I guess that's not really so much a deal breaker. I do see the benefits in being able to assign the slider to other parameters. What the heck.., I'll give the KontrolPad a go. Thanks for the information folks. My only real serious concern is the issue that many are having with Windows 7. I contacted Korg about this, and they said it's a Windows issue that goes all the way back to Windows XP. However, if I buy it and have issues.., just call and the tech will have me up an running within minutes.
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