Alesis Strike Multipad live routing

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Hey all! New owner of the multipad and loving it. Got a few questions for using it live. I'll be playing w/ (and building) backing tracks that will have a click track as well. Going to have a Xenyx 802 mixer w/ me too. All band is on in-ears. Got a few questions.

1) How should I route things? I imagine I'd use the MAIN OUTS w/ DI boxes for L and R (click panned L, tracks panned R) to send to FOH. Or, should I send MAIN OUTS to my mixer, then send to FOH from there?

2) How can I route sounds from the pad to other band members that won't be heard in the mains? I.e., I want to hit the "duck" sound effect just to make everyone laugh or play a countdown sample during a trashcan ending to finish the set. Would that be the purpose of AUX?

3) What's a practical use of AUX, and why is there no MAIN+Aux audio output (sorry guys, I'm new to really diving into sound, not just drums!) Guessing I'll have to hook the headphones input from the front into my mixer for Pad Cue.

4) Do I need the Xenyx 802, or could it work with the 502? I have a 502 now, just trying to save what little money I have left.

Thanks all, I know this is a ton of words.
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Ryan P Gallant

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Yo!
So to address your questions,

1, I use this method with the DI's for left and right mains, and use the send out from those to my personal mixer. works best because you can then control the volume with out affecting the FOH mix. I do this with my Click tracks as well, and send them to the headphone out, which then goes to my personal mixer to have control of the click volume. (grouping the main backing track and click tracks to play together allows you to send each to a different out)

2, You got it, This is what the aux is for, Send it to a DI and then route it to your personal board, and to your FOH, or IEM system for routing.

3, See above

4, I have no idea! haha as long as you have a board that can handle enough channels for what you need, From what it sounds like you need the following,

Channel 1, 2 - Main Left and Right
Channel 3 Click
Channel 4 Aux (running mono) (Aux has stereo option)
Channel 5 Send from FOH for monitor mix of rest of band

a 6 channel mixer should have you covered.

Hope this helps! Enjoy the SMP dude, its a brilliant piece of gear.

Cheers
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Erik Fox

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dude! yes! thank you. I sorta had the concept, but this fully helps my brain wrap around it.
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Glad to help ✊