APC40 MK2

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APC40 MK2

Post by Tronikform » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:17 pm


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Re: APC40 MK2

Post by panten » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:25 pm

Seems to suffer from the same RGB variance that Push does :D

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Re: APC40 MK2

Post by yur2die4 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:30 pm

APC Mini looks particularly nice to me :D (especially if you can hack LP95 into it!!)

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Re: APC40 MK2

Post by beats me » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:34 pm

yur2die4 wrote:APC Mini looks particularly nice to me :D (especially if you can hack LP95 into it!!)

And its only $100. 8O

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Re: APC40 MK2

Post by Tarekith » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:54 pm

I like the new APC40 a lot, nice that they moved the transport buttons up top so no more accidental REC presses! Ditto on the knobs finally being above the channels now.

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Re: APC40 MK2

Post by S4racen » Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:57 pm

It looks pretty damn fine, I will most definitely be getting my hands on one at the earliest opportunity,

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Re: APC40 MK2

Post by lowshelf » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:21 pm

Are them pads velocity sensitive? If they were, I could overlook the 1960s Batmobile "STOP ALL CLIPS" button.

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Re: APC40 MK2

Post by cmreal04 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:23 pm

Ummm I just bought my apc40 less than a month ago, so yeah.
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Re: APC40 MK2

Post by Donnie » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:28 pm

Nice! Im thinking that the APC Mini combined with the upcoming Livid DS1 will be my new mobile setup.

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Re: APC40 MK2

Post by beats me » Mon Mar 10, 2014 7:52 pm

Looks smaller than the first version. I don’t know why they stuck with just the 5 scene layout.

I also don’t know why I think performance demands at least 8 scenes…the metric system of music. As an American I should like a count that doesn’t conform to any kind of logic or consistency. :x

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Re: APC40 MK2

Post by estibi » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:00 pm

Interesting if they will support a step sequencer in that as well.

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Re: APC40 MK2

Post by yur2die4 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:23 pm

I find Akai's strategy interesting. They acquire m-audio, these devices have a Novation Mini vibe, they integrate AIR, and they come out with a $200 beat machine to compete with Roland/Korg offerings.

Looking to be a very wild year.

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Re: APC40 MK2

Post by blakjesus » Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:32 pm

While the APC40 MkII does look really sexy, I think the APC Mini is the real game-changer here. Launchpads were the go-to budget controller seen everywhere, but when you can get the same thing with faders for $60 less?

I foresee the Mini getting sold like crazy. The MkII will too, because it does look impressive, but for the price point, that's a lot of functionality for $100. 8)

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Re: APC40 MK2

Post by beatz01 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:28 pm

beats me wrote:I don’t know why they stuck with just the 5 scene layout.
This.

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Re: APC40 MK2

Post by tedlogan » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:30 pm

The MKII does look real nice, and much more sensibly layed out, and I agree the Mini will probably sell like hotcakes.

I'd rather buy a Push than the MKII though. Not that much more expensive, it can do everything the MKII does and a hell of a lot more(although no crossfader).

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