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Old 2012-12-12, 16:30
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I bought a Korg nano pad 2, mainly because it was cheap (~£35) and I love it. For the price the quality is excellent and has a relatively small footprint for my small office studio. It is 2 x 8 rather than 4x4 which can be a bit confusing at first but very easy to get used to. I mainly use it with Kong and RDK2.0 and have set up custom 'scenes' to get the most out of each device (and make it more comfortable) which is easy and once you've done it it's done.

I've not used it with a Dr OctoRex but I have set up various loops using a Nurse Rex in Kong which is a lot of fun.
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Old 2012-12-12, 19:54
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Korg nano pad 2,
It is 2 x 8 rather than 4x4 which can be a bit confusing at first but very easy to get used to.
Thanks for your answer.

Actually the 2 x 8 rather than 4 x 4 seems to be a feature -- not a bug -- in the high end drum machines. I remember hearing Roger Linn explaining that he thought they were a better design, as they make it easier to use both hands at the same time.
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Old 2012-12-12, 19:55
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I own one.
Thanks dudelab.

So... have you used that APC40 with Reason?
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Old 2012-12-12, 21:28
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Thanks dudelab.

So... have you used that APC40 with Reason?

Nope. Only in Live. I wouldn't bother using it with Reason, it just doesn't feel right even if you hard-map it.

I'd rather have a look on QuNeo http://www.keithmcmillen.com/QuNeo/overview

to use with Reason(especially Dr. OctoRex), than using the APC or Launchpad...
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Old 2012-12-12, 22:08
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Im using a Novation Launchpad and it works simply great
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Old 2012-12-12, 22:24
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Nope. Only in Live. I wouldn't bother using it with Reason, it just doesn't feel right even if you hard-map it.

I'd rather have a look on QuNeo http://www.keithmcmillen.com/QuNeo/overview

to use with Reason(especially Dr. OctoRex), than using the APC or Launchpad...
Okay thanks. Looking into it.
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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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