Throwback to 1990 and a highlight from Madison Square Garden. The 52 shows we'd play here between 1979 to 1994 were always spectacular.
Check out the Octapad action around 7 minutes into this clip. 16 pads creating some incredible rhythm.
The first model of the Roland "Pad-8" was introduced in 1985. It was a very important device at that time, allowing drummers and percussionists the opportunity to trigger virtually any MIDI sound source without the need of a full electronic drum set. It had no internal sound source, and all pads were assignable to one note each. All pads were on the same MIDI channel.