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SamplePad Pro - Click only in phones output

When I turn on the click in my samplepad Pro it goes out to the phones output but also to the main outputs.
That issue makes the samplepad Pro almost useless to me, as I'd like to hear the click only with my phones and be able to start some loop/samples in time, but obviously I don't want the audience to hear the click track!
Please let me know how to do it
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  • Hello,

    Thanks for the post. The Metronome for the SamplePad Pro outputs through the Main Output and the Phones Output. You cannot specially select which Output the the Metronome outputs the clicks with this unit. This however is an awesome feature request which I forward to my team. Thanks again for the post!
    • Hi Chris D,

      If you havent already read I posted a message at the bottom of the thread.

      Realistically is there or has there been any inroads on this click issue?

      Is it something that can be fixed with firmware? Alternatively perhaps your team can come up with some solutions for the consumer who have purchased the product already eg) maybe some panning techniques or any other tricks to get round it.

      For me personally I wont be purchasing the pad if it cant do this and Ill have to look at the Roland products.
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    I find it useless and stupid, who would like to hear the click track from the main speakers while playing???

    This makes the integrated metronome totally unuseable in a live performance, forcing you to use an external click... please fix it with a new firmware... Take another look at the Roland Spd sx

    And, by the way, this problem is not "SOLVED" just because you answered me
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  • FYI Matteo, the 'flagship' DM10 also doesn't allow splitting the metronome from its Main output to just the headphones (although my DTX Multi-12 has that option).

    So Chris can you include the DM10 in your "awesome feature request" to the team.
    Thanks
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  • Hi,

    So I was looking for the answer to this for quite a while so Im happy I found it but yeah extremely disappointed that the click is played through the main outs. It just seems like a huge oversight and like Matteo the product is kinda useless to me as this is the main function im looking to use it for. (must state I have not purchased it)

    Also Chris D I dont want to call you out and my intention above all is just I (and many others) would really love this difficiency solved...

    BUT... on another question thread a French guy (Christophe Rigaud) asked basically the same question "sample pad pro , clic and sample separated". It sparked a lot of interest as its an extremely important function. The interest alone shows clearly that its a real stuff up and stopping people from purchasing the product or who become really disappointed once purchased that it doesnt do this simple feature.

    The thing is that this was asked by the French guy 5 MONTHS AGO and Chris D responded:

    "Thanks for posting! We'd like to help. You should only hear the metronome play back in your headphones, you shouldn't hear it on your main outs"

    This just doesnt give me any confidence that this will be solved and that you didnt have enough product knowledge to give the correct answer.

    In fact all I can see is that you redirected the question to the FAQs page which doesnt answer this question. (if it does I happily stand to be corrected but I didnt find it)

    Since then (5 months) has any genuine improvement or initiative been made to remedy it? Any Firmware updates?

    I know for obvious marketing reasons this probably wont happen but if Alesis isnt going to change it (bearing in mind I dont actually know if its possible to change with an update or not) it really needs to be more well known that this function doesnt exist before people look into buying it. ie A disclaimer of some description or in the FAQs

    Its just a real shame and I wont be purchasing the product which otherwise looks great because it cant do this simple thing.
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    Guys, is this true?!?!?! I just bought this thing and if they sad is a professional unit how come the metronome goes to the main output?!?!? Alesis , please tell us if you have fix for this issue or not? If no fix this item is useless! 300 Euro practice pad ???? for the studio you can go with the midi keyboard. I can't believe that you are creating live unit that can't be used live .... it's not funny...
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    It is absurd! How is the metronome going to the main out? Are we nuts??? How can it be understood in Alesis headquarters even as a "feature", that's a BIG mistake.
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    FYI guys, the new Alesis Crimson drum module allows metronome on all its outputs or just the headphones: http://5a18fcdc5c8aa2617926-54d68a14e...

    So when might this 'no-brainer' option be added to the SPP and DM10 module?
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  • Anyway it would be very nice if you could save also a tempo value within each kit independently. I mean normally you are playing drums while triggering the Pad so you just can't push buttons to navigate through menus and adjust tempo. That could be solved saving the tempos within the kits (as Roland does...btw)
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  • All the responses were 5 months ago. Is there any work being done at alesis on this issue? can someone please update? its a really big deal for anyone who was hoping to use it for live performances.
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  • And what about the Metronome implementation on the SamplePad 4? Same issue?
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  • I’m frustrated
    Alesis are you still there?

    We need to a toggle option for the click output and save the tempo within each kit separately, is it really that hard to rewrite a few lines in your software and launch an update to get that?

    It's been half a year since it was posted for the first time...
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  • Hello! I also really want Alesis to let us know whats going on here.. This is a dealbreaker for me and I'll have to look at some alternative if it's not even being worked on.. Please update us on if anything is being done to resolve this and turn the samplepad into something super!
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