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Akai APC40 Ableton Live Performance Controller

APC40 mkII, the revamped flagship Ableton Live Performance Controller from Akai Professional, is an intuitive instrument for performing and creating music with Ableton Live.


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APC40 mkII offers 1 to 1 software and hardware integration, featuring a 5x8 RGB clip-launching grid that’s built for dexterous exploration: launch clips and create or perform your song from the ground up using 40 responsive triggers.

RGB lighting gives you visual feedback and displays three clip statuses—loaded, playing, and recording—so you can still perform without looking at your computer. Organize your clips with color-coding, then and use the Shift button and directional arrows to manipulate the scope of the 5x8 grid.

Control Everything
APC40 mkII 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 APC40 mkII. The A/B crossfader can now be assigned and re-assigned without ever having to touch the mouse.

Software gets you going and keeps you moving
APC40 mkII comes packed with a music production suite that includes a version of Ableton Live, two high-definition virtual synthesizers (Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech and SONiVOX Twist), and 5GB of professional samples and loops from Toolroom Records for immediate out-of-the-box music creation. Also included is the Puremagnetik Effect Racks, a collection of over 200 sophisticated audio effects engineered for instant sound sculpting.

  • Seamlessly integrates 1 to 1 with Ableton Live
  • 5x8 clip-launch matrix
  • RGB feedback for clip status and color coding
  • 9-ch faders, 8 knobs, and 8 controls work 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 & directional arrows manipulate grid scope
  • Revised knob layout & in-line controls for streamlined workflow

Comes complete with Ableton Live Lite, Puremagnetik Effect Racks, Hybrid 3 by AIR, SONiVOX Twist and sample packs from Prime Loops and Toolroom Records.

Things You Will Get:

    APC40 mkII
    Ableton Live Lite (download)
    Software Download Card
    USB Cable
    User Guide
    Safety & Warranty Manual

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I was looking for this product to make it easier to do live performance. Sam Ash had the best price. Looking forward to putting it through the paces.



I would buy this product again


Lovely system simple to use with resolume 7 ! Easy way to setup !





Good controller for the live performance/arrangement workflow I've been using. Mostly I use other programs to create STEMS of my songs that I trigger and mix live using this controller. While I'm sure it's not for everyone, the essential aspects of control -- launching clips/midi loops, live mixing and effects processing, etc. -- are all standard to the mapping of this product. If you are unsure of your workflow and just want to get your ideas and arrangements out there this is a decent alternative to the more expensive Push. Push obviously has more control aspects, but that comes with the price tag.





I ordered this for my husband for Christmas, it arrived right on time and he just couldn't believe it! We are loving this, it is very intuitive and fun to use! Would definitely recommend!


Indianapolis, IN


Excellent Control


This is a perfect companion to Ableton Live. It's responsive and makes creating music easy and performing even easier.


Richmond va


APC40 Ableton Live Performance Controller

5.0 6


Pads/Triggers 40 backlit RGB buttons in a 8x5 matrix
Software Included Ableton Live Lite with Puremagnetik Effect Racks, Hybrid 3 by AIR, SONiVOX Twist
Connections 1 USB port 1 1/4" (6.35mm) TS jack for footswitch input
Dimensions 16.7 x 1.8 x 10 inches (WxHxD)
Weight 3.97 lbs.
Series APC
Model 40

Akai APC40 mkII - User Guide.pdf

Warranty Info:

The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.

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