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Akai APC40 mkII Ableton Live Performance Controller

Building upon the original acclaimed APC40, Akai introduces this all-new, reimagined Ableton Live controller, the APC40 mkII!

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Building upon the original acclaimed APC40, Akai introduces this all-new, reimagined Ableton Live controller, the APC40 mkII! With five years of user feedback, almost every aspect of the original APC40 has been reworked and improved to provide extended controller functionality, musical capabilities, and a smarter workflow. Veteran APC40 users will notice the enhancements that include an RGB clip-launching grid, reinforced fader design, revised knob lay out, and much more.

In 2009, Akai Professional collaborated with the creators of Ableton Live, a powerful music performance and production software environment, and introduced the original Ableton Performance Controller—APC40. The instrument raised the standards of controller design, revolutionized hardware and software integration, and proved to be an essential performance tool for Ableton Live users everywhere.

Akai APC40 mkII Ableton Live Performance Controller Features

  • Provides hands-on control of Ableton Live
  • Seamlessly integrates 1 to 1 with Ableton Live
  • 5x8 clip-launch matrix with RGB feedback for clip status and color coding
  • 9 channel faders, 8 control knobs, and 8 device controls interface with Ableton Live
  • USB-powered and plug-and-play connectivity for Mac and PC
  • Sends button for quick access to 8 send buses
  • Assignable A/B crossfader for dynamic mixing on the fly
  • Shift button and directional arrows manipulate the scope of the grid
  • Revised knob layout with in-line controls for streamlined workflow
  • Production package included: Ableton Live Lite with Puremagnetik Effect Racks, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist, Prime Loops sample packs, and Toolroom Records artist launch packs (downloads)
Get On The Grid
APC40 mkII features a 5x8 RGB clip-launching grid that allows you to launch clips and create or perform your song from the ground up using 40 responsive triggers. RGB lighting provides visual feedback and displays three clip statuses—loaded, playing, and recording—so you can intelligently perform without looking at your computer. You can also color code your clips with the RGB lighting for advanced visual organization, and use the Shift button and directional arrows to manipulate the scope of the 5x8 grid.

Total Control
APC40 mkII comes equipped with nine reinforced faders and eight channel control knobs are arranged in-line with each channel for an intuitive layout and smarter workflow. Eight Device Control knobs make it easy to tweak device parameters and light up to provide visual feedback of each parameter. In addition, the Sends button enable users to cycle through all eight send buses right from their APC40 mkII. The A/B crossfader has also been reworked and can be assigned and re-assigned without ever having to touch the mouse.

Seamless Integration
APC40 mkII comes pre-mapped to Live for an instant performance and production setup. When APC40 mkII is plugged into your computer, its hardware controls correspond 1 to 1 with Ableton Live’s interface—no additional configuring is required. In addition, all of APC40 mkII’s controls can be re-assigned on the fly for customized setups that change with your performance or production style.

APC40 mkII is also powered over USB and supports plug-and-play connectivity, allowing you to take this controller from the studio to the stage or wherever you go. Whether you are an electronic music artist and Live is your canvas, a DJ using Live for performance and real-time mixing, or a more traditional musician using Live on stage or in the studio, you will find the APC40 mkII to be the intuitive, powerful instrument that directly links your inspiration with Ableton Live.

Powerful Production Suite
APC40 mkII comes packed with a music production suite that includes a version of Ableton Live, two high-definition virtual synthesizers, and 5GB of professional samples and loops for immediate out-of-the-box music creation. Ableton Live Lite enables musicians and producers to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise, and edit musical ideas in a fluid audio/MIDI environment.

Also included is the Puremagnetik Effect Racks, a collection of over 200 sophisticated audio effects engineered for instant sound sculpting. This collection comes packed with an endless variety of channel strips, DJ and live sound effects, glitch racks, amp racks, modulators, filters, beat processors, and noise boxes. Hybrid 3, by AIR Music Tech, is a virtual synthesizer for electronic musicians, DJs, sound designers, and music producers who love to get their hands dirty.

Create anything from fat, retro synth sounds to edgy, modern leads and everything in between. SONiVOX Twist is a spectral morphing synthesis virtual instrument. Comprised of a dynamic interface, an advanced pattern generator, and onboard effects, Twist lets you create serious sounds using simple controls. Finally, five Toolroom artist launch packs and five Prime Loops sample packs feature an eclectic mix of sounds from today's electronic music scene. Jumpstart your inspiration with these premium instrumental loops, drum kits, one-shots, and more.

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Product Specifications

Product Specifications
Akai APC40 mkII Ableton Live Performance Controller Specifications
  • System Requirements Macintosh: Intel Mac with Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, or 10.9
  • System Requirements PC: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8; multicore processor; 2 GB RAM; Windows compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended), QuickTime recommended

Customer Reviews

Malcolm Adams Submitted: 11/3/2018
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This item has enhanced my live rig. It is the heartbeat of my keyboard rig today.
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This product is idea for my ableton live
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Skyler Submitted: 10/15/2018
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Nothing comes closer as a TOTAL control!
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The perfect match for Ableton...i belive even better than Push.
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Seth Brown Submitted: 10/4/2018
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Awesome controller!!
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I bought this to use for my live set up for ableton. The apc 40 m2 is the best tool I have used for playing my music live. When I purchased this I was looking for something that has everything built into it and this controller is perfect. If you’re looking for a controller to use with ableton for a live set up this one is the best choice!
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Jorge Arevalo Submitted: 10/4/2018
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Well worth the money
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I’m a beginner in the studio business but the APC 40 is very easy to use!
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James Braithwaite Submitted: 5/22/2015
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Wow!
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I was kinda skeptical about this product at first cause I'm not familiar with Ableton. Butonce i watched done tutorials and sat down with this controller, my mind exploded with all the possibilities i could create with it. It's far more than what i expected and very happy with the product. I highly recommend it to even the newer artists out there, seeing as I'm pretty new to this stuff myself.
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Jimmy Deer Submitted: 10/24/2014
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Great piece--perfectly integrated with Live.
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I'm thrilled with this. I don't even know how to use Live that will, but this worked for me right after configuring. Intuitive and inspirational. One thing that bugs me though is you can't solo multiple tracks at the same time. I'm wondering what kind of midi pedal I can use (beyond record on/off) to control it hands-free, but am excited about further possibilities!
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Nicolas Dunbar from DFW, TX, USA, dunbarcustomsound@gmail.com Submitted: 8/29/2014
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1:1 Control and GREATER Creativity, Speed, Freedom
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Killer update! 1:1 control is killer. Every bit as good as the first and tons of ways much better. Device control and clip launching goes up a whole other level! Akai have bested their best!
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