Ableton Live 10 Suite with Akai APC40 MKII Bundle

Product code: abllive10suiteapc40mkii

This great bundle includes the Akai APC40 MkII controller with the upgrade to Live 10 Suite from the included Live Lite.


  • * SPECIAL OFFER * Ableton Live 10 Suite with Akai APC40 MKII Bundle

    This great bundle includes the Akai APC40 MkII controller with the upgrade to Live 10 Suite from the included Live Lite.

    Main Features

    • Great value Ableton Live and controller bundle
    • Designed in partnership with Ableton, mapped for Live, and fully customisable
    • 5x8 RGB LED clip matrix-launches clips with visual feedback
    • 8 channel faders, 1 master fader, and 8 device controls-map to Ableton Live directly
    • Ableton supplied as an upgrade from Live Lite (included with the APC)
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    Package consists of:

    • 1 x Ableton Live 10 Suite Upgrade from Live Lite, Download
    • 1 x Akai APC40 mkII MIDI Control Surface for Ableton Live

    Please note that you will need to install and authorise Ableton Live Lite first and then install and authorise the upgrade software to the full version.

    Ableton Live 10 Suite Upgrade from Live Lite, Download

    Live 10 Suite is the ultimate fast and flexible music creation software package from Ableton.

    Live is fast, fluid music creation and performance software. Use its timeline-based workflow or improvise without constraints in Session View. Advanced Warping lets you change the tempo and timing of any audio in real-time without stopping the music. Record virtual instruments, drum machines, guitars or audio from the real world. Capture MIDI notes after you've played them, turning your most spontaneous ideas (and happy accidents) into music.

    Live's effects, instruments, sounds and creative features let you make music limited only by your imagination. Use Live's native devices as the foundation of sound design or mould and shape something new from a range of carefully curated Packs. Since the software keeps everything in time, Live is also perfect for on-stage improvisation and hands-on play. Customise the software to fit your performance, not the other way around. With Push, Ableton's instrument built specifically for Live, you get all the functionality of software with the immediacy of hardware.

    Create With Live
    No matter how you like to begin, Live helps you get the music in your head out of your speakers.

    Session View lets you sketch ideas lightning fast - play, mix, and match MIDI and audio loops of different lengths and tempos without ever stopping the music. The Arrangement View is where you organise your music along a timeline and build sections of your song. Record an arrangement directly from the Session View and improvise a finished composition.

    Live's synthesizers deliver a vast range of sound using wavetable, FM, analogue and physical modelling architectures. A pair of sampling devices help you squeeze the most out of your drum samples and multi-sampled instruments with built-in slicing, warping and more. Included MIDI effects let you creatively manipulate your notes, while audio effects help you clean up your mix or make a creative mess.

    Live's Core Library comes with every edition of the software and includes vintage synths, analogue drum machines, keys, multi-sampled drums, and much more. 'Curated Collections' are toolkits of curated sounds designed to be shaped into something new.

    Software Without Limits
    Live comes with everything you need but adapts to your unique needs. Map knobs, faders and buttons to nearly any controller to get hands on control of almost every parameter in Live. The software also includes auto-mappings for a growing number of MIDI controllers for instant results.

    Max for Live is a software platform that powers a range of Live's instruments and effects. Load one of its many built-in sound generators, audio and MIDI effects to expand your sound, or use it to customise devices, build your own and even hack how Live works. You can even use it to connect Live to lights, cameras, sensors, surround sound setups and more.

    Perform With Live
    Trigger, re-sequence and remix your music in real time. Control external hardware and integrate outboard effects. Improvise on your own or process audio played by others.

    Expand your setup and collaborate with others using Link. The technology syncs timing over a network connection, so software like Reason, Serato and an ever-growing number of iOS apps work together in your Live setup.


    Live 10 Suite Key Features

    • Multitrack Audio recording and MIDI sequencing of software and hardware instruments
    • Unique Session View for nonlinear composition, flexible performance and improvisation
    • Real-time warping of audio: automatically sync music and loops, regardless of tempo
    • MIDI-mappable controls for hands-on creation onstage or in the studio - plus automatic mapping for popular hardware controllers
    • Audio to MIDI conversion tools: extract harmony, melody or drums from an audio sample and convert it into MIDI.
    • Comprehensive selection of built-in audio effects for creative sound design, mixing or mastering
    • Advanced sampling and slicing tools
    • VST and Audio Unit support
    • Groove engine to apply swing to audio or MIDI, or extract rhythmic 'feel' from other audio files
    • Video import and export for scoring to video or warping video to music
    • Built-in Max for Live software with more instruments, audio and MIDI effects, and the ability to customize Live


