Top 3 Controllers for Ableton Live
I’ve been using Ableton Live for a long time, and have been try lots of controllers in order to improve my live performance. So i’ve decided to share the best 3 controllers for Ableton Live. Remember that this top 3 are what it think best for my set and workflow. This is it :
1. Novation Launchpad
Launchpad is the best you can get for affordable controller for live. Launchpad was awesome, instead of knob and fader, you got 64 pads to control clip on live and it doesn’t stop there. You can even use that pads to control a knob and fader too, that’s why i love launchpad so much. It’s mobile,affordable,and a perfect controller for live.
If you have an ipad, then you might want to have touchable. Touchable is a controller app that is dedicated to control Ableton live. It gives us a total control for Ableton live, you don’t even need more controller when you have a touchable in your hand. It already have pads and keys. It suitable for you who want to keep your live set simple. I myself use it on some of my sets, but when i need more precision i prefer use knob or real fader rather than an ipad. The only problem is you need an ipad for it.
This is my dream controller. I don’t have it yet, but i’ve tried it and i see lots of potential in it. Good built quality and also it have a software to control the leds on it. Well it’s pretty cool for live performance. I personally choose OhmRGB than AKAI APC-40, it’s much customizable and smaller than APC-40. OhmRGB also comes with MIDI script for many softwares such as traktor,reason,etc.
Choosing the right controller for your sets might hard if you still new in Live performances, so i suggest you find your live style and you will find what controller best for you. I myself think a launchpad is more than enough.