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Akai apc 20 or apc 40?

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:27 am
by Logeek
Apc 20 or 40? It seems that the only difference is in space and size. Is there something I'm missing? What do you think?
Other question is, should I wait until the holidays to buy? Any new stuff on the horizon from Akai/Ableton?
Thanks,Logeek

Re: Akai apc 20 or apc 40?

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:25 am
by flippo
Logeek wrote:Apc 20 or 40? It seems that the only difference is in space and size.

You're half right; they are different in size, but not space.

Apart from the size, they are absolutely identical, particularly in regards to space.

I'm not sure about time, though; I think maybe one of them is a few seconds longer?


also the APC40 has a bit more warmth but the APC20 has more presence.

Re: Akai apc 20 or apc 40?

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 9:31 am
by jtdj
flippo wrote:
Logeek wrote:Apc 20 or 40? It seems that the only difference is in space and size.



also the APC40 has a bit more warmth but the APC20 has more presence.

is that a joke?

Re: Akai apc 20 or apc 40?

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:27 am
by 33tetragammon
flippo wrote:
Logeek wrote:Apc 20 or 40? It seems that the only difference is in space and size.

You're half right; they are different in size, but not space.

Apart from the size, they are absolutely identical, particularly in regards to space.

I'm not sure about time, though; I think maybe one of them is a few seconds longer?


also the APC40 has a bit more warmth but the APC20 has more presence.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: LMFAO!!!!

could that have something to do with the now infamous Henke Brown dither?(ask 3phase)
maybe Poop Smear can clarify the brown part of the equation.......

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Re: Akai apc 20 or apc 40?

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 1:03 pm
by gavgrant
I pondered over this question only just a few months ago as well and finally decided on the APC40....

Really happy of the choice i made (was also looking into the launchpad & remote zero set up)

I use the rotary's extensively so the "shift" function/idea to use effects on the apc20 does not seem ideal.......

g.

Re: Akai apc 20 or apc 40?

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:17 pm
by divonic
The APC20 Is basically the left side of the APC40; look closer at the pictures

Re: Akai apc 20 or apc 40?

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:19 pm
by neyko
I bought the APC 20 and took it back for the APC 40. I find that I always regret when I try to save a few bucks.

Re: Akai apc 20 or apc 40?

Posted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:04 pm
by Captain Johnson
APC40 is pretty awesome! Check out the python scripts from Hanz!! you can do loads with it!!! :wink:

Re: Akai apc 20 or apc 40?: ..... Thanks

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:23 am
by Logeek
"Its about time, its about space, its a story 'bout the human race.... (up a 1/2 step) Its about time......." Probably waaaaay too cryptic a reference, but I do appreciate the humor. Thanks for the help and
( what were you NOT smokin' Sir?).

Re: Akai apc 20 or apc 40?

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:49 am
by gavgrant
Captain Johnson wrote:APC40 is pretty awesome! Check out the python scripts from Hanz!! you can do loads with it!!! :wink:
Python scripts from Hanz?????

Re: Akai apc 20 or apc 40?

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:01 pm
by Captain Johnson
gavgrant wrote:
Captain Johnson wrote:APC40 is pretty awesome! Check out the python scripts from Hanz!! you can do loads with it!!! :wink:
Python scripts from Hanz?????
http://remotescripts.blogspot.com/

Check the links on the right of that page boy boy!!! :wink:

Re: Akai apc 20 or apc 40?

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:29 pm
by ShelLuser
It all depends on what you're going to do with it. If you're going to be producing and such then the APC40 might be the better choice, considering that it offers more controls and such. But for DJ'ing the APC20 might be a good pick.

Personally I would only grab the APC20 in combination with the APC40, so as some sort of supporting device. But then again; when it comes to that I'd also grab a launchpad over the APC20 anytime.

So if the choice is between the 20 and 40 I'd go for 40 because of its controls and diversity. You can do everything you can on an APC20 using the APC40, however that doesn't apply the other way around.

Re: Akai apc 20 or apc 40?

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:59 pm
by Zeddy
Go for the APC40. Missing on the the Device Control knobs on the APC20 would be unenjoyable for me. I find they are the best part of the entire APC40

Re: Akai apc 20 or apc 40?: ..... Thanks

Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:43 am
by flippo
Logeek wrote:"Its about time, its about space, its a story 'bout the human race.... (up a 1/2 step) Its about time......." Probably waaaaay too cryptic a reference, but I do appreciate the humor. Thanks for the help and
( what were you NOT smokin' Sir?).
hehe, I actually haven't smoked for about 12 months :oops:


Go with the 40 imo.

Re: Akai apc 20 or apc 40? Thanks again!

Posted: Sat Nov 06, 2010 7:27 am
by Logeek
Thanks again for the feedback. So after all that, I upgraded to live suite and I bought me-self "The Great Destroyer" (serious fuzz/starve/distortion stomp box) by Dwarfcraft. APC40 is next, then a really awesome drum machine... then...& then.................. getting the jones for hardware... Though if I'm honest, I'm only just becoming reasonably conversant in "Ableton-speak"; gear fever is a real phenome 12 steps for gear OBSESSION?