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The padKONTROL joins Korg's expanding line-up of MIDI studio controllers. Adding another dimension beyond traditional keyboard control, the padKONTROL is the most expressive and versatile drum pad controller ever! In addition to accessing drum sounds and samples, the padKONTROL MIDI studio controller from Korg can also control softsynths and effects, trigger loops and video clips, and even act as transport controls for DAW software programs. Combining an assignable X-Y touchpad that also provides for natural-sounding flams and rolls, sixteen great-feeling illuminated trigger pads, assignable knobs and a footpedal input, the padKONTROL provides unsurpassed evocative control. - See more at:


Better to get MIDI Keyboard, Drum Pad or Controller, or Combo?

...for only $100. I know this is a good deal, but is it a good quality one? Also there is a Korg padKontrol for $75. And a couple Akai MPD 18 for $60. Like I said I have no idea. Just let me know your recommendations and why you would suggest those over others similar to it.

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Dave Smith Pioneer DJ Collaboration: Toraiz SP-16

...and bigger, settings allow for wide range of responsiveness to playing action. Better feeling pads than my old 1st gen Korg PadKontrol as well. Overall sound punchy, clean analog out, reminds me of my E4 Ultra. lo-Fi plug update will be welcome. 16 stereo tracks is pretty great. Screen is clear, bright, and is miles better...

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I ended up selling my Maschine. I use my padKontrol now to control Impact. From what I can tell, Presonus added functionality for the Atom via keystrokes. So, essentially, if it's a keystroke.. you should be able to do things with any controller. The problem is... they currently don't have an array of keystrokes...

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