Midi Pad Controllers

The Midi Pad Controller is an instrument in itself,  providing 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.

Pad controllers are very flexible, being just as easy to be used at home in a studio and on stage. Production controllers encourage creativity and fluent workflow to get your ideas into a track quickly and easily and it is not uncommon for a DJ pad performance to be a part of a live set. Often this is the most crowd engaging part of the performance.

Our team at DJ city will happily guide you through the options available to you either at your local store or online.