Adding another dimension beyond traditional keyboard control, the padKONTROL is the most expressive and versatile drum pad controller ever! Combining an assignable X-Y touchpad that also provides for natural-sounding flams and rolls, sixteen great-feeling illuminated trigger pads, assignable knobs and a footpedal input, the padKONTROL provides unsurpassed evocative control. Beat It! Each of the sixteen pads can be individually assigned a note number and MIDI channel so you can control a single drumkit or map it to control different devices in your setup at the same time. Eight different dynamic curves are available for each pad, or you can set each pad to its own fixed level.
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The solid, responsive pad feels great to the touch and inspires confidence when performing. The unique X-Y touchpad gives new levels of expression and the pad lights are supremely cool. Each of the 16 pads can be individually assigned a note number and a MIDI channel so that you can control a single drum kit. Eight different dynamic curves are available for each pad, or you can set each pad to its own fixed level.
This allows you to set up certain instruments to feel as you would like them to, and others to always Kontrol it: Drums are just the beginning. A MIDI message can be assigned to each pad, and they can be set for momentary or toggle operation. In addition to sending a value as the pad is touched, a specific value can be sent as the pad is released, so they can be used like buttons or switches to control any function on your soft synths and DAWs. The pads have a striking visual behavior, which will move you to groove along visually with your playing.
Pads assigned to notes light up when struck and then shut off. Pads assigned to CC messages stay lit to show their status. Three variations of the illumination mode cause the trigger pads to light up in unique patterns. Two Manage it: Thankfully, once you have all the controllers set the way you like, you can save the entire set of assignments as a User Scene.
In addition, thirty preset scenes are included, designed to instantly match the padKONTROL to some of the most popular music software programs.
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