Korg padKontrol USB Drum Pad Controller Black
Korg padKONTROLadds another dimension beyond traditional keyboard control for incredibly expressive and versatile pad control. In addition to accessing drum sounds and samples, the padKONTROL can also control soft synths, effects, and DAW transport controls as well as trigger loops and video clips. The assignable X-Y touchpad provides real-time, natural-sounding flams and rolls while 16 cool-to-the-touch illuminated trigger pads and assignable knobs give all the control you need.
Each of the 16 pads can be individually assigned a note number and MIDI channel, and you can choose from eight different dynamic curves as well as either MIDI or USB output for each pad. The display reminds you know what you're doing at a glance while the illuminated pads visually groove along with your playing. You can save controller setups in one of 16 User Scenes in the padKONTROL and it includes 30 preset scenes.
The padKONTROL also comes with free Editor/Librarian software.
No matter how you set them up, you'll appreciate the great feel of the pads. They respond well no matter where you strike them, not just in the center like many other systems. So you can freely play the pads with both hands, hit the edges or the center and get responsive, musical results -- every time!
The X-Y pad adds real-time control of both flam and roll timing and dynamics. Moving from left to right increases the speed of the roll, or the distance between the 'flammed' notes. Moving up increase the volume of the roll, or the second note in the flam. This is a highly expressive and intuitive way to produce these natural drum techniques. With an optional footswitch, you can even add real 'kick' drum parts, or close a open hi-hat.
Based on Korg's renowned KAOSS technology, the X-Y pad can be assigned to control any two continuous controllers in real-time. You might set the X Axis to control pitch bend on a synth while the Y Axis controls reverb depth. Or set them to control filter cutoff and resonance, or multiple delay parameters for evocative and expressive performance and mixing possibilities.
Two assignable knobs provide continuous control of two other MIDI parameters. You can easily invert the values sent from any of these controllers so you can quickly adjust them to your needs. Even the footswitch input can be set as a momentary or toggle switch for any parameter. Like the X-Y and trigger pads, the pedal also can send a specific release value.
The padKONTROL also comes with free Editor/Librarian software for Windows XP and Mac OSX. Using the computer’s graphic capabilities, the Editor/Librarian software makes it easy to create, store and organize vast libraries of scenes and “scene sets.”
*requires a separately sold DS-1H or PS-1
Display: 7-segment, 3-digit LED
Memory: 16 user scene memories, 30 preloaded scene templates
Power Supply: DC9V AC adapter (optional), USB bus power (when using the USB connector)
Current Consumption: Approximately 150 mA (maximum 180 mA)
Dimensions: 12.36 in. (W) x 9.21 in. (D) x 2.17 in. (H), 314 (W) x 234 (D) x 55 (H) mm
Weight: 2.12 lbs. / 960 g
padKONTROL options: AC adapter, DS-1H Damper Pedal, PS-1 Pedal Switch
System Requirements Windows
Computer: Computer with a USB port, satisfying the operating requirements of Windows XP (USB chipset made by Intel Corporation is recommended)
System Requirements Macintosh
Computer: Apple Macintosh computer with a USB port, satisfying the operating requirements of Mac OS X
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