New akai ableton controller

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Post by McQ714 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:51 pm

sorry.. double post!!

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Post by glitchrock-buddha » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:00 pm

what's the row above solo? I can't read that word. Looks like ACTNHTOH. Is that some weird german word? :P
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Post by 4.33 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:03 pm

glitchrock-buddha wrote:what's the row above solo? I can't read that word. Looks like ACTNHTOH. Is that some weird german word? :P
for those without glasses it says ACTIVATOR :lol:

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Post by glitchrock-buddha » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:05 pm

4.33 wrote:
glitchrock-buddha wrote:what's the row above solo? I can't read that word. Looks like ACTNHTOH. Is that some weird german word? :P
for those without glasses it says ACTIVATOR :lol:
What do you suppose that does? I'm assuming track select selects the device currently being controlled so I wonder what activator is for?
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Post by Hidden Driveways » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:07 pm

glitchrock-buddha wrote:
4.33 wrote:
glitchrock-buddha wrote:what's the row above solo? I can't read that word. Looks like ACTNHTOH. Is that some weird german word? :P
for those without glasses it says ACTIVATOR :lol:
What do you suppose that does? I'm assuming track select selects the device currently being controlled so I wonder what activator is for?
I take it to mean it's the Track on/off button. Ableton's mute.

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Post by 4.33 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:07 pm

glitchrock-buddha wrote:
4.33 wrote:
glitchrock-buddha wrote:what's the row above solo? I can't read that word. Looks like ACTNHTOH. Is that some weird german word? :P
for those without glasses it says ACTIVATOR :lol:
What do you suppose that does? I'm assuming track select selects the device currently being controlled so I wonder what activator is for?
no fucking clue, man! no fucking clue!

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Post by 4.33 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:09 pm

Hidden Driveways wrote:
glitchrock-buddha wrote:
4.33 wrote: for those without glasses it says ACTIVATOR :lol:
What do you suppose that does? I'm assuming track select selects the device currently being controlled so I wonder what activator is for?
I take it to mean it's the Track on/off button. Ableton's mute.
ditto, i'm so excited that my brain starts to melt)))

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Post by glitchrock-buddha » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:27 pm

Hidden Driveways wrote:
glitchrock-buddha wrote:
4.33 wrote: for those without glasses it says ACTIVATOR :lol:
What do you suppose that does? I'm assuming track select selects the device currently being controlled so I wonder what activator is for?
I take it to mean it's the Track on/off button. Ableton's mute.
Shit, of course. I think I lost some brain cells in all the excitement.
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Post by stutter » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:44 pm

Tarekith wrote:shit?
that at me?
"-ish" meaning around about - like "I'll be there at eight-ish" meaning I'll turn up when I please.

I just didn't know that it would be directly replaceable, and wondered what quality the standard one would be, never having played with Akai gear before. I'd love a good midi crossfader, not come across one yet.

I guess too I was wondering because these sorts of details imply well-thought out design, or annoying design.

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Post by xherv » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:48 pm

stutter wrote:I'd love a good midi crossfader, not come across one yet.
It probably won't be implemented as MIDI . . . vertical software/hardware integration ftw
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Post by Khazul » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:55 pm

Hidden Driveways wrote:
tempus3r wrote:One thing I don't like from looking at the pictures is that the knobs seem to have a smooth finish.
Maybe I'm a sucker for design, but I noticed right away that I liked the way the knobs looked. They're... they're... sensual looking.
Hmm - actually I have never really been a fan of the feel of the knobs and sliders on an mpc and in particular the buttons (pads are nice though) - for some reaosn it is probably THE hardest thing to tap tempo in in existance (MPC2500 that is).
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Post by Kent_in_CO » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:57 pm

That sinking sound you hear is the monome's market value.

The only potential flaw I can see here is the faders, which apparently aren't motorized. When changing between groups of tracks - whether in the studio or during a live set - they'll remain static and need to be readjusted. That would make the transition less seamless when you go from say, 1-8 to 9-16.

Not complaining though; adding a motorized feature would've jacked up the cost and added a source of potential hardware failure.

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Post by evon » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:41 pm

six_o_clock_crow wrote:
Angstrom wrote:now to ebay my belongings off so I can afford one!
If my granny was still with us... well, I'd Ebay her to get one :D
What happened your Granny???? Or probably I should ask how many controllers do you own? I am curious ..how many more of your distant family are still around?

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Post by Robert Henke » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:43 pm

Kent_in_CO wrote:That sinking sound you hear is the monome's market value.

The only potential flaw I can see here is the faders, which apparently aren't motorized. When changing between groups of tracks - whether in the studio or during a live set - they'll remain static and need to be readjusted. That would make the transition less seamless when you go from say, 1-8 to 9-16.

Not complaining though; adding a motorized feature would've jacked up the cost and added a source of potential hardware failure.

I disagree about the Monome. It is not a "controller" it is more a piece of art that can be used with MAX. I would even say that APC40 + MAX + Monome is a killer combo !

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Post by wovenskin » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:44 pm

after watching the video, I'm even that much more excited.
I can't imagine a better controller.

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