I recently copped an Akai Professional APC20. Anyone have experience with one of these? Haven't actually had the time to play around with it because of college and work. Plus I write rhymes too so hopefully one day I can record some tracks over my own production. My buddy is a b-boy and he has a $1600 setup at his crib - mostly turntable stuff, so I think we can cook some dope shit up once I learn how to work my equipment. Got another friend who has a home studio. He makes beats on FL and raps as well. Once I find some free time we'll probably put down a track together.
I used an APC20 before for a live performance and it was ok. I felt it needed way more pads, sliders, and knobs, or at least a MIDI bank to work with.
Never used it as a sole controller for a DAW though, what software are you using?