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Drum Pads/Drum Machines?


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hey, I was wondering if there are any companies or electronic drum pads that can be hooked up to a mac, im getting into producing hip/hop rap beats and any help would be awesome
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something like this?

http://www.zzounds.com/item--ALECONTROLPAD


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Check out the Roland SPD-S.
http://www.roland.com/products/en/SPD-S/
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The Akai MPD 24 is a new-ish drum pad MIDI controller. It doesn't sample or hold any sounds itself but you can hook it up to your Mac to trigger sounds on something like Reason or Ableton. It also has faders and knobs which you can assign to parameters in your software to control in real time like volume or filter cut-off for example.

150...not a bad price either

http://www.akaipro.com/prodMPD24.php
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The M-Audio Trigger Finger is the excellent...

http://www.americanmusical.com/item--i-MII-TRIGGER.html

If there is a Guitar Center in your area they have the M-Trigger and a few other pads you can check out......
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Holy cr@p! That Alesis trigger could be the answer to my prayers! I'm using a Roland TD-3 brain w/ PD7 pads and a whole host of MIDI-USB cabling nonsense at the moment...

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