I've had my DTX Multi-12 (Yamaha's 12-pad drum pad with sample-loading capabilities) for about a year, and have slowly learned to do some pretty neat stuff with it. Slowly because the menu-driven interface on the small LCD screen is not at all user-friendly, and the manual is much the same.
My birthday is tomorrow, so I have treated myself to an iPad 3 (got for $150 off CL with a nifty little keyboard/case combo), bought the i-UX1 USB to 30-pin interface, and downloaded the free Multi 12 Touch app for the iPad.
So far, I am VERY pleased with the results. Having a graphical user interface makes all the difference in the world, and has revealed to me things that I can do with the Multi-12 that I did not even know I could do!
Things it used to require half-an-hour of manual reading, internet searching and button-pushing I can now do in seconds. In the past, I would not even consider making adjustments in the midst of a band rehearsal, but now it is no sweat. The learning curve is very quick, and I am looking forward to doing all manner of things with my Multi-12 now that time and patience just would not allow in the past.
I don't know if any other pads with the ability to load samples have this kind of GUI option, but I think that the basic capabilities of the Multi-12 when supported by the Touch app put the Multi-12 in a class by itself.
Edited by Stickinthemud, 09 September 2015 - 02:54 PM.