m-audio triggerfinger or some other controlPads...who is using something? what apps are you using? PLEASE SHARE Info. THANKS.

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THEOSKARWERNER
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hello all!

yesterday i bought the akai lpd8. and today i've returned it. i was looking forward to be a fingerdrummer, triggering drumkits from the freesoundpjkt... but as i was using it with SimpleSynth, there was no possibility to set up a specific sample for each pad. and that's just the way I wanted it. the software that comes with the lpd8 is crap and also i think i'll need more pad's then 8. but i just realized that after testing it a bit. is anyboy experienced in that matter. i really want an easy solution and i don't wann spend a fortune for it. there's a lot of stuff out there and i really can't find what i want--- i need help.

i'd be grateful for any hint or whatever.

THEOSKARWERNER

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I have and use a Zendrum. That's probably more money than you want to spend, but it's the best. The sensitivity is incredible, and you either wear it like guitar, or it sits on your lap. Here's a link:

http://www.zendrum.com/

Occasionally, a used one pops up on e-bay.

If you don't mind using sticks, you could look for a used DrumKAT or Octapad. The MIDI implementation of the DrumKAT still blows my mind, almost 20 years after the thing came out.

Good luck!

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Thank you for the hint, but it's not what I am looking for, and it's too expensive. And it doesn't look very nice in my opinion. But anyway... Thanks.

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the Korg padKONTROL is a decent percussion controller...

4x4 pad grid, a coupla knobs, X-Y controller...

good editing/librarian software...

there is also a little Mac app called farmpad that uses the padKONTROL's native mode to enable you to do deeper customization of the controller...

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Thanks. I think that was just the Info i needed.