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PAD Controllers user reviews

  • Akai MPD18

    Akai MPD18 - "Great pads but not a MPC"

    10/15/12

    It seems like when it comes to AKAI you can always expect to get a great quality drum machine or pads. The AKAI MPD 18 will work with your Mac and Windows systems via USB. You computer does need to have at least 2GB for maximum performance. There are…

  • Akai APC40

    Akai APC40 - "buy it and use it carefully "

    10/09/12

    If you are an Ableton Live user then you need to go out and buy the AKAI Professional APC 40 as soon as you can, it is a USB based controller that has a total of 109 different buttons! 9 different faders and a cross fader and it is compatible with Ma…

  • Korg nanoPAD2

    Korg nanoPAD2 - "Fast response"

    10/02/12

    The Korg nanoPAD2 can either come in white or black, it is a Drum Pad Controller that has 16 pads on it that are all velocity sensitive. NanoPAD2 connects to your computer via USB and it is very easy to install and set up. The price of the nanoPAD2 i…

  • Novation Launchpad

    Novation Launchpad - "Good Device, I just dont like Ableton"

    10/02/12

    The Novation Launchpad is a USB MIDI control only for Ableton Live, it has a 64 button set up that call are back lit. It can be used with either PC or Mac. It connects to your computer via USB, that is the only way it can connect. There are not audio…

  • Novation Launchpad

    Novation Launchpad - "Buy it if you're an Ableton user."

    09/03/12

    What I love about it, it's the design, I really love what Novation did with its interface and how they managed to put something quite original for Ableton users. The price overall is quite great for the product, those 64 pads can make a huge differe…

  • Novation Launchpad

    Novation Launchpad - "So many options. Worth it for the price. " has images

    06/21/12

    The Novation Launchpad combines elements of a mixer, a sequencer, and an effects rack all in one 64 button pad designed to interface with Ableton Live. As I mainly use Ableton I'm not sure whether you can program it to work with other DAW's, but the …

  • Akai MPD24

    Akai MPD24 - "A worthy controller, but not the best"

    05/15/12

    The MPD24 is a Midi controller from Akai featuring 16 pads, 6 faders and 8 knobs. It has USB and midi in/outs. It's pretty easy to use, and the quality is nice. The pads feel good under your fingers and are responsive, featuring velocity and aftertou…

  • Novation Launchpad

    Novation Launchpad - "I LOVE THIS THING!!!!!!!"

    05/13/12

    The Novation Launchpad is a controller built especially for Ableton Live, meant to improve workflow and turn Live into a performance tool. It does exactly that. And it's AWESOME. It is pretty easy to set up, you plug it in and it automaps to Live. Th…

  • Akai MPD18

    Akai MPD18 - "Full sized pads in a small, super portable package"

    01/22/12

    What I love most about this unit is it is quite small and light compared to my MPD 24. I can put this in my laptop case with my MBP and still have room to spare. It also is much better when you are traveling (car/plane) to have this smaller unit as…

  • Novation Launchpad

    Novation Launchpad - "Not quite as simple as it looks"

    09/08/11

    Features. Well it's very basic here. It's a USB midi controller for Ableton. 64 buttons. How it works is another feature entirely. In essence, you can control almost any aspect of Ableton with this device using a bit of clever programming and so…