How do I connect to APC40?

How do I connect to APC40?


  1. First connect the APC 40 MKII to your computer into an open USB port.
  2. Once the APC is connected to your computer, powered on, and ready to use, open up Ableton Live.
  3. Go to Options > Preferences.
  4. In the window that opens select the MIDI Sync tab on the left hand side.

What does a Akai APC40 do?

Designed to be a powerful, intuitive controller for electronic music performance artists, DJs, hip-hop producers and traditional musicians using Ableton Live on stage and in the studio, the Akai APC40 transforms your experience from one of constructing tracks with software on a computer to one of fluid, effortless.

Do I need an Ableton Push?

Ableton Push 2 is worth it if you are an Ableton Live user. It is a fantastic MIDI controller that allows you to control Ableton without a mouse and keyboard. The build quality is amazing and there is no better integration with the Ableton Live software.

Is Ableton Live Push 2 worth it?

Why do so many producers use Ableton?

Ableton arguably contains the most superior sounding Warp algorithm. It features more warp modes than any other DAW and producers that use other software like Logic often use Ableton to warp audio. Quantize drum beats, loops, individual stems or complete songs to your project’s tempo without affecting pitch.

Can you use an Akai MPC Studio with Ableton?

The MPC Renaissance and Studio include a powerful standalone MPC application. You can also use the MPC software as a plugin within your favorite DAW such as Ableton Live.

Does Ableton Live work with the Akai APC40?

The APC40 comes with Ableton Live Akai Professional APC40 Edition software, which is fully functional for performance and production. Owners of standalone editions of Ableton Live 7 or 8 can also work seamlessly with the APC40. Live 7 with the latest automatic update has full support for the APC40 and all versions of Live 8 are APC40-ready.

What is the Akai APC40 performance controller?

Working in partnership with software developer Ableton, the Akai APC40 Performance Controller offers a control surface that’s specifically designed for performance with Ableton Live software.

How many faders and knobs does APC40 MKII have?

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.

What’s new with the APC40?

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.