APC-40 sold out in many stores (EU).. new version coming?

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APC-40 sold out in many stores (EU).. new version coming?

Post by #1thelark » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:01 am

I just noticed that the APC-40 is sold out almost everywhere, which could be a sign for a new delivery from china - or maybe a new product...
I'm not familiar with Akai, do they usually announce their products on a fair or do they tend to surprise their customers with new products?
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Re: APC-40 sold out almost everywhere... new version coming?

Post by Manestra » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:31 am

Just checked the online shops in switzerland: still available.

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Re: APC-40 sold out almost everywhere... new version coming?

Post by #1thelark » Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:34 am

The big resellers in Europe such as Thomann, Amazon and many other smaller stores (mainly Germany) are sold out... Estimated arrival of new delivery Nov. or later.. that's what made me thinking.

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Re: APC-40 sold out in many stores (EU).. new version coming?

Post by Leon Tricker » Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:00 am

In stock at Digital Village and Dolphin in the UK.

Although I notice the the price has dropped recently in both stores from approx £350.00 to around £325.00...

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Re: APC-40 sold out in many stores (EU).. new version coming?

Post by condra » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:56 pm

Something interesting for Christmas maybe?

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Re: APC-40 sold out in many stores (EU).. new version coming?

Post by JDV1981 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:02 pm

condra wrote:Something interesting for Christmas maybe?
I hope not, I only bought my APC-40 a few weeks ago, I'll go mad if they bring out a newer model :D

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Re: APC-40 sold out in many stores (EU).. new version coming?

Post by condra » Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:16 pm

I just bought a Launchpad, but I don't care. Great to see new cool stuff coming on stream.

I hope Novation come up with a Launchpad with extended controls. (but still bus powered)

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Re: APC-40 sold out in many stores (EU).. new version coming?

Post by davepermen » Fri Oct 01, 2010 2:35 pm

possible new apc, possible new audio kontrol from NI..

hm. rumour world always is fun :)
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Re: APC-40 sold out in many stores (EU).. new version coming?

Post by concept_control » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:15 pm

Well Akai did put out a questionnaire about a month or two ago with stuff like "do you like touchscreens?" "do you like seeing track names?" "motorized faders your bag?" haha...

It's like they twigged the reason I sold my APC for an iPad.

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Re: APC-40 sold out in many stores (EU).. new version coming?

Post by condra » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:20 pm

concept_control wrote:Well Akai did put out a questionnaire about a month or two ago with stuff like "do you like touchscreens?" "do you like seeing track names?" "motorized faders your bag?" haha...

It's like they twigged the reason I sold my APC for an iPad.
Ow man. This could be very interesting.
Bastard son of APC, SL Zero and BCF?

I'm gonna get saving in advance. :oops:

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Post by davepermen » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:21 pm

in terms of new controllers, i'm currently looking at those two:

http://www.codanova.com/article-new-pro ... 55556.html

and

http://www.codanova.com/article-teaser- ... 62455.html

esp. the second one. considering cutting some masks for my lemur touchscreen to have view-independent controls available :)
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Post by v0ins315 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:23 pm

New APC would sick! They need fucking 3band EQ knobs above each channel! It's so annoying "DJing" with ableton without them. I know there is a workaround, but why not just add them in? =(
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Re: APC-40 sold out in many stores (EU).. new version coming?

Post by JDV1981 » Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:44 pm

concept_control wrote:Well Akai did put out a questionnaire about a month or two ago with stuff like "do you like touchscreens?" "do you like seeing track names?" "motorized faders your bag?" haha...
I just jizzed in my pants.

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Re: APC-40 sold out in many stores (EU).. new version coming?

Post by #1thelark » Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:37 am

Still no improvement... so maybe we'll get a new version by X-Mas?

Thomann had a specific date but now it says:
Availability of this item:on request

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Re: APC-40 sold out in many stores (EU).. new version coming?

Post by chase » Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:01 am

I'd like my APC fine if they'd make the damn thing work properly with Max4Live, like they originally promised.

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