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Old 01-29-2012, 11:49 PM
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Default Percussion Pads (Electronic)

Hello fellas ,

I'd like some advice. Here's the problem.

I was thinking of upgrading my acoustic kit with more "percussion" sounds.
First i was looking at cowbells , HH tambourines etc etc...

Then i saw Electronic Percussion Pads. To be precise , the Alesis Percpad.
The one with the 4 pads..

I was thinking of having it , left of my Hi-Hat stand . . but i don't know if it will be as good as having the "real" instrument (cowbells etc.) , regarding the sound quality and the sensitivity.

It looks handy , because it contains all the sounds in one piece , allowing me to carry it anywhere.

What do you think? Is it worth spending money on an electronic pad or buy the real instrument instead ? If yes , then the Alesis Percpad would do the job ?
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:04 AM
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Default Re: Percussion Pads (Electronic)

E-pads aren't going to give you the exact same experience, but the sounds may be 'close enough'.
They also have some advantages, like being able to use them quietly and changing sounds quickly.
The perc pad doesn't have a whole lot of sounds. I think there's 25 different ones, and you can use 4 at once. You can also hook up an electronic kick pad.

Alesis has the new SamplePad out, which is sort of like the PercPad, but it allows you to load your own sounds.
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