I can’t stop recommanding the NektarPanorama (P1,P4 or P6).
I got a P4…never had a midi controller going so deep in cubase integration. You can go from 98% of time watchin the PC screen using mouse and keyboard shortcuts…now my eyes are on the PC screen only 40% of the time, a hand on the mouse the other on the Nektar.
Transport stuffs are great. VST(i) integration is quite amazing straight from the factory. Most of the common VST(i)s are premapped.
Great product build…the mapping of the 12 pads on the fly is awesome (though i had an Akai MPD226, and those pads are better). You can scale the pads to minor/major/spanish and so many other scales. I wish the MPD226 could do this as easily as the Nektar.