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Akai hardware controller for Mpc Live


I've checked different options already, and currently using a Novation LaunchcontrolXL mk2 (working, except the LEDs).
I've also read all the recent software release notes to check which controllers are supported (mainly MIDI keyboard controllers)...

Unfortunately, I don't really find a good and complete MIDI hardware controller (no keyboard) to pair perfectly with the live.

Some suggestions that could make a great controller for the Live:

- faders: 8 or 9 (one for master)

- buttons that light up to indicate their status (not the case with the Launchcontrol)

- enough rotary knobs, maybe with a push function (like the Midi Fighter's twister)

- sustain pedal and one or more expression pedal inputs

- multiple destinations (overlays / presets /...) that can be accessed immediately, to change from mixing lay-out to a specific program or HW instrument lay-out...

- maybe some small pads for launching the audio clips of the Live, while being able to finger drum a drum program on the MPC Live, but that might make the controller too big

- maybe other things that have good integration with the Live, and may improve workflow / live playing and manipulation


thanks ;)
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  • Hey loekazz,

    Thanks for posting!

    You have some great ideas here that would certainly increase the Live's workflow! I'd be happy to forward your feedback to our development team for consideration :)

    Be sure to submit this as a feature request with the MPC 2 Software's built-in feedback module as well. The feedback module is represented by a smiley icon at the lower right side of the software next to the browser icons. This information goes directly to the Akai team for consideration!

    If you need an alternative method of submitting feedback, you may use the following links:

    MPC - Submit a Feature Request

    Thanks for your feedback!
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