APC 80, yes please, do want.
and goddamn! The wood looks so nice on the side of the APCs. One thing that I really do dislike about the APCs is the ridiculous design of the sides, with the unwieldy, pointy, space-consuming… wings? what else can you call them. another complaint I guess I have are the buttons. I would absolutely love them if they clicked, the way the kontrol X1 buttons click, despite being of a similar soft rubber. I mean, the clip launch buttons don’t have to be velocity sensitive anyway, and it’s really nice getting extra tactile feedback. It makes it more comfortable experience.
/my silly thoughts on controllers
I honestly think this is one the best controllers that has ever been produced. It might not be as flashy or stylish as the other Ableton controllers like the CNTRL:R or Ohm64/RGB, and lacks the extra three rows of the launchpad’s 8x8 grid, but it’s incredibly well integrated with Ableton. and LED rings?! You can’t even say no to that! Only thing I would change is make the pads “click,” like the buttons on the Kontrol X1 do. I find the APC’s buttons are a bit… shaky.
What I like about the APC40 is that I can put together a track on the fly and be able to tweak exactly what I need, when I need it. I dont like putting together tracks in the arrangement view, I like to play them and put them together based on feelings. the APC40 lets me do that.