Suggestions for programmable MIDI pad controllers? (besides Monome)
Oct 27 2016 | 9:42 pm
I've been interested in utilizing Max for improv based performance, and it's starting to seem like my keyboard and mouse are fairly limited tools for the task, and that a MIDI controller that's easily programmable to give visual feedback would be much more ideal. To be specific, I'm interested in a groovebox sort of workflow, similar to Elektron boxes, but at the same time trying out other more experimental ideas. Usually for programmable controllers, Monome would be ideal, but it's a few hundred bucks outside my budget, and I feel like I'd rather have something with a few knobs for easy modulation.
The only devices I've seen that appear to fit the bill are Novation's Launch Control XL (which does have everything I need, but has very small and unideal buttons), and their Remote Zero SL (which is a bit pricier, and I dont know much about in terms of its programmability). Is there any more ideal controllers I might be overlooking? Thanks in advance.