Akai APC40 mk2 MIDI Pad Controller

$499

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The Akai APC40 mk2 is the latest collaboration between Akai and the creators of Ableton Live. Bringing you an updated more powerful version of the original Ableton Live grid controller. Featuring a 5×8 RGB backlit grid, the APC40 gives you everything you need to easily launch clips, make music and perform live within Ableton.

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Akai APC40 mk2

The Akai APC40 mk2 is the latest collaboration between Akai and the creators of Ableton Live. Bringing you an updated more powerful version of the original Ableton Live grid controller. Featuring a 5×8 RGB backlit grid, the APC40 gives you everything you need to easily launch clips, make music and perform live within Ableton.

Incorporating five years of feedback into it’s design, the APC40 has been deliberated, reworked and improved. Providing you with extended controller functionality, countless musical capabilities, and a smarter workflow. Not only does the APC40 have a sleek look, but you’ll also love the RGB lit clip-launching grid, reinforced fader design, reversed knob layout and much more.

Intuitive Layout and Smarter Workflow

Featuring a 5×8 RGB clip-launching grid, the Akai APC40 is built for dextrous exploration. You can launch clips, play virtual instruments, control plugins, and create songs with the 40 touch-responsive pads. While the RGB lighting is helpful to provide visual feedback with three clip statuses – loading, playing and recording. So you can intelligently perform without the need to look at your computer. Alternatively, you can colour code your clips for advanced visual organization, while using the shift and arrow buttons to manipulate the scope.

Featuring an array of assignable faders and knobs, all arranged in-line with each channel for an intuitive layout and a smarter workflow. So you can easily tweak device parameters while receiving visual feedback, again without touching your mouse.

Furthermore, your APC40 mk2 comes premapped to Ableton Live, giving you an instant performance and production setup. While you can re-assign all the controls of your APC40 for completely customized setups that change with your production style. Powered by USB and supporting plug-and-play connectivity means you can take your APC40 to the studio or the stage; enjoying complete portability. Above all, the Akai APC40 mk2 is an intuitive and powerful instrument that offers simple integration with Ableton Live.

Complete with a music production suite, you’ll get a copy of Ableton Live; two high-definition virtual synthesizers; and professional samples and loops. Giving you immediate out of the box music creation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Ultra-portable all-in-one Ableton Live controller
  • Seamlessly integrates 1 to 1 with Ableton Live
  • 8×8 clip matrix with tri-color lighting displays current clip statu
  • 8 assignable faders + 1 master fader
  • Shift button and directional arrows manipulate the scope of the grid
  • USB-powered and plug-and-play setup for Mac and PC
  • Compact, durable design for mobile performers and producers
  • Production package included: Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, and Toolroom artist launch packs (downloads)

System Requirements

  • Macintosh: Intel® Mac with Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, or 10.9
  • PC: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8; multicore processor; 2 GB RAM; Windows compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended), QuickTime recommended
  • Available USB Port
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