Reddit reviews on Korg padKONTROL MIDI Studio Controller - Black

Sentiment score: 3
Reddit mentions: 6

We found 6 Reddit mentions of Korg padKONTROL MIDI Studio Controller - Black. Here are the top ones.

8 different dynamic curves are available for each pad, or you can set each pad to its own fixed levelGreat response no matter where you strike them, not just in the centerThe X-Y pad adds real-time control of both flam and roll timing and dynamics2 assignable knobs provide continuous control of two MIDI parametersIdeal for the traveling musician to create natural, organic sounding drumbeats

Found 6 comments on Korg padKONTROL MIDI Studio Controller - Black:

u/jejetteaway · 5 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers


If you want to go cheap get the nanopad2: Black
or White

If you can spend a bit more the padKontrol

The padKontrol is really the way to go. Sorry about the Akai, but their pads really do suck.

u/Geoff326 · 2 pointsr/edmproduction

I have the M-Audio Keystation 61 and Korg PadKontrol. It looks like the M-Audio 49 key might not be semi-weighted but the M-Audio 61 key that I have is semi-weighted. The benefit of having a separate device for pads is that the pads have the potential to be better quality. The Korg PadKontrol is known to have really good sensitive pads so that they register even if you touch them lightly. Other devices may have pads that require you to push down on them with more force before they register. Having more pads is nice just so that you have access to more samples at once. I'm also glad I went with 61 keys because it's just nicer to have quick access to as many keys possible too. I also use Ableton Live 9.

u/etphonedhome · 2 pointsr/WeAreTheMusicMakers

Here's what I found in your budget. I doubt a quality build will come with any of these by the way. Keep in mind these Akai pads do NOT have the same level of quality or feel as the more expensive units.

Akai LPD8
Akai MPD18
Korg Nanopad2

For a little more you can get the [Korg Padkontro]http://www.amazon.com/Korg-PadKontrol-Studio-Controller-black/dp/B002MHML06/ref=sr_1_1?s=musical-instruments&ie=UTF8&qid=1321493492&sr=1-1), which is light on features but has in my opinion the best feeling pads of any unit out there. The X/Y pad feels great and is super cool too. The Akai MPD26 is in that price range too.

Ah shit just realized you are looking for a percussion pad controller. I'm too lazy to change my post, but I don't know offhand of any cheaper percussion pads than the alesis. From what I heard, the quality is fine for the price you are paying.

u/AlwaysSaysYes · 1 pointr/makinghiphop

Firstly, you should watch some videos of people using different gear and giving it reviews to see if it fits what you want.

I'm not sure why you would want a mixer unless you had a lot of physical instruments and/or mics that you need record at the same time. If you really want some sliders there are things like MPDs or APCs. I can't play the piano, so I don't mind having a little keyboard. I like the keystation mini 32, because it has a lot of keys, but it is very small.

There are more simple pads like the Korg padKontrol.

If you really want an abelton specific controller consider getting the push. It's expensive though.

As I said, look up videos of everything.

u/throwaway4trees · 1 pointr/makinghiphop

you might enjoy some drum pads then. this is the best bang for the buck in drum pads under $100 I think. it is usually around $120-150 and it's only $85 right now. http://www.amazon.com/Korg-padKONTROL-MIDI-Studio-Controller/dp/B002MHML06

edit: looks like the oxygen 25 already has drum pads. i can't really think of anything else for $100. might like some monitor headphones, like the ATH-M50.