With the unstoppable trend for all things modular, analogue and micro it can be easy to overlook the importance of a good old USB MIDI controller. The MIDIMix fits the bill perfectly for anyone looking to get control over Ableton Live or any MIDI application for that matter. Slots right into a mobile rig or makes a great partner to get hardware control over levels and EQ for the rest of your setup.
There's 1 to 1 control matching out the box for Ableton and it has Live Lite included. One thing that has us intrigued is the Send All button, rumoured to send the status of all buttons, faders and knobs at once. Handy stuff if you're tired of wiggling things to make them catch up and latch with the corresponding controls in your DAW.