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Connect hi-hat controller/trigger to Alesis Strike Multipad

How do I connect an external hi hat controller and trigger to the Alesis Strike Multipad? Also, is there away to assign the controller to a pad so that it controls the hi hat sound assigned to a pad? I own a Roland VH-12 as well as a DIY Zildjian L80 hi-hat with a GOe hi hat controller.
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  • Hi Tim,

    Thanks for posting.

    You can connect your hi hat to the hi hat trigger input on the rear of the Strike Multipad. If you're using third-party foot controllers, you can connect these to the foot control inputs on the rear as well.

    The below will walk you through how to assign sounds to your pads:



    I hope this helps!
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  • Hmm... no that doesn't seem to help. I have a hi-hat sound assigned to the HH input, but it appears this input is not compatible with a Roland hi-hat. Can I only connect Alesis hi-hats to the multipad? What brand/models, specifically, will work with the multipad?

    In regards to my second question:

    "is there a way to assign the controller to a pad so that it controls the hi hat sound assigned to that pad?"

    It doesn't appear to be possible to control variable hi-hat sounds on a single pad with an external hi-hat controller, but, as shown in the video, it can be done using multiple pad grouping: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GiPSN...
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  • Check out some related info in this topic: https://getsatisfaction.com/alesis/to...

    Apparently the SampleRack has more hi-hat control settings than the Strike multipad: https://www.alesisdrummer.com/index.p...
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  • I am having challenges connecting a third party hihat controller to the strike multipad. (Yamaha hh65) I have the updated firmware installed already and followed the instructions on connecting it and setting up. It seems that the Yamaha is not compatible, can you guys(alesis)please list which controllers are compatible? Is there a firmware update in the future which would make all third parry controllers compatible?
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    Yes, please, would someone from Alesis compile a list of compatible hat pedal controllers? My (old) Roland FD-7 doesn't work. It also seems strange to me that Alesis doesn't sell a standalone hat pedal for the multipad. Is that coming?
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    I posted this question elsewhere...

    “I saw a video where a guy set up a hi hat with a pedal by grouping various hi hat sounds (from open to closed). It took up all 9 pads (actually watched it again, it took 6 pads).

    Does the Strike Multipad have an instrument that is a hi hat which can open and close with a pedal on one pad?”

    I was told no.

    For those of you that think your pedal isn’t working... I wonder if the problem is actually that the sound selected is not variable... so you get the impression that the pedal isn’t working. But the sound is actually the problem.

    Here’s the link to the video...

    https://youtu.be/GiPSNNotdik

    For those who want to play a “full kit” on the multipad, you may want to dedicate 3 pads (closed, middle, open) to the hi hat and the other 6 to the rest of the kit sounds (kick, snare, 2 toms, ride, crash).

    It’s too bad that this great multi pad doesn’t have a dedicated variable hi hat sound.
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