Hardware Pad under 400€

Discussion in 'Samplers' started by Adam Ford, Dec 4, 2017.

  1. Adam Ford

    Adam Ford Kapellmeister

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2017
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    47
    Hi guys hope you're fine.

    If I had 400€ and I wanted an hardware Pad/Sampler machine, what should I buy?

    Requirements are:

    - Ableton Live compatibility;
    - Import Samples;
    - Slice loops to play them with each pad;
    - Possibly a visual display of the current sample/loop.

    At the moment I'm thinking about:

    - Akai APC 40 MK2;
    - NI Maschine Mikro MK2;
    - NI Maschine Jam;
    - NI Maschine MK3 (which means Save money).

    I'm open to different pads if they are under 400€/450$.
     
  2.  
  3. sparkles

    sparkles Platinum Record

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2016
    Messages:
    217
    Likes Received:
    186
    Location:
    Hellas
    If you have 400 euros save 200 more and buy NI MK3 ,I own one and this do all that you thinking about, plus more options.
    If you can't save more money and you all have is 400 - 450 then wait ... until you get another 150 euros and buy the MK3. Its worth it! My opinion.
    In other hands, stay, see, what other members have to write about it and choose the best for you! Nothing its better than you, you can create music with just a couple of stones.
     
  4. spyfx

    spyfx Guest

    also consider the Akai mpd226 if you are just looking for a good pad/usb controller & working with ableton simpler/sampler :wink: :
    http://www.akaipro.com/products/pad-controllers/mpd-226



     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Agree Agree x 1
    • List
  5. fraifikmushi

    fraifikmushi Audiosexual

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2014
    Messages:
    1,850
    Likes Received:
    703
    That's push.
     
    • Like Like x 1
    • Funny Funny x 1
    • List
  6. Adam Ford

    Adam Ford Kapellmeister

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2017
    Messages:
    67
    Likes Received:
    47
    If it wasn't so expensive...
     
  7. gizmotech

    gizmotech Noisemaker

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2015
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    4
    If you don't mind used gear. Push 1s are going for pretty cheap ($100-$300) on ebay. It'll definitely give you more control over Ableton than new smaller controllers in the same price range.
     
  8. Herr Durr

    Herr Durr Guest

    get a push V1 or maschine MK1 off ebay.. then use the other €250 for some more cool gear...


    great minds think alike I see.. :cool:
     
  9. fraifikmushi

    fraifikmushi Audiosexual

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2014
    Messages:
    1,850
    Likes Received:
    703
    push 1 is well in your price range.
     
  10. TW

    TW Guest

    push 1/2 are exactly what you are looking for. If you want use your pad mostly as an Intrument, Check out the allready mentioned Akai mpd series. Best pad "feeling" for "palying as an intrument" in my opinion.
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - Hardware under 400€ Forum Date
With this tecnique you will know what's the magic EQ plugin/hardware is doing to your signal Mixing and Mastering Today at 4:39 PM
Recommend me my first hardware synth Synthesizers Saturday at 12:57 PM
Studio Hardware Emulation? Acustica's Acqua? beginners corner Jan 14, 2019
Hardware Reperatur DE Jan 14, 2019
Inputs, outputs, hardware & DAW - Advice needed Soundgear Dec 29, 2018
Loading...