In 2014 I worked at Livid Instruments and one of the controllers I spent the most time with was the DS1. The DS1 is a general MIDI controller. The controller is designed and built in the US and is of very high build quality. What I like most about this controller is how flexible it is to use. I have used many MIDI controllers over the last few years and they all tend to be designed for specific software. However the DS1 connects via USB and can be used with any software provided it supports MIDI.