Originally Posted by AronD
so, I'm thinking of buying myself a Christmas present sometime soon, and I was thinking of buying an Akai MPD18. I have the axiom 49 key, and it has the pads, but 8 pads is too little for me at the moment; I want to get full blown sampling, and as much as the reason 6 drum machine is great, I still like to work on physical equipment.
Anybody have any tips on which other drum machines I should consider?
You mean pad controllers, not drum machines, right? I have an old M-Audio Trigger Finger and a Korg PadKontrol. Both are very good and work flawlessly with Reason and Ableton Live. I don't have an MPD18, but I've already test driven the MPD24 and liked it very much. The owner "fixed" the pads to give them a better feel.