Percussionists will want to take a look at the new PercPad and Performance Pad Pro from Alesis. These multi-pad instruments feature natural-feeling, velocity-sensitive drum pads for expressive triggering. Onboard the Performance Pad Pro, there are over 500 Dynamic Articulation sounds, assignable to any pad. What’s more, there’s a 3-part sequencer for creating percussion, drum, and accompaniment loops. The PercPad features a kick input and MIDI connectivity, while the PerformancePad Pro offers both kick and hi-hat inputs.