Wow... never thought I could do so much with this thing... Love it!!
By: Tom Conor from Astoria, NY, USA
What is your overall opinion of this product?
Very cool control surface for all my apps, drum modules and synth modules. The pads are not hard like most flat surfaces, but rather the membrane is plyable so you can push down on them and get all kinds of great control. The entire unit also lights up in different colors to indicate the level of pressure you are applying to the pads and other parameters.
Ease of Use
How easy is this product to use? How well are the controls and connections laid out?
The pads are very responsive and can be set to control practically anything including all MIDI controls, Lighting, etc... There are 48 pads laid out in rows of 8 so they follow a melodic scale. Very intuitive.
Are the features on the product what you were expecting? What are your favorite features?
The Alphasphere comes with software called AlphaLive which lets you easily map out what each of the pads do depending on which app you are using it to control. The software also has it's own banks of built in sounds.
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
I was very pleased with the functionality, build quality and overall production of this product. There is nothing else out in the market to compare this to that offers so many pads with all this flexibility and polyphonic aftertouch. If you are a drummer, keyboard player, producer, DJ, or own any type of studio, especially doing Electronic Music... ya gotta try this puppy. Not to mention it looks really cool! I love it!