APC40 MK2

Discussion of music production, audio, equipment and any related topics, either with or without Ableton Live
TomViolenz
Posts: 6854
Joined: Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:19 pm

Re: APC40 MK2

Post by TomViolenz » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:58 pm

-
Last edited by TomViolenz on Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:17 pm, edited 1 time in total.

tedlogan
Posts: 1343
Joined: Thu Dec 20, 2012 7:23 pm
Location: Leamington Spa, UK
Contact:

Re: APC40 MK2

Post by tedlogan » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:08 pm

I don't mind not having faders on Push, although I've got the APC40. I very rarely use its faders as they're not motorised - the sudden jumps and readjustment of volume is not to my liking, I prefer the endless Push encoders.

Hmmm I really need to start finding a use for the APC40. It's just sitting there all forlorn. I'm digressing.

yur2die4
Posts: 6453
Joined: Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:02 am
Location: Menasha, Wisconsin
Contact:

Re: APC40 MK2

Post by yur2die4 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:26 pm

I find the software layout of the original APC to be really interesting.

The faders send 07 (volume) on midi ch 1-8. And the Channel Selector is Really crazy. Whichever channel it is on, the device control knobs transmit and retin position for that channel. This is in non-Live mode as a generic midi controller. I use mine with BeatMaker2 on iphone now.

As for parameter jumping. I guess it depends on how you use it. If you always use the same 8 channels and Only rely on the faders for level change (live performance situation), that's one thing. But if you have an arrangement, automation, or are switching amongst session channels, I can see it becoming a headache.

Captain Johnson
Posts: 459
Joined: Sat May 13, 2006 12:03 am
Location: Liverpool
Contact:

Re: APC40 MK2

Post by Captain Johnson » Tue Mar 11, 2014 1:09 pm

I'd be very interested to see a video of MKii and it's functionality with L9..........

Matt_Quinn
Posts: 515
Joined: Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:47 pm

Re: APC40 MK2

Post by Matt_Quinn » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:16 pm

So....what are the knobs at the top for? I assumed pan at first, but there's a 'Pan' button near the device section as well.

Is there a release date I missed? Definitely want this thing.
the_planet wrote:Trap music is not supported in the current version.

beats me
Posts: 23319
Joined: Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:39 pm

Re: APC40 MK2

Post by beats me » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:38 pm

Matt_Quinn wrote:So....what are the knobs at the top for? I assumed pan at first, but there's a 'Pan' button near the device section as well.

There’s 2 buttons below the pan with a bracket pointing to the knobs. I think it’s safe to say that the knobs do whichever button you press out of the 3.

102455
Posts: 1635
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2009 1:41 pm
Location: Location: Location:
Contact:

Re: APC40 MK2

Post by 102455 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 2:47 pm

Matt_Quinn wrote:Is there a release date I missed?
All they're saying is "summer".....

Matt_Quinn
Posts: 515
Joined: Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:47 pm

Re: APC40 MK2

Post by Matt_Quinn » Tue Mar 11, 2014 3:01 pm

beats me wrote:
Matt_Quinn wrote:So....what are the knobs at the top for? I assumed pan at first, but there's a 'Pan' button near the device section as well.

There’s 2 buttons below the pan with a bracket pointing to the knobs. I think it’s safe to say that the knobs do whichever button you press out of the 3.

Ah, got it. A User bank too, that's nice.
the_planet wrote:Trap music is not supported in the current version.

badguy#5
Posts: 61
Joined: Fri Oct 23, 2009 5:12 am

Re: APC40 MK2

Post by badguy#5 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:13 pm

Does anyone know what the buttons below the clip stop buttons are for on the apc 40mk 2

mr.ergonomics
Posts: 914
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:12 am

Re: APC40 MK2

Post by mr.ergonomics » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:25 pm

They look great, but imho it's a pity that the mk2 has a 5x8 matrix and not a 8x8. But yeah I guess it's a very individual choice what you value more (space vs knobs)
Last edited by mr.ergonomics on Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:32 pm, edited 2 times in total.

nemoy
Posts: 380
Joined: Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:45 pm
Contact:

Re: APC40 MK2

Post by nemoy » Tue Mar 11, 2014 6:27 pm

hmmm... it looks like it should cost a lot less than the apc40...
but i guess they just can't do that... so they decided to sell it
for a push price...

dafuq?

h3rtz
Posts: 249
Joined: Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:35 am
Location: Beijing

Re: APC40 MK2

Post by h3rtz » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:42 pm

Most interesting part for me is that 'device lock' button. I'd love to have the blue hand switched of at times.

Matt_Quinn
Posts: 515
Joined: Fri Nov 27, 2009 2:47 pm

Re: APC40 MK2

Post by Matt_Quinn » Tue Mar 11, 2014 7:57 pm

badguy#5 wrote:Does anyone know what the buttons below the clip stop buttons are for on the apc 40mk 2

Track Selection, I assume? Track On/Off are probably the numbered buttons.
the_planet wrote:Trap music is not supported in the current version.

yur2die4
Posts: 6453
Joined: Sat Oct 03, 2009 3:02 am
Location: Menasha, Wisconsin
Contact:

Re: APC40 MK2

Post by yur2die4 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:08 pm

Mute solo xfade assign.

Xfade assign is a snazzy new feature

Synchronix
Posts: 6
Joined: Fri Mar 07, 2014 6:09 pm

Re: APC40 MK2

Post by Synchronix » Tue Mar 11, 2014 8:29 pm

This thing looks sick, but yeah the 5 scene limit is kind of weak.

I wonder if you can scroll through your patterns like with the launchpad using that bank selector. That would be pretty useful.

http://www.soundcloud.com/Synchronix

Post Reply