Is there a way to improve the responsiveness of the pads when using the dynamic pads option?
I’m used to all kind of MPC pads and the S2400 seems very unresponsive when playing the pads in dynamic mode? Hard to explain, but you kinda have to hammer them and still don’t get full velocity. Hitting them gently results in almost no velocity, and there seems to be not much in between of that.
Also it feels like you need to hit them in the exact right spot (somewhere around the center of the pads) or they sometimes don’t respond at all.
I get it, there’s multi mode to get around that… but it feels impossible to get a natural groove with dynamic pads? Are my pads broken?
I don’t have a rytm, but i have a dsi tempest, mpc1k (with the good pads), mp7, novation circuit, arturia minilab… All of those pads feel like they respond better to velocity. Non-velocity response is good.
Perhaps its something that can be fixed with more/individual calibration parameters and velocity curves but so far it’s just this “threshold” parameter that’s been implemented. Not sure if there are plans to add settings in future firmware releases.
I feel like the pads are fine in how they respond (in non-dynamic mode), it’s just an issue in dynamic mode, it feels like you have to hit them with a hammer to get full velocity, and there is no inbetween… it’s almost silent or you hit them like a hammer to get them louder, medium velocity is hard to be found / achieved. I’ve tried adjusting pad velocity settings, but it feels like it doesn’t do anything. I’m using them in multi mode to get a more natural sound when programming / recording drums.
@Mickey Hey Mickey,
Just wanted to ask if the Dynamic Pad issue as described above is on your radar.
I have been using multi-level which is a cool way to work, but there are times when a Dynamic pad would do the trick better, it is just so hard to get a velocity range using it, even when hammering hard.
I did the new update and it’s still happening, I hope this gets fixed, it’s really frustrating. I get a few miss fires here and there and there is no rhyme or reason? Played with the settings but no avail? Anyone have any suggestions?
There are few people reporting that with the latest OS, pad triggers are getting missed. I just rolled my OS back to the Feb version as it was driving me crazy. Im sure something as fundamental as this will get fixed pretty quick then we can get back to the fun new stuff…
Ok yeah I assumed that it was just the dynamic pads, but there’s a video on Facebook of someone experiencing the trigger issue with the dynamic pads box unchecked (off). Can’t imagine why that would change. I’m about to load up the new OS I’ll give it a try