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Old 2012-12-11, 16:21
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Best controller to trigger Rex loops

As of today, what are the best controllers to activate loops from Dr OctoRex?
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Old 2012-12-11, 16:33
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Honestly, I would say whatever you have!
Once you have the notes right, it should be simple from any controller.

I'm really glad I have the nektar P4 because there is no setup at all. I load an Octorex and have all 8 mapped to P4 pads instantly, with visual feed back always knowing what pad triggers which loop as a little added bonus.
Not to mention controls like "run"already mapped out on P4 screen and buttons.

Hope that helps
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Old 2012-12-11, 19:26
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By controller, here I mean something like Novation Launchpad, APC40, etc.

Which one is likely to require the least messing with MIDI mapping, etc?
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Old 2012-12-11, 21:42
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By controller, here I mean something like Novation Launchpad, APC40, etc.

Which one is likely to require the least messing with MIDI mapping, etc?
thats what i meant too.
& the Nektar Panorama P4 is what i was referring to.
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Old 2012-12-11, 22:15
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thats what i meant too.
& the Nektar Panorama P4 is what i was referring to.
I see.
And you're perfectly right, the P4 is an oustanding product.
But I'm looking for something without a keyboard, like the APC 40. [I'm already using 3 keyboards at the same time. No space left to rig another one.]

It's just that I read a few bad stories about trying to connect the APC 40 to Reason. So ... wondering whether there are some good stories among the people of this forum.
Or whether it's better to go for another product?
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Old 2012-12-11, 22:21
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I understand now! I think some people around here had the apc, maybe they will chime in.
If its all just MIDI (controller) to Reason (remote) you should be good though.
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Old 2012-12-13, 06:22
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As of today, what are the best controllers to activate loops from Dr OctoRex?
Ok.. So I have a few controllers:
APC40 : Have never hooked up to Reason (just use for Live)
MPD24 : Works well, MPC style pads, nice controller. Comes with a Reason template programmed into the controller by default Good solid build quality.
Launchpad : Nice controller but I prefer the MPD24 over this for triggering slices in REX. Very flimsy and not great for jamming on.
MidiFighter : This is my favorite for REX. No setting up needed. Lightning fast response for triggering slices because of the arcade buttons. Big downside is no velocity, only sends on/off message to REX but I use this in a studio setting and edit my velocity level after recording. The MidiFighter is so much fun to jam on, but the clicking of the arcade buttons may bother you

To clarify I am guessing you mean triggering individual slices within a REX file using dr.octorex?
For this I personally would go with 1st : MidiFighter 2nd : MPD24. But this is just preference... both are great
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