Sweetwater understands the need for a comfortable sequencer that literally puts your tracks at your fingertips. This usbpowered ableton live controller serves up 64 cliplaunch controls arranged into an 8 x 8 matrix thats perfect for live performance or remixing. Also if there are different lighting intensities it would be good to know which note values they correspond to. The apc40 is plug and play, so you dont need to install drivers. Is the product compatible with the latest windows, and mac operating systems. Apc mini is the most portable allinone ableton controller solution with akai pro. Max4live patch that makes your apc into a step sequencer i downloaded this a few days ago and i want all of you apc owners to know about it. Which button sends wich note, wich note value turns the lighting back off, which notes are which colors etc.
Engineered specifically for the mobile musician and the desktop producer, apc mini concentrates the essential features of the apc40 mkii, akai pros flagship ableton controller, into a. Will marshalls apc40 mk2 step sequencer no longer available. The keyboard akai apc keys 25 is usually 31 more expensive than akai lpk 25, but the difference is so small that this can vary and then a video of the keyboard. I downloaded this a few days ago and i want all of you apc owners to know about it. It features 25 velocitysensitive synthaction keys, a 4way thumbstick for dynamic pitch and modulation manipulation, 8 backlit velocitysensitive mpcstyle pads, and 8 assignable qlink knobs. Engineered specifically for the mobile musician and the desktop producer, apc mini concentrates the essential features of the apc40 mkii, akai pro s flagship ableton controller, into a compact. Basic operation refer to this section to learn how to do basic tasks in ableton live using apc key 25. By trying this apcstepsequencer m4l preset, i thought that, at least, the leds.
Midi information for apc mini i need the midi layout for the apc mini. Click an available output dropdown menu and select apc key 25. This is a thirdparty patch, so it wasnt created by akai. The apcstepsequencer automatically configures your connected apc40 or apc20. Connections connect the apc mini to a usb port of your computer using the provided usb cable. Akai professional mpc live standalone sampler and sequencer hybrid standalone hardware daw with software integration, 7 multitouch screen, 16 velocitypressuresensitive pads, 16gb storage expandable, and mpc 2. In 2009, akai professional collaborated with the creators of ableton live, a powerful music performance and production software environment, and introduced. The akai mpk mini play is built for music making onthego.
Here is the first setup of the akai apc mini through midiox and midiyoke. Basic operation refer to this section to learn how to do basic tasks in ableton live using apc mini. Akai professional mpc live standalone sampler and sequencer. Engineered specifically for the mobile musician and the desktop producer, apc mini concentrates the essential features of the apc40 mkii, akai pros flagship ableton controller, into a compact. Compact step sequencer with 2 x 8 steps, 8 sequencer modes, volcainherited step edit buttons, sturdy metal construction, and battery operation. Akai professional apc mini performance controller for. The official video on abletons site also has a teaser for a patch that turns the pad matrix into a step sequencer.
Akai professional apc mini ableton live controller with. Sep 26, 2014 engineered specifically for the mobile musician and the desktop producer, apc mini concentrates the essential features of the apc40 mkii, akai pros flagship ableton controller, into a compact. Akai professionals max25 and max49 are the only keyboard controllers available that include a builtin step sequencer. Akai mpk mini ii mk2 compact midi pad keyboard usb controller. Usb controller 64 channel, 32 step sequencer, 16 velocity and pressure sensitive. Just connect your laptop to the apc40 via usb and youre ready to make magic. These scripts are modified version of ableton live 9. There may be other versions of it out there that are compatible with the apc mini, but they wouldnt come from us here at akai. Click an available input dropdown menu and select apc mini. These sequencers are equipped with memory banks made for creating and storing hundreds of patterns, and proper grouping. As per request, the slots are arranged horizontally. Unfortunately, they are bus powered by ableton live, but if someone can hack the interface, ill buy them a beer they work so well with live. Use a standard usb cable to connect this port to a usb port on your computer. Midi in and outputs for controlling other equipment.
