I've recently been moving towards using electronic drums in my band. I've got a korg nano pad that we've been using to play drum samples, but feel it's time we upgraded. As we're pretty keen about it, we're looking to skip any in between stages - akai mpd 26 etc. - and go straight to something with more functionality. I have looked into the Akai mpd 32, and compared it against the Apc40
, but felt the former lacked the looping/controller functions of the latter (given the lit pads if anything). The Apc, on the other hand, lacked the drum pads as it's 'own discreet instrument' element, serving primarily as a controller, and for studio production. I felt a middle ground would be ideal, which is where MASCHINE came in.
I suppose my question is which of the multiple versions of MASCHINE would suit me best? I noticed there doesn't seem to have been any mention on the thread of the Mikro versions?
Money is a factor; I aim to spend ideally less than £200 (on ebay), but am willing to be persuaded I needn't spend as much, or the opposite. Essentially, if you'll excuse the rather mundane example, I'd like to achieve a Jamie xx style performance (of the band The xx), but with greater live loop making functionality. If that makes sense. Note also that, I am new to production in general, and really a shoegazer-pedal-lover with a desire to venture into a more electronic sound. I've started a three-piece with the nano pads, guitar/vocals, and a synth. Any help would be massively appreciated. The MASCHINE looks great, I'm pretty bloody excited.