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Even though this Ableton controller is great fun to use for live applications for all the obvious reasons, I'm most pleased with what it has done for my workflow in production. Being able to manipulate Ableton while recording in the way that this device allows has not only dramatically shortened the time it takes for me to arrange my work, it also makes it a much more creative and enjoyable process.
This is the cornerstone of my DJ sets, but I wish it had sequencing functions and velocity sensitive pads. I use WM's template to add a drum sequencer, but it's clunky. Feel like Akai could have easily added these functions. Still a great piece of equipment.