M-Audio Trigger Finger Pro Controller with High-Rez Screen and Step Sequencer
The Trigger Finger Pro by M-Audio was presented at NAMM 2014 this year and it has since been making some serious waves overseas. My first reaction when I came across it was ‘can it compete with Ableton PUSH, Native Instruments’ Maschine or Akai Pro’s MPC?‘ as these are without a doubt the three most prevalent midi pad controllers for performance and sequencing.
I’ve already made enquiries as to when we can get hold of a Trigger Finger Pro to test here in South Africa because it looks to be a pretty serious contender in the aforementioned group of pad controllers.
The Trigger Finger Pro also comes with a ton of samples and loops which they call Arsenal; 8 gigabytes of instruments, one-shots and loops. The Arsenal software is said to sync seamlessly with DAWs and the Trigger Finger pro also includes AIR drums, Hybrid 3 plug-ins and 16 custom drum kits from Black Anomaly.
The control surface itself on the Trigger Finger Pro boasts 16 ultra-responsive lighted pads and 16 backlit sequencer key controls for advanced and portable sequencing and groove production plus you get a high resolution screen to add what seems like a pretty powerful package.
This is what the M-Audio Product manager, JC Sutherland, had to say about the Trigger Finger Pro:
“We’re excited with the Trigger Finger Pro because it offers true hands-on control for today’s multi-talented musicians who require software integration as part of their live performances–and we’re equally thrilled with its place in the studio environment providing seamless DAW integration. The addition of the new on-board M-Audio Arsenal software makes for a powerful package onstage or in the studio.”
- Includes the M-Audio Arsenal; 8+ GB of instruments, one-shots, loops & more
- Built-in step sequencer for building jaw-dropping grooves
- 16 ultra-responsive pads with illuminated RGB feedback
- Customizable, backlit controls with instant automapping
- High-resolution display lets you focus on the music, not the computer
- Slimline design travels from studio to stage with ease
- Detachable, 3-position rugged metal stand for angled use
- Extensive expression controls; pitch bend, modulation & more
- USB-MIDI connection to a Mac or PC
- Arsenal includes Hybrid 3 High Definition Synth by AIR Music Tech
- 16 custom drum kits from Black Anomaly (Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Chris Brown)
- Hard Dance
- Drum N Bass
- Deep House
Includes 5 ToolRoom Records artist sound packs from:Over 2000 combined artist patches and presets for Hybrid 3 and Prime Loops content
- Mark Knight
- Reve Amesz
- Macro Lys
- D Ramirez