Page 3 the computers usb port provides power to apc mini. However, it comfortably lives up to akais reputation for high quality devices. Akai controllers vs novation controllers gearslutz. Engineered specifically for the mobile musician and the desktop producer, apc mini concentrates the essential features of the apc40 mkii, akai pros flagship ableton controller, into a compact design that fits in your backpack. You could use a program like midi monitor mac or midiox windows to catalog. Each rotation click is one lane or note down, or up. Behringer cmd touch tc64 launchpad s emulation mode. Will marshalls apc40 mk2 step sequencer no longer available so, pretty much every time there is an ableton update, the wm apc40 mk2 dj template breaks.
To use, simply load the device onto a midi track and then drop in. Make sure that deck c is a remix deck, press play on that deck and hit the button labelled seq. With improved names for the 7 energy tactics, 2 single fx units with fader control of main parameters and 3 presets per fx, configured for. Akai professional apc mini compact midi controller for. With the help of shanes insight and hardware expertise, mark created a patch that can be used for hours of beat making without touching the keyboard or mouse. B00466hm28 akai professional mpk mini 25key ultraportable usb midi keyboard controller. Akai apc mini compact ableton live controller sounds easy. The best ableton controller for every budget 2020 edition. Before doing any of the following, set up apc key 25 as a controller in ableton. Im interested in the akai mpkmpdapc40, or the novation mk2 stuff and launchpad. Because akai professional and ableton designed the apc40 specifically for ableton live, you dont need to map its controls to talk to the software. Akai professional apc mini demo, features, and operation in.
Those of you on the move will want to check out our portable options that can operate with batteries. Dumb arses, the 8x8 pad is assigned midi notes in reverse order bottom up. Is the akai apc mini the best ableton controller on the market. One of the most exciting prospects for the apc40 is integration with the upcoming max for live add.
Slider 1 is submaster and 2 is moving head tilt offset. Damn when was the last time i started a thread here. Apc mini compact ableton live controller the apc legacy in 2009, akai professional collaborated with the creators of ableton live, a powerful music performance and production software environment, and introduced the original ableton performance controllerapc40. Dj techtools search for midi maps by dj software and controller. Apc mini is the most portable allinone ableton controller solution with akai pro build quality. Get the classic sound of vintage akai hardware on your mac or pc with the latest sound bank from uvi, uvx670. It may have missing input profile just select the default for akai apc mini i was messing around trying different values and such. One bar, one drum rack, using apc step sequencer m4l.
I was looking at budget midiusb controllers a couple months agoand i came across the asin. Akai professional entered the electronic music industry in 1984 with one purpose to give artists the tools they need to express and explore new musical possibilities. The akai apc mini is a compact pad midi controller designed for ableton live. Force scroll like the synthstrom deluge in step seq mode. Currently, the akai apc mini is on my christmas list. He has been pretty good at updating, but apparently this time the stepsequencer is not going to be added back. Its been billed as a sequencer partner for the ms20 synth. Iam having akai apc mini which cannot be confiugred in generic controller in fl studio 12 and earlier versions, if any one having solution please provide. The apc mini gives you button and fader control over ableton live in a bitesized form factor that fits in your backpack. Founded by masukichi akai 1929 the company was given to the chinese in times of the ax synths, so its quite long ago. Almost all sequencers come with their own power supply as well as usb connectivity. The apc stepsequencer converts the akai apc40 or apc20 into a fullfeatured step. There are four toggles to switch the 8x8 matrix buttons between.
Akai apc40 mk2, apc key 25, and apc mini i would really, really like to use my new pc40 mk2 as a control surface for sonar x3e. Akai professional apc mini demo, features, and operation. Akai known or written as akai professional akai company whose white faced samplers sseries early synths axvx moved the world. The apc mini however does not seem to work that way. This is my apc40 remix deck and step sequencer mapping for the traktor version 2. In case you dont use beatsync and the remix deck jumps out of phase there is a dedicated phasesync trigger on the button in the bottom right corner. Akai pro have already revealed that max for live users will be able to edit the apcs preset functionality. Based on the push step sequencer and optimized for live performance, this script works alongside the apcs factory functionality, adding a muchneeded dose of live programability and drum sauce to the apc. Akai apc mini ableton performance usb controller groove.
