• aiyappa

    wic in a btter option vestax pad one or korg nano kontrol2 ?

  • hexu

    great pad indeed!altough im having problems getting the aftertouch work on this one, could anyone instruct what programs i need or whats that in the picture ? bomes dont seem to find the aftertouch signal, only velocity and note

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1137292039 Ronald Edwards

    Nice! One would have expected KORG to do this but they dropped the ball. I can see a LOT of these being sold to people who already have controllers but don’t have all the extra buttons to trigger samples for Traktor Pro. Also, it’s very useful to have color-changing pads are for people who use samples as loops.

  • Michael_lawrence

    I cant seem to get the velocity workin on mine….Ive changed the intensity of it on diffeent pads but i dont hear any difference in sound. Can anyone help

  • Greg_sibug

    Both a new vestax pad one, is there a way to convert midi fighter mapping to pad one ?

  • CryderSteez

    2 Bills… ouch!  For that skrill I would just camp craigslist or DJforums and snag a used MPD32.

  • Garrett

    $200?  dang..  i would like to know how this is compared to the new korg nano2 series 

  • Garrett

    $200?  dang..  i would like to know how this is compared to the new korg nano2 series 

  • http://www.djpc3.com DJ PC3

    This is dope, but I’ll stick to my X1…

  • http://www.djpc3.com DJ PC3

    This is dope, but I’ll stick to my X1…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PKE5KPVRFVPWKFGMGTKOBHS4ZM G00FiE

    i remember when about half a year ago i realized that i need more buttons/pads, and some pots wouldnt hurt either.  so i started researching the smaller pad controllers like them korg pieces, the lpd8.  but when i walked into the store and saw m-audio axiom 25, for less money then this vestax piece(pad1 wasnt around yet then) it was a no brainer.  crapton of things to use as buttons(all them keys) 8pads, and 8 rotaries.

    or even cheaper theres the akai mpk mini, i havent used this one myself but it looks like a nice piece, almost bought it instead of the axiom at first.

    anyway, 200$ for this simply doesnt make sense, you could go through like 4-5of the korg pieces for the same price… if you wait for some sort of sale to get em probably more then 5.  but like the other user posted, unless youre using a hammer to “play” this piece i dont see the how the $200price is justified.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PKE5KPVRFVPWKFGMGTKOBHS4ZM G00FiE

    i remember when about half a year ago i realized that i need more buttons/pads, and some pots wouldnt hurt either.  so i started researching the smaller pad controllers like them korg pieces, the lpd8.  but when i walked into the store and saw m-audio axiom 25, for less money then this vestax piece(pad1 wasnt around yet then) it was a no brainer.  crapton of things to use as buttons(all them keys) 8pads, and 8 rotaries.

    or even cheaper theres the akai mpk mini, i havent used this one myself but it looks like a nice piece, almost bought it instead of the axiom at first.

    anyway, 200$ for this simply doesnt make sense, you could go through like 4-5of the korg pieces for the same price… if you wait for some sort of sale to get em probably more then 5.  but like the other user posted, unless youre using a hammer to “play” this piece i dont see the how the $200price is justified.

    • RBX

      Only time will tell how much abuse this unit can handle before it breaks, however what you get with the price tag is piece-of-mind which means a lot to a lot of people including myself. What’s the point of spending any money on gear if it’ll let you down if when you need it most?  It’s a little like when the Rane ttm56 or the Rodec Scratch Box came out, you could argue “What’s the point? I can buy 2 Behringer 4-channel mixers for the same price”.   Both of the Behringers will be broken within a year of abuse where as the ttm56 will keep on going many years to come.

    • RBX

      Only time will tell how much abuse this unit can handle before it breaks, however what you get with the price tag is piece-of-mind which means a lot to a lot of people including myself. What’s the point of spending any money on gear if it’ll let you down if when you need it most?  It’s a little like when the Rane ttm56 or the Rodec Scratch Box came out, you could argue “What’s the point? I can buy 2 Behringer 4-channel mixers for the same price”.   Both of the Behringers will be broken within a year of abuse where as the ttm56 will keep on going many years to come.

  • Lee

    Great article Ean. The build quality seems much better than other similar controllers in the market, although thats reflected in the price. Off topic, any chance of us seeing you rock the Twitch in any upcoming videos? Thanks

  • Lee

    Great article Ean. The build quality seems much better than other similar controllers in the market, although thats reflected in the price. Off topic, any chance of us seeing you rock the Twitch in any upcoming videos? Thanks

  • DJLogike

    “Anyone that has owned a Korg Nano pad knows that they are very inexpensive ($69) but you should probably plan on buying several as their average life span seems be measured in months or possibly weeks. ”

    I saw it is mostly $49 online, are states charging 40% sales tax, which is very bad. BTW mine is still fine after 8 months, I may be using wrong, should I use  hammer/mallet for triggering, please advice. 