    Instruments, Effects And Sounds

    • 10 instruments: Wavetable, Operator, Sampler, Analog, Electric, Tension, Collision, Simpler, Drum Rack, Impulse - plus Instrument Racks and the External Instrument device
    • 57 audio and MIDI effects, including Drum Buss, Echo and Pedal
    • 5000+ sounds
    • 70+GB of loops and samples


    Technical Feature Spec / Compatibility

    • Nondestructive editing with unlimited undo
    • Multitrack recording up to 32-bit/192 kHz
    • Automatic plug-in delay compensation
    • Ableton Link integration
    • MIDI remote control instant mapping
    • MIDI output to hardware synths
    • MIDI Clock/sync
    • ReWire support
    • Multicore/multiprocessor support
    • WAV, AIFF, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC file support
    • Unlimited Audio and MIDI tracks
    • Unlimited Scenes
    • 12 Send and return tracks
    • 256 Audio inputs, 256 outputs
    • Rex file support
    • POW-r dithering
    • Groove Pool and extract groove
    • Capture


    Akai APC40 mkII MIDI Control Surface for Ableton Live

    The Akai APC40 mkII is a re-imagining of the Akai's original Ableton Live controller.
    Akai Pro's flagship Ableton Live controller, the new APC40 mkII, incorporates five years of user feedback into its design for extended functionality, countless musical capabilities, and improved workflow. The APC40 mkII features a 5x8 RGB LED clip-launching matrix, assignable A/B crossfader, 8 rotary knobs, 8 channel faders, and a send button for quick access to send busses.

    Included with the APC40 mkII is a suite of software, samples, and loops for out-of-the-box electronic music production: Toolroom artist launch packs, Prime Loops sample packs, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Technology, and SONiVOX Twist give users endless music production possibilities with hand-selected samples & loops and high-definition virtual synthesisers. The APC40 mkII is USB-powered and supports plug-and-play.

    Get On The Grid
    APC40 mkII features a 5x8 RGB clip-launching grid that's built for dexterous exploration: launch clips and create or perform your song from the ground up using 40 responsive triggers. RGB lighting provides visual feedback and displays three clip statuses—loaded, playing, and recording—so you can intelligently perform without looking at your computer. You can also colour code your clips with the RGB lighting for advanced visual organisation, and use the Shift button and directional arrows to manipulate the scope of the 5x8 grid.

    Total Control
    APC40 mkII comes equipped with an array of assignable faders and knobs: nine reinforced faders and eight channel control knobs are arranged in-line with each channel for an intuitive layout and smarter workflow. Eight Device Control knobs make it easy to tweak device parameters and light up to provide visual feedback of each parameter. In addition, the Sends button enable users to cycle through all eight send buses right from their APC40 mkII. The A/B crossfader has also been reworked and can be assigned and re-assigned without ever having to touch the mouse.

    Seamless Integration
    APC40 mkII comes pre-mapped to Live (version 9.1.3 or later) for an instant performance and production setup. When APC40 mkII is plugged into your computer, its hardware controls correspond 1 to 1 with Ableton Live's interface—no additional configuring is required. In addition, all of APC40 mkII's controls can be re-assigned on the fly for customised setups that change with your performance or production style. APC40 mkII is also powered over USB and supports plug-and-play connectivity, allowing you to take this controller from the studio to the stage or wherever you go. Whether you are an electronic music artist and Live is your canvas, a DJ using Live for performance and real-time mixing, or a more traditional musician using Live on stage or in the studio, you will find the APC40 mkII to be the intuitive, powerful instrument that directly links your inspiration with Ableton Live.

    Powerful Production Suite
    APC40 mkII comes packed with a music production suite that includes a version of Ableton Live, two high-definition virtual synthesizers, and 5GB of professional samples and loops for immediate out-of-the-box music creation. Ableton Live Lite enables musicians and producers to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise, and edit musical ideas in a fluid audio/MIDI environment. Also included is the Puremagnetik Effect Racks, a collection of over 200 sophisticated audio effects engineered for instant sound sculpting. This collection comes packed with an endless variety of channel strips, DJ and live sound effects, glitch racks, amp racks, modulators, filters, beat processors, and noise boxes. Hybrid 3, by AIR Music Tech, is a virtual synthesizer for electronic musicians, DJs, sound designers, and music producers who love to get their hands dirty. Create anything from fat, retro synth sounds to edgy, modern leads and everything in between. SONiVOX Twist is a spectral morphing synthesis virtual instrument. Comprised of a dynamic interface, an advanced pattern generator, and onboard effects, Twist lets you create serious sounds using simple controls. Finally, five Toolroom artist launch packs and five Prime Loops sample packs feature an eclectic mix of sounds from today's electronic music scene. Jumpstart your inspiration with these premium instrumental loops, drum kits, one-shots, and more.

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    Brand Ableton
    Condition New