IN STOCK NOW! Akai APC40 Ableton Performance Controller
Combining the Akai APC40 with Ableton Live transforms your experience from constructing tracks on a computer to fluid, musical creation. IN STOCK NOW!
Designed in partnership with Ableton, the Akai APC40 Ableton Performance Controller is the most advanced Live controller for the most advanced performers. The APC40 is Ableton Live performance... perfected.
To make things easier for you, we've also bundled the Akai APC40 with Ableton Live 8...so you can buy both and save money!
The APC40 is the link between human and computer that perfectly balances analytical parameter control with creative expression. Whether you are an electronic music artist and Live is your canvass, a DJ using Live to mix or remix tracks, or a more traditional musician using Live on stage or in the studio, you will find the APC40 to the intuitive, powerful instrument that directly links your inspiration with Ableton Live.
Direct Design - Because Akai Professional and Ableton designed the APC40 specifically for Ableton Live, you don’t need to map its controls to talk to the software. Just connect your laptop to the APC40 via USB and you're ready to make magic.
Virtual View - The APC40 talks directly to Ableton Live and Live talks directly to the APC40. 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. The clip matrix gives you an instant view of clip status: what's loaded, what's playing, and what's being recorded.
Premium Feel - The APC40 is built with a rugged, metal chassis and slip-proof rubber detailing. All of the knobs and faders are solid and precise for pinpoint performance. It even features a high quality, replaceable crossfader for transitioning between clips and loops assigned to "A" or "B".
Creative Control - The APC40 has a wide range of controllers. The eight Global knobs can access four banks of controls; the eight Track knobs control nine different track parameters each. This gives you a massive total of 72 controllers that are dynamically reassigned each time you switch tracks. Channel faders, bus faders, and a crossfader give you smooth control of key values. You have even more control power with special controls including Tap Tempo, Tempo Nudge, record enables, solo/cues, and two assignable footswitch inputs.
- Designed in partnership with Ableton for Ableton Live
- Unique clip matrix with multicolor lighting displays current clip status
- No mapping required; every knob, button, and fader is customizable
- Bidirectional communication between APC40 and Ableton Live
- Solid, professional feel with rugged, metal chassis and premium controls
- Comes with Ableton Live Akai Professional APC40 Edition software
- Works with standalone editions of Ableton Live
- USB plug-and-play connection for Mac and PC
- Premium controller with rugged, metal chassis