Korg nanoPAD2 by hue
What can I say? A major disappointment? Not really. Should I have expected it? Yes. Very much so.
I bought this item on a whim. I usually try to fumble drums with a midi keyboard but I thought it would be nice to have an actual drum trigger. Something I could thwack at with some vigor. I found this item for under $60. Dirt cheap.
So great. I took it home and tried to install it but the drivers would not take. Fine. I go follow the instructions and go to the regional distributors site and download their latest drivers. Still no go.
I go to the forums and ask. Nothing. In fact, I don't think there has been a moderator to that forum in years. I'm not exaggerating. Of course I do the next logical thing and submit a support ticket. It's been months since I did that. Not a single answer.
I did finally get it working after hunting down the latest drivers from Korg International's main web site.
I don't want to be a whiner but, do you think they could send a link with the latest drivers after I registered this thing? Not a single email. Maybe they could post a heads up as a stick on their forum. Nope. The only person responding to posts there in the past month was myself.
The "Free software" included was not even worth chasing down. I emailed about it but nothing came back. I have all the software I need, legal, purchased and registered.
I did finally get it working. And for my needs it works. I can trigger EZdrummer or whatever software I desire. The pads are reasonably sensitive and can be adjusted via the Kontrol Editor software(which I also had to track down).
I understand that this is budget. I mean, it's throw away cheap but at least let your customers know when you have an update. Man your Forum with moderators and give them some incentive to be there. The High End products were much better supported, as they should be. Just don't neglect your entry level consumers. They will very likely be your future core consumers.