AKAI APC40 MKII Performance Controller for Ableton Live

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  • Includes Ableton Live Lite
  • Sonivox Instruments
  • Toolroom and Primeloops samples
  • USB bus powered for travel
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AKAI APC40 MKII Controller for Ableton Live

Akai Pro’s flagship Ableton Live controller, the new APC40 mkII, incorporates five years of user feedback into its design for extended functionality, countless musical capabilities, and improved workflow. The APC40 mkII features a 5x8 RGB LED clip-launching matrix, assignable A/B crossfader, 8 rotary knobs, 8 channel faders, and a send button for quick access to send busses. Included with the APC40 mkII is a suite of software, samples, and loops for out-of-the-box electronic music production: Toolroom artist launch packs, Prime Loops samplepacks, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Technology, and SONiVOX Twist give usersendless music production possibilities with hand-selected samples & loops and high-definition virtual synthesizers. The APC40 mkII is USB-powered and supports plug-and-play.

In 2009, Akai Professional collaborated with the creators of Ableton Live, a powerful music performance and production software environment, and introduced the original Ableton Performance Controller—APC40. The instrument raised the standards of controller design, revolutionized hardware and software integration, and proved to be an essential tool for Ableton Live users everywhere. Building upon this original partnership, Akai Professional now introduces an all-new, reimagined Ableton Live controller—APC40 mkII.

The new APC40 mkII incorporates five years of user feedback into its design. 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. In addition to its sleek look, veteran APC40 users will immediately notice the enhancements that include an RGB clip-launching grid, reinforced fader design, revised knob lay out, and much more.

APC40 mkII features a 5x8 RGB clip-launching grid that’s built for dexterous exploration: launch clips, play virtual instruments, control plugins, and create your song from the ground up using 40 responsive pads. RGB lighting provides visual feedback and displays three clip statuses—loaded, playing, and recording—so you can intelligently perform without looking at your computer. You can also color code your clips with the RGB lighting for advanced visual organization, and use the Shift button and directional arrows to manipulate the scope of the 5x8 grid.

  • Provides hands-on control of Ableton Live
  • Seamlessly integrates 1 to 1 with Ableton Live (v9.1.3+)
  • 5x8 clip-launch matrix with RGB feedback for clip status and color coding
  • 9 channel faders, 8 control knobs, and 8 device controls interface with Ableton Live
  • USB-powered and plug-and-play connectivity for Mac and PC
  • Sends button for quick access to 8 send buses
  • Assignable A/B crossfader for dynamic mixing on the fly
  • Shift button and directional arrows manipulate the scope of the grid
  • Revised knob layout with in-line controls for streamlined workflow
  • Production package included: Ableton Live Lite with Puremagnetik Effect Racks, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist, Prime Loops sample packs, and Toolroom Records artist launch packs (downloads)
PC Requirements Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8; multicore processor; 2 GB RAM; Windows compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended), QuickTime recommended
Mac Requirements Intel® Mac with Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, or 10.9
Available USB Port  
Ableton Live 9.1.3 or later  

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