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Akai APC 40 Mk2

USB Controller

  • Intuitive control of Ableton Live with visual feedback
  • Seamless integration with Ableton Live
  • The 5x 8 Clip Launch grid with RGB lighting displays the current clip status
  • 8x Assignable faders and knobs each, plus 1 master fader
  • Power supply via USB
  • Portable format
  • Rapid allocation of the A / B crossfader
  • In-line arrangement of each channel for an optimal workflow
  • Power supply via USB
  • Class compliant
  • Includes software downloads: Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist, Toolroom Artist Launch Packs, Prime Loops Sample Packs

Further information

Interface Type USB
Fader 10
Rotary Encoders 16
Audio I/O No
Transport Function Yes
Footswitch Connector No
Foot Controller Connection Yes
Bus-Powered Yes
Jog No
Joystick No
Additional Features Controller for Ableton Live

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Does it's work pretty well! but a misfuction occurred! fixed by thommann servise team!

06.09.2016
I've bought it 2 years ago.

Pros:
It is very steady, very easy to use with ableton live, superb if you use it for triggering clips, mixer and fx processing.A very good daw controller.
Good for live shows and studio. Very nice light buttons colored function. It helps you understand without looking on the screen which clip is playing and what you can choose next. It is a plastic but solid enough hardware.

Limitations/Cons:
Fx knobs: The fx functions are following a random appearing order on the dock, depending on the specific effect you want to manipulate. So you have to customize sometimes.
Not easy to use the volume faders, if you want control more than 8 channels.
The volume faders are not reacting according to the values / (fader position in the software) of the new channels.
If you move them a bit the track volume can change rapidly in to an extreme high or low position.

Problem:
Until few months ago it worked perfectly well.Then a problem with solo buttons occurred. The buttons suddenly stopped working - also no lights on -. AKAI told me there was maybe a problem with the usb connection/power system.
Thanks to thomann warranty and the great work of thomann service team it now works as new.

I recommend it even though the cons and the solo buttons problem.
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APC40 mk2

05.01.2015
I bought it for live use with Ableton and Traktor. The unit is very slim and lightweight so it fits perfectly in my laptop bag, while still being really sturdy and good build quality. It works with Ableton straight away, and takes very little time to learn. I haven't used the mk1 version, so it's all new to me. Mapping it to Traktor is a bit more challenging, as Akai hasn't published specific midi implementation charts which would help e.g. with assigning different LED colors, but for the most part it seems very easy to setup to any software.

I'm really looking forward to actually taking it to gigs and I'm sure it will perform really well.

Deciding between this and the Push is simply a matter of needs - if you need something to actually make music with, buy the Push. If you need a controller for performing, this seems to be the best at the moment.
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