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    Hi guys. I'm a drum player. I'm trying to build up a live show with a controller and Ableton.

    I'm looking for a solid controller with like sensitive buttons or something to play samples with different velocities.

    Just heard about Maschine, akai apc 40 and livid Base. Any feedback?

    Tnx!

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    I have experienced it, and I really enjoyed Maschine, but the pads are not as responsive as I would like. It's also very expensive to use just as a controller for Ableton. I haven't tried the Akai MPDs but I hear great things about them. Another option is the KMI QuNeo, which I have tested and enjoyed very much. Finally, If you want full control over Ableton Live, get an Ableton Push. The APC40 doesn't have velocity sensitive pads.

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    QuNeo has the most sensitive pads. Maschine is a great choice too. The Base is barely sensitive at all in my experience. The APC40 doesn't have velocity sensitivity, and all the MPDs and MPCs (post 2009) are basically junk.

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