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Akai APC40 MKII MK2 Ableton Live Performance Controller
Akai APC40 MKII MK2 Ableton Live Performance Controller 
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ItemID APC40 MKII
Price: $349.00

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HipHopTools delivers the AKAI APC40 MKII with FREE EXTRAS.

FREE EXTRAS See below for details. OVER $349 IN EXTRAS.

Tha Worx Hip Hop Sample Library List Price: $249 - Your Price: FREE

Ableton Live Lite Music Software List Price: $99 - Your Price: FREE

AKAI APC40 MKII Features:

Provides hands-on control of Ableton Live
Seamlessly integrates 1 to 1 with Ableton Live (v9.1.3+)
5x8 clip-launch matrix with RGB feedback for clip status and color coding
9 channel faders, 8 control knobs, and 8 device controls interface 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 and directional arrows manipulate the scope of the grid
Revised knob layout with in-line controls for streamlined workflow
Production package included: Able ton Live Lite with Puremagnetik Effect Racks, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist, Prime Loops sample packs, and Toolroom Records artist launch packs (downloads)

AKAI APC40 MKII Description:

The APC40 Legacy
In 2009, Akai Professional collaborated with the creators of Ableton Live, a powerful music performance and production software environment, and introduced the original Able ton Performance Controller—APC40. The instrument raised the standards of controller design, revolutionized hardware and software integration, and proved to be an essential performance tool for Able ton Live users everywhere. Building upon this original partnership, Akai Professional now introduces an all-new, reimagined Ableton Live controller—APC40 mkII.

You Asked, We Listened

The new APC40 mkII incorporates five years of user feedback into its design. Almost every aspect of the original APC40 has been deliberated, reworked, and improved to provide extended controller functionality, countless musical capabilities, and a smarter workflow. In addition to its sleek look, veteran APC40 users will immediately notice the enhancements that include an RGB clip-launching grid, reinforced fader design, revised knob lay out, and much more.

Get On The Grid

APC40 mkII features 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 provides visual feedback and displays three clip statuses—loaded, playing, and recording—so you can intelligently perform without looking at your computer. You can also color code your clips with the RGB lighting for advanced visual organization, and use the Shift button and directional arrows to manipulate the scope of the 5x8 grid.

Total Control

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 has also been reworked and can be assigned and re-assigned without ever having to touch the mouse.

Seamless Integration

APC40 mkII comes pre-mapped to Live (version 9.1.3 or later) for an instant performance and production setup. When APC40 mkII is plugged into your computer, its hardware controls correspond 1 to 1 with Able ton Live’s interface—no additional configuring is required. In addition, all of APC40 mkII’s controls can be re-assigned on the fly for customized setups that change with your performance or production style. APC40 mkII is also powered over USB and supports plug-and-play connectivity, allowing you to take this controller from the studio to the stage or wherever you go. Whether you are an electronic music artist and Live is your canvas, a DJ using Live for performance and real-time mixing, or a more traditional musician using Live on stage or in the studio, you will find the APC40 mkII to be the intuitive, powerful instrument that directly links your inspiration with Able ton Live.

Powerful Production Suite

APC40 mkII comes packed with a music production suite that includes a version of Able ton Live, two high-definition virtual synthesizers, and 5GB of professional samples and loops for immediate out-of-the-box music creation. Ableton Live Lite enables musicians and producers to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise, and edit musical ideas in a fluid audio/MIDI environment. Also included is the Puremagnetik Effect Racks, a collection of over 200 sophisticated audio effects engineered for instant sound sculpting. This collection comes packed with an endless variety of channel strips, DJ and live sound effects, glitch racks, amp racks, modulators, filters, beat processors, and noise boxes. Hybrid 3, by AIR Music Tech, is a virtual synthesizer for electronic musicians, DJs, sound designers, and music producers who love to get their hands dirty. Create anything from fat, retro synth sounds to edgy, modern leads and everything in between. SONiVOX Twist is a spectral morphing synthesis virtual instrument. Comprised of a dynamic interface, an advanced pattern generator, and onboard effects, Twist lets you create serious sounds using simple controls. Finally, five Toolroom artist launch packs and five Prime Loops sample packs feature an eclectic mix of sounds from today's electronic music scene. Jumpstart your inspiration with these premium instrumental loops, drum kits, one-shots, and more.

AKAI APC40 MKII Requirements:

Mac:
Intel Mac with Mac OS X 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, or 10.9

Windows:
Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8; multicore processor; 2 GB RAM; Windows compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended), QuickTime recommended

Available USB Port

Ableton Live 9.1.3 or later

Free Extras

 

AKAI APC40 MKII Free Extras:

Tha Worx Hip Hop Sample Library

List Price: $396.00 - Your Price: FREE
Tha Worx Hip Hop Sample Library
Over 2500 Hip Hop Samples in .Wav format
Includes Kicks, Snares, Hi-Hats & Percussion Samples
Plus FX, Stabs, Riffs, One Shots & More!
Delivered via digital download.

Ableton Live Lite Music Software


List Price: $99.00 - Your Price: FREE
Intuitive audio recording and MIDI sequencing
Built-in audio effects, including a host of creative delays, filters, distortions, compressors and EQs
Special price to upgrade to full version of Live

Included in the box on CD

 
 

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Just received my package today, everything is in perfect shape and I was pleasantly surprised to see a 2GB memory card instead of the 1GB. I bought this for my birthday which is tomorrow so I'm glad I got it now. It's an absolute pleasure to do business with HipHopTools.com and I would not hesitate to recommend you to friends. Now it's on to making beats.
Denis Albert - Canada

In late September 2009 Hip Hop Tools sold me what no other store in the entire Toronto area could get in stock: the Akai APC40. The owner of HHT, Aaron, was a person with whom it was a pleasure to do business. Aaron knew that I had been trying to get my hands on an APC40 for months and, so, he guaranteed me that I'd be the first person he sold one of the controllers to once they arrived in store. I got a call from Aaron the day the controllers shipped to the store and by the following afternoon the APC40 was sitting on the desk in my room. I even got a bit of a deal on the price as HHT agreed to price match a quote I had gotten from another store even though the quote came from a store that didn't have the unit in stock. I highly recommend buying from HHT as my experience with purchasing the APC40 was smooth and professional. Hopefully, the warranty support will be as impressive if a need to have the APC40 serviced ever arises. Thanks for an easy transaction!
Nicolas O. - Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
(http://myspace.com/nickcenik)

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