We bought one of these to use in live performance. We're a working, somewhat "serious" band, and we don't exactly take it easy on our equipment. This failed the test. Horribly.
Pros: When it works, it sounds pretty good! After she re-programmed the drum sounds (the factory ones are terrible), our drummer can make it sound like an entire drum kit! And much more portable.
Cons: You never know when it's going to stop working or do something strange. Here are some things it has done:
1) Line noise. Other reviews commented on this as well. It generates a hum which sounds like a ground loop, even though there isn't one. Sometimes you can hear it, sometimes you can't. No idea why.
2) Not durable. The pad triggers "bleed" into each other -- you hit one pad, and it makes the sounds from other pads. This is also common and discussed on the Alesis support forums. Is this because we hit it with a stick too many times? Maybe. But that's what drummers do!!!
3) Bad control placement. When you're playing, it's pretty easy to accidentally hit one of the arrow buttons. Our drummer does this all the time. It switches the patch. So, in the middle of a performance, all of the sudden the sounds change!
4) Incomprehensible tone changes. We haven't figure this one out. For no apparent reason, the tone of the sound changed during our rehearsal. Everything sounded muffled and ringy. We restored the factory settings and it fixed the problem. But... what the heck? We have no idea what caused this.
This might work for a home studio if you treat it very gingerly. But for professional use? No way. It's waaaaaaaaay too fragile. As others have mentioned, the price point is appealing; but, I now wish we'd saved up for the real deal. :-(
Anybody wanna buy a used one??
|商品尺寸||19.05 x 26.04 x 6.35 cm; 1.16 公斤|
|型号||Sample Pad 4|