The main thing is it is easy to use and really does not get in the way of your creative flow which is what I like. In both cases your plugins will be wrapped using these software packages and you then need to control your plugins through the software. I simply cannot express how much better the management of controls is and even with a dozen pages of controls the ability to lay out the banks to your liking makes it just work! I just feel these are the main distinguishing differences asides from their similar features that will influence your decision. However, I do think Suite is worth owning for 3 things: Maxforlive, which lets you build your own synths and other devices, Sampler which allows you to do multisampling, unlike the free Simpler device , and Complex warp modes. There is no difference between either of the models except the number of keys. Komplete Kontrol was initially launched with the requirement for users to already own Komplete 9 or 10 with bundles available to purchase both Komplete and the keyboard.
It provides 48v phantom power to supply your microphone with enough power to function. Whilst Maschine relies more on a variety of shift bindings and screen navigation to get from A to B, which can make for an easy workflow — just make sure you learn the processes! Well if you are like me you are hard pressed to decide until you actually get hands on with both so I have done exactly this and can compare both offerings for you. Hopefully that will be added. Below the screen we have page buttons to cycle the display pages of the display and transport buttons for host control. Some extra news for people wanting to browse Native. It really did offer quick browsing and filtering of presets and worked just fine on-screen without the keyboard. I personally loved the feel of the Akai keybed and instantly found it expressive and responsive.
Probably copied and pasted from the S series. Those are two very strong reasons for Suite. And then there is the issue of browsing 3rd party presets. Fortunately when browsing several forums, I found that the instructions are wrong. Ableton Push 2 or Native Instruments Maschine Studio? However I was very surprised at how smooth and responsive both the pitch and mod controls were and the illuminated bars really helped feedback the controllers state. But which is the keyboard for you? For Maschine, you can load any kit straight from the Live or Push browser. Ordering a new one has worked for a lot of people in remedying this issue as well.
Browsing for presets via the software is pretty simple. Unless you can get into Sampler as much as me and would love to work with Max For Live devices. Just got your presets installed and wow!! The encoders are touch sensitive and display a bar indicator for position but display the numerical value when touched. I just want to know - what equipment better for that? I hadn't considered the second-hand market. After the first day of excitement I was soon frustrated and worried that my issues would not be resolved and I would be stuck with an expensive keyboard. This was some weeks before the official release.
This is very handy to create varying melodies and simply adds to the more featured abilities of the Komplete Vs the Advance which is another area I believe wins for the Komplete option. But those Komplete instruments I mentioned in my previous post can stand side by side to those above and not sound pale. I would argue the Push 2 is easier to pick up and have a general understanding of basic features fairly quickly. Ableton really has most of the bases covered A lot of options are great but you can get buried in options accomplishing nothing. This doesn't mean you cannot make great tracks with only Live Suite, but to claim these lines are at par with each other is only laughable to me. Philip from Bad Herrenalb, Black Forest. The Ableton software is undoubtedly more powerful if you are prepared to put in the work to learn that it's deep and do some laptop editing.
Step by Step setup instructions, pictures and discussion on the Native Instruments forum:. All the best and God bless, -Stu Be sure to check out my and page for more helpful and informative articles! In fact I had to adjust how I play lightly to fit into one of the velocity settings and wish there was a diagram available for each velocity curve. I probably would have sold my Push by now! There is a lot of people who swear operator is better then massive, I just don't have time to patch a library of custom synths. I have used Ableton Live Lite for a bit and I am thinking of getting Ableton Live Standard. The work around is to delete the preset first before adding a new one back. Wanting to bring my production up a notch - practise included! Plus, you get all the software you need to capture performances, build songs, and polish recordings.
After the official release I ordered it and started working with it. Both options have good quality keybeds, 8 encoder controls, browser navigation but then there are the extra unique features that set each option apart Build Quality Comparison Both are very well built, with a solid quality feel. The instruments are required to be registered with the Pace iLok authenticator so if you have never worked with this before you will have to create an iLok account to register the instruments. Any information or experience - what You have, and share with Me - will be very important. I was instantly pleased with how quick I was able to find sounds and test new sounds and it was extremely helpful when searching for a Piano for instance to have all the plugins available that contained Pianos to sort through.
Both feature quality, full-colour screens, albeit of slightly different shapes. If you want to make tracks on the go, or create a compact studio setup — you now have the perfect keys to fit your needs. A great job with AudioModder, this has already put my workflow on a new level. I choose to not bother with Operator or any native Live synth except Sampler, Simpler and Electric. I mention this here to make people, coming to Live, think about their options. Also the sounds from others then Native Instruments can be browsed I noticed. Being tempted by lightguide, I will stay with the akai for the screen and the 3rd party support.