Be the first to review this item. It looks this way because it’s designed to let you to take complete control of Live’s unique Session View. The eight Global knobs can access four banks of controls; the eight Track knobs control nine different track parameters each. If you don’t care to use the APC40’s pre-mapped controls, all of its buttons, 16 knobs, 9 45mm faders, and replaceable 60mm dual rail-guided crossfader are freely assignable so you can customize its workflow in any way you please. All three effects are now highlighted. Pressing one of the Track Selection buttons located below the clip launching matrix will assign the other set of 8 knobs on the lower right portion of the APC

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You can quickly access track panning and control sends A, B, and C. Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Akai Professional APC40 specs.

Up to six APC40’s can be used with Live simultaneously. The APC40 is built with a rugged, metal chassis and slip-proof rubber detailing. For example, when you press the shift button and press the second button down in the second row, you’d be moving the ring to tracks and scenes There is no way to bank through to go to a 5th bank. When computer comes out of sleep tested on PC onlyand you had Ableton open, there is no way to synchronize APC40, so you have to restart Ableton software.

For example, a user can build a custom step sequencer with Max For Live and program the trigger matrix of the APC40 to act as an input device for building sequences, rather than launching clips. The APC40 is the link between human and computer that perfectly balances analytical parameter control with creative expression.


All three effects are now highlighted. No, it has too many LEDs around to be bus powered.

Akai APC40

The APC40 also has 8 track faders and a master fader, with the ability to change banks. The eight Global knobs can access four banks of controls; the eight Track knobs control nine different track parameters each.

Now get ready and go play your next gig! And if you’re an experienced Live user, you’ll be happy to note that you can custom-map abletom single knob, button, and fader on the APC40 to completely customize the controls for the way you aoc40 to work.

AKAI Professional – APC40 mkii

I make tracks in Logic, bounce down to wave, then just drag them into the APC and set it up how you wish. The button will turn blue when armed. The faders follow the takeover mode see Takeover Mode in the Ableton Live manual for more info. If you already use Live for music production, performance, songwriting, DJ’ing, post-production video, television production, live theater, art installations, or in any capacity – you will immediately appreciate the APC40’s exclusive ability to “talk” to the software.

If you wanted to control a hardware synth or drum machine you would have to have a computer and software in the middle between the APC40 and the hardware device.

It is a huge productivity booster to have everything right at your fingertips.

AKAI Professional – Akai APC40 MKII – Setup in Ableton Live

Rated 5 out of 5 by Josh from Simple, easy to use right out of ab,eton box I alc40 something I don’t have to spend a week figuring out. For example, the scene 1 button lets you select 5 banks of scenes fromscene button 2 brings up 5 more banks of scenes fromand so on. The multitude of different devices that hardcore users build will be shared amongst the Ableton community, so you can download and use the fruits of other users’ labor.


This unique software demands an equally unique control instrument. Send audio to the Cue channel by arming the Headphone button in the Audio Track. Load this set to DJ wherever and whenever! For example, if you don’t have an audio or MIDI clip loaded into a cell in the software, the respective button on the APC40 will not be illuminated. Advantage plug and play, strong buttons and intuitive comunication for Abelton live.

The channel faders and crossfader APC40 only have 45mm of travel. Used too for controllers 4 decks the Traktor Pro Date published: With an APC40, Live 8, and Max For Live, the only limitation pac40 what can be accomplished is the collective imagination of its global base of creative enthusiasts. Rated 4 out of 5 by 0nly from Finally I have the control I desire! Any other experienced Ableton user would probably tell you its an absolute must for performing, but I think it’s a real must for learning and working if you’re serious about getting to know the application to begin with.

Each state displays on the matrix in a different color so you can get a quick picture of each clip current state.