Out
Effects    Yes
Metronome    Yes
Sampling    Yes
Recording Capability    Yes
Audio Playback    Yes
Internal Storage Capacity    32GB
Software    Ableton Live Lite, Pro Tools First
Power Supply Type    9V
Weight    8.49 lbs
Dimensions    13.80" x 3.48" x 14.16"
Series    Strike
Model    MultiPad
« Last Edit: November 20, 2018, 12:38:16 AM by ChrisK »

Offline Dobly

Alesis Strike Multipad
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2018, 08:03:35 PM »

Offline Chaser

Re: Alesis Strike Multipad
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2018, 09:33:35 PM »
Is this thing for real?

https://slickdeals.net/f/12261598-guitar-center-black-friday-alesis-strike-multi-pad-for-699-99

Now that would be cool.

I received a Flyer a few days ago from Guitar Center..Sam Ash and some pre-order notices..available Nov 23.
There was also a link to Note Repeat for setting it up with Ableton Drum Rack.
The web pages have all been pulled/cached and "404"..etc including pre-order ... probably at the request of Alesis..
Same thing happened with Roland and new product releases in May.
The only information I have for it is:

"The Strike MultiPad is the most powerful percussion pad on the market.It comes with a 32GB on board hard drive with over 8,000 samples and loops,
9 rubber pads with RGB lights, and the ability to load samples with a USB thumb drive."



« Last Edit: November 17, 2018, 10:44:32 AM by Chaser »

Offline Hellfire

Re: Strike MultiPad
« Reply #3 on: November 16, 2018, 10:32:56 PM »
Hey Guys,

I merged the two topics together.

What I would like to know is if there are extra trigger inputs on the unit, besides a bass drum input.
For more edrum info, be sure to visit my web site at:
          www.HellfireDrums.com                    
My current set-up:  Alesis DM10 and Trigger I/O with modified & DIY pads

Offline ChrisK

Re: Strike MultiPad
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2018, 02:27:07 AM »
Not sure if its multisample or one shots sample, if multisample, could be something special, but still need to wait if there is loading time and how reliable is the units.

Offline Dobly

Re: Strike MultiPad
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2018, 07:41:30 PM »
Not sure if its multisample or one shots sample, if multisample, could be something special, but still need to wait if there is loading time and how reliable is the units.

I reckon it will just be the Strike in a different form factor.

Offline ChrisK

Re: Strike MultiPad
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2018, 12:38:38 AM »
Information updated see main post, with new pic and available to buy.

Offline Chaser

Re: Strike MultiPad
« Reply #7 on: November 20, 2018, 09:59:48 AM »
Information updated see main post, with new pic and available to buy.

That's odd...I spoke with a live rep with Sam Ash Saturday on my pre-order reservation and was told "not available"..
We'll see how it goes.

Offline ChrisK

Re: Strike MultiPad
« Reply #8 on: November 20, 2018, 10:08:05 AM »
Information updated see main post, with new pic and available to buy.

That's odd...I spoke with a live rep with Sam Ash Saturday on my pre-order reservation and was told "not available"..
We'll see how it goes.


Well they removed the page again, at least all info are here.

Offline Chaser

Re: Strike MultiPad
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2018, 12:26:11 PM »
Information updated see main post, with new pic and available to buy.

That's odd...I spoke with a live rep with Sam Ash Saturday on my pre-order reservation and was told "not available"..
We'll see how it goes.


Well they removed the page again, at least all info are here.

I figured that's probably what would happen again.
My reservation link worked again ..just once,so I archived the web page.
You could paste it into your first post until they figure out whats going on,maybe it's just a Black Friday sale.

https://web.archive.org/web/20181120070514/https://www.samash.com/strike-multipad-electronic-drum-pad-astrikemp-p

Last year Alesis did a Black Friday/Direct Buy sale on the DM10 studio Kit for $499.95 that wasn't mentioned on their site or advertised anywhere
It took you straight to the Alesis Store checkout.

https://www.alesisdrummer.com/index.php?topic=7458.0

Offline ChrisK

Re: Strike MultiPad
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2018, 04:20:12 PM »
Apparently they had 6 in stock 2 ordered and waiting tracking number.

I bet they feel Roland will release something at winter namm, spd30 is 9 years old and usually special edition like the red spdsx  lifetime is shorts.

