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  • palmopalmo

    Akai Professional APC40Published on 01/11/10 at 15:50
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    <div> <span style="font-family: 'Lucida Grande';"><span style="white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: 'Lucida Grande', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">How long have you use it? - I use it for almost one month Have you tried many other models before buying it? - I have not tried many controllers noon to hand a master keyboard oxygene49, so nothing to see. on the other hand, a few days after purchasing my APC-40, I bought a home Akai LPD8 (40 €), which erases all the faults of the beast (defects of which I speak later). I want to clarify that I discovered Live along the machine! With experience, you do again this choice? - With experience, I do it again this choice because there is …
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    <div> <span style="font-family: 'Lucida Grande';"><span style="white-space: pre-wrap;"><span style="font-family: 'Lucida Grande', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;">How long have you use it? - I use it for almost one month Have you tried many other models before buying it? - I have not tried many controllers noon to hand a master keyboard oxygene49, so nothing to see. on the other hand, a few days after purchasing my APC-40, I bought a home Akai LPD8 (40 €), which erases all the faults of the beast (defects of which I speak later). I want to clarify that I discovered Live along the machine! With experience, you do again this choice? - With experience, I do it again this choice because there is no machine in this price range that would introduce me to live in so little time and so intuitively. What thing do you like most and least? + Intuitive, no mapping to + solid appearance, good looks + precision controllers + No need to be glued to his computer + is monitored while a wink, it's perfect for creating like to play Live - Missing a few buttons for switching on / off the different effects of Live (that's why I bought the LPD8, no problem) - Size large, but it was something for nothing - Colors not very visible in full days - is played to the APC-40 way, but that's okay because I live so I discovered learns the same time. - The Live version provided is **** m ic, it takes to make a € 220 update: ESSENTIAL if you want something decent in overall Very good machine, I am very happy. But more than that it is Ableton Live that put me a big slap! I put aside Logic and now I created on Ableton as a rough book and then I put all it's own gorgeous. I made ​​sounds that sound alive in record time! I mostly use PCA to play Live. I prefer to work with the LPD8 old school like that I can work my sounds without having to get out the big guns (PCA). And when it's time to repeat my live, I go hop APC and everything is already mapped! ps: My girlfriend gave me the DVD "learn Ableton Live 8" so that I do not have to look how this works for 20 years: Bottom line, in a month that claims to control 70% live, and I 100% pleased with this wonderful APC and its little brother, the APC40!
    8/10 for flaws that I mentioned above.</span></span></span> </div>

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  • palmopalmo

    Akai Professional APC40Published on 01/11/10 at 15:51
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    <span style="font-family: 'Lucida Grande'; white-space: pre-wrap;">How long have you use it? - I use it for almost one month Have you tried many other models before buying it? - I have not tried many controllers noon to hand a master keyboard oxygene49, so nothing to see. on the other hand, a few days after purchasing my APC-40, I bought a home Akai LPD8 (40 €), which erases all the faults of the beast (defects of which I speak later). I want to clarify that I discovered Live along the machine! With experience, you do again this choice? - With experience, I do it again this choice because there is no machine in this price range that would introduce me to live in so little time and so intuit…
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    <span style="font-family: 'Lucida Grande'; white-space: pre-wrap;">How long have you use it? - I use it for almost one month Have you tried many other models before buying it? - I have not tried many controllers noon to hand a master keyboard oxygene49, so nothing to see. on the other hand, a few days after purchasing my APC-40, I bought a home Akai LPD8 (40 €), which erases all the faults of the beast (defects of which I speak later). I want to clarify that I discovered Live along the machine! With experience, you do again this choice? - With experience, I do it again this choice because there is no machine in this price range that would introduce me to live in so little time and so intuitively. What thing do you like most and least? + Intuitive, no mapping to + solid appearance, good looks + precision controllers + No need to be glued to his computer + is monitored while a wink, it's perfect for creating like to play Live - Missing a few buttons for switching on / off the different effects of Live (that's why I bought the LPD8, no problem) - Size large, but it was something for nothing - Colors not very visible in full days - is played to the APC-40 way, but that's okay because I live so I discovered learns the same time. - The Live version provided is **** m ic, it takes to make a € 220 update: ESSENTIAL if you want something decent in overall Very good machine, I am very happy. But more than that it is Ableton Live that put me a big slap! I put aside Logic and now I created on Ableton as a rough book and then I put all it's own gorgeous. I made ​​sounds that sound alive in record time! I mostly use PCA to play Live. I prefer to work with the LPD8 old school like that I can work my sounds without having to get out the big guns (PCA). And when it's time to repeat my live, I go hop APC and everything is already mapped! ps: My girlfriend gave me the DVD "learn Ableton Live 8" so that I do not have to look how this works for 20 years: Bottom line, in a month that claims to control 70% live, and I 100% pleased with this wonderful APC and its little brother, the APC40! 8/10 for flaws that I mentioned above.</span>

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  • michelavanniermichelavannier

    RAS

    Akai Professional APC40Published on 12/11/11 at 22:57
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    RAS
  • julolivejulolive

    Bad

    Akai Professional APC40Published on 03/16/13 at 03:11
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    Use not sold directly
    Unique model test
    Very expensive for a controller.
  • beusseibeussei

    good controller that can be used for various applications

    Akai Professional APC40Published on 10/10/14 at 05:26
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    used for 5 ans.bon quality / prix.je repeat the same thing because live is very convenient.
  • BrandskiBrandski

    A controller for Live!

