New Akai Drum Pad

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New Akai Drum Pad

Post by Kodama » Tue Mar 28, 2006 6:17 pm

GO VEGAN!!! - Macbook Air, Bass Station II, Some Korg shit, Live Suite, U-He, Audio Damage, Microtonic, Ohmicide, more soft stuffs, awesome controllers, euro rack modular synth,an awesome cat.

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Post by leisuremuffin » Tue Mar 28, 2006 6:20 pm

still no note repeat.

i'm tellin you, when they make that happen i'll buy one.



I'm thinking about the korg, cause of it's roll function, but that's still not the same as good ol' mpc note repeat.




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Post by Kodama » Tue Mar 28, 2006 6:22 pm

Could use Live's arp for that I think?
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Post by leisuremuffin » Tue Mar 28, 2006 6:27 pm

oh yeah, for sure.


It might take some doing to get the pressure on the pad to control the volume of the roll, but i'm sure it's doable.

And i guess youd just have to make another midi track to be able to record the output of the arp if you're gonna use it to write notes.


I just think it would be easier if the controller could handle it.


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Post by DeadlyKungFu » Tue Mar 28, 2006 6:43 pm

Akai can kiss my ass, they sell product and are too lazy/cheap/sloppy to come out with proper software to work with their devices. I run win XP and Akai's MPD16 software will not run on it and there is no other way to tweak the settings. There's also no way to adjust it without a PC, which is the saving grace for my BCR.

Akai is a tiny company with crappy support, the MPC is an amazing legendary device but I wish they'd just go out of business and stop frontin'. I do LOVE the MPC pads (they feel like boobies and are almost as much fun to play with) and it looks like they finally put them on a controller, why they didn't to the MPD16 like this is beyond me.

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Post by mikHATz » Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:04 pm

leisuremuffin wrote:still no note repeat.

i'm tellin you, when they make that happen i'll buy one.



I'm thinking about the korg, cause of it's roll function, but that's still not the same as good ol' mpc note repeat.




.lm.
If your using the pads for Live you set this up in the Clips launch properties. do it all the time with my trigger finger...
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Post by mike holiday » Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:06 pm

leisuremuffin wrote: good ol' mpc note repeat.




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:D


damn thats the first time i'v missed my mpc in 2 years
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Post by mikHATz » Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:22 pm

anyone have a release date on for this badboy. not to much info on web. Trying to find an alternative to my trigger finger ( pads feel like im slapping wood ). just tried the korg padkontrol and wasnt overly impressed.

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Post by mouthster » Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:28 pm

mikHATz wrote:anyone have a release date on for this badboy. not to much info on web. Trying to find an alternative to my trigger finger ( pads feel like im slapping wood ). just tried the korg padkontrol and wasnt overly impressed.

MIK
What didn't you like about the padKontrol? i agree with you on the feel of the Trigger Finger and am also looking for an alternative, I've heard the padKontrol was supposed to be infinitely better (although the lack of aftertouch is discerning.)

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Post by dbolt » Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:38 pm

I have the Korg Padkontrol and its has really nice pads great feel and even the corners of the pads have touch sensitivity to them really nice. The roll feature is okay at first it was unreal but then every once in awhile it can sound very digitally thin and not accurate to the ear with the rolls. Also only 2 knobs.

This Akai looks nice with all of the faders and knobs that’s a big plus…..




What's the street price??/




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Post by leisuremuffin » Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:43 pm

mikHATz wrote:
leisuremuffin wrote:still no note repeat.

i'm tellin you, when they make that happen i'll buy one.



I'm thinking about the korg, cause of it's roll function, but that's still not the same as good ol' mpc note repeat.




.lm.
If your using the pads for Live you set this up in the Clips launch properties. do it all the time with my trigger finger...
MIK

Yes, i know about repeat launch mode.
And i know that clips can be set to have velocity sensitivity.

But does your trigger finger send velocity information as you press it harder?

On the mpc, one of the cool things about note repeat was that as you pressed harder on the pad, the volume of the roll swelled. good times.



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Post by mouthster » Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:46 pm

leisuremuffin wrote:
mikHATz wrote:
leisuremuffin wrote:still no note repeat.

i'm tellin you, when they make that happen i'll buy one.



I'm thinking about the korg, cause of it's roll function, but that's still not the same as good ol' mpc note repeat.




.lm.
If your using the pads for Live you set this up in the Clips launch properties. do it all the time with my trigger finger...
MIK

Yes, i know about repeat launch mode.
And i know that clips can be set to have velocity sensitivity.

But does your trigger finger send velocity information as you press it harder?

On the mpc, one of the cool things about note repeat was that as you pressed harder on the pad, the volume of the roll swelled. good times.



.lm.
Yeah the trigger finger can do that, basically you have to set up whatever sound you want repeated in its own track looping, and you set the after-touch of a pad on the trigger finger to control the volume of that track.

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Post by hoffman2k » Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:47 pm

leisuremuffin wrote:
mikHATz wrote:
leisuremuffin wrote:still no note repeat.

i'm tellin you, when they make that happen i'll buy one.



I'm thinking about the korg, cause of it's roll function, but that's still not the same as good ol' mpc note repeat.




.lm.
If your using the pads for Live you set this up in the Clips launch properties. do it all the time with my trigger finger...
MIK

Yes, i know about repeat launch mode.
And i know that clips can be set to have velocity sensitivity.

But does your trigger finger send velocity information as you press it harder?

On the mpc, one of the cool things about note repeat was that as you pressed harder on the pad, the volume of the roll swelled. good times.



.lm.
hmm. The trigger finger can send out a note and cc from 1 pad, right?
So why not map the cc to a velocity plugin to control the volume?

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Post by leisuremuffin » Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:53 pm

Hey, cool. Maybe i'll get one, then. :)


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Post by mouthster » Tue Mar 28, 2006 7:56 pm

Check out this video..

http://www.m-audio.com/index.php?do=med ... a191c74b0f

They actually have a demonstration doing note repeat with Ableton Live.

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