Share tips, tricks, gear set ups and videos relating to the use of MPCs in live performances including MPC finger drumming, MPC scratching, using MPCs with decks, computers and other instruments.
By CharlesRandolph Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:57 pm
What is your drum pad layout for finger drumming? Is it similar to the one listed below? Any finger drummers care to share, their layout? Perhaps this thread can help others, become better FD's

By r4nd0m Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:08 pm
I use the default and adopt but I know this one seems to be quite common



Both seem to be more ergonomic but I hate reassignment so I just go with the expansion default layout
By CharlesRandolph Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:44 pm

Are you making each sound them one shots?
What about velocity pad for each settings?
Have you incorporated, a foot pedal for the kick?
What about open and closed hi hats, do you have them muting each other?

@lampdog thanks for moving this. I could've sworn it was posted in the production forum.
User avatar
By Bezo Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:14 pm
r4nd0m wrote:I use the default and adopt but I know this one seems to be quite common

Yup! Swap the open hat to E1 & the Db1 snare to a rimshot, and that's me.

I had a lot of trouble finger drumming until a tutorial put me onto that layout. I'm not performance nice yet, but I groove.

CharlesRandolph wrote:...Image
I have a couple of variations similar to this when I need more cymbals & toms, but I haven't gotten used to it yet. It's not as comfortable playing the hats.

And I'm working on a percussion set up, trying to make it as similar to the drums as possible. I'm thinking congas as my kick & snare and filling in from there. Shakers could be hats, bongos & timbales could be toms, etc.