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

5-pole DIN MIDI No
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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Ableton in physical format!

AndMac, 07.05.2018
Exactly what i was looking for, this allows me to get away from mouse control and to improove my workflow A LOT (specially using a "looper setup") after assigning personalized functions i just have to plug in a pedal and i don't even have to touch the pc any more. Worth mentioning: the integration with ableton is "ready to play", you only have to connect the device and turn it on for it to start working. Zero time spent in "preferences" tomake it work. Recommend.
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