Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

Akai APC40 Ableton Controller praised

The Akai APC40 midi-controller is the result of collaboration between Ableton and Akai.

Akai APC40 Ableton Live Controller
Great deals on musical instruments
br /> This month, Sound on Sound magazine has looked at the APC40 in great detail and have been offering high praise to the unit.

Ableton Live software is known as a powerful, flexible DAW for creating, performing, and producing music.

The Akai APC40 takes away much mouse-controlled editing, by allowing the user to control instruments on the unit itself – providing a far more fluid approach through which to make music.

SOS noticed how ‘A few months have passed since the release of the APC40, and it seems to have been received with near-universal enthusiasm’.

Designed specifically for Ableton Live, you don’t need to map any of the controls to the software when you take this unit into your studio.

Sound on Sound stated that ‘The APC40 is the missing link that turns Live into a true performance instrument straight out of the box’.

All you need to do is plug in the APC40 to your computer, and you’ll be ready to make music.

One of the features most impressive to SOS was the Clip Launce Matrix, offering the possibility of ‘mouse-free orchestration of clips and scenes in Live’s Session View’ as well as the ability to control multiple clips simultaneously.

Having been made specifically for Ableton Live, it may be a surprise to learn that some features of this unit are also compatible with Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) other than Abelton Live making this an even more versatile bit of kit.

Save money on midi controllers today

ADNFCR-2133-ID-19324749-ADNFCR

Posted on 21 Aug 2009 15:02 to category : Music News

Related Music News

thumbnail

With the advent of various new files formats and the cancelling of several licensing programs, the MP3 is speculated to soon become a thing of the past.

17 May 2017 12:40
thumbnail

JBL Professional has launched a competition that gives aspiring musician the opportunity to record in a professional facility with renowned producer Steve Levine.

8 May 2017 14:48
thumbnail

Delivered by Choreographer and Theater Director Arlene Phillips, The Bacc For the Future campaign has acquired support of over 100 hundred influential figures

28 Mar 2017 12:28
thumbnail

On the 22nd of April, Pink Floyd will be releasing an unheard version of the iconic classic 'Interstellar Overdrive' in celebration of world record day

23 Mar 2017 15:29
thumbnail

With an increased quality of specifications right across the board, Apple's eponymous 'iPad' will host a whole generous selection of great new features.

22 Mar 2017 15:09
thumbnail

Supported by the likes of Ed Sheeran, Royal Blood, Wolf Alice and many more, Fanfair Alliances new educational guide is available for free download online.

21 Mar 2017 15:25

Recent Music News

thumbnail

After the release of the Hall of Fame 2 and Pipeline Tap Tremolo Pedals, TC Electronic's Flashback 2 promises for unprecedented expression and otherworldly tone.

21 Jun 2017 15:29
thumbnail

Looking to get that perfect take? M-Audio's M-Track 2X2 Vocal Studio Pro gives you professional standard recording capabilities in a robust and compact format.

20 Jun 2017 15:01
thumbnail

The first synth entries of the Roland's 'Future Redefined', the FA-07 Workstation and SE-02 Synthesizer promise the user complete expression and onboard versatility.

20 Jun 2017 08:48
thumbnail

Boasting the best of days gone by the Eric Clapton Signature Strat expresses classic Fender personality completed by a number of quirky modern tidbits.

19 Jun 2017 16:32
thumbnail

You've seen ROLI's Seaboard Grand and you've seen their Blocks controllers... prepare yourself for the most innovative pairing this summer.

8 Jun 2017 12:00
thumbnail

Building upon the success of their Cutlass entries, Music Man take a tried and tested favourite and make it more versatile than ever with an extra pickup.

6 Jun 2017 16:08