I’ve only just watched the Plugin Boutique chat video with Davide and Ed - https://youtu.be/wUbIB-rokho. Very informative and promising for the future.
One topic that was mentioned was the use of an Ableton Push 2 as a controller for Pads view. Interestingly, I have already done that!
When I moved from Ableton Live to a DAW that suited me better (Studio One, but that’s not important), I was left with a Push 2 that I did not want to gather dust. So I wrote an open-source Windows program (“PushWhacker”) to allow the Push to act as a general-purpose interface for any DAW. It has quite a number of alternative pad layouts, and one is a 7x8 grid for Scaler chord pads. There’s a brief description of it at http://www.brianavid.co.uk/PW-Summary.pdf. It also works with Ableton Live via the “User” mode button.
If anyone is interested in trying it, let me know and I will publish a download link. Unfortunately this is Windows only. I don’t have a Mac so am not in a position to produce a version for Macs. Sorry!