You can probably find a much better discount at a local store. They are giving a 50$ discount to people upgrading from live8 suite to l9suite+push, which would put it at 550$. Right now you can go pre-order on guitarcenter with a coupon for 510$, and presumably even lower whenever they put out a 20% off coupon.
speaking of which, anyone ever deal with eastcoastmusic.com? They currently have the pre-order for 475
For many of us in USA, we'll be taxed on GuitarCenter.com's orders, so it will really be $550-ish with a 15% coupon. I saw a week or so ago eastcoastmusic.com had Push on pre-order for less than $450, but I was sketched out by their crappy website, listing 2 different phone numbers, & no call-back from leaving a message. So I took advanatage of ZZsounds price-matching. B)
Knowing how AKAI's drum pads wear out after real use, I would not pay $600. $500 seems OK, esp if you can sell off the Live Intro license. $450 split into 3 payments was a bargain.
chapelier fou wrote:
-Is it VERY bright ? (can it be used when gigging outside, under the sun ?)
(Asking before starting my own midibox controller, because i've always been unhappy with the 'official' products and their inability to be programmed (have to run a pretty messy max patch to have my 2 launchpads working as i want them to work). I always thought that musicians have their own workflow, and hardware should adapt to musicians, not the contrary.
IIRC from watching one of the first vids, Push can run via USB power only, but the LEDs will be brighter if you use external power/mains. From my own hacking research from wanting to build my own controller, LEDs do dim over time, so I would use in a dimmed setting as much as you can, & turn up the brightness only when needed. & turn off when not in use.
Velocity & aftertouch are very hard to do in home-brew controllers. I wanted to build a monome/APC that could do those, & Push is it, so now I don't have to bother. I could use more knobs/sliders, so I may end up using all those microcontrollers laying around for that though.