APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Share your Ableton Live secrets here
drako
Posts: 269
Joined: Wed May 13, 2009 5:05 am

Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Post by drako » Wed May 13, 2009 3:03 pm

TITBAG wrote:
drako wrote:To bad the colors of the clips are not taken over by the apc leds
Christopher Walken may be able to help out here
Thought he died in Deerhunter
:oops:

TITBAG
Posts: 947
Joined: Sat May 26, 2007 2:40 am

Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Post by TITBAG » Wed May 13, 2009 3:04 pm

drako wrote:
TITBAG wrote:
drako wrote:To bad the colors of the clips are not taken over by the apc leds
Christopher Walken may be able to help out here
Thought he died in Deerhunter
:oops:
you thought wrong my little Russian pal

dj_huck
Posts: 261
Joined: Wed Jul 13, 2005 1:19 pm

Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Post by dj_huck » Wed May 13, 2009 10:04 pm

any word on the green? i would wait for that for sure

TITBAG
Posts: 947
Joined: Sat May 26, 2007 2:40 am

Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Post by TITBAG » Wed May 13, 2009 11:17 pm

dj_huck wrote:any word on the green? i would wait for that for sure
:lol:

Kodama
Posts: 1949
Joined: Mon Jun 28, 2004 3:07 am
Location: PDX

Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Post by Kodama » Wed May 13, 2009 11:36 pm

This is from the getting started guide on Akai's site. Someone had mentioned that the version in the video may be a pre-release, so maybe the white led's were switched for amber.

OFF – empty
AMBER – clip present, not playing
GREEN – clip present, playing
RED – clip present, recording
GO VEGAN!!! - Macbook Air, Bass Station II, Some Korg shit, Live Suite, U-He, Audio Damage, Microtonic, Ohmicide, more soft stuffs, awesome controllers, euro rack modular synth,an awesome cat.

Kodama
Posts: 1949
Joined: Mon Jun 28, 2004 3:07 am
Location: PDX

Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Post by Kodama » Wed May 13, 2009 11:38 pm

The green also looks more light yellow-green in every other pic or vid...
GO VEGAN!!! - Macbook Air, Bass Station II, Some Korg shit, Live Suite, U-He, Audio Damage, Microtonic, Ohmicide, more soft stuffs, awesome controllers, euro rack modular synth,an awesome cat.

eldar
Posts: 216
Joined: Sat Sep 25, 2004 10:38 am

Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Post by eldar » Thu May 14, 2009 7:06 am

any1 know? is the crossfader replaceable? how much is a new one?

Jesse
Posts: 265
Joined: Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:48 pm
Location: Philadelphia

Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Post by Jesse » Thu May 14, 2009 2:38 pm

Hi Guys,
FYI, the green color you see is due to the film editor's color correction, sorry!

Yes, the crossfader is replaceable, from the rear of the unit.
Best,
Jesse

TITBAG
Posts: 947
Joined: Sat May 26, 2007 2:40 am

Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Post by TITBAG » Thu May 14, 2009 3:01 pm

looks way better with green lights. should have been green and blue, not this nasty orange/red. basic colour psychology. did you not do your research? i demand a firmware update STAT.

Jesse
Posts: 265
Joined: Wed Jun 22, 2005 2:48 pm
Location: Philadelphia

Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Post by Jesse » Thu May 14, 2009 3:10 pm

Just to clear this up, it does have Green clip launch buttons, and green rings around the encoders.

Green/Amber/Red are standard tri-color LEDs. If we wanted anything different, we add $200/€200 to the end user price.
Best,
Jesse

Acid303
Posts: 214
Joined: Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:07 am

Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Post by Acid303 » Thu May 14, 2009 6:23 pm

Will we be able to scroll across (in lenghts leaps eight notes in the sequence) and down (through the midi notes) in the midi note grid with the up/down/left/right buttons in the same way as you can for launching clips, meaning that you can have a potentially limitless step sequencer with visual feedback for VST's Drum Rack etc. Kind of like soyuz for the monome. The faders could be used for note velocities maybe.

4 tracks of 16 steps would also be cool, and then you could scroll down to access more tracks

That would be unbelievably cool since I think the 4 track, 16 note step sequencer showing in maxforlive vid is quite limited. Is maxforlive coming out with the APC40 or later, and will there be bundle deals?

bagginz
Posts: 206
Joined: Fri Jan 19, 2007 5:51 pm
Location: Switzerland
Contact:

Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Post by bagginz » Thu May 14, 2009 9:39 pm

Jesse wrote: If we wanted anything different, we add $200/€200 to the end user price.
Best,
Jesse
Shouldn't that read $200/€300?

PhunkBeat
Posts: 41
Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:04 pm
Location: Close Munich
Contact:

Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Post by PhunkBeat » Fri May 15, 2009 9:12 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMKrRoVKHCg

Banger !! The APC 40 with Max4Live !!!!
MacBook,Ableton Live 8, Fast Track Pro,Oxygene 8v2,Reason,Recycle

circuitb
Posts: 115
Joined: Fri Dec 30, 2005 11:11 am

Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Post by circuitb » Fri May 15, 2009 11:00 am

hey phunkbeat
really nice demo :)

if you have time can you give me some light on this:

with the APC40 and Max is it possible to have a visual feedback
from the looper device (state: playing/recording/overdub ...)
via the Remote script ?

during the beta the idea i had was quite similar to the Lucifer concept
but applied to the looper (which is also an audio buffer) :
1/ get the duration info: lenght of the recorded loop = numbers of bars / tempo
2/ position: the looper playhead position like in lucifer : midiCC 0(start)->127(end)
3/ scrub the buffer with the playhead

Do you think it's possible to get something out of the looper in Max
at least state & duration ?

thanks
_________________

PhunkBeat
Posts: 41
Joined: Wed Apr 15, 2009 6:04 pm
Location: Close Munich
Contact:

Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Post by PhunkBeat » Fri May 15, 2009 12:12 pm

circuitb wrote:hey phunkbeat
really nice demo :)

if you have time can you give me some light on this:

with the APC40 and Max is it possible to have a visual feedback
from the looper device (state: playing/recording/overdub ...)
via the Remote script ?

during the beta the idea i had was quite similar to the Lucifer concept
but applied to the looper (which is also an audio buffer) :
1/ get the duration info: lenght of the recorded loop = numbers of bars / tempo
2/ position: the looper playhead position like in lucifer : midiCC 0(start)->127(end)
3/ scrub the buffer with the playhead

Do you think it's possible to get something out of the looper in Max
at least state & duration ?

thanks

Sorry guy, i can`t answer your Qestions, i have found the vid on the web, after Max 4 Live is released, i try to get deeper into it.......
MacBook,Ableton Live 8, Fast Track Pro,Oxygene 8v2,Reason,Recycle

Post Reply