I'm looking for a pad, like the Alesis SamplePad, that I can use for custom samples. For instance, my band does War Pigs, I'd like to be able to trigger the air raid siren sound at the beginning of the song, and I see the potential for a bunch of other stuff with something like this.
The SamplePad isn't terribly expensive ($200), but I'm wondering if there's a better option out there that I don't know about. I'm not looking for electric drums - just a tool I can use to trigger sound files, basically. Thoughts?