I have an Arturia Beatstep that I NEVER use. Its encoders are unreliable and the pads jitter, sometimes playing twice when I hit it once. I saw some fingerdrumming videos last night and was inspired to check out a few tutorials. I also wanted to check out the Digitone’s new multimap feature, which lets you assign a range of keys play a range of sounds from the sound pool.
I have two ranges on the beatstep: C5, C#5 and D5 are the kick, snare and hat playing on track 4. From D#5 to D#6 it plays my “Ambient V” patch (V for velocity-sensitive) on track 2. The basic chords are sequenced on track 1, and the bass is sequened on track 3.
I can see myself spending time fingerdrumming. It’s very satisfying, even if I struggle to keep time and play more than just simple beats