The Mandala drum trigger is the most advanced on the market. The current lineup is a USB/software based sample brain combination. As a standalone tool it’s great, but from day one I’ve wanted it to interact with the hardware world. Up-until recently it was a game of software/midi routing hell. Dealing with the laptop/software layer between the Mandala & external synth/samplers was a show stopper. Do to the popularity of the iPad & in-turn the release of the iConnetMIDI, we are now able to bridge the gap between USB compliant midi controllers & hardware instruments without the need of a computer host. This is my 1st trail experiment with this computer-less solution.
- Mandala – configured in three zones/midi notes
- MIDI triggered Octatrack bitcrushed sample goodness.