DjKit Announces Imminent Launch of Akai APC40 mkII Ableton Performance Controller

Britain’s Premier DJ Equipment Retailer is Offering the Exclusive Chance to Pre-Order the latest release from Akai’s range from the very first UK shipment

Online PR News – 25-March-2014 – Newbury, Berkshire – DjKit has officially started taking pre-orders for the brand new Akai APC40 mkII Ableton Performance Controller, which is set to touch down in the UK in the very near future. Customers of DjKit are being offered the exclusive chance to be one of the first in Britain to take home the new Akai Controller, having secured a limited number of units from the very first shipment destined for Britain.

The successor to the ground breaking APC 40, the new Akai APC40 mkII once again represents another quantum leap in controller design and quality. According to Akai, the APC 40 mkII is the culmination of five years of user feedback and several decades of sound engineering advances.

A New Era of Excellence

“The APC40 was the original performance controller designed for Ableton Live and has become an essential instrument for Ableton Live users. Now we are able to deliver three new APC instruments for musicians, composers, and mobile performers that allow comprehensive, hands-on control of Ableton Live in any performance or production environment.” – Dan Gill, Akai Professional Product Manager

It might be fair to say that Ableton’s Push somewhat drew attention away from the original APC40 as of late, but if you cast your mind back to 2009 you’ll probably remember just how revolutionary and mould-breaking a Live Controller really was. This time around, DjKit once again expects the second generation version to rewrite the rule book and earn a place in modern music history as a game-changing piece of hardware.

Feature-Packed and Fully-Loaded

The new Akai APC40 mkII Ableton Performance Controller is a fully loaded and features-packed piece of kit that goes above and beyond anything you’ve had your hands on to date. This time around, Akai’s flagship:

• Provides hands-on control of Ableton Live with visual feedback
• Seamlessly integrates 1 to 1 with Ableton Live
• 5x8 clip-launch matrix with RGB feedback for clip status, color coding, and more
• 8 channel faders, 1 master fader, and 8 device controls map to Ableton directly
• Send button cycles through all 8 send busses for advanced routing options
• USB-powered and plug-and-play setup for maximum portability
• A/B crossfader can be assigned on the fly for dynamic mixing
• Revised knob layout with in-line controls for smarter workflow
• Includes Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist, Prime Loops & Toolroom Records launch packs (downloads)

Suffice to say that the first shipment of units into the UK will not be around for long and pre-orders are already stacking up, so it’s in your best interest to secure yours right now if you want to be among Britain’s first buyers.

About DjKit

DjKit is the UK’s leading DJ equipment retailer, offering an unrivalled range of over 25,000 products and packages for professional musicians and amateurs alike. The team prides itself at being right at the forefront of the industry, stocking only the most cutting-edge technology, offering the highest-level of service and hosting regular events in conjunction with industry elite. Check out the firm’s website at> for more details.

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