Ableton Live isn't the only music making software out there, but it's the weapon of choice for legions of producers because it's so damn intuitive. Today, Ableton spilled the details on a new version, Live 9, and just as important, a homegrown hardware controller for the software, called Ableton Push.
Watch as Chris from Ithaca Audio mixes a whole bunch of songs in real time using Ableton Live and an Akai APC40 live control surface. Like a goddamn boss. If you can't identify all the songs, here's the list:
Seriously, some of the coolest-looking gadgets coming out these days are for electronic musicians. The latest example: this USB MIDI controller that has a 64-button grid specifically designed to trigger audio clips in Ableton's Live music creation/performance software.