Replacing APC40 by ableton PUSH

hey guys,

I currently use an APC40 for dj sets & i'm loving it.
however, it's a rather big device and would like a (slightly) smaller device that i'd be able to store in my backpack.
(i have one of these APC UDG bags and they're soooo huge)

I'd also like a controller I could use for intuitive producing & beat making in the studio
(the APC40 fails horribly in this regard) ...
so that's where the Ableton Push comes in.

so i went to the local music store w/ my laptop to test a unit & see if i could use it to replace the APC40.
apparently not ... unless i'm missing something.

my gripes with it:
in SESSION mode (the mode i'll be using all the time when performing) i can't re-map any of the buttons/knobs ...
which is pretty horrible. even the most basic of controllers allow this.
and in USER mode i don't have a 8x8 clip launching matrix.
(sure i could manually assign the buttons to the matrix, but then i wouldn't have any visual feedback on which slots have clips loaded into them etc ... which is less than ideal).

can anyone think of a 'best of both worlds' solution regarding ableton Push?
i'd like to have the SESSION mode with the customizability of the USER mode.


mgpg 4 years ago | 0 comments

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  • Near Earth Object
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    I guess you could use both side by side. It might also be useful to check out the apc40 mk2. It is smaller and has been redesigned, including rgb colour feedback.

    3 years ago | 0 comments

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