Well if you didn't like ableton then it's between maschine and mpc live. Maschine has much better software and sound libraries and it has a pretty straight forward workflow. Ni will probably release a new hardware version this year.
Mpc live is portable so you can make beats wherever you please. Standalone means no computer which is a huge plus for me. However you can also use it as a controller and use your plug ins vsts etc.
Personally I like having limitations when making music because you can easily get lost while you are going through thousands of sounds and plugins on your computer, plus it can be very distracting and make you lose focus very easily.
That said, I'd go for the mpc live. I'd never spend that much money on a soulless controller.
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