    • http://twitter.com/NotSoSiniSter NotSoSiniSter

      look through the reviews on amazon, some people get good ones, others got ones that broke in weeks or months like ean mentioned. You got lucky with a good one. 

    • http://twitter.com/NotSoSiniSter NotSoSiniSter

      look through the reviews on amazon, some people get good ones, others got ones that broke in weeks or months like ean mentioned. You got lucky with a good one. 

  • DJLogike

    “Anyone that has owned a Korg Nano pad knows that they are very inexpensive ($69) but you should probably plan on buying several as their average life span seems be measured in months or possibly weeks. ”

    I saw it is mostly $49 online, are states charging 40% sales tax, which is very bad. BTW mine is still fine after 8 months, I may be using wrong, should I use  hammer/mallet for triggering, please advice. 

  • Glen

    This looks a lot like a mixture of a padkontrol and the nanopad….

  • Glen

    This looks a lot like a mixture of a padkontrol and the nanopad….

  • RBX

    The ability to tap in the bpm in order to sync
    the XY roll is a nice little feature.  The Nanopad had the xy roll however
    it wasn’t synced to anything so it would just sound like garbage when trying to
    do something resembling a loop roll with its xy. 

    Where all these little controllers fall shot is that NONE of them included a
    rotary encoder.  The Vestax Pad One has a rotary encoder however it is for
    changing midi settings rather than its self being mid-mappable, the Akai LBD8
    has 8 somewhat flimsy feeling pots and the Korg Nanopad has the (basically
    useless) XY pad.  I would have liked to have just 1 rotary encoder to more
    effectively browse my music rather than assigning 2 or more pads for
    scrolling.  Apart from that this little unit looks like it may be a winner

    • http://twitter.com/DJBlakMajik Blak Majik

      So you’re saying the knob is only for selecting banks within the controller? How many banks do we get if that is the case?

    • http://twitter.com/DJBlakMajik Blak Majik

      So you’re saying the knob is only for selecting banks within the controller? How many banks do we get if that is the case?

      • RBX

        Take a look at the 1st photo again… There are 4 banks: each can be selected by the ‘bank’ button which is located right next to the ‘tap’ button.  The rotary encoder is used for changing notes and velocity of (each?) pad as far as I can make out.

      • RBX

        Take a look at the 1st photo again… There are 4 banks: each can be selected by the ‘bank’ button which is located right next to the ‘tap’ button.  The rotary encoder is used for changing notes and velocity of (each?) pad as far as I can make out.

    • Synthetix

      what about a 16 pad version with 1 or 2 assignable encoders? Like a Korg PadKontrol… but better.?

      • RBX

        Well no, if you want a square 16 pad controller in a 4×4 MPC-style arrangement you might was well get the Midifighter or the MPD24.  The beauty of these little controllers is they are same the width as most laptops or a 4-channel mixer and sit nicely in front of them in a very space limited DJ booth.  I just think that the inclusion of high quality encoders for selecting tracks would have been a better idea than the xy which is basically a gimmic.  If the midifighter came out in the Pad-One configuration (6×2 buttons) but with an encoder and perhaps 2 of those little square buttons which you see on the midifigher pro for [load left] and [load right] I would definitely consider buying one!

        • http://dadizajn.net Tomislav Simi? ToS

          No not really a gimmic, with some brain you can use XY pad as scroll. Even better than encoder (or two), you can use it a 4 or 8 way touchpad, add tap, swipe and doubletap commands.

          There should be a label on the box “brain not included”.

        • http://dadizajn.net Tomislav Simi? ToS

          No not really a gimmic, with some brain you can use XY pad as scroll. Even better than encoder (or two), you can use it a 4 or 8 way touchpad, add tap, swipe and doubletap commands.

          There should be a label on the box “brain not included”.

      • RBX

        Well no, if you want a square 16 pad controller in a 4×4 MPC-style arrangement you might was well get the Midifighter or the MPD24.  The beauty of these little controllers is they are same the width as most laptops or a 4-channel mixer and sit nicely in front of them in a very space limited DJ booth.  I just think that the inclusion of high quality encoders for selecting tracks would have been a better idea than the xy which is basically a gimmic.  If the midifighter came out in the Pad-One configuration (6×2 buttons) but with an encoder and perhaps 2 of those little square buttons which you see on the midifigher pro for [load left] and [load right] I would definitely consider buying one!

