Only at Sweetwater! ✅ 0% Financing, ✅ FREE Shipping, and ✅ FREE Warranty for your Korg padKONTROL!. In fact, even with the arrival of Korg’s Pad Kontrol you don’t actually require all the fingers of one hand to count them! Like the other main contenders in this area. The Korg PadKontrol is a USB MIDI controller manufactured by Korg. The PadKontrol was released in as a competitor to the Akai MPD and the M- Audio.

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Another point to note is that it won’t pass midi signals through the midi port without external power, which it does not include. Rated 4 out of 5 by D Witt from Solid Controller I’ve owned this little guy for a few years now and it’s still holding up strong.

Two independent knobs can be assigned to a variety of control change messages — such as pan or decay time.

And it generally works fine for tapping out things. Sometimes it just doesn’t seem to want to do what it’s supposed to.

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Pads are very nice, great feel. See any errors padkkntrol this page? Best to avoid all of the cheap Korg products. The USB cord included sticks out from the back of the unit entirely to far. You don’t have to mash the thing to get a note to register. If you do that programing it to the software you’re using should be a sinch.

They should really have that option as a controller or Korg making a mapped pack for that controller Still haven’t been able to get sound from Korg Kontrol Editor. This is a plus when using it with multiple softwares at the same time. Definately read the manual as soon as you get it. The main con that I’ve kog across is when you’re jamming a little too hard you’ll sometimes get crosstalk between the pads, but for that to happen you have to really hit a pad excessively hard.


Toggle or momentary operation allows the trigger pads to act as function switches, transport controls, or to be assigned to various control change messages. In addition I was assured that software would be provided with this unit, it was not.

Expressive X-Y pad offers dynamic control for natural sounding flams and rolls.

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So it can be very troublesome to program, since middle C is not likely to be what your DAW expects. Rated 3 out of 5 by John Bonnell from Mostly great, but hard to set up For the money, it’s hard to beat. Somewhat less ‘solid’ that I’d prefer, but great nevertheless. The footpedal input is assignable! Eight different dynamic curves are available for each pad, or you can set each padknotrol to its own fixed level.

I still haven’t managed to get some of the functions to work as expected. Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Support Manuals Software Drivers. I teach private reason and protools lessons with a main focus towards controlerism. Assign two independent control messages to the X-Y pad padkontro dramatic realtime control. With the addition of an optional footswitch you can add real kick drum parts, or close an open hi-hat.

Can be programmed for transport control functioning. News Location Social Media. Install the ones provided by the software.

First off, the item came to me in almost perfect condition, I could not kodg too much wear and tear on the product An assignable pedal jack allows a pedal to be used as an additional trigger such as a Kick Drum or as a control source.

Each of the 16 pads can be individually assigned a note number and MIDI channel allowing you to control a single drum kit, or map it to control different devices in your setup at the same time. Setting it up is fraught with problems though.

Once you do get it to work, it’s great, but it’s not a out-of-the-box-fuzzy experience. Emotional KONTROL The padKONTROL provides sixteen great-feeling trigger pads that are excellent for dynamic drum and organic percussion performances; an assignable X-Y pad that also provides for natural-sounding flams and rolls; plus a pair of assignable knobs — all letting you breathe musically expressive life into your software instruments and hardware MIDI sound modules.


Moving a finger from left to right increases the speed of the roll, or the distance between the notes, while moving up the pad surface increases the volume of the roll, or the volume of the second note in the flam.

No Longer Available Update Location close. I had to get the basic stuff off the Korg Site, but the promised software that one would need to get any kind of use out of this unit was not included.

The controller is ideal for creating natural, organic sounding drum beats. Free Editor Librarian software is included, so you can edit and manage scene data directly on your computer. A well documented problem is the octave shift in its midi numbering. Don’t know if I’m suppose to be able to? Another thing that is great is that the controller actually can show up as two seperate controllers on your computer.

Even using it without setting up often requires padlontrol trip to the manual. Main Features Sixteen trigger pads for playing realistic drum parts with natural dynamics. Overall I love this thing and would definately recomend it. In addition to accessing drum sounds and samples, the controller can also control virtual synthesizers and effects, trigger loops and video clips, and even act as transport controls for DAW software programs.

The thing I like about this controller compared to other pad controllers on the market is the sensitivity. To my chagrin, it is not. Thirty pre-loaded scenes provide instant compatibility with popular music software titles. I’ve had an m-audio trigger finger for several years and pavkontrol been satisfied with it but not blown away. Mapping the controller to DAW’s outside the presets that were given is almost pqdkontrol impossible.