Akai APC 40 - Light Up Buttons?

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tanya
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Akai APC 40 - Light Up Buttons?

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Hey everyone,

I was under the impression that with Resolume 4, the APC 40's pads would light up when their linked clips were triggered, but this doesn't seem to be happening. I have each pad linked via midi to a different clip and have set my Midi Preferences > Midi Devices > Akai APC40 to "midi output" and have tried all three options (generic mode, Abelton Live mode, etc.), but this doesn't seem to work. Was I mistaken in thinking that they'll now light up?

Thanks!

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Re: Akai APC 40 - Light Up Buttons?

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It should on all three modes, they do on mine. They only light up while the clip is active, and only in yellow but yeah they should. (I wish we could set the velocity output for each clip in relation to it's present state, so like if a clip is present but not playing would be one velocity output while if it was playing it would be another velocity output, or if it wasn't present then no output, because then we could customize the colors, and have more useful visual feedback). Try turning the APC 40 off an on again, and try restarting resolume, it definitely is supposed to output what you are looking for to the APC 40.

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Re: Akai APC 40 - Light Up Buttons?

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Hey Shorties,

Okay cool, good to know! I'll try rebooting etc. when I'm back at home... fingers crossed... :)

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Re: Akai APC 40 - Light Up Buttons?

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Shorties wrote:They only light up while the clip is active, and only in yellow but yeah they should.
That's funny, mine light up in green.

tanya
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Re: Akai APC 40 - Light Up Buttons?

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Rats! I've rebooted a few times and it still doesn't work... it's odd, though, there are 4 pads that, when triggered, stay lit up (column 1, row 2 and 3 and column 2 row 2 and 3). The others light up as I press them, but do not stay light. Hmm, any ideas for a fix? It would be rad if the pads could stay lit up while their respective clips are active.

Thanks!

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Re: Akai APC 40 - Light Up Buttons?

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Are you running any other software besides Resolume?

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Re: Akai APC 40 - Light Up Buttons?

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I had Safari going at the same time, but that's it.

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Re: Akai APC 40 - Light Up Buttons?

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I tried rebooting again while not having any other programs running. No luck. Any ideas?

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Re: Akai APC 40 - Light Up Buttons?

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123thedude wrote:
Shorties wrote:They only light up while the clip is active, and only in yellow but yeah they should.
That's funny, mine light up in green.
Oh maybe it's green, I swear I can't tell the difference in LED green and LED yellow unless they are sitting next to each other.

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Re: Akai APC 40 - Light Up Buttons?

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On Joris' suggestion, I tested out the Akai with a brand new composition and the buttons all light up fine :) Must have been an issue with my composition having been from Resolume 3. Thanks guys!

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