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Alesis Trigger|iO Electronic Drum Interface

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The electronic drums missing link.

The Alesis Trigger|iO Electronic Drum Interface is the easiest way to connect electronic drum and cymbal pads or acoustic drum triggers to a wide range of MIDI sound sources. Use up to ten trigger inputs to play traditional MIDI devices like drum machines, sound modules and synthesizers, or connect the USB output directly to your computer to play software drum modules or lay down tracks in your favorite MIDI sequencer application. You can capture every nuance of your drumming performance into the MIDI world using the Alesis Trigger|iO Electronic Drum Interface.

Featuring both USB-MIDI and traditional DIN MIDI connectivity, you can use the Alesis Trigger|iO Electronic Drum Interface with a huge variety of gear. The inteface has ten TRS trigger inputs so you can use it with single or dual-zone pads and triggers, and even split the inputs with Y-cables for even larger custom setups. You can also use the Alesis Trigger|iO Electronic Drum Interface to expand the pad inputs of virtually and drum module from any manufacturer.

The Alesis Trigger|iO Electronic Drum Interface has a hi-hat control input that works with both continuous and switch-style hi-hat pedals so you can deliver all of the open-to-closed detail you're used to on the hi-hat. It also has a footswitch input for controlling other parameters like changing kits with your foot.

You can create up to 20 setups and store them in the Alesis Trigger|iO Electronic Drum Interface's memory. Advanced customizable programming capabilities include sensitivity, MIDI-channel assignment, note number, crosstalk, velocity curve, threshold, retrigger time and pad type. The Alesis Trigger|iO Electronic Drum Interface works plug-and-play with Mac and PC, and is powered by its USB connection when working with a computer. You can also wall-power it when working with non-USB MIDI sound sources.

You can mount the Alesis Trigger|iO Electronic Drum Interface on virtually stand or rack using the optional E-Percussion Module Mount and integrate it cleanly into your drum set or percussion setup. The Alesis Trigger|iO Electronic Drum Interface comes with EZdrummer software drum module from Toontrack. EZdrummer has samples of real drum kits, a virtual mixer, and looping functions.

The Alesis Trigger|iO Electronic Drum Interface enables you to play virtually any MIDI software or hardware with your electronic drum kit.

  • Play virtually any software or hardware MIDI device with electronic drum triggers, pads, and cymbals
  • Ten TRS trigger inputs to be used with single and dual-zone triggers
  • USB-MIDI and DIN MIDI Out for controlling software and hardware sound modules
  • Works as an input expander with virtually any drum module
  • Continuous Hi-Hat control pedal input; also works with switch/onoff pedals
  • Velocity sensitive for expressive control
  • Footswitch input for controlling Inc/Dec parameters
  • Create and store up to 20 setups
  • Works plug-and-play with Mac and PC - no software drivers needed
  • Powered by USB when working with a computer; AC adapter included for DIN MIDI operation
  • Mounts using E-Percussion Module Mount (sold separately) for integration into setups
  • Comes with Toontrack EZdrummer software drum module with samples of real drum kit

Alesis Trigger|iO Includes:

  • Alesis Trigger|iO Electronic Drum Interface interface
  • USB cable
  • AC adapter
  • Software CD
  • Quick start guide
  • Trigger inputs: (10) TRS, velocity-sensitive
  • Hi-Hat control: 1/4-inch (continuous or switch - on/off)
  • Footswitch: 1/4-inch TRS for up/down
  • MIDI: USB, MIDI OutUSB Computer Interface
  • Dimensions: 8.5 inch W x 5 inch D x 1.75 inch H
  • Weight: 1 lb, 15 oz
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Alesis warrants its products to be free from defects for 1 year from the date of purchase.