Is the Korg nanoPad really that bad?
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    Default Is the Korg nanoPad really that bad?

    I was thinking about buying a korg nonoPad (the original, not the nanoPad2) because it's pretty cheap and I'd love to have some more pads but I was wondering if it's worth the buy, I mean I understand it is cheap for a reason but a lot of reviews I've read say that it doesn't even last two weeks which seems ridiculous to me. Is it really that bad, or is that just a few isolated circumstances. I'd love to buy one but not if it's going to last me two weeks. Are there any other alternatives I should look into that are just as cheap?

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    I don't know about weeks, but most of the people i know had theirs die in less than 6 monts, I sold mine before it did. Play it safe, go for the lpd8.

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    2 days for mine then pads would trigger wrong or not at all

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    Oh damn, alright, I'll take a look at the lpd8, does anyone know of any other good, somewhat inexpensive pad tools?

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    That's was one day mapping so hour or so of use and by end of that day it wasn't feeling right.


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    What's the akai cheap one I read in other forms the build quality is more sturdy


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    the first gen nanopads were bad
    the second gen (nanoPad2) are even WORSE

    i had both , broken first gen, sold off second gen as the pads are unplayable
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    wait till after namm, numark own akai or maybe its the other way around, but they have shown a numark pad controller that is exactly the same as the lpd8 but made of steel, there is probably a good chance that the knobs are screwed to the body and not just plastic knobs mounted on the pcb, And hopefully they have fixed the note off message the pads send in the hardware, so the leds are fuly software controllable.. I'll see if I can find a picture

    found it.. It was shown at bpm 2011

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    Quote Originally Posted by lucidstrings View Post
    What's the akai cheap one I read in other forms the build quality is more sturdy
    You mean the one already mentioned multiple times here?

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    Well was laying in bed and didn't wanna google it but yeah the lpd8


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