When Akai Professionalâ€™s original APC40 arrived in 2009, it set a new standard for controller design, revolutionized hardware and software integration, and proved to be an essential performance tool for Ableton Live users everywhere.
With the MKII, we did it again.
Incorporating five years of user feedback, 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.
The APC40 MKII comes pre-mapped to Ableton Live: use the USB connection to your computer for power and get started without any further configuration. The 5x8 RGB clip-launching grid is built for dexterous exploration, so you can intelligently perform without looking at your computer.
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.
APC40 MKII comes packed with a music production suite that includes a version of Ableton Live, two high-definition virtual synthesizers, and 5GB of professional samples and loops for immediate out-of-the-box music creation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What software is included with my purchase,Â and where can I download?
The APC40 mkII includes Ableton Live Lite 9 with PureMagnetik Effects Racks, Hybrid 3, SONiVOX Twist, Prime Loops sample packs, and Toolroom Records artist launch packs.
Ableton Live lite can be downloaded fromÂ ableton.com/en/products/live-lite/. All of the additionalÂ software and samples can be downloaded from yourÂ user accountÂ upon registering the product.
Is Ableton Live 9 required? Â Or can I use Ableton Live 8?
The APC40 mkII is supported on Ableton Live 9.1.3 or later for correct operation. Â The included Ableton Live Lite 9 Akai Edition is supported and functions as expected. Â However, he APC40 mkII can be manually MIDI mapped for use with earlier versions of Ableton Live.
Is the product compatible with the latest Windows, and Mac operating systems?
Since the APC 40 mkII is class compliant, and does not require a driver install, it is immediately compatible with all current Windows, and Mac operating systems.
Does the product require an additional power supply?
The APC40 mkII is powered by the included USB cable, and does not require an additional power supply.
- (8) 360Â° track pan/send/assignable knobs
- (8) 360Â° device control knobs
- (1) 360Â° cue level knob
- (1) 360Â° tempo knob
- Clip Launch Buttons
- (40) backlit RGB buttons in a 8x5 matrix
- (5) scene launch buttons
- (8) 45mm track volume faders
- (1) 45mm master volume fader
- (1) 45mm crossfader
- Inputs / Outputs
- (1) USB port
- (1) 1/4â€ TS jack for footswitch input
- Power: USB-powered
- Dimensions(width x depth x height; no cable): 16.7â€ x 10.0â€ x 1.8â€
- Weight(no cable): 3.97 lbs
- APC40 mkII
- USB Cable
- Ableton Live Lite (download)
- User Guide
- Software Download Card
- Safety & Warranty Manual