controllers that compliment Live

Discussion of music production, audio, equipment and any related topics, either with or without Ableton Live
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what controllers im using

Post by LesPasta » Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:58 pm

... i hear you

right now im using one of the original akai for me, but it only holds two banks... also an Evolution UC33e and MK461 MK II..... and i still have my oxygen for portability..

Im trying to find myself one controller that will satisfy all of my needs...

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Post by channelite » Fri Sep 19, 2008 9:29 pm

The Axiom 25 has been the smoothest controller in my opinion. I really like the #20 preset which Live dumps in. UC33e with BCR 2000 emulation is really good too. Got that patch from fellow here: ... highlight=

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Post by rikhyray » Fri Sep 19, 2008 11:21 pm

db2 wrote:My biggest gripe is for search through clips to trigger them. Its it possible to set an x/y to browse through the channels/clips and trigger them? A little midi joystick with an entry button would be awesome but I don't know if this can be set. Everytime I play this annoys me the most, mousing around to trigger clips.
You can scroll vertically and horizontally with first 2 rotaries of the LV2 then pushing the left one plays a clip the second will stop it. So even without LX2 it is possible to work without mouse Used LX for mapped 16 tracks with 8 clips each (or other template 8 tracks with 16 clips each.) Monome is another option for that.
After some time I would know exactly where is what and then it is real fun to perform. You can be playing keys , guitar whatever and just hit the correct button on faderfox without getting much distracted from your playing.

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Post by robleighton22 » Sat Sep 20, 2008 1:39 am

i hav only one gripe with the vcm-600....the rotaries have no led feedback. my bcr which is dirt cheap has this, and im beginning to rely on those led lights telling me where things r when i switch plugins. obviouslty using 6 potential tracks, all the rotaries r purposely placed, but what about when assigning synths and using it for production. tho thinking about it thats what those 8 buttons and 8 rotaries r for. hmmm. that is pretty good. reckon it could have done with lcd strips like the novation or led feedback. both pretty useful.

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Post by Denis_B » Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:37 pm

Did anyone try the Livid Ohm Controller yet? Looks very stylish...

German: ... ler-p-2108

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It´s actually built for Video SW, but salection tested it with Ableton and it looks interesting. (Test: )

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Post by Geezus » Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:14 am

I really, REALLY like my novation remote SL (automap 2.0 is so sweet)
I also like the action on my Axiom

and I'm also really fond of my little nocturn when I go places. its also fun in the living room. or just to plug in and look at the pretty lights

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Post by NorthernMonkey » Sun Sep 21, 2008 12:35 am

Another shout here for the Faderfoxes, my LC2 gives me great control over Live. Also my Remote SL does give me good control but it feels a bit clumsy compared to the LC2.

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Post by friend_kami » Sun Sep 21, 2008 11:53 am

kinda funny that the vci 600 page says "heres a demo video" and so they link a demo video for another controller. good job.

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Re: controllers that compliment Live

Post by dinaiz » Sat May 09, 2009 2:49 am

I think if you play keyboards, axioms are a perfect start, cause the keys are nice and you have plenty of faders, knobs, and pads. I love my axiom 61. If it's mainly for triggering clips, thhe new APC40 looks really nice for this !

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Re: controllers that compliment Live

Post by TITBAG » Sat May 09, 2009 9:24 am

the arrival of the apc really fucked this thread in the arse

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Post by mike_o » Sat May 09, 2009 5:56 pm

ollyb303 wrote:I love my faderfoxes - designed for live and perfect for what I do with it.

Check the image in my sig...

is that a NIO 2/4 from novation there? if so how is it's performance on quality and latency?

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Re: controllers that compliment Live

Post by ollyb303 » Tue May 12, 2009 4:00 pm

It is indeed.

Sound quality is great, I really can't fault it.

Latency could be better, but it's not high enough to make a difference for me.

For the price, it offers superb value IMHO.

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Re: controllers that compliment Live

Post by bog » Wed May 13, 2009 5:25 pm

NI Maschine
Also works as a pad controller, doesn't require a wall wart, has an Electribe style step sequencer, and offers its own version of Session View where you can actually record automation in patterns (i.e. session view clips).

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