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Akai APC64 Ableton Live Controller with Velocity-Sensitive Pads and Assignable Touch Strips

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APC64 Ableton Live Controller with Velocity-Sensitive Pads and Assignable Touch Strips

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APC64 Ableton Live Controller with Velocity-Sensitive Pads and Assignable Touch Strips
APC64 Ableton Live Controller with Velocity-Sensitive Pads and Assignable Touch Strips
APC64 Ableton Live Controller with Velocity-Sensitive Pads and Assignable Touch Strips
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Introducing APC64
APC64 is the powerful next-generation Ableton Live controller that delivers new levels of control and performance. Featuring 64 RGB velocity-sensitive pads with poly-aftertouch, eight fully assignable touch strips, a revolutionary internal step sequencer, and more, APC64 is the future of Ableton Live hardware control.

In depth control of Ableton Live
APC64 enables in depth control of Ableton Live for music-creation and live performance. The 8x8 pad matrix features 64 velocity-sensitive RGB pads for launching clips (and much more) in the darkest studios and under the brightest stage lights. Add expression to your performances with 8 fully assignable Touch Strip controllers.

Place vibrato, modulation, filter cutoff and other parameters at your fingertips; Adjust volume or effects sends to control your mix without missing a beat, and always keep track with APC's color screen displaying information about what you are controlling and where your levels are.

Powerful production and performance features
APC64 is a powerful composing tool. Write unique melodies and chord progressions with Notes and Chords modes that turn the 8x8 pad matrix into an expressive musical palette. When you need help finding inspiration, experiment with Probability or Mutate features to take your music in unexpected directions, then instantly capture the results with the internal 8 track, 32 Step Sequencer.

Effortlessly navigate Ableton Live
Bring out the best of Ableton Live with hardware workflows designed for seamless DAW control. In addition to scene launch buttons, APC64 features transport controls with dedicated Play, Stop, and Record buttons. Arm tracks, dial-in volume, adjust sends, or spread your sound with panning controls.

Call up Ableton Live's functions with secondary controls of the backlit mode buttons that help you save time but more importantly, stay inspired and productive. Dive deeper into Live's devices with hands-on control of instruments, effects, processors and more.

Standalone sequencer and external hardware control
Creative moments can often be found away from your computer; APC64 is ready to control your MIDI / CV hardware for standalone, DAW-less functionality. Power APC64 over USB and connect your favorite synths, Eurorack modules, keyboards, drum machines, and more.

APC 64 has 8x CV / Gate outputs as well as 1 MIDI in 2 MIDI out ports (via mini TRS jacks). The standalone Step Sequencer enables up to 8 tracks with 32 steps and 16 note polyphony on each track; with continuous control available via the 8 touch strips. Customize your own layout with the included APC Project Editor Software to personalize and store presets for quick recall later.

Suite of Plug-in Instruments and Effects
APC 64 comes with a collection of Air instruments and Sonivox VST / AU plug-ins; including classic keyboards and synths, as well as reverb, vocal processing and vintage effects to add to your DAW's standard plug-ins.

This comprises Air Instruments Tubesynth, Electric, Ether, Vocal Tuner; Half Speed and Flavor; and Sonivox Essential Keyboard Collection.

Also included - 1GB of Loops and drum samples from Sampletools by CR2 Records.

Comes with Ableton Live Lite
Ableton Live is the leading DAW for composing, live looping, and performing. Based on two modes of working: Session View and Arrange View, Live enables improvisation and more deliberate arrangement wrapped up in a workflow that seamlessly weaves the two modes together.

Ableton Live is packed with instruments for every style and genre with room for expansion with a countless number of packs, instruments, and sounds. DrumRack is a powerful tool for your samples. Navigate DrumRack seamlessly with control of individual pads, quadrants, and more. Sample and edit your own sounds easily to create your own custom kits.

