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Carlsbro announces Okto A percussion pad

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Adding to the increasingly popular list of accessible electronic drum pads Carlsbro has announced the release of the Okto A Percussion Pad, an eight-zone, two-pedal multipad.

As well as the eight hard-wearing rubber pads, the Okto A houses 408 voices, arranged into 30 kit presets and 20 user kit slots as well as on-board performance recording, playback and learning functions.

Adding to the playing surfaces, the back of the unit features inputs for external snare, ride, hi-hat and bass drum pads, while additional sockets allow hi-hat and footswitch control.

The Okto A also includes editing functionality including pitch, filtering and 6 reverb effects, and can connect to a computer via its USB MIDI interface. Perhaps most surprising, though, is the inclusion of a micro USB power input connector, designed to allow the Okto A to be powered from a portable power bank!

The Carlsbro Okto A is available now, priced £229.

I'm a freelance member of the MusicRadar team, specialising in drum news, interviews and reviews. I formerly edited Rhythm and Total Guitar here in the UK and have been playing drums for more than 25 years (my arms are very tired). When I'm not working on the site, I can be found on my electronic kit at home, or gigging and depping in function bands and the odd original project.