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Alesis Sampled Pad 4 changes speed of SD Card Samples

Hi!

The Alesis Sample Pad 4 seems to be changing the speed of my samples. We are using a seperate metronome and samples up to 2 minutes of length.
At some point the sample seems like it's falling slightly (dragging almost an eighth note) out of tempo.

Best regards and thanks in advance
Jonathan
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  • Hi Jonathan,

    Thanks for posting. Sorry for the delay.

    What is the capacity of the card you're using, and what format are your audio files in?

    The SamplePad 4 will function as expected with most major brand SD or SDHC cards with a capacity of up to 32 GB in size. The audio files must be located on the root directory of the card and not in any folders. The max number of files that can be located in the root directory is 512.

    * The samples files must be 16-bit, mono or stereo .WAV files with a sample rate of 48K, 44.1K, 32K, 22.05K, or 11.025K. Files can be converted to this format through the use of the Alesis SampleConverter Utility, which can be downloaded here.
    * The .WAV file must be located in the root (main) directory of the card and not in any folders.
    * We recommend formatting your SD card to a FAT32 file system (if it is not already) and naming your sample files according to this format. Basically, this means:
    * Do not use these characters: " * / \ : < > ? |
    * Do not use spaces.
    * Limit your file name to 8 characters (excluding the file extension, ".WAV").
    * You can assign up to 14MB worth of samples per kit (the sample library on your SD card can be larger, of course). Also, please note that a sample's size will be rounded up when loaded (e.g., a 2.1 MB sample on the SD card will be treated as a 3 MB sample when it is assigned to a pad).
    * The max number of files that can be located in the root directory is 512.
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