Alesis Samplepad 4 Review

Alesis Sample Pad 4 is the younger brother of the Alesis Samplepad Pro. This little sample pad has only four pads and as such is intended for people who want a more compact setup. It can be used for both studio recording as a MIDI trigger in DAW’s or in live gigging settings. The main benefit … Read more

Alesis SR16 Review – The Classic Drum Machine

Despite all the benefits we are getting from today’s rapid technological progress, sometimes, we just want to keep things simple. This could refer to any aspect of life but, in this case, we will stick to music. Drum machines are inevitable tools of every producer and musician, and the Alesis SR16 is definitely one of their favorite toys.  … Read more

Alesis Surge Mesh Kit Review – Electronic Drum Set

Electronic drums are not just expensive toys for professionals anymore. These days, you can find plenty of affordable kits that work well for both beginners and intermediate players. Still, a big drawback of these entry-level kits is rubber drum heads. Every drummer prefers natural feel and sound while playing, even with headphones in ears. Moreover, … Read more

Alesis Command Mesh Kit Review – Electronic Drum Set

You probably remember when electronic drum set market was only limited to two Japanese giants: Roland and Yamaha. They were the first that created a wide array of potential electronic kits for appropriate customers. In the last few decades, the electronic drum market exploded and became battleground due to technological advancements. Finally, you do not … Read more

Alesis Strike Multipad – A New Serious Contender in High-End Sample Pads

Alesis have sneakily brought out a new electronic drum pad with sampling and looping capability, the Alesis Strike Multipad. This has some similarities in look to the Roland SPD-SX, but also with onboard looping. This is a great thing for the sample pad market. To this date, there are only a few high-end options that … Read more

Alesis Nitro Mesh Kit Review – Are The Mesh Heads Worth It?

Alesis have become a real contender in the electronic drum set market. They have introduced numerous popular kits aimed at low to mid price points in recent years. The company is now continuing the very popular Nitro series, with the new Alesis Nitro Mesh Kit. I have been pleasantly surprised at the quality of the … Read more