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Korg's lineup of MIDI studio controllers delivers the ultimate in playability, creativity, and operability, and is now joined by the all-new padKONTROL. The padKONTROL provides sixteen great-feeling trigger pads that are excellent for dynamic drum and organic percussion performances; an assignable X-Y pad that also provides for natural-sounding flams and rolls; plus a pair of assignable knobs - all letting you breathe musically expressive life into your software instruments and hardware MIDI sound modules.

In addition to playing drum sounds and triggering samples, the padKONTROL can take on many other tasks - even acting as the transport controls of DAW software - making it the ideal choice for any cutting-edge creative environment or live performance scene.

The included Editor Librarian software makes it easy to edit and manage scenes, and numerous scenes are provided for immediate use with Korg's TRITON series and OASYS, numerous GM compatible instruments, and popular drum based software instruments. The new padKONTROL is the perfect high-energy controller for all musical creators.

Main Features

  • Sixteen trigger pads for playing realistic drum parts with natural dynamics.
  • Toggle or momentary operation allows the trigger pads to act as function switches, transport controls, or to be assigned to various control change messages.
  • Expressive X-Y pad offers dynamic control for natural sounding flams and rolls.
  • Assign two independent control messages to the X-Y pad for dramatic realtime control.
  • Two independent knobs can be assigned to a variety of control change messages - such as pan or decay time.
  • An assignable pedal jack allows a pedal to be used as an additional trigger (such as a Kick Drum) or as a control source.
  • Sixteen user "scenes" are provided for saving and quickly recalling entire controller set-ups.
  • Thirty pre-loaded scenes provide instant compatibility with popular music software titles.
  • Illumination mode adds dramatic visual impact to your performances.
  • The padKONTROL connects to your computer via USB and can be used as a USB - MIDI interface for other MIDI sound modules.
  • USB bus power provides convenience and mobility. (Optional AC adapter available)
  • Free Editor Librarian software is included, so you can edit and manage scene data directly on your computer.
  • padKONTROL Specifications

    • Controllers: 16 velocity-sensitive Trigger pads with LED illuminations, an X-Y pad, two assignable knobs, assignable pedal jack (requires a separately sold DS-1H or PS-1 to be connected)
    • Display: 7-segments, 3-digits LEDs
    • Memory: 16 user scene memories, 30 preloaded scene templates
    • Connectors: Pedal, MIDI IN/OUT, USB (type B), Power supply jack (DC9V)
    • Power Supply: DC9V; AC adapter (optional), USB bus power (when using the USB connector)
    • Current Consumption: When using USB bus power: approximately 150 mA (maximum 180 mA), When using an AC adapter: approximately 150 mA (maximum 180 mA)
    • Dimensions: 314 (W) x 234 (D) x 55 (H) mm / 12.36" (W) x 9.21" (D) x 2.17" (H)
    • Weight: 960 g / 2.12 lbs.
    • Included Items: USB cable, CD-ROM (containing padKONTROL Editor/Librarian software etc.), Software license agreement
    • Operating requirements for connection to a computer:

      • Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Professional / x64 Edition
      • Computer: Computer with a USB port, satisfying the operating requirements of Windows XP (USB chipset made by Intel Corporation is recommended) *Driver software for Windows XP x64 Edition is beta-version.


      • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.2 or later
      • Computer: Apple Macintosh computer with a USB port, satisfying the operating requirements of Mac OS X
      • padKONTROL options:

        • AC adapter
        • DS-1H Damper Pedal
        • PS-1 Pedal Switch


        *Specifications and features are subject to change without notice.

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