APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

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Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Post by Fieldy » Sat May 30, 2009 1:40 pm

i love it, but find it stupid that group-clips are not displayed in the apc-matrix

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Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Post by Belkin » Sat May 30, 2009 7:47 pm

i dont read all post so sorry if some body post this forum
http://akaiapc40.com/

alot of interesting info on it
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Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Post by dcease » Sat May 30, 2009 8:12 pm

Fieldy wrote:i love it, but find it stupid that group-clips are not displayed in the apc-matrix
agreed. they do light up green, when launched, which is alright, but it should still say that there is a clip 'there'(esp if the group is closed), as the group clip represents any clips in the tracks inside the group. if live has a visual 'clip present' for the group slot, so should the apc.

and another thing... if you assign a clip to a normal (midi/key mapped) key or pad, when you launch that clip the 'crosshair' highlights it, but if you have a device selected in track view, it leaves it in track view. i want the apc to do the same. it does not. it won't even highlight the clip you triggered? it's easy enough to mash the one button, and switch between clips and devices, but if you want to see a clip after triggering with the apc, you must mouse it? meh.

i did notice a slight issue with knobs 2,3,5 in the device section, if i switched between clip and track view using both a key command and the units buttons together. was unable to reproduce, but the lights would all turn completely on for a brief moment. a minor annoyance, nothing major.

and i never got the cool demo light show :(


but enough with the niggles. nice, sturdy unit. looks sharp too. i like the clip launch pads. knobs are good. the faders don't bother me at all, set for pick up, and get used to it. i have a motorized fader with the alphatrack, 9 cheap ones would make WAY too much noise. i'd turn the shit off with all it's zip zappin and clackin. one is more than enough for me. easiest fucking control surface ever to get 'to know', mad stoopid easy. lots of fun to be had, esp if you like to 'play' session view.
this thing has sooo much potential, it will be interesting to see how m4l allows you to customize it.

all in all, excellent job. to work this seamlessly right from the get go??? kudos.

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Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Post by trilo » Sat May 30, 2009 8:27 pm

Bittersweet day for me. Akai did a bit of a bungle, and managed to supply the local Ableton/Akai dealer with a grand total of zero units for launch day. Yeah. SF. Big electronic music town. Place that Ableton even did a Live 8/APC40 clinic/demo just a few weeks ago. So despite pre-ordering, and even pre-paying, I'm still waiting a few days longer. Hopefully by Tuesday...

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Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Post by Strubbel » Sun May 31, 2009 8:32 am

YES ! I got one ! 8)
Tom Cosm posted a thread when he first installs his. And when he powers up his APC 40 there was this cool lighting: snakelike button and pots light up.

My APC 40 shows nothing like this. Does AKAI already changed this ?

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Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Post by Out Of My System » Sun May 31, 2009 9:15 am

Keep your hands off it for a little while....

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Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Post by Strubbel » Sun May 31, 2009 1:09 pm

Keep your hands off it for a little while....
No way ! That's too hard !

But i figured out the way to get the lightshow. The APC40 must be not connected to the PC. After pluggin the USB cable the "snake" stops and won't show anymore. Too bad ...

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Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Post by channelite » Sun May 31, 2009 3:51 pm

Got my APC. It's really cool. I wish though, there was a mapping to a return track. I've been using sends 3 as all other manual mappings.

The APC is really awesome, solid build. I am impressed.

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Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Post by IP » Sun May 31, 2009 4:17 pm

Question for Jesse: Any chance for a "rotary" version in the future? 8 endless encoders instead of 8 faders

if no..

Request: A "rotary" version of APC40. (8 endless encoders instead of 8 faders)

a. many people prefer rotary versions against faders, from the old classic mixer days
b. even more people hate hate hate (i mean really hate) the pickup mode!
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Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Post by tweekskratch » Sun May 31, 2009 6:49 pm

does anyone know the limitations of the live version that comes with it? Or is it basically the full version with a dif. name?

thanks guys! can't wait to use this thing.

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Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions/clip quantization mappin

Post by dvanscoten » Sun May 31, 2009 9:04 pm

no max and mix levels in the midi pane for clip quantization menu....all we got is hot keys on the cpu.

any ideas on how to assign specific quantizations on the apc 40 (ie: nudge left button= 1 bar, nudge right= 1/4)

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Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Post by dcease » Mon Jun 01, 2009 12:02 am

tweekskratch wrote:does anyone know the limitations of the live version that comes with it? Or is it basically the full version with a dif. name?

thanks guys! can't wait to use this thing.
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Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Post by turok2step » Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:08 am

anyone know how to navigate to the device control of the send tracks???

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Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Post by sacredgeometry » Mon Jun 01, 2009 1:11 am

IP wrote:Question for Jesse: Any chance for a "rotary" version in the future? 8 endless encoders instead of 8 faders

if no..

Request: A "rotary" version of APC40. (8 endless encoders instead of 8 faders)

a. many people prefer rotary versions against faders, from the old classic mixer days
b. even more people hate hate hate (i mean really hate) the pickup mode!

you are joking right? secondly pickup would have to be used regardless of pots or faders so your 2nd point is a little irrelivant.
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Re: APC 40 FAQs, features and questions

Post by Thinktanx » Mon Jun 01, 2009 2:49 am

sacredgeometry wrote:
IP wrote:Question for Jesse: Any chance for a "rotary" version in the future? 8 endless encoders instead of 8 faders

if no..

Request: A "rotary" version of APC40. (8 endless encoders instead of 8 faders)

a. many people prefer rotary versions against faders, from the old classic mixer days
b. even more people hate hate hate (i mean really hate) the pickup mode!

you are joking right? secondly pickup would have to be used regardless of pots or faders so your 2nd point is a little irrelivant.
Seems an odd one to me too. Why would I want endless encoders to control volume?? :?
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