When buying a new controller, most musicians and producers are faced with a choice between two of the main players, Native Instruments' Maschine MK3 and Ableton Push 2.
Before you get in a tizzy and start complaining that it's not possible to compare apples and oranges (you can decide which controller is which in this analogy) Loopop disagrees and explains that aside from the software side of things there are comparison points to be made. Yes, in terms of software, Ableton Live is a fully-featured, mature, comprehensive DAW, and the MASCHINE software, while constantly improving, is more groovebox-oriented and isn't trying to be a complete one-stop-shop DAW itself.
In this video Ziv (Loopop) explores the different sides of both controller / instruments breaking the comparison down by a number of criteria:
So, what are the criteria Maschine MK3 and Ableton Push 2 are judged by? Here you go:
This is a very interesting, and bold, video from Loopop and is bound to get hardcore users from both camps up in arms. And for others it's a decent overview of both that will hopefully help you make a decision as to which is best for you and your studio/live performance needs.
Check out our overview video of the new Maschine MK3 here: