M-audio Trigger Finger Driver
The M-Audio Trigger Finger Pro is a fully encompassed advanced performance and software control station which arms you with a comprehensive music. That's certainly the train of thought that has led to the launch of M-Audio's new Trigger Finger, a USB/MIDI control surface designed primarily for software-based. But M-Audio, whose original Trigger Finger won over many with its simplicity, are bucking the bespoke trend with a brand new Trigger Finger.
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M-audio Trigger Finger Driver
In combination with the bundled software, it is an inspiring, creative hybrid sequencing platform. Pros Intuitive onboard real-time and step-time sequencer.
M-Audio Trigger Finger Pro review MusicRadar
Independent pads and control banks provide huge performance possibilities. Generous software content offered via downloads at no extra cost. Image 1 of 2 16 pads can be triggered in groups of four M-audio Trigger Finger, giving you access to 64 sounds to be triggered at once TFP Image 2 of 2 Trigger Finger Pro M-Audio released Trigger Finger around a decade ago, and it was one of the first MIDI control surfaces to ditch a keyboard in favour of pads, rotaries and sliders. These could be configured to send M-audio Trigger Finger control information to hardware or software; but the landscape of music production has changed enormously in that time.
All M-audio Trigger Finger which means that an overhaul of Trigger Finger is long overdue. The great news is that it's now here in the form of Trigger Finger Pro, which bears so little relation to its predecessor that it deserves to be considered almost as a new product. At the heart of TFP M-audio Trigger Finger a sequencer to which lanes of sounds can be added that, in turn, can be triggered from the control surface's pads and manipulated from its onboard sliders and dials.
M-Audio Trigger Finger review MusicRadar
To stress - this hybrid relationship is essential; TFP features no audio outputs M-audio Trigger Finger doesn't store its sounds internally. So whilst, over MIDI, it can trigger external gear and, via USB, it's designed for integration within a DAW to work with software instruments, it's not a standalone production workstation.
As TFP is buss-powered, you may not need the latter connector and M-audio Trigger Finger no power supply in the box. However, you will need one if you want to use the surface as a controller for external MIDI gear without a computer. The upper panel is where the action happens.
It's dominated by a large backlit LCD screen at the top and an MPC M-audio Trigger Finger pad matrix on the right-hand side where 16 pads can be triggered in groups of four banks, giving you access to 64 sounds or parameters to be triggered at once. Brilliantly, these pads are both velocity and aftertouch sensitive. The pad banks are back-lit with different colours so scrolling through them - and keeping track of which bank you're playing - M-audio Trigger Finger easy.
There is a further series of buttons running along the bottom edge of the control surface too and this provides access to the sequencer. In M-audio Trigger Finger style, when a sequence is running, lights show you where you are in a pattern, whilst hitting one of these pads to add a new note event to a sequence illuminates its light 'solidly'. M-audio Trigger Finger a sequence moves from one bar to the next, so the lights keep track, all of which means that programming patterns here is super-intuitive.
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Under the M-audio Trigger Finger A TFP preset represents the highest stage of a collection of active sounds, so programming a sequence is most easily done by picking one of these. Its associated sounds are then mapped to the pads and programming a sequence involves clicking a pad to make it the active element, before tapping on the sequencer's pads to place an event in the place where you want it. You M-audio Trigger Finger either record in step-time in this way, or trigger pads on the fly in Record mode.
Once you've got a sequence running, you can adjust a range of parameters for it.
A Swing value sets a global offset whilst editing velocity presents each step with its own strength value, ready for you to adjust the default step-time input value of for a lower number M-audio Trigger Finger your choice. Conversely, if you're recording in real time but don't want velocity to play a role in M-audio Trigger Finger real- time tappings, you can enable the Fixed button, to ensure that all events are created with the same value.
Meanwhile a Roll function can be enabled to allow you to create rapid-repeat playback of any pad M-audio Trigger Finger hit - a great way to create anything from snare fills to glitched-up stutters of any sound you trigger. So, if you want to hear your loop without the kick and snare at M-audio Trigger Finger same time, just hit Mute whilst triggering both those pads; they'll stay silent until you tap them again to reintroduce them.
The four rotary controls, sliders and buttons also work on a bank-based system which is independent from the pad banks.
The Arsenal software allows you to pick a parameter for M-audio Trigger Finger physical control from a comprehensive list, or to Learn an M-audio Trigger Finger over MIDI, which is great if you're using TFP with your own plug-ins. Using the Control Bank button, you can cycle through the four banks, effectively providing 16 sliders and buttons to be used in real time. As with the pads, the buttons glow in different back-lit colours to show which one is active at any time.
Trigger Finger Pro is a triumph.