Unlock Ableton Live's full potential with the Akai APC40. This performance controller is designed specifically to work with Ableton Live, and it delivers an accurate, physical manifestation of Live's interface.
The APC40's physical control layout mimics the Live workspace so accurately that all 72 of its knobs, pads and faders are laid out in the same way as their virtual equivalents. And, because it's programmed as a dedicated controller for Live, it's ready to control Ableton right out of the box.
Just like the scene view in Live, the APC40 features a bank of buttons that associate with the clips matrix in your session. If a slot has a usable clip loaded, it's lit read. To start playing that clip, simply press the lit button, and it turns into a blinking green button. This simple and instantaneous feedback is what makes it such a revolutionary controller: the two-way communication between software and hardware makes the Akai Ableton Live Performance Controller like a second computer monitor that can be interacted with. The five-by-eight button matrix can be targeted at any section of a Live session's clip collection, and the lights change depending on which section is highlighted. - See more at: http://www.audioshop.co/products/akai-apc40-performance-controller-for-ableton-live-usb-midi-acp-40-compact#sthash.kFa6HMnZ.dpuf