Create anything from fat, retro synth sounds to edgy, modern leads and everything in between. APC40 mkII comes packed with a music production suite that includes a version of Ableton Live, two high-definition virtual synthesisers, and professional samples and loops for immediate out-of-the-box music creation. Update Unrecognized Zip Code. You can quickly access track panning and control sends A, B, and C. With the bank buttons, you can move around a track by scene grid.

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APC40 – Media Images. InAkai Professional collaborated with the creators of Ableton Live, a powerful music performance and production software environment, and introduced the original Ableton Performance Controller—APC Almost every aspect of the original APC40 has been deliberated, reworked, and improved to provide extended controller functionality, countless musical capabilities, and a smarter workflow.

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Update Unrecognized Zip Code. They are similar to those on an Akai Pro XR You are not limited to the 8 tracks and 5 scenes in the matrix. These LED rings make it easy to see your settings on dark stages, indicating the currently selected parameters’ values. There is no way to bank through to go to a 5th bank. Produce, compose, and remix with professional sounds curated by the world’s premier electronic music label.

Easy to use out of the box, comes with basic software. Any other experienced Ableton user would probably tell you its an absolute must for performing, but I think it’s a real must for learning and working if you’re serious about getting to know the application to begin with.


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This was reported to be excellent and it has exceeded my expectations. Users can purchase an additional piece of software called Max For Live, which runs seamlessly within Live 8. Whether you are an electronic music artist and Live is your canvas, a DJ using Live for performance and real-time mixing, or a more traditional musician using Live on stage or in the studio, you will find the APC40 mkII to be the intuitive, powerful instrument that directly links your inspiration with Ableton Live.

Max For Live which was created in collaboration with Cycling ’74 allows users to edit and invent their own custom devices within Live 8, and utilize all of the control capability of the APC40 as a blank canvas.

This unique software demands an equally unique control instrument. The APC40 is the link between human and computer that perfectly balances analytical parameter control with creative expression. Other than that it’s truly a great solid product.

spc40 Definitely could have used more launchpad buttons so you could have more visibility into the scenes. If you wanted akkai control a hardware synth or drum machine you would have to have a computer and software in the middle between the APC40 and the hardware device.

However, for more advanced users, Max for Live enables you to perform some extremely advanced functions such as editing the standard template and making the clip lights function like a step sequencer. For example, you might be working with the Beat Decoder on track two.


It even features a high quality, replaceable crossfader for transitioning between clips and loops assigned to “A” or “B”. Each state displays on the matrix in a different color so you can get a quick picture of each clip current state. Previously I had been quite frustrated in my attempts to play with Ableton with nothing more than a mouse because doing so is very spc40 like trying to play a musical instrument while only having one finger! The APC40 is plug and play, so you don’t need to install drivers.

Akai Professional APC40 specs. Ableton Live software is a powerful, aoai environment for creating, performing, and producing music. The APC40 has two banks of eight knobs.

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The matrix is not limited to only 40 clips: Call Chat Online. If you press on an orange glowing button to akia a clip, the button will turn green while the clip is playing.

I make tracks in Logic, bounce down albeton wave, then just drag them into the APC and set it up how you wish. If you want to actually make tracks, you need Ableton Live 8 at least.

I think its great.