Akai Professional APC20

APC20, PAD Controller from Akai Professional in the APC series.

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Average Score:4.4( 4.4/5 based on 8 reviews )
 4 reviews50 %
 3 reviews38 %
 1 user review13 %
Value For Money : Correct
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  • 10/04/10Akai APC 20 Review

    Akai APC 20 Review - Live at your Finger Tips

    With the APC40, a control surface fully dedicated to Ableton Live, Akai created an extremely successful tool, so the launch of the APC20 comes as no surprise: an APC40 amputated of its right section and sold at half the price, to beat all competitors.

Users reviews

BarthSimpson56's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Very satifait purchase"

Akai Professional APC20
It's been a year since I use is my first controller so I have no basis for comparison.
It is relatively stable, recognized automatically Ableton Live 8.

I note all the same after a year of use, one of the faders no longer transmits the signal correctly afternoon of blow back in service, kick out of luck.

The lighting is very nice touch too.

I still go to the APC 40 for comfort.

I also used via mappings in traktor available on the net to play a little history ...

djmrjack's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Pleasant and intuitive"

Akai Professional APC20
How long you use it?
_6 Months

For what use?

Check for my software _Utilisé light Freestyler, now my sequences are exploitable and should end in a split second .... a killer!

What is so special that you love the most, least?

_The Most: Button backlit touch very intuitive and enjoyable.

_Moins: No compatibility with other software by Ableton which he dedicated, and duty to the past by maping software for any c redirect rather galley.

Did you tried many other models before buying it?


How would you rate the quality / price?

_Correcte In my case bought secondhand but I would not have invested in nine of view I did not know if he would agree to my use

With experience, you do again this choice?

_oui .... but I reseignerais further on the compatibilities ..

actualizer's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Akai Professional APC20
Ableton Live user, I quickly encounter the problem of controlling the software.
Do live mouse with a keyboard master, is not clear, although the keyboard includes a number of controllers.
Banks should provide more control and it quickly become unmanageable inconsistent with the live show.
I've decided to purchase the APC20, after hesitating between the controller Novation Launchpad equivalent of a tariff, and his big sister (APC40) outside my means.
Regular users last week, I can tell you that with the APC20, Live up to its name and it will take to the games
Perhaps a future David G. or Stephane P ...;)
For me it Marc D. there I see the smiles that link.

Directly functional (that would be a shame for a dedicated controller)
Intuitive, no need to read the manual fro
Backlit pads, very sweet. Comfort is good too.
Removable side protection. in case ... when this cowardly. ;)
Akai finish. What else.

Controller has dedicated Ableton Live
Obligation to install Ableton Live Lite (for pilot)
Not compatible with Ableton Live versions below 8.

On value for money interesting
Users of Ableton Live! In your banks, you would not be disappointed.