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  • Native Instruments Maschine Jam

    Native Instruments Maschine Jam - "A perfect complement to maschine studio"

    11/29/16

    What configuration, software and other gear do you use with this MIDI control surface? In what context? What are your thoughts on its stability? I already owned maschine studio soi t was quick to install (5 mn). 2 expansions (to be chosen) were …

  • Livid Instruments Base II

    Livid Instruments Base II - "Good, but not for Reason."

    02/02/16

    What configuration, software and other gear do you use with this MIDI control surface? In what context? What are your thoughts on its stability? iMac with reason 7. I was looking for a controller with more than 16 pads to play drum parts with Kong …

  • Ableton Push 2

    Ableton Push 2 - "Great, almost perfect ergonomics"

    12/20/15

    Couldn’t resist ! I discovered Push with this version 2, so there's no way for me to compare with version 1. The first thing that struck me was its weight – rather heavy for a controller. Seems sturdy. Regarding the lights now (USB-fed only, s…

  • Korg nanoPAD2

    Korg nanoPAD2 - "Not so good velocity pads, great XY pad!"

    10/22/14

    The unit is USB powered with one mini USB port. It features 16 velocity-sensitive pads and a single X-Y pad. It's very small, light, and portable. It's entirely plastic and a little flimsy. The pads themselves are significantly smaller than full-…

  • Novation Launchpad S

    Novation Launchpad S - "Great product, with a few limitations"

    07/25/14

    The Launchpad S is an updated improvement to Novation's original Launchpad. It provides you with an 8 by 8 grid of quality rubber pads that allow you to trigger loops, sounds, and functions through midi messages via USB. Construction: It's si…

  • Akai MPC Renaissance

    Akai MPC Renaissance - "Akai headed to the future"

    12/06/12

    Unlike any other MPC, the Renaissance is more geared to work with your computer set up better than the other models that have come out. You will get the real MPC pads on the Renaissance which are what all MPC enthusiast love and have to have. You wi…

  • Ableton Push

    Ableton Push - "Best pad controller for Ableton"

    12/06/12

    The Ableton Push comes with Ableton Live 9 and syncs up to work with it right out of the box with no effort needed at all. Though this unit is not available to the general public yet, I had the chance to use it first hand from a music conference. Tha…

  • Akai MPC Studio

    Akai MPC Studio - "Great, but no interface"

    10/25/12

    The Akai Professional MPC Studio is the newest line of MPC from Akai and it came out this year. I had the pleasure of working with it twice. It comes stocked with over 6GB of sounds and it supports VST plug ins. You can use the Akai Professional on …

  • Akai MPC Renaissance

    Akai MPC Renaissance - "Best MPC out"

    10/25/12

    The MPC Renaissance is a production hardware system that can also act as a audio interface. It comes loaded with over 6GB of sounds and it does support VST plug-ins. The Renaissance is better than just the original MPC line. I have been using MPC’s …

  • Korg PadKONTROL

    Korg PadKONTROL - "Quality pads"

    10/15/12

    The Korg PadKontrol can be purchased in White or in Black. The price is very good, and it was when it first came out many years ago. Just looking at the face of the PadKontrol you can tell that it is an older unit because it just has that old style …