Not owning either.. But I've looked into both.. I've got other controllers that I could use in a modular system and go the Launchpad route.. The thing is you can't really judge the two side by side * or you can but only as a clip launch matrix,, and tbh I think the LP wins in that dept, but you must couple it with other controllers to get near the APC in terms of features and possibilities.. Working with the LP and other controllers does give more flexibility in working in other apps.. However I've decided to go APC. The reason is simple for me.. And that's because it's a dedicated Ableton controller, that's totally integrated into the software.. I feel it will help me in my workflow and consequently and most importantly the music. It may be bigger and bulkier than the LP, and need an extra plug and cable. But for me tbh that's zero problemo.. If there is a gig that I haven't room to set up an APC and a 15" laptop, then there probably wouldn't be place for a laptop, LP and another controller also.. Anyway one more thing in favor is the APC is a well built piece by a company who specialize in high quality hardware controllers.blue frog beats wrote:I'll be honest, not much. My buddy has one and swears by it, but the only advantage i see in the LP is the fact that it is small, light, and usb powered. Other than that, you'd have a hard time convincing me its anywhere close to the tool that the apc 40 isTone Deft wrote:totally disagree. how much time have you spent using a Launch Pad?blue frog beats wrote:Ummmm do you really have to ask? APC40 without a doubt
the LP is basically a scaled down, shitty version of the APC40. Without Faders, Without control knobs, without the ability to be more than anything besides... u guessed it... a launchpad.
This isn't even a debate
APC40 shits on the LP
both are amazing and have different roles.
Anyway imo your both right!
my 2 shackles