APC 40 MK2 Review

Bro, does your rig even lift?
mullakhan
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Re: APC 40 MK2 Review

Post by mullakhan » Fri Oct 10, 2014 01:34

Thanks for the review! I bought an APC 40 right after reading. It really is sweet. I can utilize so many more parameters than i could before.

There are a few weird glitches (for some reason I have to press buttons twice for solo or black out) but I was working with a mouse previously waiting for the right controller. It is night and day!

Thanks again!

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Re: APC 40 MK2 Review

Post by lb2593 » Mon Oct 27, 2014 17:54

Thank's for getting back it's nice to see what people tend to set up besides the common mapping ;)

I really appreciate the review and love every minute performing with my APC 40 MK II

Mullakhan - I also noticed the few glitches that can be changed with simply changing the button to a piano as it then acts as an on and off button.

Thanks !

Daniel
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Re: APC 40 MK2 Review

Post by Daniel » Thu Nov 20, 2014 12:00

Anybody tried this already with Bome's Midi Translator? I'm trying to get the - Off Note - a colour so I can see in the dark still which button it is and give it a proper layout, sadly nu succes yet so far.

coz3r
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Re: APC 40 MK2 Review

Post by coz3r » Fri Nov 21, 2014 06:42

I hit up Akai to get a communications protocol sheet for the mkii like they have for the original (so I can re-map the lights in bomes) but so far silence on their end.

maybe if more people bug them they'll release it? Here is my community board post..
http://community.akaipro.com/akai_profe ... olor-remap

Joris
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Re: APC 40 MK2 Review

Post by Joris » Fri Nov 21, 2014 10:27

If you're talking about the RGB pads, the implementation is basic as bricks. Each note velocity just has a different color assigned to it ( ie 0 = off, 1 = dull white, 2= white, 3 = bright white, 4 = pink etc etc on to 127 = orange ).

If you've remapped colors using Bomes before, it shouldn't take you more than half an hour to cobble together a list of velocities.

Be sure to share with the community!

coz3r
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Re: APC 40 MK2 Review

Post by coz3r » Sat Nov 22, 2014 07:41

well that was easy... thanks man

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Re: APC 40 MK2 Review

Post by Joris » Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:56

So did you get a chance to share your list? I'm sure there are many people that would like to know.

It would be a nice way to say thank you to the people that you asked for help with your post on the Akai forums.

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Re: APC 40 MK2 Review

Post by TCO » Mon Nov 24, 2014 14:32

yes please share the scrip for resolume. I just got the Mk2 as well. Wish it were a bit stronger.............

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Re: APC 40 MK2 Review

Post by Daniel » Fri Dec 05, 2014 15:44

Easier said then done sadly.

I'm no Bomes expert but I'm able to change colours in the on state. However in the off state the note has to be on in order to have the lights on. I'm working on it but will take a while.

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Re: APC 40 MK2 Review

Post by coz3r » Mon Dec 15, 2014 08:47

I would be happy to post a color list and my bomes file as I did for the first apc40, when I resume the project .. The day after my after my last post I was in an accident. Broke my collar bone and left arm twice. Now I look like Tyrannosaurus Rex when i vj (short arms in sling).

Not sure I quite understand where your subtext is going as the akai forum went nowhere

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