Offline ChrisK

Re: Strike MultiPad
« Reply #11 on: November 20, 2018, 11:04:01 PM »
Information updated see main post, with new pic and available to buy.

That's odd...I spoke with a live rep with Sam Ash Saturday on my pre-order reservation and was told "not available"..
We'll see how it goes.


Well they removed the page again, at least all info are here.

I figured that's probably what would happen again.
My reservation link worked again ..just once,so I archived the web page.
You could paste it into your first post until they figure out whats going on,maybe it's just a Black Friday sale.

https://web.archive.org/web/20181120070514/https://www.samash.com/strike-multipad-electronic-drum-pad-astrikemp-p

Last year Alesis did a Black Friday/Direct Buy sale on the DM10 studio Kit for $499.95 that wasn't mentioned on their site or advertised anywhere
It took you straight to the Alesis Store checkout.

https://www.alesisdrummer.com/index.php?topic=7458.0


found the page, but empty, I only added the name as guessing URL https://www.alesis.com/products/view2/strike-multipad

Offline rhysT

Re: Strike MultiPad
« Reply #12 on: November 21, 2018, 07:15:21 AM »
My reservation link worked again ..just once,so I archived the web page.
https://web.archive.org/web/20181120070514/https://www.samash.com/strike-multipad-electronic-drum-pad-astrikemp-p

At least the included Strike multipad views are sharp enough to zoom in for more details
« Last Edit: November 21, 2018, 07:42:25 AM by rhysT »

Offline Chaser

Re: Strike MultiPad
« Reply #13 on: November 21, 2018, 01:22:07 PM »
Information updated see main post, with new pic and available to buy.

That's odd...I spoke with a live rep with Sam Ash Saturday on my pre-order reservation and was told "not available"..
We'll see how it goes.


Well they removed the page again, at least all info are here.

I figured that's probably what would happen again.
My reservation link worked again ..just once,so I archived the web page.
You could paste it into your first post until they figure out whats going on,maybe it's just a Black Friday sale.

https://web.archive.org/web/20181120070514/https://www.samash.com/strike-multipad-electronic-drum-pad-astrikemp-p

Last year Alesis did a Black Friday/Direct Buy sale on the DM10 studio Kit for $499.95 that wasn't mentioned on their site or advertised anywhere
It took you straight to the Alesis Store checkout.

https://www.alesisdrummer.com/index.php?topic=7458.0


found the page, but empty, I only added the name as guessing URL https://www.alesis.com/products/view2/strike-multipad

The site is going up , so soon all the links will default to it..

https://www.strikemultipad.com/


Offline ChrisK

Re: Strike MultiPad
« Reply #14 on: November 21, 2018, 04:36:27 PM »
expect a fight back from Roland, winter namm, they are flushing spd-sx at $599.99
« Last Edit: November 21, 2018, 05:54:56 PM by ChrisK »

Offline Chaser

Re: Strike MultiPad
« Reply #15 on: November 21, 2018, 10:53:05 PM »
The site is up and fully functional...no user guide...there is no link to the main Alesis site yet.. a lot of Youtube videos..

I still haven't found anything about the Multipad that makes it "STRIKE" related...

https://www.strikemultipad.com/index.html

Introducing the BRAND NEW Alesis Strike MultiPad

Strike MultiPad - Overview and tutorial videos
« Last Edit: November 21, 2018, 11:42:19 PM by Chaser »

Offline ChrisK

Re: Strike MultiPad
« Reply #16 on: November 21, 2018, 11:55:02 PM »
So far it's 2 shots sample, a and b layer imports, velocity switch setting, round robin, alternate, loop, mono, poly.

Still unknown can we run backing track or locked to 1min, how much time it take to load kits etc..

« Last Edit: November 22, 2018, 12:11:16 AM by ChrisK »

Offline Chaser

Re: Strike MultiPad
« Reply #17 on: November 22, 2018, 12:09:41 AM »
I did see some Power Station Kit samples..so I wonder if the STRIKE kits are loaded into it..


Offline ChrisK

Re: Strike MultiPad
« Reply #18 on: November 22, 2018, 12:22:24 AM »

Offline rhysT

Re: Strike MultiPad
« Reply #19 on: November 22, 2018, 07:02:22 AM »
The site is up and fully functional...no user guide...there is no link to the main Alesis site yet.. a lot of Youtube videos..

