APC64 is the powerful next-generation Ableton Live controller that delivers new levels of control an performance. Featuring 64 RGB velocity-sensitive pads with poly-aftertouch, eight fully assignable touch strips, a revolutionary internal step sequencer, and more, APC64 is the future of Ableton Live hardware control.
APC64 enables in depth control of Ableton Live for music-creation and live performance. The 8x8 pad matrix features 64 velocity-sensitive RGB pads for launching clips (and much more) in the darkest studios and under the brightest stage lights. Add expression to your performances with 8 fully assignable Touch Strip controllers. Place vibrato, modulation, filter cutoff and other parameters at your fingertips; Adjust volume or effects sends to control your mix without missing a beat, and always keep track with APC’s colour screen displaying information about what you are controlling and where your levels are.
APC64 is a powerful composing tool. Write unique melodies and chord progressions with Notes and Chords modes that turn the 8x8 pad matrix into an expressive musical palette. When you need help finding inspiration, experiment with Probability or Mutate features to take your music in unexpected directions, then instantly capture the results with the internal 8 track, 32 Step Sequencer.
Bring out the best of Ableton Live with hardware workflows designed for seamless DAW control. In addition to scene launch buttons, APC64 features transport controls with dedicated Play, Stop, and Record buttons. Arm tracks, dial-in volume, adjust sends, or spread your sound with panning controls. Call up Ableton Live’s functions with secondary controls of the backlit mode buttons that help you save time but more importantly, stay inspired and productive. Dive deeper into Live’s devices with hands-on control of instruments, effects, processors and more.
Creative moments can often be found away from your computer; APC64 is ready to control your MIDI / CV hardware for standalone, DAW-less functionality. Power APC64 over USB and connect your favourite synths, Eurorack modules, keyboards, drum machines, and more. APC 64 has 8x CV / Gate outputs as well as 1 MIDI in 2 MIDI out ports (via mini TRS jacks). The standalone Step Sequencer enables up to 8 tracks with 32 steps and 16 note polyphony on each track; with continuous control available via the 8 touch strips. Customise your own layout with the included APC Project Editor Software to personalise and store presets for quick recall later.
APC 64 comes with a collection of Air instruments and Sonivox VST / AU plug-ins; including classic keyboards and synths, as well as reverb, vocal processing and vintage effects to add to your DAW’s standard plug-ins. This comprises Air Instruments Tubesynth, Electric, Ether, Vocal Tuner; Half Speed and Flavor; and Sonivox Essential Keyboard Collection Also included - 1GB of Loops and drum samples from Sampletools by CR2 Records.
Ableton Live is the leading DAW for composing, live looping, and performing. Based on two modes of working: Session View and Arrange View, Live enables improvisation and more deliberate arrangement wrapped up in a workflow that seamlessly weaves the two modes together. Ableton Live is packed with instruments for every style and genre with room for expansion with a countless number of packs, instruments, and sounds. DrumRack is a powerful tool for your samples. Navigate DrumRack seamlessly with control of individual pads, quadrants, and more. Sample and edit your own sounds easily to create your own custom kits.