Features

• 64 velocity-sensitive pads with poly aftertouch for launching clips, playing notes, creating beats, and sequencing patterns
• 8 fully assignable touch strips enable hands-on control of devices, expression, the mixer and more
• Color display with encoder dial for real-time visual feedback
• Play notes, chords, trigger drum racks as well as controlling Live's session view
• Step sequencer mode for creating melody and drum patterns in Live
• Send to Clip integration for transferring MIDI to Ableton Clip Matrix
• Probability, velocity and mutate functions enable creative experimentation
• Apply per-track swing to your beats, along with length and time division settings
• Backlit mode buttons enable quick access to Live's functions
• Dedicated transport control with Play, Stop and Record buttons
• Full color display instantly feeds back session information
• Unplug your computer and connect synths and drum machines to 3x 1/8" MIDI ports
• Take control of your modular rig with 8 separate CV/gate outputs
• Program the step sequencer or trigger events with the pads, and send continuous control data with the Touch Strips
• APC64 comes with a software application for editing parameters and saving presets in standalone, including a custom mode wherein RGB colors can be freely assigned
• Includes Ableton Live Lite which works seamlessly with APC64 right out of the box
• Live Lite includes sounds, instruments and sequencing, recording and arranging capabilities
• Suite of plug-ins from Air Instruments and Sonivox: including classic keyboards, synths, reverbs, vocal processors and vintage effects
• Comes with an additional 1GB of Loops and drum samples from Sampletools by CR2 Records

Specifications

Display
Graphical full color LCD

Connections
- USB-C®
- 8 1/8" (3.5 mm) CV/Gate
- 2 1/8" (3.5 mm) MIDI Output
- 1 1/8" (3.5 mm) MIDI Input

Dimensions
10.7 x 14.6 x 1.4" (272 x 371 x 34.5 mm )

Weight
3.5 lb (1.6 kg )

Software
Ableton Live control requires Live 11 or higher

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A warranty can be a very important factor when making a buying decision. Because repairs can be very expensive in terms of parts and labour costs, manufacturers usually only provide one year limited warranties that generally only cover items that malfunction due to a manufacturer’s defect. With an important purchase such as a musical
instrument or piece of studio gear, however, many people want to have the peace of mind in knowing that their investment will be protected should the product no longer be performing at 100%.

Because of this, Long & McQuade provides our customers with a FREE one-year Performance Warranty on most of our products. The Long & McQuade Performance Warranty supplements the manufacturer’s warranty to ensure that our customers receive complete “no hassle” warranty coverage within their first year.

How does the Long & McQuade Performance Warranty differ from most manufacturers' warranties?
  • Performance Guarantee: Normal wear and tear is covered, so your product will be performing as well as the day you purchased it for the entire duration of the coverage. Band and Orchestral Performance Warranty does not include replacing pads or cleaning for woodwind instruments, unless deemed necessary by our repair staff. Ultrasonic cleaning for brass instruments will be provided if deemed necessary by our repair staff, but is not routinely offered under the Performance Warranty.
  • Product Replacement: If your product cannot be fixed or costs too much to fix, we will replace it with the equivalent model for no additional charge. If this is not possible, a full refund will be provided.
  • No Lemon Policy: Your product will be replaced should the same problem occur multiple times.
  • Convenient: Easy drop off and pick up of the product at any Long & McQuade location.
  • Guitar Setup: Guitars purchased at Long & McQuade come with 1 free setup, to be redeemed within 1 year for new guitars and 90 days for used guitars.
  • Loaners Available: A loaner product may be given while the product is being repaired.
  • Power Surge Protection: Your product is covered even if damaged from a power surge.
  • Accessory Coverage: Any peripheral devices or accessories that come with your product (i.e. foot pedal, case) are also covered.
  • Commercial Use Coverage: Music and recording professionals who purchase gear for “heavy-use” commercial purposes will still be covered.
 

Long & McQuade reserves the right to restrict the purchase of additional years of Performance Warranty. Used products come with a 3-month Long & McQuade Performance Warranty. Some products (i.e. computers, software, cymbals and other items) are covered only by the manufacturer‘s warranty. Consumables (i.e. strings, reeds, drum sticks, batteries, tubes, cross faders) are excluded as they are designed to be replaced. Cosmetic Damage, Accidental Damage, or problems caused by Humidity or Temperature Issues are not covered. Speakers damaged by overpowering are generally not covered. Our coverage does not provide compensation for loss of use. As of June 2018 the Performance Warranty is no longer transferable. The warranty is only valid in Canada.

Purchasing additional years of coverage

Some manufacturers provide warranties for longer than 1 year; however, these are usually limited warranties that do not provide the same coverage as the Long & McQuade Performance Warranty. Customers interested in more complete and convenient (but not necessarily longer) coverage are still able to purchase additional years of the Performance Warranty.

If you are interested in receiving this coverage for longer than one year, you have the option of purchasing additional years of the Performance Warranty. The pricing is as follows:

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