My oldest son is almost 13 and he told me he wants a Launchpad for Xmas. I did as much research as I could and ended up buying an Akai APC20 Compact Ableton Controller. It comes with Ableton Live Software. It was $179 on Amazon (supposedly was Originally $399).
I figure betweeen the internet/youtube he should be able to figure out how to use it. He has a laptop (my old one) that i think he should be able to get a couple of years out of.
I guess my question is, do you think i got him a good item to start off with or should have i started elsewhere?
I had asked him if there had been a particular one he was interested in and all he told me is he wanted "a lot of buttons"
I had also looked at Novation Launchpads but i felt like the Akai was a better value since it included the software and the reviews were pretty good as well.
This is a link to the item.
Thanks in advance.