Music Gear News

At Gear4music.com we update our news channel daily to ensure you always get the latest and most important music news.

SAE Institute Selects Akai Professional APC20

Great deals on musical instruments
SAE Institute Selects Akai Professional APC20

SAE Institute Selects Akai Professional APC20 music computer hardware.

Akai Professional, the name synonymous with music production, announces that SAE Institute has selected the APC20 as its controller for students learning Ableton Live software.

SAE Institute is a leader and innovator in training audio engineers and music producers with locations in the world's most influential music cities.

SAE Institute was founded in 1976 as the world's first audio school. It has since grown to become a network of around 56 colleges in 26 countries offering courses in Audio Engineering, Digital Film, Web Design, Interactive Entertainment and Digital Journalism.

Ableton Live software is playing an increasingly important role in SAE Institute courses because it is used so widely in today's DJ performance and modern music production.

SAE Institute selected the Akai Pro APC20 controller to best teach students the performance capabilities of Ableton Live software.

Akai Professional worked in partnership with software developer Ableton to create the APC20.

Adding the APC20 to Ableton Live transforms the user's experience from one of constructing tracks with a computer keyboard and mouse to composing and performing with a seamless, fully integrate hardware/software musical system.

The APC20 centers on its five-by-eight Clip Launch grid. This bank of multicolor triggers not only start and stop clips playing in Live, they also show cells status in the software whether a clip is loaded or not, whether it is playing or not, record-arm status and more.

Clip Stop triggers, transport controls and faders round out the control surface. Users can switch the APC20's fader assignments between volume control, pan, sends and three different user-mapped modes.

A new User Mode enables musicians to use the Clip Launch buttons to control instruments and the Drum Rack.

Because Akai Professional and Ableton designed the APC20 for use with Ableton Live software, the system is truly plug and play, although advanced Live users will appreciate that the APC20 enables them to remap every one of its controls to suit their own style.

The APC20 includes the fully featured Ableton Live Akai Pro APC Edition and is also compatible with standalone editions for Live 8.

"We are honored and pleased that SAE Institute selected the APC20 for its program", said Adam Cohen, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Akai Professional. "We are looking forward to the musical creations of the APC music computer hardware generation!"

Posted on 24 May 2010 11:00 to category : Instruments News

Related Music News

thumbnail

With improved functions that allow the player to focus on what matters, the Keeley Caverns Delay and Reverb V2 guarantees endless modulation possibilities.

23 Aug 2017 16:44
thumbnail

Building upon the already established fan favourite DJ-808 DJ Controller, Roland have now announced the launch of the portable and compact DJ-202 DJ Controller.

14 Aug 2017 08:00
thumbnail

Coinciding with the launch of its brand new DJ-202 counterpart, the Roland DJ-505 DJ Controller breathes a breath of new life into Roland's renowned DJ range.

14 Aug 2017 08:00
thumbnail

New to Roland's illustrious boutique range, the SH-01A builds upon the foundations of the revered SH-1A, granting the player a whole range of vintage voices.

8 Aug 2017 08:10
thumbnail

Based on the legendary TR-808m the TR-08 Rhythm Composer brings all of the legendary capabilities of its forefather into a more modern and streamlined format.

8 Aug 2017 08:10
thumbnail

Designed to complement the TR-08 Rhythm Composer, the Roland SP-404A Linear Wave Sampler offers a plethora of exciting new sampling methods for live performances.

8 Aug 2017 08:10

Recent Music News

thumbnail

Celebrating the guitarist and songwriter's illustrious career, Fender has recreated a guitar based on the original model played by George Harrison himself.

23 Aug 2017 09:26
thumbnail

A master of manipulation, Earthquaker Devices Data Corrupter takes your guitar right to the limits of your imagination and into the realms of downright madness.

23 Aug 2017 05:00
thumbnail

Roland VP-03, TR-09 and TB-03 boutiques now up for grabs. Perform an original composition for 60 seconds and be in with a chance to win a model of your choice.

22 Aug 2017 11:41
thumbnail

The third piece of software from Toontrack's run of Superior Drummer products, Superior Drummer 3 offers a whole range of brand new and enhanced features.

17 Aug 2017 12:23
thumbnail

Alesis' II Mesh Electronic Drum Kit is a kit geared specifically towards advanced drummers looking to explore a variety of different timbres and sounds.

16 Aug 2017 12:26
thumbnail

Celebrating 50 years since his iconic performance at Monterey pop festival, Fender's Jimi Hendrix Monterey Stratocaster recreates the sound of a cultural icon.

16 Aug 2017 10:08