Currently Being ModeratedJul 6, 2012 7:08 PM (in response to Hutchoo)
OK I found one... the Akai LPD8. Excellent product. It is so much more intuitive to play drums on these 8 pads rather than on the keyboard. You don't need the displays or extra pads of the more expensive models. This has a nice on screen editor that is very programmable and it was plug-and-play in UltraBeat. It's powered through the supplied USB cable so you don't need a power adapter. This is strictly a controller and has no on-board sounds but the sounds in Logic Pro and Garage Band are amazing. Well worth the $49.95! You can slice and dice in Logic so that function isn't needed; similar effects can be acheived by simply holding down the pad and releasing it as a sound is modulated. Also it is very portable - the size of your laptop keyboard. Great fun!
Currently Being ModeratedJul 8, 2012 9:51 AM (in response to chillspike)
If you know how to play drums, program the pads with ride cymbal and bass drum on the right, snare & hi-hat on left, toms in the middle etc. like you would play them normally. Add tracks for fills, copy and paste patterns, quantize for feel; map out your song and create this first so you have a beat to play along with.