If you were to ask my younger son about his most elusive piece of affordable technology, it would be the M-Audio Trigger Finger from 2005. The popular controller was used by all of his favorite music producers but was discontinued. Now it is back and better than ever with the M-Audio Trigger Finger Pro announced at NAMM 2014!
Here is what M-Audio is saying:
Trigger Finger Pro is a fully encompassed performance instrument and software control station in the form of a portable, 16-pad (4×4 configured) instrument with onboard sequencing. Nearly a decade ago, M-Audio revolutionized the industry by introducing the first performance pad controller and effectively set the stage for the MIDI controller market with the Trigger Finger. The Trigger Finger Pro draws from its predecessor’s performance pad roots but features an entirely new hardware design, user experience, and creative functionality to serve both the live performer as well as the music producer. It’s modern design features 16 ultra-responsive RGB illuminated pads, 16 backlit step sequencer key controls, a road-ready chassis with brushed aluminum faceplate, and a high-resolution screen.
•16 Ultra-Responsive Pads – velocity sensitive, illuminated pads with RGB feedback
•Onboard Step Sequencer – accompanied by 16 backlit keys, and high-res screen
•Extensive Expression Controls – 48 assignable controls are offered between 4 faders, 4 knobs, and 4 buttons with 4 banks each, and includes pitch bend, modulation and more
•Arsenal Software – allows for instant DAW/VST integration with full tactile control parameters; or operates as a standalone program with powerful presets & VI’s
•AIR Drums and Hybrid 3 – includes two dynamic VST instrument programs, a drum sample player/editor compatible with REX files and a high-definition analog synth suite
•Built-in Instruments – 8 GB of sounds, one-shots, loops, and exclusive content
•Customizable Controls – backlit controls instantly map to popular DAWs on the market
•Road Ready Chassis – brushed aluminum faceplate with detachable 3-position stand
The new edition looks fantastic and will have loads to offer for new and experienced music producers alike! My son was terribly excited when he heard the announcement!
Trigger Finger Pro will be available Spring 2014 at a price of $399. Head to M-Audio for more info!
Here is a video overview from the NAMM floor: