Akai APC40 mkII Ableton Live Performance Controller

Akai APC40 mkII Ableton Live Performance ControllerUpgraded version of the performance controller for Ableton Live, a powerful music performance and production software environment, designed in collaboration with its creators. It incorporates five years of user feedback into the design of original model APC40 – almost every aspect has been deliberated, reworked, and improved to provide extended controller functionality, countless musical capabilities, and a smarter workflow. In addition to its sleek look, the users will immediately notice the enhancements that include an RGB clip-launching grid, reinforced fader design, revised knob lay out, and much more. The controller features a 5×8 RGB clip-launching grid that is built for dexterous exploration: launch clips and create or perform the song from the ground up using 40 responsive triggers. RGB lighting provides visual feedback and displays three clip statuses (loaded, playing, and recording) so user can intelligently perform without looking at the computer. It also allows for colour coding of the clips with the RGB lighting for advanced visual organization, and using the Shift button and directional arrows to manipulate the scope of the 5×8 grid. The unit comes equipped with an array of assignable faders and knobs: 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 controller. The A/B crossfader has also been reworked and can be assigned and re-assigned without ever having to touch the mouse. The controller comes pre-mapped to Ableton Live (version 9.1.3 or later) for an instant performance and production setup. When it is plugged into the computer, its hardware controls correspond 1 to 1 with Ableton Live’s interface, no additional configuring is required. In addition, all of the controls can be re-assigned on the fly for customized setups that change with your performance or production style. The unit is also powered over USB and supports plug-and-play connectivity, allowing for taking it from the studio to the stage. It 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.
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