Akai APC40 MK2 Ableton Live Controller

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  • flagship USB controller from Akai designed specifically for Ableton Live
  • completely re-imagined and improved MKII version of the popular APC 40
  • 8x5 multicolor clip-launching matrix
  • RGB lighted buttons display clip status
  • 9 assignable channel faders, 8 control knobs, and 8 device controls
  • assignable A/B crossfader for dynamic mixing on the fly
  • reinforced fader design, revised knob layout
  • revised knob layout for better workflow
  • sleek, streamlined design
  • USB powered
  • pre-mapped for seamless integration with Ableton Live
  • includes Ableton Live Lite + powerful production suite of virtual synths, loops + FX


Akai and Ableton build upon their revolutionary APC40 controller with a completely reimagined and revised MK II model. Incorporating five years of feedback into their development, the APC40 MKII boasts improvements in all aspects of its design and functionality. Veteran APC40 users will immediately notice the sleek new look, as well as the refined 8x5 launch grid (complete with RGB lighted feedback), reinforced fader design, and revised knob layout that improves workflow. The new clip-launching grid features 40 responsive triggers that provide visual feedback on your clip status with RGB lighting for advanced visual organization. With its wide array of assignable knobs and faders laid out in familiar and intuitive fashion, the APC40 MK II allows for immediate tweaking of FX, pans, mix and more, while the assignable crossfader lets you get in the mix on the fly. All this, plus a loaded production suite included makes the APC40 MK II a worthy upgrade and an intuitive, powerful instrument for Live novices and pros alike.


  • seamless integration with Ableton Live
  • 40 button RGB lighted grid
  • assignable crossfader
  • scene launch buttons
  • 9 assignable faders, 8 control knobs, and 8 device controls interface with Ableton Live
  • Send button for quick access to 8 send buses
  • shift buttons manipulate the scope of the grid
  • USB powered
  • plug and play setup on Mac or PC
  • dimensions: 1.8" x 16.7" x 10" / 46mm x 424mm x 254mm
  • weight: 3.97 lbs. / 1.8kg
  • system requirements Mac: Mac OS X 10.5 or later
  • system requirements PC: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8; multicore processor; 2 GB RAM; Windows compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended), QuickTime recommended


  • Ableton Live Lite, Puremagnetik Effects Racks, Hybrid 3 by AIR, SONiVOX Twist software (as downloads)
  • USB cable