3. Ableton Push
Ableton Push is Ableton’s answer to both Native Instrument’s Maschine and the Novation Launchpad. The Push seems to be the most sleek and powerful of the bunch, though we admittedly have not tested the Maschine Studio yet. The Push combines live pad playing with step sequencing, making it an extremely useful tool. The amount of control over Ableton Live is incredible. Since this controller is made for Ableton Live and comes packaged with it, it won’t work with other software, so make sure to keep that in mind before making the investment.