Meet the Akai Professional APC40 controller — the perfect solution for performing with Ableton Live. Akai Professional and Ableton worked together to develop the APC40 performance control surface, giving it an intuitive interface that resembles Live's software interface — it makes the transition from in-the-box work to hands-on control totally seamless. Just connect the APC40 to your laptop via USB — you don't need to map any controls to get going. There are 40 clip triggers, 16 knobs, level faders, a cross-fader, tap tempo, and more. If you're an Ableton Live artist (or soon to be), Akai Professional's APC40 belongs in your rig.
So what's the story behind the APC40? Akai Professional brought their renowned controller hardware know-how to the table and Ableton brought the requests, hopes, and visions of their countless Ableton Live performers to the table, and the two went to work designing the ultimate Ableton Live controller. While Live software has always been totally MIDI-mappable, there's just never been a MIDI-based controller that resembled — or could be molded to resemble — the unique inner world of Ableton Live. But, now, with the APC40, Ableton Live performers have a plug-and-play solution for getting into the heart of their Live session, triggering clips, making on-the-fly adjustments, and more — just what Live software is intended to let you do.
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