I still haven't found anything about the Multipad that makes it "STRIKE" related...

https://www.strikemultipad.com/index.html

Introducing the BRAND NEW Alesis Strike MultiPad

Strike MultiPad - Overview and tutorial videos

I suspect Alesis are playing more B/s name games by possibly inferring the multipad has similar functions compared to the Strike module.

The user guide is available via: https://www.strikemultipad.com/downloads/strike-multipad-user-guide-v1_0.pdf
« Last Edit: November 22, 2018, 07:06:39 AM by rhysT »

Offline Chaser

Re: Strike MultiPad
« Reply #20 on: November 22, 2018, 10:27:06 AM »
So far it's 2 shots sample, a and b layer imports, velocity switch setting, round robin, alternate, loop, mono, poly.

Still unknown can we run backing track or locked to 1min, how much time it take to load kits etc..

FAQ page is now available..loading time is based on amount of samples,sample limits are based on space instead of size.
There are also samples from the STRIKE module.

Alesis Strike MultiPad - Frequently Asked Questions

How Fast can you load a kit on the Strike Multipad?
 The Multipad streams samples direct from their location in the internal memory or your connected USB drive, which means kit loading time will depend only on the number of samples used in the kit. For example, a kit with 9 samples (1 per pad) will load twice as fast as a kit with 18 samples (2 per pad). The size of the samples does not matter, whether it's a snare sample or an hour-long backing track.

What is the max capacity of storage per preset kit?
Because the Strike Multipad streams samples directly from their location in the internal memory or connected USB drive, the only limitation to the size of your samples/kit is the available space on your drive. This is a great advantage if you are using the Strike Multipad to playback full backing tracks.

How many sounds are in the internal storage?
The Strike Multipad comes with over 8,000 pre-programmed samples and loops; over 6GB of content! This will include choice content from the Strike and Strike Pro, as well as tons of new drum, percussion, and melodic instrument packs all stored in the internal memory and ready to play.


« Last Edit: November 22, 2018, 10:51:49 AM by Chaser »

Offline ChrisK

Re: Strike MultiPad
« Reply #21 on: November 22, 2018, 11:28:06 AM »
After reading, still spd-sx have edge on fast loading time, the new alesis loading time depend on how many sample is, not the length, but Alesis multipad combine spd-30\ spd-sx in one units.

Offline ChrisK

« Last Edit: November 22, 2018, 03:22:10 PM by ChrisK »

Offline ChrisK

Re: Strike MultiPad
« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2018, 03:57:18 PM »
Available tomorrow to buy

Offline ChrisK

Re: Strike MultiPad
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2018, 06:08:41 PM »
So far it's 2 shots sample, a and b layer imports, velocity switch setting, round robin, alternate, loop, mono, poly.

Still unknown can we run backing track or locked to 1min, how much time it take to load kits etc..

FAQ page is now available..loading time is based on amount of samples,sample limits are based on space instead of size.
There are also samples from the STRIKE module.

Alesis Strike MultiPad - Frequently Asked Questions

How Fast can you load a kit on the Strike Multipad?
 The Multipad streams samples direct from their location in the internal memory or your connected USB drive, which means kit loading time will depend only on the number of samples used in the kit. For example, a kit with 9 samples (1 per pad) will load twice as fast as a kit with 18 samples (2 per pad). The size of the samples does not matter, whether it's a snare sample or an hour-long backing track.

What is the max capacity of storage per preset kit?
Because the Strike Multipad streams samples directly from their location in the internal memory or connected USB drive, the only limitation to the size of your samples/kit is the available space on your drive. This is a great advantage if you are using the Strike Multipad to playback full backing tracks.

How many sounds are in the internal storage?
The Strike Multipad comes with over 8,000 pre-programmed samples and loops; over 6GB of content! This will include choice content from the Strike and Strike Pro, as well as tons of new drum, percussion, and melodic instrument packs all stored in the internal memory and ready to play.

From Alesis developer:
Loading time. If you count all the pads, external inputs, and foot controls... the SMP has 19 different “triggers”, and each can layer 2 samples!

(that’s 38 total)

Say you max all 38 of those with long backing tracks; you’re still looking at a max 2-3 second load time.

Thats is enought fast.