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whats a good cheap entry level midi sample/drum pad?

 
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 18, 2015 7:39 pm    Post subject: whats a good cheap entry level midi sample/drum pad? Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Buy a launchpad. It's fine for what you're looking for and you can use it for much more. A preowned version 1 will only cost you around 40. The pads look small compared to say Mascine or an MPC but having the smaller pads actually makes finger drumming easier.

I use my Push (small pads) More than my Maschine MKII.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the heads up. got it on my watch list.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now the Mk 2 is out, also keep a watch on for a second-hand Launchpad S - it's supposed to be much more responsive than the Mk. 1 - but I imagine will be a bit pricier. The Launchpad Mk. 2 for Matt's Christmas present has arrived (more LED colours than the Launchpad S) so will get to see that in a few days.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you don't mind paying the extra you could go for a Launchpad pro. It's not too expensive and has lots of great features. If you use Ableton a secondhand Push can be fairly cheap (Ableton are offering a trade in if you buy the push2 that equates to around !130 so you can get one on Gumtree etc for around that price.

I actually prefer the push to the version 2. It had harder MPC type pads, tho the screen on the push 2 is lovely. Not 600 lovely tho.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

>>Old thrad is old<< but if you want knobs/faders some of the Akai stuff is competitive.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you want to use with ableton I've a apc40 for sale which I could do a Xmas bro deal Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2015 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

how much you after? I probably can't afford the step up 40 model to be honest
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 23, 2015 6:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll pm you george
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