im not using a software ive just downloaded a sample and trying to put it on my pad that has trigger pads built on it. do i need to be using a software?? im not really good at these things? is there anything you would suggest?
I'm not sure you can load your own samples on the Alesis pad. I've been using a Roland SPD-S with a PD-8 Trigger Pad connected to it. With that, you can load your own samples on a CompactFlash Card. The only thing is that it's a rather expensive set up for just triggering 808 kicks.
You may want to see if the Alesis Pad has a built in 808 sound already. If it does, you could probably get away with just using that.