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Hopefully KORG will be able to help to get this unit to work otherwise it will be returned. I spent 2 weeks getting pre-sales questions answered from KORG about Windows 7 compatibility but it seems the UK and US support were both wrong. It doesn't work at the moment. Feedback will alter depending on the support I receive from Korg. I have had feedback from. KORG but the suggestions they have given I have tried but still not writing. I have returned the item.
It's ok. I had to take it apart and 'mod' it in order to get anywhere near the sensitivity out of the drum pads that I needed, otherwise the velocity curve was pretty much non-existent. This was not helped at all by the fact that the tiny screws used to fasten the casing to the main board inside were insanely tight, forcing me to go and buy a specific screwdriver for the job so that I didn't wring the screws and render the device unusable.
I layered 2 strips of masking tape over each row of pads (there is a youtube guide to show you how) and then when I reassembled the device, I then had the full dynamic range, or at very least a much better dynamic range from the pads.
If it had have functioned this way out of the box I would have given it 4 stars, but 2 get deducted for being such a hassle to make it work as it should have out of the box.
Great introductory piece of kit for budding beat makers, comes with some starter software that's a bit of a pain to install but the device itself is almost plug + play. A slight delay with certain programs on pressing the keys, but with others it's great, you soon get used to the delay however so this is best used as either a practice tool or suffer through the mild frustration. However for the price it'd be hard to find something as well built.
Bought this to go with my synth, plugged in easy and was set up in no time. All seemed to be fine until using the pads, they took a lot of force to hit and even then it was 50-50 if it would register. Sent back and bought an akai instead.
I have hesitated too long to get this and I truly wish I had bought this earlier. Don't listen to the peeps who dismiss it for a toy, this is a great creative tool packed with options that are native to all the software I've tried it with so far.