|The padKONTROL from Korg is a USB/MIDI studio controller that features 16 illuminated drum trigger pads and the company's KAOSS technology based X-Y pad. 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 controller is ideal for creating natural, organic sounding drum beats. 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. Eight different dynamic curves are available for each pad, or you can set each pad to its own fixed level.
The X-Y pad adds real-time control of both flam and roll timing and dynamics. 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. With the addition of an optional footswitch you can add real kick drum parts, or close an open hi-hat.