    • Synthetix

      what about a 16 pad version with 1 or 2 assignable encoders? Like a Korg PadKontrol… but better.?

  • RBX

    The ability to tap in the bpm in order to sync
    the XY roll is a nice little feature.  The Nanopad had the xy roll however
    it wasn’t synced to anything so it would just sound like garbage when trying to
    do something resembling a loop roll with its xy. 

    Where all these little controllers fall shot is that NONE of them included a
    rotary encoder.  The Vestax Pad One has a rotary encoder however it is for
    changing midi settings rather than its self being mid-mappable, the Akai LBD8
    has 8 somewhat flimsy feeling pots and the Korg Nanopad has the (basically
    useless) XY pad.  I would have liked to have just 1 rotary encoder to more
    effectively browse my music rather than assigning 2 or more pads for
    scrolling.  Apart from that this little unit looks like it may be a winner

  • Ahmeedmy

    we wanna see some actions!  make a video about it please~!~!

  • Ahmeedmy

    we wanna see some actions!  make a video about it please~!~!

  • Anonymous
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  • Anonymous

    We have been testing it also and put a 13Kg barbell on it: http://dj-lab.de/2011/06/vestax-pad-one-eisenharter-pad-controller/

  • Anonymous

    We have been testing it also and put a 13Kg barbell on it: http://dj-lab.de/2011/06/vestax-pad-one-eisenharter-pad-controller/

  • Amadeus Bell-Todd

    Jesus, you’d think a site like this would take the time to proof your writing before putting it up online. But I guess you guys are DJs, not journalists.

  • Amadeus Bell-Todd

    Jesus, you’d think a site like this would take the time to proof your writing before putting it up online. But I guess you guys are DJs, not journalists.

    • paw_20

      you know guys it wouldn’t be hard to hire a college student to proofread your work. wouldn’t even have to be local just email them your drafts.

      • Civ142000

        You two need to shut your pie holes!

      • Civ142000

        You two need to shut your pie holes!

        • Amadeus Bell-Todd

          Sure, I’ll be quiet. Just don’t be surprised in the future when your children write something like this for a school paper:

          “I luv dat site DJ TechTools!!!!!!! :-) It’s supa swick hay? I lernt gud english on da interweb”

        • Amadeus Bell-Todd

          Sure, I’ll be quiet. Just don’t be surprised in the future when your children write something like this for a school paper:

          “I luv dat site DJ TechTools!!!!!!! :-) It’s supa swick hay? I lernt gud english on da interweb”

    • paw_20

      you know guys it wouldn’t be hard to hire a college student to proofread your work. wouldn’t even have to be local just email them your drafts.

    • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

      There were 2 small mistakes in the article which I have now fixed. we do have a copy editor who reviews every article but given the fast time line of writing them, they are edited post publication so sometimes there is a little lag before things get perfected. 

    • http://www.eangolden.com Ean Golden

      There were 2 small mistakes in the article which I have now fixed. we do have a copy editor who reviews every article but given the fast time line of writing them, they are edited post publication so sometimes there is a little lag before things get perfected. 

      • http://www.facebook.com/dennis.parrott Dennis Parrott

        Ean – there was once a church bulletin that had a small disclaimer that read “since some people only care to nitpick and find mistakes, please consider those that you find put there on purpose so that you could find them.”

        Humans aren’t perfect, deal with it. 

        If you could read the article and get the important points about the PAD-One, it is mission accomplished! 

    • Markus

      I think it gives the site authenticy, as you said, they’re DJ’s not journo editors… at least you won’t be getting your phone tapped any time soon!

    • Markus

      I think it gives the site authenticy, as you said, they’re DJ’s not journo editors… at least you won’t be getting your phone tapped any time soon!

  • http://twitter.com/Herringson Dylan Wood

    I’ve got one of these and it’s badass, so solid and good for smashing.  Buy buy buy.

  • http://twitter.com/Herringson Dylan Wood

    I’ve got one of these and it’s badass, so solid and good for smashing.  Buy buy buy.

    • helluvah
    • Michael_lawence01

      do you know how to get the velocity working on one of these. I ve chanegd it the intensity for a couple of the pads but I dont hear any difference in sound

  • http://twitter.com/Herringson Dylan Wood

    I’ve got one of these and it’s badass, so solid and good for smashing.  Buy buy buy.

  • http://twitter.com/Herringson Dylan Wood

    I’ve got one of these and it’s badass, so solid and good for smashing.  Buy buy buy.