AKAI APC40 mkII
It’s time for another Warp Academy giveaway, this month we’re ecstatic to announce we’ll be giving away one AKAI APC40 mkII Ableton Performance Controller to one lucky winner!
Providing extended controller functionality, countless musical capabilities, and a smarter workflow to your studio or live performance, the APC40 mkII incorporates five years of user feedback into its design.
Almost every aspect of the original APC40 has been deliberated, reworked, and improved to provide extended controller functionality, countless musical capabilities, and a smarter workflow. In addition to its sleek look, veteran APC40 users will immediately notice the enhancements that include an RGB clip-launching grid, reinforced fader design, revised knob lay out, and much more.
To enter the giveaway, just enter your name & email address on the contest form above!
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Contest deadline for collecting entries is March 31st 2017, 11:59PM, PST. The winner will be announced shortly afterwards!
Previous Contest Winners
Ableton Push 2 Controller + Ableton Push 2 Jumpstart Online Course
December 2016 brought another incredibly juicy giveaway featuring 2 epic prizes: a brand new Ableton Push 2 controller and free registration to our Ableton Push 2 Jumpstart online course with Ableton Certified Trainer, Brain Funk!
The winner of the Ableton Push 2 and Ableton Push 2 Jumpstart course was Yarden Harari!
In 2015, Vespers, teamed up with one of the premier creators of high-end studio monitors, Dynaudio, to do a shootout of two of their top end pairs of reference monitors: the BM12mkIIIs and BM15A Classics. Vespers put both pairs through the ringer in his studio, doing sound design, production, mixing and mastering work. The preferred pair ended up being the BM12mkIIIs, and Dynaudio graciously gave us a pair to giveaway to our community.
The winner of the Dynaudio BM12mkIIIs was Nick Vann!
Tannoy Reveal 802 Studio Monitors
In November 2016, Vespers, and Warp Academy, teamed up with Mobile Musician Magazine (Music Group), to giveaway a pair of Tannoy Reveal 802 Studio Monitors to one lucky person!
The winner of the of Tannoy Reveal 802 Studio Monitors was Peter Jacks!
The APC40 Legacy
In 2009, Akai Professional collaborated with the creators of Ableton Live, a powerful music performance and production software environment, and introduced the original Ableton Performance Controller—APC40. The instrument raised the standards of controller design, revolutionized hardware and software integration, and proved to be an essential performance tool for Ableton Live users everywhere. Building upon this original partnership, Akai Professional now introduces an all-new, reimagined Ableton Live controller—APC40 mkII.
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 customized 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.
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