Pad Controllers
Pad Controllers are an instrument in themselves. They provide you with everything you need to make music in one place, making them an excellent production tool.

A pad controller is typically MIDI. This stands for Musical Instrument Digital Interface, a device that generates MIDI information in order to control MIDI enabled devices.

In a MIDI pad, such information could be to trigger a drum or instrument sample, or to control the mixer functions within a sequencer.

For those who want to perform and produce with primarily sample-based sequences then you may not require keys- instead, you may prefer pad style performance controllers such as the Akai MPC or MPD series or the NI Maschine.  Users have the ability to chop, dice slice, rearrange and re-edit samples and songs with performance pads on these production controllers.  Used primarily in hip hop production though these controllers lend themselves heavily to the production of many genres of music.

Just as easy to be used at home in a studio and on stage. These production controllers encourage creativity and fluent workflow to get your ideas into a track quickly and easily.