Korg PadKontrol + Reason 4

Hi guys, I bought a Korg PadKontrol to use with me Reason 4 sequencer. I have tried my best to set it up with Reason, but I cant get any sound from it at all. My other two midi controllers are working fine with reason.

Have any of you people had any experience with the PadKontrol and set up, I would love some advice from yous.

Thanks Damian.

i havn’t personally used this device with reason, but my first port of call would be to download the latest drivers from the site for the Midi controller along with the latest Reason update.

here is a step through i found - bold parts highlighted which i think may help

Step 1

Place the CD that comes included with the PadKONTROL into your computer’s CD drive. If using a PC, select the disk components you want to install. On a Mac, select the Editor/Librarian folder and double-click the .DMG file.

Step 2

Using the USB cable provided, plug the PadKontrol into an available USB port, and turn the power switch to “USB.” You should see red numbers on the LCD screen and soft pink lights illuminating from the trigger pads.

Step 3

Open your favorite DAW, sampler (such as Kontakt or MachFive) or standalone software instrument and test out the pads. In most cases, the sound source will automatically detect the PadKontrol. At this point you can customize what MIDI functions each pad, button and knob controls. Refer to the instruction manual for your sound source for help with linking the program’s advanced functions to the PadKontrol.

Step 4

If you can’t hear any noise coming from your sound source, before referring to your DAW help manual, verify that your sound source is set up to receive input from MIDI channel 10. By default, the pads send signals to this channel.

Step 5

If MIDI channel 10 is set up for input and you still don’t hear anything, check the MIDI in and out for that particular track (DAW) or layer (sampler). Verify that the PadKontrol has been selected from the MIDI-in dropdown menu. Check the MIDI-out to ensure that either the software or instrument you are trying to play via your DAW has been selected. If a MIDI-out is not selected there may be signal coming in, but no sound will come out.