Akai APC40 Hands On! – We Put The Ableton Performance Controller To The Test
The new APC40 from Akai and Ableton has caused quite a stir within the tight-knit community of Live users since it was first announced at the 2009 NAMM show. We recently had the opportunity to spend some quality time with the APC40, and have determined, for the most part, the controller lives up the hype. But, don’t call it a controller. What Akai has produced in some ways is really move of an instrument, than merely a MIDI controller. In fact, the APC40 brings back Live to its roots as a performance application, and not a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), a moniker that Ableton tried to adopt in order to shoehorn the dynamic application into a retail product category… More!
Read our entire Akai APC40 Review.