Meet Artesia’s Xpad MIDI controller

Artesia has a new portable MIDI pad controller known as the Xpad. The latest member of the Xkey family, this offers 16 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads with multicolour-colour LEDs.

You can set up six banks of pads and switch between them, and there are also six assignable buttons and six assignable rotary encoders.

Artesia Xpad features:

  • 16 velocity and pressure-sensitive pads with 2-colour LEDs inside
  • Pad bank buttons with 2-colour LEDs to switch 3 independent pad banks
  • 6 encoders to send continuous controller messages
  • 1 bank button with 2-color LED to switch 3 independent banks of the pot
  • Edit button (single LED) for each pad or encoder to change the note number or value
  • Type button with 2-color LED to set encoder cc/pitch/after touch or pad note/program/MMC
  • USB to host
  • TRS MIDI Out
  • Footswitch

Xpad will be available in February, and we hear that the price should be around $120.


Ian French
About the Author

Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about every genre of music from Breakbeat, to Drum & Bass, to Techno and Progressive House. If he was to describe his preferred style of music he would probably describe it simply as electronic music. Besides his love for music and DJing his other passions are fine cuisine, wine, and travel.