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Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:48 am
by Johnisfaster
I didn't think I'd see anything hit the market that I absolutely had to have, but if that thing had a buy it now I would definitely be clicking it.

I was just thinking earlier tonight how I wish there was a controller with faders knobs and a big grid of buttons. sweeeeeeeeeetness.

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:58 am
by Johnisfaster
who's guessing a price tag of $499. usd? or maybe $599. I'd be amazed if it was $399.

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:06 am
by ollyb303
Shit the bed that thing is beautiful!!!

*comes*

NO way can I even think about being able to afford it, even if it is $399.

I could sell one of my children I suppose. The first-born's been pissing me off a bit lately!

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:09 am
by six_o_clock_crow
I think we need a sweepstake on this :D I'm guessing:

APC40 = £400 / $600 / 450 euro

Max for Live = £200 / $300 / 225 euro

MfL is a hard one to judge at this stage though because we don't know exactly what it will allow. And it can't cost so much that it costs more than buying Max/MSP, can it?

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:11 am
by Meef Chaloin
goddamn, i only bought an MPD32 a few months ago. I'm gonna be skint this year

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:18 am
by 8O
Wow! :) :)
jamester wrote:Also wondering how well this will work when in Arrange mode...
What is this Arrange mode you speak of?
Johnisfaster wrote:who's guessing a price tag of $499. usd? or maybe $599. I'd be amazed if it was $399.
Yeah, reckon it's a good guess :(

I guess I'm joining the queue for one here too. Very nice.

Can't wait to cover it with wood-effect vinyl just to be perverse.

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:20 am
by shai
i'm guessing .. €400 - €450

it's a lot for controller... but damn it if it's done right it will worth it

now only left to see some more live performance goodness from ableton side's

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:24 am
by logic_user99
I've just messed my pants (and am KICKING myself for spending all my money on other gear at the end of last year).

Gonna have to get some stuff on eBay...

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:27 am
by chapelier fou
This kind of thing should have existed for a while....
I made my own a few years ago. Only 5 scenes is maybe not enough, though.

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:32 am
by shai
^ …it is definitely about time

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:33 am
by six_o_clock_crow
I think it's a fair assumption that Ableton wouldn't have put their name to this thing if it wasn't going to be a pretty solid solution.

Obviously, with any dedicated controller, they aren't going to satisfy every user's every demand. But this is the first controller I've looked at and thought "actually, I reckon if there are shortcomings I could adapt my workflow to the controller."

Well, I could buy a Lemur but I can't afford it :D And I am guessing the APC40 will cost less than that!

Bye bye BCR2000 methinks :lol:

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:34 am
by logic_user99
six_o_clock_crow wrote: Bye bye BCR2000 methinks :lol:
Oh yes indeed - goodbye nocturn, goodbye MPD24!

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:37 am
by robbmasters
chapelier fou wrote:Only 5 scenes is maybe not enough, though.
Yeah, my first thought was "WOW!"

Now I'm thinking "only 5 scenes?", "where are the scene and track scroll wheels?", "where are the freely assignable buttons?"

Maybe it will be fantastic. Or maybe I need to start saving up for the APC-64. :wink:

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:38 am
by 8O
chapelier fou wrote:Only 5 scenes is maybe not enough, though.
Akai wrote:The matrix is not limited to only 40 clips: you can scroll and shift, enabling access to an unlimited number of cells.
I'm guessing - hoping - that applies to scenes too.

Posted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:43 am
by 4.33
chapelier fou wrote:This kind of thing should have existed for a while....
I made my own a few years ago. Only 5 scenes is maybe not enough, though.
i believe, there should be a way to change the focus in the clip grid)