Just got a launchpad pro in an effort to replace my ipad ‘isomorphic’ keyboard and thought I’d share the good and bad of it.
Feel, weight, sensitivity (both velocity and aftertouch are great)
-those new fangled mini jack to MIDI thingies…wonder about their longevity
-no way to change the brightness (way too bright in a ‘moody’ studio)
-no way to change the color of the bluish white ‘keyboard layout’ LEDs (I know there are cats out there that like their blue LEDs…I’m not one of them!)
the frustratingly lame:
no editor or way to change the note layout / midi messages! User is stuck with a chromatic scale which makes for a weird waste of valuable space /lots of note overlap. The korg padkontrol can do this… super easy.
I am used to accessing my favorite intervals with one hand on the ipad and doing knob fiddling with my free hand. The only downside is zero feel, so I have to keep my eye on the ipad all the time. Not holding my breath for Novation to add more scales / release an editor for it.