firehandszarb: The knobs on the padkontrol are not very good. The adc is very low resolution. Rotary encoders would have been much more usefull.
Bluto Bluto: Hi, thanks for you review, very helpful. Just wanted to ask you a couple of things: Do you have a function similar to the "16 levels" on the Korg PK? I mean the function you have on most AKAI MPC's where you can spread a sample over the 16 pads each being a different note in a scale. Also, are the "Scenes" on the Korg PK the same as the "Banks" on the MPC's?
Thanks a lot in advance
sirknight1985: You are wrong about the Korg midi, i have looked online and the reviews on the korg are very postive. You are a experienced user of these devices and the people watching your videos are starting out ,so the korg would suit a beginner such as myself, i do not have 100s of dollars to throw around on equipment i can not use easily, so the korg would be my choice, stop being a midi snob, your video is of zero help!!!!!
Theo Da Kid: The thick/fat ones are MPC style, same goes for the super annoying sensitivity. The MPD ones are way different, they are slim but have certain unique and pretty cool characteristics. If you want better sensitivity, better for you I mean, there are 3 different parameters which you can adjust to fit your playstyle (on the MPD26). It's a great machine overall.
catalyststudio: Have you found that doing any of the pad sensitivity upgrades has caused an increase in double triggers or crosstalk between pads? I have an mpc1000 with the mpcstuff fat sensitive pads, and its almost unusable because of double triggers and ghost notes etc...
Dasezd Mine: for the Korg padKONTROL dose it turn on threw the usb or do you need the ac adapter
rootberg: Why do you need incredible pad sensitivity, are you playing some perfect emulation of a Indian Tabla that responds to all different midi velocities.
For all people getting started. Let me tell you this... you do not have to buy any upgrades for you mpd or mpc. I've been on the MPC2000xl for a long time, until recently. And no the pads are not amazingly responsive when it comes to velocity. But they work, and they are sturdy. Thousands of records have been made with the MPC without ever getting pad upgrades etc. It's gimmicky. Use the tools and make music. If you need incredible velocity response, get a professional e-drumkit. This is not it.
Vocoded Glasses (Auro Prime): I made my own mind for this. since the korg pad control is only half as expensive as most of the other devices it is the best choice cuz you don't need to upgrade it.
Vocoded Glasses (Auro Prime): I'd like to know. how big are the pads of the KORG compared to the other controllers? Please answere
tolekmiszcz3: Great video man ! How about Trigger Finger Pro ? Did you check the pad sentsitivity on these new controler ?
Slammed HOONIGAN: mpd32 all the way! i remember watching all these comparison videos and im very happy with my purchase. and yes the pad upgrade is a must. right now i have the electrical tape mod but will upgrade to fatpads soon cuz it does hurt ur fingers after a while when ur pad drumming. also mpd32 brings note repeat. :] Well yeah, thats my input for the people still deciding.
Greg Fries: I think the padkontrol is perfect. Padkontrol is the best product you've got on display there. The akais are terrible, and maschine is honestly as good or better, but it's also a completely different product. Maschine is an entire workstation, not a pad controller like the other 3.
The problem with a lot of midi controller products is that the manufacturers try to slap all kinds of buttons, sliders, pads, and keys on to the controller and they end up with a device that doesn't DO anything well. They are trying to be everything to everyone.
I applaud Korg for the padkontrol. It doesn't need more sliders or buttons, or anything. If you need more sliders, or knobs, buy another controller or device for mixing that has those things. Don't drive up the cost of production of padkontrol, and drive down the focus of the product, by adding a bunch of stuff that isn't for finger drumming, I say.
Dee Smoove: @chriscauldermusic PadKontrol or Element? Which one would you prefer man. Im interested in your opinion.
persyst: Great in depth review! Glad I saw this prior to making a decision. I was wondering, can you use the flam and roll functions when triggering midi notes in a DAW? Thanks.
redirishmanxlt: Fantastic review! Thanks for taking the time to do this :)
soxfantony773: nice video. informative. It should be noted that doing mods on your controllers will most likely void the warranty, which is important to cheap bastards like me.
Vianney Lavigne: Just like that in global setting on akai product there a sensitivity setting, on maximum i was good with it. I had to read the manual to Know about did you Know?
G: Would you recommend the mpd 26 or pad kontrol?
Wavestrike Electronics: Korg has a fatal flaw in every product they release because everything is designed by committee. So the Pad Kontrol is missing knobs, the Volca Bass is missing accent, the Volca Beats is missing an analog clap, rim tap and cow bell, the King Korg has a dumb name, gold color of a buick, and no earphone jack on it. It is amazing how ignorant companies can be.
chriscauldermusic: Definitely not a rumor... this video is from early 2009--
Detailed review of MIDI pad controllers MPD MPK PadKontrol Maschine pad sensitivity upgrades MPC5
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