Controller Assistance Needed
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    Default Controller Assistance Needed

    Hi everyone,

    I am pretty new to the whole electronic scene. I currently have Ableton Live and know how to use it pretty well. I am going to attempt to explain what I am looking for and hopefully you all can help me. I would like a controller to make beats in real time. A controller with good, velocity sensitive pads so I can "finger drum" to record beats, or play live. I plan to use it as a plug-in and do most of the editing and setup in Ableton. In other words, I don't really feel like I need additional software. I only have a Launchpad at this point, so I have no knob functionality for tweaking effects. The Akai Element was on my Christmas list, since it is pretty affordable, but I didn't end up getting it. Now that I am faced with spending my own money, I want to be absolutely sure what I am buying will fit my needs. I have been doing some reading on the Maschine MK2 and the Mikro MK2 as well. Any suggestions on the right equipment would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Check out Ableton Push! We have them here at DJTT web store: https://store.djtechtools.com/produc...ush-controller

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    I didn't realize the Push's buttons were all velocity sensitive. That's pretty nice. Do you think that is the best option? I have no doubt it will work well, but money is a factor to some extent. I know none of these controllers are super cheap, but is there any other option that is slightly more affordable? If the Push is the best option, I might get it eventually, but it will take me longer to purchase.

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    There is also a Livid BASE but the Push has more responsive pads and better feel to it.

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    Akai MPD 24 if you are on a budget, they are under $150. 8 knobs / 8 faders / 16 pads

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