Reviews and Problems with Alesis e-Practice Pad Electronic Drum Practice Pad
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part of the fault lies with amazon
Nelpow "realist", amazon.com
5 January 2012
Summary: We had the same experience as others; no sound came out. Now having read the reviews I realize that we perhaps, needed an amp, not included and not recommended. Since it is a practice pad that is offered under the search for a student practice pad, I feel both the manufacturer and Amazon might mention the requirement of an amp. Assuming we buyers know nothing will not alienate the more worldly music elite, I am pretty sure. We did try headphones to no avail.
Summary: Based on my experience with other Alesis products I have purchased over the years I thought this one would be of similar quality. Sorry to say that I am very disappointed. This was a Christmas gift for my son. We took it out of the box, plugged it in, turned it on, and got nothing. There was no power to the unit. To rule out an electrical problem we tried batteries - still nothing.
Scared me for a minute...REQUIRES AMP OR EARPHONES
AMY E CREWS, amazon.com
1 January 2012
Summary: The instructions included are very brief and weren't very helpful. PLEASE BE AWARE THAT THIS PRODUCT REQUIRES AN AMP OR EARPHONES.(I had to read reviews online to fully understand that.) No sound will come out of it otherwise. The speaker on it is for the metronome ONLY. Lucky for us, our son has an amp that came with an electric guitar last Christmas.
Summary: The first one received did not work on batteries. I had contacted Alesis to find out if there was some type of simple solution but never received a response. So I ended up returning it. Amazon did a FANTASTIC job of getting me a replacement and it was delivered the NEXT DAY. BTW, this is why I purchase from AMAZON as if something is wrong they will take care of it. Which they did for me. The product is working fine on batteries and it's a blast to play along with it.
Summary: I picked up one of these, hoping to use it as a bass and snare add-on to my conga rig...it will do it, but I find that I enjoy it more for just shredding with stick control and speed exercises, it's kind of fun to hear a snare rather that just a rubber pad...the metronome function is good, I haven't tried the other features yet...some of the sounds are not great, but there are several decent snare sounds..
Summary: I just got this practice pad used from a seller here on amazon; it came with two small external foot switches which was an unexpected bonus, all for $47 shipped which I think is a great price. I'm new to drumming and also own and Alesis DM6 full kit which I use with Addictive drummer VST on my computer. I bought this practice pad to take with me on a 1 month work assignment and I think it will work great; I'm using it on 4-AA batteries.
Summary: I like this product but the only thing I don't like is that you can not hear the drum sound I am playing without headphones. I can hear the monotone and other rythems that the product has programmed in it through a speaker but not a sound when I hit the pad. That sound can only be heard through my headpones. At least I have not found a way to hear the drum sound I am playing without them. Maybe I have a setting wrong.
Summary: Just got this for a Christmas present for our son and can not get it to work. The power comes on but there are no drum sounds. For an item which advertises 65 different drum sounds it is a little disappointing. Hope i can get a refund....
Summary: I purchased this for a gift and had to return the first one because it would not power on. The replacement one powered on, but does not work beyond that. I would think that there should be someone testing these before they ship them out.