Thursday, January 15, 2009

NAMM 2009: AKAI APC40 Ableton Live Control Surface


Not to be back on their heals this NAMM it looks like AKAI is in the game with an announcement of a dedicated Ableton Live control surface called the APC 40.  Taking some obvious design influences from the Monome 40 the APC 40 features 40 multi-color clip buttons called the clip matrix. Each button will visually indicated the status of a clip directly on the controller.

It also features 16 control knobs with LED lighting, eight faders and a crossfader. The case is constructed out of metal (a nice design choice different than their recent direction with the MPC’s). Addtiional features below

Key Features

  • Designed in partnership with Ableton
  • Unique clip matrix with multicolor lighting displays current clip status
  • No mapping required for use with Ableton Live
  • Exclusive bidirectional communication between the APC40 and Ableton Live
  • Professional feel with rugged, metal chassis and premium controls
  • Comes with Akai APC40 edition of Ableton Live Lite, free upgrade patch for full versions of Live
  • USB plug-and-play connection for Mac and PC
  • Premium controller with rugged, metal chassis

1 comment:

safemeds said...

One of the reasons why I like visiting your blog so much is because it has become a daily reference I can use in order to learn new nice stuff. It's like a curiosities box that surprises you over and over again. I didn't know about this NAMM and it came in the perfect moments, I guess I will place an order right now.