AKAI APC40 MK2 Ableton Live Control Surface
The AKAI APC40 MK2 Ableton Live Control Surface is the AKAI Pro’s flagship Ableton controller with extended controller functionality, countless musical capabilities, and a smarter workflow. This feature-rich AKAI APC40 MK2 is designed to provide hands-on control of Ableton Live.
The AKAI APC40 MK2 Ableton Live Control Surface seamlessly integrates 1 to 1 with Ableton Live Music Production Software and allows you to create, produce and perform. With the raised standards of controller design, revolutionized hardware and software integration, this AKAI APC40 MK2 is based on the original AKAI Pro's Ableton Live Performance Controller—APC40.
The new AKAI APC40 MK2 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.
Get On The Grid
The AKAI APC40 MK2 features a 5x8 RGB clip-launching grid that’s built for dexterous exploration: launch clips and create or perform your song from the ground up using 40 responsive triggers. 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.
The AKAI APC40 MK2 comes equipped with an array of assignable faders and knobs: nine reinforced faders and eight channel control knobs are arranged in-line with each channel for an intuitive layout and smarter workflow. Eight Device Control knobs make it easy to tweak device parameters and light up to provide visual feedback of each parameter. In addition, the Sends button enable users to cycle through all eight send buses right from their AKAI APC40 MK2. The A/B crossfader has also been reworked and can be assigned and re-assigned without ever having to touch the mouse.
The AKAI APC40 MK2 comes pre-mapped to the Ableton Live (version 9.1.3 or later) for an instant performance and production setup. When the AKAI APC40 MK2 is plugged into your computer, its hardware controls correspond 1 to 1 with Ableton Live’s interface—no additional configuring is required. In addition, all of AKAI APC40 MK2’s controls can be re-assigned on the fly for customized setups that change with your performance or production style.
The AKAI APC40 MK2 is also powered over USB and supports plug-and-play connectivity, allowing you to take this controller from the studio to the stage or wherever you go. Whether you are an electronic music artist and Ableton Live is your canvas, a DJ using Live for performance and real-time mixing, or a more traditional musician using Ableton Live on stage or in the studio, you will find the AKAI APC40 MK2 to be the intuitive, powerful instrument that directly links your inspiration with Ableton Live.
Powerful Production Suite
The AKAI APC40 MK2 comes packed with a music production suite that includes a version of Ableton Live, two high-definition virtual synthesizers, and 5GB of professional samples and loops for immediate out-of-the-box music creation. Ableton Live Lite enables musicians and producers to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise, and edit musical ideas in a fluid audio/MIDI environment. Also included is the Puremagnetik Effect Racks, a collection of over 200 sophisticated audio effects engineered for instant sound sculpting. This collection comes packed with an endless variety of channel strips, DJ and live sound effects, glitch racks, amp racks, modulators, filters, beat processors, and noise boxes. Hybrid 3, by AIR Music Tech, is a virtual synthesizer for electronic musicians, DJs, sound designers, and music producers who love to get their hands dirty. Create anything from fat, retro synth sounds to edgy, modern leads and everything in between. SONiVOX Twist is a spectral morphing synthesis virtual instrument. Comprised of a dynamic interface, an advanced pattern generator, and onboard effects, Twist lets you create serious sounds using simple controls. Finally, five Toolroom artist launch packs and five Prime Loops sample packs feature an eclectic mix of sounds from today's electronic music scene. Jumpstart your inspiration with these premium instrumental loops, drum kits, one-shots, and more.
AKAI APC40 MK2 Ableton Live Control Surface Features
- 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)
AKAI APC40 MK2 Ableton Live Control Surface Specifications
- 8 360° track pan/send/assignable knobs
- 8 360° device control knobs
- 1 360° cue level knob
- 1 360° tempo knob
- Clip Launch Buttons:
- 40 backlit RGB buttons in a 8x5 matrix
- 5 scene launch buttons
- 8 45mm track volume faders
- 1 45mm master volume fader
- 1 45mm crossfader
- Inputs / Outputs:
- 1 USB port
- 1 1/4" (6.35mm) TS jack for footswitch input
- Power: USB-bus-powered
- Dimensions (w x d x h): 16.7" x 10.0" x 1.8" (42.4 cm x 25.4 cm x 4.6 cm)
- Weight: 3.97 lbs. (1.8 kg)
AKAI APC40 MK2 Ableton Live Control Surface Includes
- USB Cable
- Ableton Live Lite (download)
- User Guide
- Software Download Card
- Safety & Warranty Manual
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