Akai Professional APC40 MKII Pad Controller

USB Performance Controller for Ableton Live with 8 Encoders, 9 Faders, 1 Crossfader, and Clip-launch Matrix
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Total Control for Ableton Live!

Get essential hands-on control over Ableton Live with an Akai Professional APC40 MKII controller. This USB-powered Ableton Live controller serves up 40 clip-launch controls arranged into a 5 x 8 matrix that's perfect for live performance or remixing. You also get a set of nine low-profile sliders offering control over volume, pan, and other major functions. A handy set of soft buttons gives you easy access to controls you need often, and the plug-and-play Ableton integration makes the Akai APC40 MKII controller intuitive enough for studio and stage.

Akai APC40 MKII Ableton Live Controller at a Glance:
  • Control with the ease you need
  • New features make performing and recording easier than ever
  • Perfect portability for producers and performers
Control with the ease you need

Performers and producers of every niche here at Sweetwater find the APC40 MKII to be the all-in-one answer for an ultra-portable Ableton Live controller. Designed specifically to work with Ableton Live, you will enjoy plug-and-play setup for creation, recording, and shows. Simply plug it into your computer and launch Ableton - whether you're an experienced electronic musician or a novice to the concept, the compact design, natural workflow, and seamless 1-to-1 integration mean you'll be making music with Ableton and the APC40 MKII controller in no time.

New features make performing and recording easier than ever

The APC 40 MKII is the easy choice for your next Ableton Live controller because Akai Professional focused the APC 40 MKII design to pick up where the original left off. You get more control in a lower profile format and new features such as dedicated track arm and time division buttons for each track, and classic performance and recording necessities with a metronome and a crossfader.

Perfect portability for producers and performers

The APC40 MKII's compact design makes it perfect for mobile performers and studio producers alike. Set up your scenes and set list at home, throw it in your backpack along with your laptop and you're ready for the gig. USB power means you'll never forget a power supply and with the plug-and-play integration you'll be set up and ready to perform in seconds.

Akai APC40 MKII Ableton Live Controller Features:
  • An updated version of the flagship APC40 Ableton Live controller
  • Provides hands-on control of Ableton Live with visual feedback
  • Revised knob layout with inline controls offers a smarter workflow
  • Lighter, slimmer, and USB-powered for maximum portability
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR, SONiVOX Twist, and more
Portability and performance with the Akai Professional APC40 MKII

Additional Media

APC40 MKII User Manual

Tech Specs

Pads 40
Encoders/Pots 18
Faders 8 x Channel Faders, 1 x Master Fader
Pedal Inputs 1 x 1/4"
MIDI I/O USB
USB 1 x Type B
Hardware Requirements - Mac Intel Processor, 2GB RAM minimum
Hardware Requirements - PC Multicore Processor, 2GB RAM minimum, ASIO compatible
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.5 or Later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 or later
Power Supply USB bus powered
Height 1.8"
Width 16.7"
Depth 10"
Weight 3.97 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number APC40MKII

Customer Reviews

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5/5

Great ableton controller

excellent ableton controller! very intuitive and easy to use
5/5

Great I had to have two ;))

This thing is pretty beastly, i only say "pretty" because it is straight street gorgi!
Music background: produca
5/5

junior jones

Amazing piece of hardware! sync perfect and feels good and solid. I use it for live preformance and without a doubt - it's the best ableton controller in the market right now!
5/5

Superb controller for Live Session view

For me, this controller is absolutely superb for Live's Session view; lighter, runs on USB power, temp knob, layout, colored matrix buttons reflecting the matrix in live.. a Major upgrade from the APC40, IMO. Great job, Ableton/Akai!!!!
Music background: Retired International Playboy
4.5/5

Good stuff!

Relly cool piece of gear. Makes 'Live' just that more easier to run!
Music background: Metal, Dub, Orchestral, Blues
See also: Controller Keyboards, Akai Professional, Akai Professional Sequencers, Akai Professional MIDI Controllers