I’m probably in a pretty good place to give some chat on Push (1 + 2), Maschine (Mk1, Jam, Kontrol s49mk2) and MPC Live. Own/owned them all!
My current go to is Maschine. The Kontrol keyboard has been a revelation - if NI ever o a version with pads built in then I’d sell my Maschine in a flash. I like the environment for what it offers me at the moment - immediacy + stability + integration to KU11.
I don’t even have Live installed at the moment - but I will be doing a fresh install once 10 lands. Hopefully NI get a template out for Kontrol + Live 10 pronto as I think that could be the key for me finally accepting a MAschine + Live hybrid set up.
Anyway, the MPC Live was far from shoddily built when I owned it. Actually quite impressed with the build to be honest. Yes it is a little limited but it is a lot of fun. I think in the months/years to come, there will be some outrageous performances/skills shown on this box.
No experience with the Toriaz. For me, with the sort of music I do, it wasn’t even a contender - it’s just too limited in its scope for me.
Anyway, if any questions, let me know and I’ll chime in with some thoughts/chat.