Akai Professional APC40 Ableton Performance Controller Reviews
Ableton Live software is a powerful, flexible environment for creating, performing, and producing music. This unique software demands an equally unique control instrument. Akai Professional and Ableton are proud to present the APC40: the Ableton P... read more
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Useful for studio and live use
I mainly use this as a controller for when I'm mixing something in the studio, but since I sometimes bring my Mac with me to shows I also use it to trigger the samples I have during my sets. It's very intuitive and straightforward. It's not as good the Ableton controller, but it works.
Amazing for studio
This was the first hardware investment I made for production and I am so glad I made that investment! I first used this for djing, but I didn't like it, so I put it in my studio and just use it when I am at the studio. I have had it for a good 3 years now, and I have noticed no problems as of yet. I have dropped it so many times, and it still works great!
Perfect for live shows, and a great deal now.
A great clip launcher that comes pre programmed for ableton live. Very fun to use, but missing some of the fun features in more recently released products. I never owned the Push or the newer apc (can't think of the name right now), but this one is missing velocity. Still perfect for launching clips. Prob can do more, but that's what I use it for.
Great machine but breaks easily
Don't take me wrong, I love both my apc40, but the stock sliders are probably the worst ever made to a dj gear. They break all the time and keeps sending ghost signal. If you want to use it to make fast cuts with the sliders go with mkii