Ableton Live 9 Suite (serial) and Akai APC40 mkII Control Surface Bundle
Bundle includes an Akai APC40 hardware controller (including Ableton Live Lite) and Ableton Live 9 Suite (as an upgrade from Live Lite)
- Complete Ableton hardware and software solution
- 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
- Intuitive layout - revised knob layout with in-line controls for smarter workflow
- Music production content - Toolroom artist launch packs, Prime Loops sample packs, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Technology and SONiVOX Twist
- Ableton Live integration-seamlessly integrates 1 to 1 with Ableton Live
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Package consists of:
• 1 x Akai APC40 mkII MIDI Control Surface for Ableton Live
• 1 x Ableton Live 9 Suite, Upgrade from Live Lite (Any Version) (Serial Download)
Ableton Live 9 Suite, Upgrade from Live Lite (Any Version) (Serial Download)
Create, produce and perform. Create ideas, make changes without stopping, and capture everything as you work. Ableton Live 9 Suite builds on Live 8's already powerful features and adds more Packs, sounds and MAX for Live is included as well.
This product is for registered owners of Live Lite ONLY (which is included with the APC40)
If you've used music software before, you're already familiar with one half of Ableton Live. Live's Arrangement View is a familiar working space: time moves from left to right, while tracks are stacked vertically. But Live also features the revolutionary Session View: a unique sketchpad for improvising, playing and performing with musical ideas, without the constraints of the timeline. Freely and independently start and stop any number of audio or MIDI loops - everything stays in sync. Almost everything in Live works in real-time - add, reorder or remove devices, play with Live's flexible track routing and more - all without interrupting your creative flow.
The instruments and sounds you need to make music
Live Suite comes with the full collection of instruments, sounds, kits and loops for creating any kind of music.
5 Synths and 3 Samplers
Live Suite's raw devices are the foundation of sound design in Live, including FM and physical modelling synthesis as well as sampling.
390 Drum kits
Classic analogue drum machines, one-shot samples and multi-sampled acoustic drum kits.
Over 3000 Sounds including vintage synthesisers, acoustic instruments and cutting-edge combinations of sampling, effects and synthesis.
Audio and MIDI patterns, ready to use in your own productions, covering everything from 60s Soul and Hip Hop to electronica.
Effects, processing and tweaking
For getting your sound right (or wrong in just the way you like it) Live Suite has a full range of effects from corrective to creative.
34 Audio Effects
Live Suite comes with a wide selection of audio processors, from the classic to the unique
7 MIDI Effects
Devices to rearrange, constrain or randomise MIDI notes for creating endless variations
Work with instruments and effects the way you want to
Live Suite provides easy and flexible ways for combining and integrating all kinds of devices.
Use your external hardware synthesizers or effects units as if they were plug-ins, via Live Suite's unique External Instrument and External Audio Effect devices.
VST and Audio Units
Use VST or Audio Units instruments and effects alongside Live Suite's native devices.
Make your own racks
Racks let you combine multiple instruments and effects into a single device. Each of the eight Macro knobs can be mapped to any number of parameters in a Rack, allowing for customised controls.
Ableton's Pack store allows you to browse and download instruments and patches.
Tools that understand audio, instead of just playing it
Live Suite can convert harmony, melody and beats from recordings to MIDI. Live Suite can take the notes from audio files and transform them directly into notes in a MIDI track. This lets you extract harmony, melody or drums from an existing recording or one of your own. Even create new melodies and rhythms using solo instruments or your own voice. Sampling just got much bigger.
Software you can play
Live Suite is even more powerful when it's hands-on. And it works with instruments and controllers of all kinds:
Live Suite works with any MIDI controller and includes instant mapping for the most popular ones.
Flexible MIDI and keyboard mapping
Map MIDI knobs, sliders, and buttons or even your computer keyboard to almost every control in Live.
Control Live Suite with your iOS or Android device using powerful third-party software.
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.
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.
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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