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Akai APC40 Ableton Controller

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APC40

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Ableton Live software is a powerful, flexible environment for creating, performing and producing music. This unique software demands an equally unique control instrument. Akai Professional and Ableton are proud to present the APC40: the Ableton Performance Controller. Combining the APC40 with Ableton Live transforms your experience from constructing tracks on a computer to fluid, musical creation.

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 canvas, 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 be the intuitive, powerful instrument that directly links your inspiration with Ableton Live.

Not just for Ableton... or even sound!0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreEdmonton South, Alberta
I control VDMX visual software with this unit. Considering it wasn't primarily designed for my purpose, I can say I have what I need, for the amount of space it takes up. Like all controllers of this price point, they are designed at the novice/intermediate. Of course with much experience comes the ingenuity to probably design something better, hence custom. Or go modular. I've come close to mapping every button and pot/slider on this thing, and not even for music. I'll be looking to replace the cheap faders and pots, and make a custom labelled faceplate. Very useful, good value.
Posted by anonymous on May 2, 2014
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Great integration for Ableton - lacks of ruggedness0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMarkham, Ontario
This product was great for the period I was learning Ableton and deciding how I wanted to interact for live performances with my tracks. I have used it for gigs around North America using DJ templates for track to track, and as a controller and effects controls for 'live' electronic music creations. I find the unit isn't quite as rugged as it should be for on the road. It's a bit larger than I'd prefer for the number of features. I've blown out faders, bits fall off (the discs on the tops of the knobs should be glued down at your earliest convenience, etc), etc. The communication with Ableton is awesome, but it's definitely set up with a very 'common' workflow, or rather I've found a need for a more straightforward bank of buttons & knobs and just want them all available at all times in the way that I want to code them without having to select different specific tracks, or scroll through options. Great starter! More creative types might get bored sooner.
Posted by anonymous on Jun 27, 2013
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i love it0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreSaint John, New Brunswick
you can do anything with it. It works perfectly with Traktor scratch pro and Ableton live
Posted by anonymous on Jun 20, 2012
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Posted by anonymous on Mar 24, 2012
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