Hey guys, i know many have asked the question online if you can use the m4l apc step sequencer also for the apc mini and the answer is no. Akai apc mini frequently asked questions akai professional. To do that on a sim, you really need a usable control surface. This gives you tactile control over your music, whether you use the mini play standalone or with your pc mac. Mark egloff a logistics expert working for ableton by day is a musician and remixer by night and created a free step sequencer for the akai apc 20 or 40 and live egloff has always preferred the direct control and tactile feel of hardware drum sequencers over their software equivalents. Ive been putting together a step sequencer script for the apc40 mkii. To use, simply load the device onto a midi track and then drop in an instrument its optimized for use with drum racks. To use, simply load the device onto a midi track, create a clip and then drop in an instrument its optimized for use with drum racks. In this article we answer a few of your top questions about the apc. Get essential handson control over ableton live with an akai professional apc mini controller. The apc step sequencer automatically configures your connected apc40 or apc20. I have used a novation launchpad in the past to control qlc via midi, and the feedback of the leds worked as expected. Pracq is a simple melodic step sequencer designed for nonplayers sketch. Max4live patch that makes your apc into a step sequencer.
Akai professional iconic music production gear, including the legendary mpc the mpk mini mkii is an ultracompact keyboard controller designed for the traveling musician and the desktop producer. Max49s touch faders combine with the builtin step sequencer to offer even more innovative performance capabilities. Control four banks of eight steps each, crating patterns up to 32 steps. Akai professional apc mini performance controller for ableton live. Apc key 25 button matrix max for live forum cycling 74. The apc stepsequencer converts the akai apc40 or apc20 into a fullfeatured step sequencer. Click an available output dropdown menu and select apc mini. Dj techtools akai apc mini traktor step sequencer deck c. Plus, two banks expand the number of mpcstyle pads to 16 for extended creative capabilities. In this video learn how to setup the akai apc40 mk2 as a step sequencer in ableton live 9. Dexterous, versatile, and powerful, the only thing mini about this ableton controller is the size.
You should see the sequencer steps lighting up in turn. Its small, 8x8, bus powered and if it works similarly, this would trigger 512 pads spread across 8 banks independently just on page one without any focus actions mapped to it. Im a fulltime student at a university, and on the side i like to make musicso im not doing anything huge here. Akai professional does not have a midi implementation document for the apc mini. The keyboard akai apc keys 25 is usually 31 more expensive than akai lpk 25, but the difference is so small that this can vary and then a. When i pushed a button, the led would turn on and when i hit it again the led turned off. The apc step sequencer converts the akai apc40 or apc20 into a fullfeatured step sequencer. Jul 24, 2019 i totally forgot this, i owned a deluge before the force some time ago, and scrolling up and down thru lanes in step sequencer mode, is very easy with a turning knob. Akai professional apc mini ableton live controller with free. You may use this kensington lock slot to secure the apc mini to a table or other surface.
Midi controllers free delivery possible on eligible purchases. My concerns are keyboard feel, ease of programming and most of all reliability of drivers and stability on mac and pc. A pro infinity, pro subscription or plus akai apc mini controller license is required. But is the akai apc mini the best value for money ableton controller on the market. This connection is also used to send and receive midi data to and from your computer. That being said, id try out this one that you linked to and see how it goes.
Not only that, but also my new apc min and apc key25. Before you can use this mapping you have to put your apc in ableton live alternative mode by simply start ableton live, connect your apc40 and close ableton after the coloured rectangle appears in session view. And if not, see if you inquire about having them create one. Honestly it is a little embarrassing that this thing does not come with any sort of midi editor software. You could use a program like midi monitor mac or midiox windows to catalog both input and output midi values with or without ableton live. Akai professional videos apc, mpc, mpk, synthstation, guitarfx, xr, eie, mpd.1372 1372 1623 244 1104 1550 1526 1555 1618 1615 517 538 256 1391 1264 402 952 436 1634 438 1551 158 1565 678 1626 961 1553 1192 702 1260 1584 69 1212 1549 1046 729 79 56 266 859 710 676 1078 77 80 1323 740 215 1307 1290 680