||The padKONTROL joins Korg's expanding line-up of MIDI
studio controllers. Adding another dimension beyond traditional keyboard
control, the padKONTROL is the most expressive and versatile drum pad
In addition to accessing drum sounds and samples, the padKONTROL MIDI studio controller from Korg can also control softsynths and effects, trigger loops and video clips, and even act as transport controls for DAW software programs. Combining an assignable X-Y touchpad that also provides for natural-sounding flams and rolls, sixteen great-feeling illuminated trigger pads, assignable knobs and a footpedal input, the padKONTROL provides unsurpassed evocative control.
• Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition / Professional / x64 Edition /
• Mac OS X 10.2 or later
SUPPORT & DOWNLOADS
Korg - USB Midi Driver
This is the latest USB MIDI driver. This Windows driver is compatible with Windows 7, Vista & XP, in both 32 and 64 bit configurations. This Mac driver is compatible with Intel/Mac. We always recommend that you use the latest driver.
padKONTROL - Editor Librarian
This is the Editor Librarian program for the padKONTROL, allowing you to store and edit controller "scenes".This software was included on the CD - ROM that originally came with the padKONTROL. Also contains installation instructions and the software licence agreement.
padKONTROL - Owner's Manual
Original owner's manual for the KORG padKONTROL (KPC-1) in .pdf form. This is the complete manual, including the Preload Scene List and MIDI Control Change Message list.
padKONTROL - FAQs
Next time you find yourself setting up for a gig or utilizing a number of different soft-synths in your favorite host, you might find that you need to create a scene set with your Editor/Librarian. Scene sets are great for giving yourself quick access to up to 16 different customized mappings of your padKONTROL. This FAQ takes you through the process of creating a scene set with the bundled Editor/Librarian software and transferring it over to your padKONTROL.
padKONTROL - Easy Start Guide
A quick step-by-step tutorial that gets you up and running fast! Once you've gone through this EasyStart, you can move on to the Owner's Manual for more in-depth information.
For more product support and downloads, please visit www.korg.com for more details.
The padKONTROL MIDI studio controller is ideal for creating natural,
organic sounding drumbeats. Each of the sixteen pads can be individually
assigned a note number and MIDI channel so you can control a single
drumkit or map it to control different devices in your setup at the same
time. Eight different dynamic curves are available for each pad, or you
can set each pad to its own fixed level. This allows you to set up
certain instruments to feel as you like, and others to always play the
perfect velocity, no matter how you strike the pad. You can also set up
multiple pads to play the same drum but at different fixed velocities,
giving you varied but predictable performance every time.
In this MIDI studio controller, drums are just the beginning. A MIDI
message can be assigned to each pad, and they can be set for momentary
or toggle operation. In addition to sending a value as the drum pad is
touched, a specific value can be sent as the pad is released, so they
can be used like buttons or switches to control any function on your
soft synths and DAWs.
Whenever you strike a drum pad or move a controller, the built-in display shows what message or value is being sent, giving you accurate confirmation of what you're doing. The pads have a striking visual behavior, which will move you to visually groove along with your playing. Pads assigned to notes light up when struck and then shut off. Pads assigned to CC messages stay lit to show their status. Three variations of the Illumination mode cause the trigger pads to light up in unique patterns. Two begin when a trigger pad is struck, and a third starts automatically when the Korg padKONTROL sits idle for a few minutes. The great feel of the trigger pads and the Illumination mode work together synergistically to catapult your performance to a higher intensity level than ever before.
Thankfully, once you have all the controllers set the way you like,
you can save the entire set of assignments as a "User Scene."
Sixteen User Scenes are available in the Korg padKONTROL itself, and
they can be quickly selected using the pads. In addition, thirty preset
scenes are included, designed to instantly match the padKONTROL to some
of the most popular music software programs.