Akai Professional APC40 mkII Ableton Live Performance Controller

BH #AKAPC40MK2 • MFR #APC40 MK2
Akai Professional
Akai Professional APC40 mkII Ableton Live Performance Controller
Key Features
  • Perfect Integration with Ableton Live
  • 5 x 8 Clip-Launch Matrix
  • 9 Faders
  • 8 Control Knobs
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The APC40 mkII from Akai Professional is a hardware controller designed to work with Ableton Live software in a one-to-one integration, and makes significant improvements over the previous version. A few of those include an RGB clip-launching grid, reinforced fader design, revised knob lay out, and more. The controller comes pre-mapped to Live for an instant performance and production setup.
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Akai Professional APC40 mkII Overview

The APC40 mkII from Akai Professional is a hardware controller designed to work with Ableton Live software in a one-to-one integration, and makes significant improvements over the previous version. A few of those include an RGB clip-launching grid, reinforced fader design, revised knob lay out, and more. The controller comes pre-mapped to Live for an instant performance and production setup.

The 5 x 8 RGB clip-launching grid is designed to launch clips and create or perform songs from the ground up using the forty responsive triggers. RGB lighting provides visual feedback and displays three clip statuses—loaded, playing, and recording. Clips can also be color-coded with the RGB lighting for better visual organization.

Nine assignable reinforced faders and eight assignable channel control knobs are arranged in-line with each channel for an intuitive layout and smarter workflow. The eight Device Control knobs make it easy to tweak device parameters and also light up to provide visual feedback from each parameter. In addition, the Sends button enables users to cycle through all eight send buses right from the controller.

The A/B crossfader has also been reworked and can be assigned and re-assigned without having to touch the mouse. All of controls can be re-assigned on the fly for customized setups that change with a performance or production style. USB power with plug-and-play connectivity allows for taking the unit from the studio to the stage or wherever.

A software music production suite includes Ableton Live, two virtual synthesizers—Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech and SONiVOX's Wobble, along with 5 GB of samples and loops for immediate out-of-the-box music creation. The Puremagnetik Effect Racks features over two hundred audio effects, while five Toolroom artist launch packs and five Prime Loops sample packs feature a mix of electronic music.

Provides hands-on control of Ableton Live
Seamlessly integrates one-to-one with Ableton Live
5 x 8 clip-launch matrix with RGB feedback for clip status and color coding
Nine channel faders
Eight control knobs
Eight 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 includes 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)
UPC: 694318015711

Akai Professional APC40 mkII Specs

Pads5 x 8 clip-launch matrix with RGB feedback
Faders9
Knobs8 x assignable controller pots
8 x device control pots
Other Controls1 x A/B crossfader, assignable
1 x shift button
1 x 4-way bank select button
1 x tempo knob
1 x cue knob
70 x function/control switches
Connectivity1 x USB Type B
1 x 1/4" / 6.3 mm TS sustain pedal (pedal not included)
Power RequirementsUSB powered
System CompatibilityMac
Intel Mac
OS X 10.5 or later
2 GB RAM
Available USB port

PC
Multi-core processor
Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, 8, and 10
2 GB RAM
Windows-compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended)
QuickTime recommended
Available USB port

Ableton Live
Version 9.1.3 or later
Dimensions (WxDxH)16.7 x 10.0 x 1.8" / 424 x 254 x 46 mm
Weight4 lb / 1.8 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)20 x 12.5 x 3.5"
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