Ableton Live will work with any midi controller, however here are 10 really good ones that we love. Ableton Push 2 Novation Launchpad Pro Akai APC40 MKII Akai Professional Advance 49 Arturia Keylab 49 Akai MPK Mini MKII 25 Native Instruments Machine MK3 DJTechTools Midi Fighter 3D DJTechTools Midi Fighter Twister Novation LaunchControl XL
It depends on your workflow. The Push2 is a great controller for in the studio as well as performing on stage. If your workflow is more like a traditional DJ where you would need a crossfader (the Push2 can work as a crossfader) BUT you want to “crab”, the APC40MK2 is a solid option.
Our opinion is the Push2. It’s built by Ableton for Ableton. However, since Ableton Live supports almost any MIDI controller on the market, that is more of an opinionated question. That’s like asking what is the best car? It depends. It really depends on what your use is for it and your workflow. Are you […]
The Ableton Push and Push2 are custom midi controllers instruments developed by Ableton to specifically work with Ableton Live. The Ableton Push (Gen 1) came out the at the same time Ableton 9 was released in March 2013. According to what was written on the back of the box that the Push came in “Push […]