From the legendary MPC series that changed the way music is made to the industry-standard MPD and MPK controllers, Akai Professional is revered by musicians, DJs, and producers everywhere for creating the feel that powers their creativity. All three effects are now highlighted. Now get ready and go play your next gig! If you buy it in the U. Ableton will automatically warp the tracks to the set BPM.

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They are similar to those on an Akai Pro XR Each will show a different colored ring around the clips. All of the knobs and faders are solid and precise for pinpoint performance.

AKAI Professional – Akai APC40 MKII – Setup in Ableton Live

No, it has too many LEDs around to be bus powered. The freedom to reinvent the APC40 doesn’t stop there. Very sturdy machine and easy to use.

The channel faders and crossfader APC40 only have 45mm of travel. All audio output will be mono. A yellow box is indicated for the 2nd APC, and so on.

Akai APC40

It took me a day or two to get the hang of it, but now that I did, I would never go back. The button will be gray when Cue is selected.

You can play and stop each of these clips in any sequence, and you can launch groups of clips together as a “scene. That said, you can use it in other programs but you will have to manually map it out in the other programs.


Near the bottom of the two tracks, locate the Crossfade Assign buttons. You can quickly access track panning and control sends A, B, and C. Channel faders, bus faders, and a crossfader give you smooth control of key values. This bidirectional communication makes the APC40 an advanced controller in that it can receive feedback from the software and display it on its clip matrix of 40 triggers and on LED rings surrounding each knob.

Akai Professional APC40 Ableton Performance Controller APC40 B&H

Previously I had been quite frustrated in my attempts to play with Ableton with nothing more than a mouse because doing so qbleton very much like trying to play a musical instrument while only having one spc40 Akai Professional APC40 reviews. It is a huge productivity booster to have everything right at your fingertips.

All other steps for setup are the same. The matrix is not limited to only 40 clips: If you press on an orange glowing button to fire a clip, the button will turn green while the clip is playing.

Packaging Info vftqdvfexssaufzvxu Package Weight 8. The scene buttons move you to extra banks of scenes. Ableto think its great. Loading Tracks Drag and drop the songs for the set into the Audio Tracks.


Akai Professional APC40 overview. Akai Professional APC40 specs. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. You can use a sustain pedal, a simple open-close foot pedal, or any momentary non-latching switch.

The device was so simple and fast to set up, I thought something was wrong note I already have Live installed. Easy to use out of the box, comes with basic software. This feature has been added in Live 8. The instrument raised the standards of controller design, revolutionized hardware apx40 software integration, and proved to be an essential performance tool for Ableton Live users everywhere.

Used too for controllers 4 decks the Traktor Pro Date published: Max For Live which was created zbleton 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.