Hi yes I’ve had it 2+ months now, bought brand new here in Usa from Sweetwater, who i imagine sells a decent amount of them (so probably mine is from a new batch). I’ve used it a decent amount to just learn it, write and/or finish off a 4 ish songs. Man did I say I love it!?
The pad problems I’ve had seem similar to those I’ve read here. Sometimes when I’m in mute mode, muting one pad will cause pad #2 (lowest row, 2nd from left) to mute inadvertently. And a couple times now I’ve had a difficult time making pad #2 the active pad for editing etc. And when I say trouble, I guess I mean having to press it a few times and then maybe pressing others before going back to it and it finally responding. I’m sure that could be a deal breaker for some… but for me I sort of imagine it just changes my workflow approach and I adapt??? But I’m new to sequencing drums. For the last 20+ years I’ve just played MIDI keyboard drums or drum machine drums live into a DAW.
After all the reading I’ve done of the threads discussing the pad issues, im wondering if the equipment that elektron uses to calibrate pads just isn’t that dialed in/good at its job:)?
Hope that helps!