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Akai APC20 Ableton Live DJ Controller USB MIDI with Lite APC Edition software

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    Akai APC20 Ableton Live DJ Controller USB MIDI with Lite APC Edition software

    Akai is one of the most well respected manufacturers of HiFi and DJ equipment, and, with the APC20, the Japanese company worked closely with Ableton to create an innovative piece of technology for controlling DAW environments. The USB MIDI controller was especially conceived for Ableton Live and guarantees control over parameters, clips, samples and a truly individual mix.

    The Akai controller is shipped to you already calibrated so all you have to do is install the Ableton Live Lite APC Edition software (included), connect the device and start having fun. The Akai APC20 can of course be reconfigured and adapted to you own specific requirements.

    Its 5 scenes, combining a total of 8 clips, offer a clip matrix with 40 trigger pads for controlling and recording samples, loops and effects. Thanks to its bidirectional communication between the Akai controller and Ableton Live, the controller gives you all the relevant visual feedback regarding clip status, with its multi-colour LED pads. The 8 freely assignable channel faders allow direct access to volume, pan, wet/dry effect saturation and almost any other desired parameter. Via the Shift function, you can double or triple the control surface, allowing you to change between different user modes during mixing or recording.

    Buyers of Akai products are looking for the best quality and usability and will certainly not be disappointed with this controller. The Akai APC20 features excellent user friendliness and is enhanced even further with its high-quality construction. It offers a robust metal housing and custom controls for longer life and lasting precision.


    • USB MIDI controller configured especially for Ableton Live
    • Designed in close cooperation with Ableton
    • Clip matrix – consists of 40 trigger pads with multi-colour LEDs for intuitive clip control
    • 8 freely assignable channel faders – for track volume, pan, effect control etc
    • Shift function – allows access to 3 individually configured user modes
    • Fully mappable – can be mapped according to your needs or preferences
    • Robust metal housing
    • Plug & play connection to Windows or Mac
    • Incl. software – Ableton Live Lite APC Edition


    • Connections: 1 x USB type-A connection
    • Bidirectional communication between controller and Ableton software
    • Visual feedback from software with multi-colour pad illumination (orange = clip is activated but not playing, green = clip is being played, red = clip recording)
    • Note mode – device send MIDI notes instead of clips in the session view to start
    • Ability to control up to 6 Akai APC controllers in a series
    • Adjustable cue level
    • Adjustable master level
    • On/off switch on device
    • System requirements Windows: 1.5GHz, Windows XP/Vista or higher, Windows-compatible sound card, ASIO driver support recommended, 512MB RAM / 1GB recommended, QuickTime 6.5 or higher, DVD-ROM drive, USB connection
    • System requirements Mac: G4/Intel recommended, OS X 10.3.9 / 10.4+ recommended
    • Power supply: 100 – 240V AC, 50/60Hz via 12V DC 2.0A power supply (included)


    • 1 x USB MIDI controller
    • 1 x USB cables
    • 1 x Power supply
    • 1 x Software CD
    • 1 x User manual (English, German, French, Spanish)


    • 29.5 x 5.7 x 33.3cm (W x H x D)
    • Weight: 1.7kg