New akai ableton controller

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Post by SMonk » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:37 am

Tone Deft wrote: a google search brings up n-o-t-h-i-n-g. 8O price guesses? $250.
It will not cost less than the MPD32. No way.

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Post by jamester » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:38 am

Though looking at it, I'm not sure about the crossfader's close proximity to the rather small transport buttons.

Also wondering how well this will work when in Arrange mode...
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Post by xherv » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:39 am

About as impressed with Ableton right now as after demo'ing Live for the first time. Feels like it's going to be a great year.

I wonder if some of the Monome/Live software stuff will work with this, in any case the potential for similar stuff is all there.

"GB: It’s quite fortuitous for Live users that’s we’ve worked for Akai at this time, as it coincides with our product partnership with Cycling 74, Max for Live. Owners of the APC40 who also own Max for Live can change the way the APC40 controls Live, and completely customize their experience. This means things like step sequencers and drum rack support and other things that only feel right with hardware will now be available for people who own these two great products. The boundaries of what you can do with complete customization and hundreds of LEDs are infinite."

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Post by Tone Deft » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:46 am

SMonk wrote:
Tone Deft wrote: a google search brings up n-o-t-h-i-n-g. 8O price guesses? $250.
It will not cost less than the MPD32. No way.
good call.

jamester - lol, shit. "Owners of the APC40 who also own Max for Live can change the way the APC40 controls Live" they can be moved/changed.


as for 'monome stuff', see the above quote, the monome apps can be ported. also, the monomes don't have tri-color LEDs. ;)
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Post by shai » Thu Jan 15, 2009 7:46 am

thank you god for hearing my prayer and taking a look at my sketch for the ideal midi controller.

where do i pay?

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Post by adventurepants_ » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:01 am

HOT!

finally. i really didnt think it would take so long for a major to make a clip controller. it also speaks a lot of Live's influence on the current DAW market.

do we assume OSC support? will it be properly hackable? the padkontrol could have been so much more if Korg opened it up.

the only downside is how close the X fader is to the transport buttons, the knob might have to go for non DJ sets!
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Post by nbinder » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:03 am

Illum wrote:in the interview, he also refers to the ableton/ cycling 74 partnership as "max for live". guess that's the big surprise.
That was the only open question to me: What will the name be?

The rest was obvious. A few more hours.... 8)

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Post by Klinikal » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:05 am

8O

i want it!

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Post by peterneo » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:07 am

How much? :D

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Post by six_o_clock_crow » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:11 am

Can't. Speak. Too. Excited.

I am at work today, and I have a massively important meeting, and I am no way going to be able to concentrate!
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Post by Klinikal » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:12 am

GB: It’s quite fortuitous for Live users that’s we’ve worked for Akai at this time, as it coincides with our product partnership with Cycling 74, Max for Live. Owners of the APC40 who also own Max for Live can change the way the APC40 controls Live, and completely customize their experience. This means things like step sequencers and drum rack support and other things that only feel right with hardware will now be available for people who own these two great products. The boundaries of what you can do with complete customization and hundreds of LEDs are infinite.
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Post by six_o_clock_crow » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:17 am

Just read the stuff on the Akai site.

Firstly, I am now EVEN MORE excited! It just sounds perfect. Blows the Vestax thing out of the water.

Secondly, it has a metal chassis which suggests a higher cost than the MPD32.
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Post by stringtapper » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:21 am

Fuck the controller!!! -- "max for live"?!?

*spooge*


nah the controller's cool too
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Post by Machinesworking » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:25 am

I'm more excited about an open ended MIDI toolkit with OSC support that seamlessly integrates with Live. Glad that my gut was right on this, and hope MAX FOR LIVE is reasonably priced! :)

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Post by six_o_clock_crow » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:25 am

stringtapper wrote:Fuck the controller!!! -- "max for live"?!?

*spooge*


nah the controller's cool too
Indeed! I am hyperventilating with anticipation here!
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