    Akai Professional APC40Published on 08/22/14 at 04:41
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    for 2 years now, strong enough even the plastic seems very fragile. The fader knob and worn but malgrès heavy use it holds up.
    I used to drive my Ableton Live. We can even bracher pedal.
    I had one before and APC20 knobs part of the PCA 40 is vriament well.
  • clement.commienclement.commien

    Akai Professional APC40Published on 08/09/14 at 07:01
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  • antartantart

    Versatile controller!

    Akai Professional APC40Published on 07/06/14 at 17:20
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    I use APC for almost a year.
    I have long sought a controller with bcp opportunities, faders, knobs and pads in large numbers.
    This is a truly versatile machine with habit and mastery of different DAW can use with everything to do anything ...
    I find it unfortunate or that I like least is that the faders are too short so I is not precise enough, and we find ourselves quickly need more knobs to really control all the effects and synths but I quibble.
    I used to run with live clips, but mainly in fl studio 11 (oh yeah?) Perf fl for apc mode has been very well designed (launch clips, play opportunity on two banks of 16 pads, saw- meter, setting vst knobs and faders and assignable to infi…
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    I use APC for almost a year.
    I have long sought a controller with bcp opportunities, faders, knobs and pads in large numbers.
    This is a truly versatile machine with habit and mastery of different DAW can use with everything to do anything ...
    I find it unfortunate or that I like least is that the faders are too short so I is not precise enough, and we find ourselves quickly need more knobs to really control all the effects and synths but I quibble.
    I used to run with live clips, but mainly in fl studio 11 (oh yeah?) Perf fl for apc mode has been very well designed (launch clips, play opportunity on two banks of 16 pads, saw- meter, setting vst knobs and faders and assignable to infinity!).
    I also made a mapping 2/4 decks for deckadance2, it helps out when your plates are down or not at home ...
    You can also Maper on software like resolume or arkaos VJing and mix live video, large field of possibilities!
    well mapped so it proves convenient to vj / dj, mixing or performance, the choice is a multifaceted controller to the vast opportunities provided that tames ... ie well organized sessions for not that it is a mess!
    for the 350th one has a controller that meets all expectations about, we buy to control his Ableton and you used to everything, it's great. The ideal is to couple it with other controllers (a master keyboard, matrix knobs / faders, etc ...) and you will not miss anything, it's a great base to control your favorite app!
    I remake this choice without hesitation, the machine really helps out for everything.
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  • Anonymous

    I love it!

    Akai Professional APC40Published on 02/06/14 at 10:36
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    I use it for about 3 months, but these three months are not far behind. Before the APC40, while staying at Akai, I bought a Akai MPK mini, nice but too Toy .. Then I switched to a master keyboard Alesis, perfect quality. APC is really an intuitive MIDI controller for Ableton, more numerous rev are present on the internet to use it more or less native. Anyway, the good thing is its ease of use and the negative is that it is not a native controller, but it is still possible to use a MPC brand that is not rest either.
    Level quality / price ratio, for a price of € 340 it is a bit expensive, but nowadays the price of a MIDI controller with a certain ease is not given.
    I would do this choice …
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    I use it for about 3 months, but these three months are not far behind. Before the APC40, while staying at Akai, I bought a Akai MPK mini, nice but too Toy .. Then I switched to a master keyboard Alesis, perfect quality. APC is really an intuitive MIDI controller for Ableton, more numerous rev are present on the internet to use it more or less native. Anyway, the good thing is its ease of use and the negative is that it is not a native controller, but it is still possible to use a MPC brand that is not rest either.
    Level quality / price ratio, for a price of € 340 it is a bit expensive, but nowadays the price of a MIDI controller with a certain ease is not given.
    I would do this choice without doubt, however for non-followers of Ableton, go your way to pass an MPC of the same brand and impeccable quality.
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  • Tom97531Tom97531

