APC40 KILLER

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avatarspace
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APC40 KILLER

Post by avatarspace » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:29 am

Now with the Live 8.1.3 and Novation's Remote SL MK II firmware updates. The Remote SL MII is fully integrated with Live's controls and devices. Has this marked the end for Akai's APC40?

With Both being USB bus powered and Launch Pad's Note Mode. Will a Remote SL MK II and Launch Pad be worth dumping or not even purchasing the APC40?
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Re: APC40 KILLER

Post by ShelLuser » Wed Apr 28, 2010 11:55 am

Depends on the person using it.

I sure wouldn't trade my gear over it :P
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Re: APC40 KILLER

Post by UKRuss » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:07 pm

Depends what you use them for. I had a launchpad and got rid of it to get an APC, suits my studio work.

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Re: APC40 KILLER

Post by Bleep Blop Ima Robot » Wed Apr 28, 2010 12:20 pm

What ever floats ones boat. Rock whats easiest for you to use :mrgreen:
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Re: APC40 KILLER

Post by humnumb » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:49 pm

avatarspace wrote:With Both being USB bus powered and Launch Pad's Note Mode. Will a Remote SL MK II and Launch Pad be worth dumping or not even purchasing the APC40?
I would say so. But for me, LiveControl has replaced all of the above.

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Re: APC40 KILLER

Post by dum » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:52 pm

ZOMFG!!!! NOVATION vs AKAI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! APc40 will die!!! zomfg!!!
Pasha wrote:Thanks dum for being so precise.

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Re: APC40 KILLER

Post by caaflex » Wed Apr 28, 2010 2:54 pm

dum wrote:ZOMFG!!!! NOVATION vs AKAI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! APc40 will die!!! zomfg!!!
lol you're dum ;)

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Re: APC40 KILLER

Post by avatarspace » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:36 pm

humnumb wrote:
avatarspace wrote:With Both being USB bus powered and Launch Pad's Note Mode. Will a Remote SL MK II and Launch Pad be worth dumping or not even purchasing the APC40?
I would say so. But for me, LiveControl has replaced all of the above.
LiveControl looks the right way forward, but it really requires the purchase of at least a $499 Ipad.

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Re: APC40 KILLER

Post by glitchrock-buddha » Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:42 pm

I'm a long time Novation SL user but none of that stuff, launchpad included, will replace the APC40 for me. Nice big sliders, actual knobs for selected device controls, 3 sends, all to one usb port from one device. APC40 is perfect for me. I think it'll a long time before any combination of hardware beats the APC40+Maschine+Kore for me. (+Novation SL Keyboard).
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Re: APC40 KILLER

Post by heavensdaw » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:09 pm

glitchrock-buddha wrote:I'm a long time Novation SL user but none of that stuff, launchpad included, will replace the APC40 for me. Nice big sliders, actual knobs for selected device controls, 3 sends, all to one usb port from one device. APC40 is perfect for me. I think it'll a long time before any combination of hardware beats the APC40+Maschine+Kore for me. (+Novation SL Keyboard).
+1

Just got my APC last week.... Awesome...!!

me = :mrgreen:

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Re: APC40 KILLER

Post by acroberts » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:20 pm

Can the Novation's page left and right buttons select a track's different effects similar to the APC40's left and right arrow buttons in the device control area?

Looking to buy the ZeRO SL MKII unit to pair with my LaunchPad, but not finding this answer anywhere.

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Re: APC40 KILLER

Post by Kevin Rothi » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:26 pm

I think that it really depends on the preferences of the person using the equipment. Either way, having more choices available is a win for everyone. Maybe not the manufacturers, but certainly the consumers.

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Re: APC40 KILLER

Post by HeadrickProductions » Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:29 pm

ironic that a few posts below there is a user ranting about how horrible this product is and how they can't even figure out how to use it in the way that the demo video over at novation .

I have no personal experience just thought it was funny

So far the apc 40 has done so much of what I need it to....I need the knobs no just clip luanching

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Re: APC40 KILLER

Post by oddstep » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:03 pm

There's something about the APC that makes people want to see it fail- strange considering its a midprice controller with plenty of knobs, sliders and buttons - I guess that's hype for you.

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Re: APC40 KILLER

Post by Rave » Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:28 pm

heavensdaw wrote:
glitchrock-buddha wrote:I'm a long time Novation SL user but none of that stuff, launchpad included, will replace the APC40 for me. Nice big sliders, actual knobs for selected device controls, 3 sends, all to one usb port from one device. APC40 is perfect for me. I think it'll a long time before any combination of hardware beats the APC40+Maschine+Kore for me. (+Novation SL Keyboard).
+1

Just got my APC last week.... Awesome...!!

me = :mrgreen:

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