I guess this is the ongoing thread of which is better.. JMO after reading it all and watching the videos..
I too was daunted by which to buy and which is better. I recently picked up the LP and find it to be a great tool with Live.
I'm also using in tandem with an Akai MPK 61 and all seems OK. Of course I have a fair share of controls also mapped to my iMacs keyboard.
So with this said, I'm sure everyones setup varies in one way or another. What I have been noticing and to me is possibly the most important, that no one is mentioning the realestate for one, and the convienence of operating all within ONE device is the deal.
I absolutely hate Launching a clip with the LP and then reaching for the MPK to adjust a volume or fader, because turning a page on the LP and then having to go back and fourth, while aditionally hitting a shortcut or 2 or 3 on my computer keyboard.
This has to be for me the biggest deal breaker for having multiple boxes here and there for control. I'm working entirely in my home studio.
To make a long story a little shorter.. One box One controller and One place to reach for it all, is an invaluable thing in studio use.
I think the LP is a great little controller, but hands DOWN, no comparison to the APC and I don't own it as of yet.. but am seriously thinking about taking the plunge for this very reason.
Very new to Live and can see the advantage of the APC. The LP is great, but the less I have to think of what/where I'm reaching for my next move, the better.
I'm not saying which is or isn't better, I'm talking about total convenience! Just my take on the above scenario ..