    Akai Professional APC40Published on 12/06/13 at 10:52
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    I use the APC40 for about 1 year.
    By then against my use is not really for live performance, but rather for mixing sauce sound engineer not DJ, so my opinion concerning this use.
    In this part of the mix, it's not bad, but not giant. But I think it was designed for that. I wished a machine that would help me get my mouse to the mix, just fiddling with buttons and fader. And the big gap for this application mix is ​​the motorized faders. And also dedicated for setting the EQ / Compressor controls. After that, it is true that you want the control of a strip console while the concept of frozen strip does not exist in Live, I quibble a bit :)
    In all cases it is doable rather well using the…
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    I use the APC40 for about 1 year.
    By then against my use is not really for live performance, but rather for mixing sauce sound engineer not DJ, so my opinion concerning this use.
    In this part of the mix, it's not bad, but not giant. But I think it was designed for that. I wished a machine that would help me get my mouse to the mix, just fiddling with buttons and fader. And the big gap for this application mix is ​​the motorized faders. And also dedicated for setting the EQ / Compressor controls. After that, it is true that you want the control of a strip console while the concept of frozen strip does not exist in Live, I quibble a bit :)
    In all cases it is doable rather well using the 8 buttons dedicated to racks and just make a rack channel strip house with her favorite macros to be controlled with the APC40.
    In the end, it's still pretty convenient, it requires some customization, but not good if you want to spend more than $ 1,000 in a control surface, there 's really no other choice ...
    I also used to get ideas of arrangement, and there on the other hand, I find it more appropriate :)
    I think remake that choice to finance equal, but if I had a much bigger budget I probably will direct to a surface mix with motorized fader.
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  • tomdu7122tomdu7122

    Super controller! !

    Akai Professional APC40Published on 09/21/13 at 10:15
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    I use it for 2 years and I'm really disappointed! I really recommend it! This is THE controller for Ableton Live, anyway it is done and feels really use! Really perfect for liver as I do! The price is a bit excessive, but I think its well worth it! Once purchase is a purchase of time and you'll never use another controller! So as I said I really recommend it!
  • lao experimentlao experiment

    Akai Professional APC40Published on 07/22/13 at 04:09
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    I use it for a year.

    Before I worked with a UC33 + Nono control until korg or UC33 planted me seriously concert.

    The advantage is plug and play dedicated to Ableton, but it is also his unseemly. To a specific configuration must enter the python script, they could develop a little app to stamp the pots Annex and pads as you want directly.

    Finish a little cheap, I lost over a knob at the end of a month.

    Otherwise very good controller with faders, rotary and pads, the 3 in 1 on a single USB port plus 2 foot switches.

    I remake the choice but I hope I do not have to buy right away.

    Lao experiment
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    I use it for a year.

    Before I worked with a UC33 + Nono control until korg or UC33 planted me seriously concert.

    The advantage is plug and play dedicated to Ableton, but it is also his unseemly. To a specific configuration must enter the python script, they could develop a little app to stamp the pots Annex and pads as you want directly.

    Finish a little cheap, I lost over a knob at the end of a month.

    Otherwise very good controller with faders, rotary and pads, the 3 in 1 on a single USB port plus 2 foot switches.

    I remake the choice but I hope I do not have to buy right away.

    Lao experiment
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  • Anonymous

    satisfied

    Akai Professional APC40Published on 05/15/13 at 10:49
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    I used to drive fully ableton .... I love the control effects that keeps me from everything back manually with the mouse ... I had minor problems with usb conflict but it came from my windows .... requires a good organization in your set ...
    very favorable opinion
  • Shokol8Shokol8

    Quality MIDI controller

    Akai Professional APC40Published on 05/01/13 at 05:45
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    I utilsais not bad for Ableton, I must say that it is a MIDI controller really good quality, but the rub or, was that you had to adapt to the way of working of the apc is to say just lauching (trigger) clips, and use knobs (knobs) for different effects. All that remained quite limited, given that you can not assign, very easily config. twelve o'clock another only via midi learn. One between your DAW software and hardware would have been more! Similarly you can not utilez 64 pads for twelve o'clock launcher notes drum rack, this has been fixed in the APC20 version and is available on the launchpad, you can still buy a config. similarly for a few dollars more, this address has http://www.nati…
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    I utilsais not bad for Ableton, I must say that it is a MIDI controller really good quality, but the rub or, was that you had to adapt to the way of working of the apc is to say just lauching (trigger) clips, and use knobs (knobs) for different effects. All that remained quite limited, given that you can not assign, very easily config. twelve o'clock another only via midi learn. One between your DAW software and hardware would have been more! Similarly you can not utilez 64 pads for twelve o'clock launcher notes drum rack, this has been fixed in the APC20 version and is available on the launchpad, you can still buy a config. similarly for a few dollars more, this address has http://www.nativekontrol.com/apC_Series.html, speaking English is advisable, I did not, but it will add and give its full dimension the apc40, of being much more versatile. Otherwise even without AC, it remains a great mixer with faders quality, it was the first that I did use, and it ca maquera me much, but I was forced to sell to acquire Push the Akai.
    Price level, I would say it is qualified by its superb quality, and given that the push comes, its price will remain around 200 €, which is a must at this price mixer, but if you a good portfolio, I adviserai anyway to invest Push if you want to operate Ableton Live 9 in all its glory and have a midi controller of versatility to the extreme!
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  • adventadvent

    Akai Professional APC40Published on 05/01/13 at 07:12
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    Hello,
    I had a lot of fun with this camera, but I use more comfortable, or at least I take more pleasure and I can best do what I want with type controllers Mackie Control or SSL, and I regretted that I could not use it as a PAD even if it is possible a little fiddling.

    Stéphane.