8 posts
Page 1 of 1
My reasons are pretty simple, I feel Presonus should have made the unit larger. Pads are ok, but they are a bit small, I'm used to Mpc's and Maschine,this feels a bit like a toy. I'd purchase if they made a larger unit. This ones not for me.

Cpu: Desktop:I7 4790k/Windows 10/Mac Book Pro
Interface: RME ADI-2 Pro/Heritage Audio R.A.M.2000/Slate VMS/DynAudio BM5A MK2/Adam T5v
Tools: Akai Mpc X/Yamaha EX5 76/Komplete Kontrol MK2/Presonus Studio One v4/Acustica Audio
User avatar
by tomaszszpiner1 on Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:15 am
How pads feels like? Can you compare it to other machines pads somehow? Because I know unit is small but I'm still interested in getting it. But thing I care of is a pads feel.

We need more reviews of this unit.
User avatar
by Skip Jones on Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:38 am
(W X D X H) PreSonus ATOM - 7.95" X 7.68" X 0.82" VS AKAI MPD 218 - 9.4" X 7.9" X 1.6"

Skip

Please add your specs to your SIGNATURE.
Search the STUDIO ONE 4 ONLINE MANUAL. Access your MY.PRESONUS account.
OVERVIEW of how to get your issue fixed or the steps to create a SUPPORT TICKET.
Needs to include: 1) One Sentence Description 2) Expected Results 3) Actual Results 4) Steps to Reproduce.


Windows 10 X 64 : AMD Phenom II X 4 945, ATI Radeon 5450 / 512 RAM - 8GB RAM / 1T SATA, Mac Mini (Late 2014), Faderport and Faderport 8, Yamaha S-08 Synth, Fishman TriplePlay Guitar MIDI, Logidy Controller, assorted PreSonus Gear
User avatar
by jeffjohnson on Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:19 pm
Might send mine back too. I load up SSD5 and the Atom goes into keyboard mode and not drum mode. In S1 with SSD5 loaded you cannot even switch it to drum mode. Tech support says this is how it works in S1.
Hopefully a firmware update can fix this.

UPDATE: Tech support now said the work around for SSD5 is to go to Editor and then select Drum Mode. Works good now. I am able to use all the pads and do my mapping in SSD5.
Going to keep now. :)

Pads don't have the best feel but better than using my weighted keyboard.

Studio One 4.5 Professional
PreSonus ATOM
Softube Console 1
Focusrite Saffire Pro40
Windows 10 Professional Intel Xeon 3.00GHz 64bit, 32GB Ram
User avatar
by jonhamilton2 on Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:46 am
tomaszszpiner1 wroteHow pads feels like? Can you compare it to other machines pads somehow? Because I know unit is small but I'm still interested in getting it. But thing I care of is a pads feel.

We need more reviews of this unit.




The pads aren't terrible. Definitely not as good as Maschine mk3 or Mpc Live. They are not the quality of a MPD218 which I have here next to it. It's cheap enough I may just keep it for the road n laptop,but I'm pretty let down on the size of this thing. Presonus should definitely consider larger pads,and overall unit.

YMMV it may work well for some.

Cpu: Desktop:I7 4790k/Windows 10/Mac Book Pro
Interface: RME ADI-2 Pro/Heritage Audio R.A.M.2000/Slate VMS/DynAudio BM5A MK2/Adam T5v
Tools: Akai Mpc X/Yamaha EX5 76/Komplete Kontrol MK2/Presonus Studio One v4/Acustica Audio
User avatar
by PreAl on Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:48 pm
Bit the bullet and purchased an Atom just now. I'm hoping to get it to intigrate well with Maschine Studio (use both at once for best of both worlds).

Studio One Pro 4, Faderport 1, Atom, Focusrite Saffire Pro 40, Maschine Studio, Octapad SPD-30, Roland A300, Windows 10 Pro 64 bit.
EVGA Geforce 1070 (Nvidia drivers). A bigly amount of other gear.
User avatar
by Bbd on Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:04 am
I also ordered mine.
I decided I would really learn to use this one because of its great integration with Studio One.
Very excited!
:)

Bbd

Please add your specs to your SIGNATURE.
Search the STUDIO ONE 4 ONLINE MANUAL. Access your MY.PRESONUS account.
OVERVIEW of how to get your issue fixed or the steps to create a SUPPORT TICKET.
Needs to include: 1) One Sentence Description 2) Expected Results 3) Actual Results 4) Steps to Reproduce.


OS: Win 10 x64 Home, Studio One Pro 4.x, Notion 6, Series III 24, Studio 192, Haswell CPU: i7 4790k @ 4.4GHz, RAM: 16GB, Faderport 8/16, Central Station +, PreSonus Sceptre S6, Eris 3.5, ELAC Sub, ATOM
User avatar
by Jemusic on Wed Dec 12, 2018 12:40 pm
Its integration with Studio One is also the main reason I got it. And it will have the highest level or deepest level with Studio One. It is an amazing remote control and a complete companion to either Faderport 2018 or FP8/16. Atom does a lot all on its own in terms of commands to Studio One. There are some really excellent videos on it especially the PreSonus videos.

The pads offer a lot of adjustment. It is a balancing act between the velocity settings, the levels of the samples themselves eg inside something like Impact XT, the settings of how the samples will respond to velocity, the pressure settings if they come into play.

Once everything lines up, the pads are a joy to play. Super fast for instant response plus a wide dynamic range for expression if you want it. You will find a setting that fits perfectly into your playing style and dynamic.

I am getting into playing music in via the pads now too. Bass lines, melodies, chords etc.. This is fun and when the pads are talking to either musical or percussive sounds, they make you play differently and come up with very different ideas at times due to the very nature of them as an instrument.

It is bright or loud and clear as they say!

Please add your specs to your SIGNATURE.
Search the STUDIO ONE 4 ONLINE MANUAL. Access your MY.PRESONUS account.
OVERVIEW of how to get your issue fixed or the steps to create a SUPPORT TICKET.
Needs to include: 1) One Sentence Description 2) Expected Results 3) Actual Results 4) Steps to Reproduce.



Specs i5-2500K 3.5 Ghz - 8 Gb RAM - Win 7 64 bit - ATI Radeon HD6900 Series - RME HDSP9632 - Midex 8 Midi interface - Faderport 8 and 2018- Atom Pad- iMac 2.5Ghz Core i5 - Sierra 10.12.6 - Focusrite Clarett 2 Pre & Scarlett 18i20. Studio One V4.5, Notion 6.5, Ableton Live 10 Suite, LaunchPad Pro

8 posts
Page 1 of 1

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest