1. Novation Launchpad
The Novation Launchpad can be found in the arsenal of plenty of laptop-based musicians and DJs — just watch a couple Boiler Room sets for proof. It’s easy to understand their ubiquity. The Launchpad is a simple grid, automatically synced to Ableton Live with which you can both trigger and stop samples, and play individual notes. It’s easy, intuitive and relatively cheap. So it’s almost impossible to regret purchasing a versatile controller like the Launchpad.