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Akai APC40 MKII Controller

Akai APC40 MKII Controller

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Akai and Ableton Do it Again

An updated version of Akai’s 2009 collaboration with the creators of Ableton Live, the Akai APC40 MKII Controller showcases a re-imagined design based upon five years of user feedback and the company’s dedication to improving their product. With an intuitive, organized layout and the technology to fully customize the controller according to the user’s specific needs, the APC40 MKII is great for composing, recording, mixing, and more.

Akai APC40 MKII Controller

Design Highlights

The APC40 MKII comes with a 5 x 8 RGB clip-launching grid that allows you to create or perform using 40 responsive triggers. Customizable RGB lighting and the ability to manipulate the scope of the 5 x 8 grid provide the use with enhanced visual organization. The controller also has assignable faders and knobs, including nine reinforced faders and eight channel control knobs. The A/B crossfader is also assignable.

Akai APC40 MKII Controller

Included Production Pack

Pre-mapped to Abelton Live (version 9.1.3 or later), the APC40 MKII also comes with a production library that includes Abelton Live Lite with Puremagnetik Effect Racks, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist, Prime Loops sample packs, and Toolroom Records artist launch packs.

Akai APC40 MKII Controller


  • Pads: 40
  • Encoders/Pots : 18
  • Channel Faders: 8
  • Master Fader
  • Hardware requirements – Mac: Intel processor
  • Hardware requirements – PC: Multicore processor, 2GB RAM, Windows-compatible sound card
  • OS Requirements – Mac: OS X 10.5 or later
  • OS Requirements – PC: Windows XP or later
  • Type B USB
  • Height: 1.8 in (4.6 cm)
  • Width: 16.7 in (42 cm)
  • Depth: 10 in (25 cm)
  • Weight : 3.97 lbs (1.8 kg)


All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is July 13, 2015 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.