Wave Strike: 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.
G: Would you recommend the mpd 26 or pad kontrol?
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.
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.
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.
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?
vampiremonkiesgohome: look this up geez....even the thick fat pads benefit from this. BEST MPC
MPD sensitivity fix yet....you're welcome!
Dee Smoove: @chriscauldermusic PadKontrol or Element? Which one would you prefer man.
Im interested in your opinion.
redirishmanxlt: Fantastic review! Thanks for taking the time to do this :)
BeatsOutDBricks: so if i buy maschine can i use it to make a beat then drag it to Live ,
wanna know if it also works with DAWs like ableton live
chriscauldermusic: It's your choice. I happen to really like the look and feel of the "thick
fat pads" with the pad corx... the difference is negligible, though. No
one's going to hit a pad that softly (midi velocity 5)... and if they do,
there is hardly a difference between that and midi velocity 10. Whatever
you choose, it will be great and you'll notice a difference.
Divine Justice: I agree about the pad kontrol and maschine being the best. I didn't have a
problem with editor. I had to program the different scenes to be on
different channels for use with traktor and the editor helped I wouldn't
base your mpc opinion on just the 1000. Especially if it was the earlier
blue 1000 that had individual pad sensors. The black 1000 had a single unit
. 2000xl the best. freak with one of those before you talk anymore mpc
crap.... I've had an mpc 1000, 2000, 2000xl, mpd 24 too
chriscauldermusic: watch?v=Wmw2L1OSaG8 This guy's series is perfect, if you ask me.
chriscauldermusic: You're welcome. Glad the vid was helpful. :)
Kendall G.: Finally a well recorded, in-depth review of the most popular MIDI
controllers. Thank you.
m haolehonu: thank you!
beaus101: Have you done the Tape-shortcut to the MPK mini?
Divine Justice: I have a korg micro kontrol put the pads aren't as buttery as the pad
kontrol. still a good unit. Do you know if they changed anything for the
maschine mikro? I have both and haven't noticed a difference so far.
chriscauldermusic: Hey @EMEReynolds... I haven't used the Mikro... but truth be told, I went
with Maschine over Ableton, as I used Ableton for years. I still like the
loop/clip slot thing with Ableton but Maschine RULES as far as sample
chopping goes. It's a total breeze. Maschine has note repeat, too... but
not integrated swing with note repeat (not that I need it, I record every
note in real-time). I would go with regular Maschine instead of Mikro ($400
instead of 6 is good).... hang on, I need another comment..
chriscauldermusic: I use all of Togu Audio-Line's series, including the U-No-LX which I bought
about a month ago. I LOVE his synths and effects. I also use Poise for
beatmaking and sample chopping. Check them out at onesmallclue dotcom. Or
search YT for Poise videos. You can definitely use Reaper to make beats...
I do it all the time. Reaper 4 is my main DAW.
Tyreik Kendell: What vst's are you using for Reaper? I've heard you can use it to make
beats but I've jus been using it to track audio.
KYCSigma: I know which one i should buy now :D thankyou
EMEReynolds: Very good review, enjoyed watching the whole thing. What are your opinions
on the maschine mikro vs the mpd 26? The maschine mikro is on sale right
now(same value as mpd with fat pads) and includes the software that would
eliminate problems on the mpd such as note repeat and such. I'm using
ableton so I think that maschine is kind of overkill but for the value
right now, it seems that the mikro would beat out the mpd.
MrSirRobinson: Very detailed & entertaining, great review. You definitely sold one of
beaus101: Thanks for the video; I was trying to figure out if that Tape-method was
just a rumor.
norbertmocsnik: Extremely useful. Very appreciated!
benefitrover: This review rules man, thanks a bunch. Had no idea about needing to mod the
Ceruel Muñoz: "And yes I do own all of them because I'm just nuts"
Tomix1980: very useful and detailed . thank you !
Bee Gee: EXCELLENT REVIEW! I'm gonna buy the pads from MPCstuff for my MPD26. Thanks
for the heads up!
Jason Caldwell: can u use maschine software with the akai mpd!? thatd be dope!!!
joshecash: can u sample vinly on the maschine//??
SgtSlavin: I know, I was referencing Deadmau5. :D
Amado Santana: yea they work on ableton live
André: I'm starting with music software, so about hardware i know basically zero.
Maschine is just a device where you can map your knobs, pad's, or it comes
already with some effects assigned to each button/knob? and if somebody
could give me some advantages why use a midi like this ( w knobs and pads)
just to help me understand. Thanks!
chriscauldermusic: I would give Maschine a try, but definitely with the regular Maschine
controller (not the Mikro)... the knobs and separate LCD screen really are
important. Watch some videos on Maschine, especially if you produce
hip-hop... you'll be convinced! :) Good luck, and thanks for watching the
montd: Hi, just here to say thank you, watched it all. Tomorrow I'm getting a used
MPD 26 and will be doing the electric tape mode (since mpdstuff doesn't
ship to my country and I'm low on cash). Cheers!
chriscauldermusic: Good deal, man. Yeah, if you produce hip-hop and chop samples... Maschine
is IT. I used Ableton for a bit but the arrangement view is absolute crap,
especially when you want to add vox and do several takes. You always have
to make a new track because the punching-in is so counter-intuitive. These
days I'm all about Reaper 4 and Maschine... that's how I do basically ALL
of my music... hip-hop to indie folk stuff. Maschine is sooo fun for
hip-hop. Team it with the Poise VST for drum layering!
chriscauldermusic: Oh, and the 1000 I owned was the black version with the full pad
illCapBeats: MPD 26 with Black Fat Pads. U can't go wrong. Thats exactly how I got mine.
chriscauldermusic: My opinion of MKII - CRAP. Colored pads? Who CARES! Removable faceplates...
that's cuz other 3rd-party companies were making money doing the same.
Maschine needs a clock/song timer, revised song mode, automated pad mutes,
and realtime time-stretch.. not colored pads. That vid sucked. All hype.
And Massive comes free with it? I think the whole world torrented it
already years ago. I don't mess with torrents or anything. Get the regular
MKI. You don't need Komplete either. Use freeware VSTs.
DonValentino: mate is there big different with Maschine and Maschine MK2 ???
MyAndreshurtado: hey what would be a better setup with more features and a better buy? to
buy an akai mpk25 or the akai mpd26 wwith a mpk mini? i would like your
wisdom! thanks bro
DonValentino: what is better mpd32 or maschine ???
ibanezman04: Hey man, can you use the mpd 26 without a computer?! if not , which
samplers out there can i use with software and standalone?
Jayradikal: would you say its better off doing the tape trick rather than spending $50
on the thickpads? your test said the pad upgrade got 5-12, yet the tape got
10-12. Great video though, helped me make a choice, now I need to figure
out how i'll upgrade the sensitvity. cheers
DeejayErez: Should I get the MPD26 or the APC 40
chriscauldermusic: You're welcome. Glad it's helpful. Good luck with the mod, and be careful!
You'll probably have to screw and unscrew several times... it takes a few
tries to get the stuff perfect.
DonValentino: oki thanx bro for taking ya time to replay me :) then i dont need reason
software if i get a Maschine :) right??? or i can buy it later it's not
that much hurry to get it if the maschine have one :) can i ask u other
stuff's about Music studio's and like that???
EMEReynolds: Yea thanks, I saw his tuts when I started getting interested. BUT...NI just
announced Maschine Mk2 which makes my decision making even harder :/ Now
I'm thinking if I should just wait and get massive with the new controller,
or get the og maschine with Komplete 8. I could probably get the new
maschine with a discount as well seeing as a buddy of mine works at guitar