Akai mpd24 or Padkontrol?

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Post by rbmonosylabik » Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:21 pm

Ok, this is the best thing since sliced bread. Off to make some loops.
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Post by Contra » Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:26 pm

jazzmik wrote:
zebastian21 wrote:on the pad kontrol you could do drum rolls and flams using the x-ypad and holding down the trigger for your sound but, its not quantized to the beat, it sounds very realistic it just doesnt sync to the beat tho.

actually you can sync it to the beat:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=JnSRWk_o87g


j
yo thanks for that video

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Post by bynoe » Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:27 pm

Be very careful if you are buying the MPD. The rotary nobs don't work properly , and they jump all over the place. I took mine back to swap it and every MPD in the shop had the same problem. I got my money back

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Post by earwax » Thu Feb 01, 2007 7:54 pm

bynoe wrote:Be very careful if you are buying the MPD. The rotary nobs don't work properly , and they jump all over the place. I took mine back to swap it and every MPD in the shop had the same problem. I got my money back
anyone else has had this issue ?

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Post by bynoe » Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:31 pm

If you do a search there is a thread about the problems with the MPD

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Post by Spiralgroove » Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:48 am

yeah, huge problems with the first run of MPD's

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Post by kaffein » Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:08 am

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Post by kaffein » Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:12 am

Yes I've noticed this on my MPD recently, I'm not sure if I can take mine back or not..
I would like to know if its a firmware issue, or hardware issue. :|

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Post by ilia » Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:05 am

Two more cents here. Just got Padkontrol on ebay.

1. The action on the pads is pretty nice and intuitive
2. I absolutely love the roll feature on the X-Y pad. This is something that would be very hard to setup with another controller using faders.
3. It's very light

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