Crosstalk: Recommended sensitivity 2 reduces dynamic range

Firmware 1.0.19, Snarestand

This firmware sets default sensitivity to 2 where 1 is most insensitive and 8 is most sensitive.

Only pads 1 and 2 are able to handle sensitivity higher then 2. Sensitivity 3 and above is no option to pad 3 thru 8 because of crosstalk. So you have only two options for sensitivity: 1 or 2

The lower the sensitivity the harder you have to play. This greatly reduces the dynamic range.

I have opened my SamplePad Pro to see if there is a chance to decouple the pads, but no way:

The piezo pickups on the back of the pads seems to be not very reliable.

To avoid answers like: "Update firmware" or "Use snare stand" or "Set sensitivity to 2" just watch my video on YouTube.
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  • Hello,

    Thanks for the helpful pics but we don't recommend customers doing this. As I said in your last post, like on any electronic percussion pad, all of the pads can hear the strikes made to all of the other pads. Because of this, playing harder than necessary will increase the likelihood of unintended pads triggering. As you get to know the Alesis Sample Pad Pro, you’ll get accustomed to how much force is appropriate when triggering sounds. The following guide here which covers some basic measures you can take to optimize crosstalk, sensitivity and triggering.
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  • I’m frustrated
    Hi Chris.
    None of your advices have work for me. I've tried all. (snare stand, Roland mount, sensitivity, firmware, soft striking)
    The crosstalk and the time to load kits make me forget my beautiful sample pad pro in the closet.
    Now i can't sale the Alesis because of this. Neither take it to the store, i bought in USA and live in Southamerica.
    Now i'm raising money for another multi pad.
    If you find another solution, let me know.
    cheers.
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