M-Audio Trigger Finger (No Longer Available)
MIDI Drum Control Surface with 16 Velocity and Pressure Sensitive Pads, Knobs and Faders
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From Our Research Team:
16-Pad MIDI Drum Controller for Itchy Trigger FingersMore DJ's, Hip Hop artists and electronic musicians are leaning towards software based setups to create beats and grooves due to the huge variety of sounds available as well as the limitless opportunities for mangling sounds that sofware offers. But most beat-makers feel that their most interesting patterns comes from banging out a rhythm on the edge of the desk or on their knees, which is much more intuitive than using a MIDI keyboard or the tiny finger pads on many drum machines. M-Audio's Trigger Finger offers DJ's, Hip-Hop artists and drum programmers an easy-to-use dedicated drum pad controller, which offers larger pads than most drum machines.
M-Audio Trigger Finger at a Glance:
Play Expressively with Velocity and Pressure Sensitive Pads
M-Audio Trigger Finger's 16 "MPC" sized velocity and pressure sensitive pads contribute to the feel of triggering "real" drums and percussion, ensemble "blasts", and virtually any sample or loop requiring a more percussive method of playing. Or, for VJs, Trigger Finger can even control video projections - and applying pressure to the pads can generate any MIDI controller you wish.
Assignable Knobs and Sliders
Trigger Finger also gives you 8 knobs and 4 faders that are freely assignable to MIDI parameters such as volume, pan, pitch, and effects. Pre-programmed maps for Reason, Live, GM Drum, XG Drum, iDrum, and more make setup a snap-and full programmability lets you customize the unit to fit your needs.
Presets and Editing Capabilities
Settings are easy to store via 16 presets, and M-Audio's free Enigma editor/librarian software for PC and Mac lets you create a collection of even more.
A simple USB cable is all it takes to connect and power Trigger Finger with your computer. The Trigger Finger can also be powered by an optional DC power supply. And speaking of Mac and PC, both MME and DirectX are supported for Windows XP and Core MIDI is supported for Mac. the Trigger Finger's class-compliance means that it is true plug-and-play - no drivers are required. Just plug in the USB cable and you're ready to go.
M-Audio Trigger Finger Features:
As a dedicated MIDI drum controller, Trigger Finger is sure to be a favorite with DJ's, Hip-Hop artists and drum programmers. The unit is easy to use and provides full control of your drum programming. Trigger Finger is the right tool for the job!
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by J.P. Queme from Sunny Vancouver, CanadaEveryone knows the types of instruments that are ubiquitous among recording studios and performance rigs; this is one of them.
March 18, 2009
Music Background: Student/Hobbyist~ mixed with Intership/Recording Aid &Engineer to Pro Musicians
The bang-for-the-buck is incredible with the Trigger Finge... read more [+]r. To me, it's been around forever, it's what I started my music career on, and it's not going anywhere anytime soon.
It's 16-pads are dead accurate on velocity &pressure, and each feels the same, which is extremely hard to come by in midi-controllers like this. I've owned one for about three years now, and it feels almost the same as it did out of the box those years ago. I use it to utilize Ableton Live, and it's a dream for my needs.
If you're looking for a midi-controller/Pad-controller, this is the one to get. close [-]
by peter from oceanside,ca (us)the TF is a good piece its was kind of hard to figure in the beging but atfer you learn it its amazing what it can do.I use this thing with live,reason,and batter3 and wire it all to live.really good ... read more [+]to have when throwing in samples or drum patterns.the next step is the mpc 1000 close [-]
February 5, 2008
Music Background: emcee,beat maker,dj
Perfect for Reason
by Christopher Paglia from Byfield, MAThis is such a simple and cool little controller I use for Reason. Yes you can use it for Redrum and triggering samples as well. It has a small enough footprint that I can keep it on my mix desk and m... read more [+]ap controls to it that I used to use the mouse for in Reason. If you don't know anything about Midi you may find a slight learning curve. Generally you should be able to just plug and play the device, but I found initially (as many others have as I found) there can be some nuances getting this to trigger Reason seamlessly. Once you get the basics though you can do it on the fly. Pad have great responsiveness. close [-]
October 6, 2008
Music Background: Musician, Live & Recorded Sound
Solid drum controller
by vince from Des Moines, IA, USAThis unit feels very solid. Installation is plug and play on the Mac, and the pads are nice and sturdy. You can store a decent number of presets which should cover most of the DAW situations you'll ne... read more [+]ed. I'm using this mostly in conjunction with BFD in Digital Performer and find that this combination is very sweet. It is easy to reprogram an individual pad to another sound, so you can replace things in the 16 pads if the situation calls for it. Saving presets and setting them up is simple with the software utility (Enigma) that is included. Plus Enigma works for other M-Audio devices you might have. close [-]
July 8, 2006
Music Background: hobbyist
by: Mitch Gallagher
Programming drums can be a pain in the butt. Plunking little dots on a grid with... read more »
Hector, Kissimmee, FL
M-Audio Trigger Finger
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