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APC64 Hardware Overview with Taetro | Akai Professional

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APC64 Ableton Live Controller | Touch the Future | Akai Professional

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APC64 Hardware Controller for Ableton Live | Akai Professional

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The Akai Professional APC (Ableton Performance Controller) series has been the gold standard for interfacing with Ableton Live—the APC64 builds on the beloved feature set of the classic APC40 and adds a whole new level of hands-on control. APC64 boasts an 8x8 matrix of 64 RGB velocity-sensitive pads with poly-aftertouch, an eight-track 32-step sequencer, eight fully assignable touch strips and extensive I/O. With an included suite of plug-in instruments and effects and Ableton Live Lite, it’s loaded with everything you need to get started.

Akai Professional APC64 Controller

Step Up Your Ableton Live Experience

Akai Pro designed and mapped out the APC64 to optimize your Ableton Live workflow—whatever that may entail. Its host of scene launch buttons, dedicated transport controls (Play, Stop and Record) and panning controls seamlessly control your Ableton Live DAW. You can also arm tracks for recording, adjust sends and dial in your desired volume with APC64’s ingeniously laid-out controls. A full-color display gives you immediate visual feedback on essential session information, controllable via the adjacent encoder. Whether you’re composing at home or revving up the crowd at the club, APC64 puts you comfortably in the driver’s seat of your Ableton software.

Akai Professional APC64 RGB Pads

Expand Your Creative Palette

APC64 is meant not only to serve as a natural extension of your music-making talents, but it’s also thoughtfully engineered to push your artistic boundaries. 64 velocity-sensitive RGB pads let you launch clips, play notes as well as create beats and sequencing patterns. And its backlit mode buttons illuminate an intuitive, easy-to-navigate control surface that’s visually apt from the sunniest days to the darkest stages. Eight fully assignable Touch Strip controllers provide tactile control of expression, the mixer, devices and more. The remarkable versatility of these onboard controls makes APC64 a true creative chameleon.

Akai Professional APC64 Software

Command Powerful Plug-ins and Software

New to Ableton? Not a problem. APC64 comes with Ableton Live Lite, which gets you started in the most popular DAW ecosystem for composing, live looping and performing. Also included with APC64 is a collection of plug-in instruments and effects from AIR Instruments and SONiVOX. Let your creativity loose with classic keyboards and synths, and add a new dimension to sound with a selection of reverb, vocal processing and vintage-style effects. Courtesy of Sample Tools by Cr2, 1GB of loops and drum samples ensures you don’t miss a beat in your next production.

Akai Professional APC64 Connectivity

Discover New Workflows

In addition to being the flagship Ableton Live controller from Akai Professional, the APC64 serves as a standalone sequencer with 16-note polyphony, eight tracks and 32 steps. You could even program the step sequencer or trigger events with the RGB pads. Go rogue and unplug from your computer—control your MIDI and CV hardware with its 1-in, 2-out MIDI I/O and eight CV/Gate outputs. Edit parameters and save presets in standalone mode, and freely assign RGB colors with the included APC64 software. Connect to USB power and hook it up to keyboards, drum machines, Eurorack modules and more for limitless ways to create.

Akai Professional’s APC64 is primed for creative expression on stage or in the studio. Come to your local Guitar Center and try it out for yourself, or hit up our call center and a friendly Gear Adviser will help you set up your ideal Ableton Live rig.

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  • 64 velocity-sensitive pads with poly aftertouch
  • 8 fully assignable touch strips enable hands-on control of devices, expression, the mixer and more
  • Backlit mode buttons enable quick access to Live's functions
  • Dedicated transport control with Play, Stop and Record buttons
  • Full-color display instantly feeds back session information
  • Standalone sequencer and external hardware control
  • Unplug your computer and connect synths and drum machines to 3 x 1/8" MIDI ports
  • Take control of your modular rig with eight separate CV/gate outputs
  • Program the step sequencer or trigger events with the pads, and send continuous control data with the Touch Strips

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  • Graphical full-color LCD
  • USB-C
  • Eight 1/8" CV/Gate
  • Two 1/8" MIDI Output
  • One 1/8" MIDI Input
  • (WxDxH): 10.7" x 14.6" x 1.4"
  • Weight: 3.5 lb.
  • Ableton Live control requires Live 11 or higher

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