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Ultimate Drum Pad Controller Guide
Old 2 weeks ago
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Ultimate Drum Pad Controller Guide

There doesn't appear to be one definitive drum pad controller thread here, so I thought it might be worth creating one. Major review sites give so little info about the actual performance of midi controllers instead focusing on listing the many features they include. They rarely give you a good idea of how well those features function. Crosstalk or missing hits anyone?

To start it off, I thought I'd add a link to this gentleman's 2 pad sensitivity videos. He at least seems to have played a lot of them which helps.

Feel free to lock it up if necessary I just thought it could be helpful for anyone looking for pad controller info to have one big thread dealing with them.
Old 1 week ago
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I've used or owned a fair number of them. You might as well get the 4 x 4 standard mpc layout if you want your skills to be transferable to a similar device in the future.

Long story short, Korg padKontrol has awesome pad sensitivity for finger drumming. Maschine may have similar or the same pads.

Alesis, Akai, didn't have that sensitivity, at least the ones I tried from several years ago.

First generation Handsonic is not as sensitive either, but more of a hand drumming device anyhow.

Zendrum is probably awesome but I haven't tried it.
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