Akai Professional APC40

The APC40 (Ableton Performance Controller) is a dedicated controller for Ableton Live, designed by the same engineering team responsible for Akai's iconic MPC range of products. This is a dream come true for the Ableton Live community and an exciting first step into the world of Ableton Live for new users.


APC40 top-on


APC40 front


APC40 back

The APC40 features high quality controls for real-time mixing, remixing and production. 109 buttons, 16 endless encoders with LED rings, nine 45mm faders and a replaceable crossfader give musicians and producers complete control of Live's Session View, effect devices and virtual instruments.

Whether you're in the studio or on stage, DJing, making beats, running backing tracks, firing MIDI loops or triggering sound effects, you can kiss your mouse goodbye.

The APC40 was co-designed by Ableton and Akai Professional.

Pricing and availability

For more information on pricing and availability, visit: www.akaipro.com/apc40

Software system requirements

The APC40 requires Ableton Live 7 or higher.

Mac: Any G4 or faster (Intel Mac recommended), 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended), Mac OS X 10.3.9 (10.4 or later recommended), QuickTime 6.5 or higher, DVD-ROM drive

Windows: 1.5 GHz CPU or faster, 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended), Windows XP or Windows Vista, Windows compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended), QuickTime 6.5 or higher, DVD-ROM drive

The next level: Extend and manipulate

With Ableton's Max for Live you can customize your APC40. Want to use the Clip Launch Matrix as a step sequencer? Go ahead. Max for Live brings the power and flexibility of Max/MSP into Live--it's a world of possibility. Ableton encourages you to dig deep into the APC40 and push the limits in completely new ways.

Find out more about Max for Live