Say hello to your new APC640.
ARC’s simple user interface already hosts a number of extended features and more are already in development.
SIMPLE USER INTERFACE
Pressing the [PLAY] button enters they user interface. Here you can decide just how your controller looks and behaves.
USER SELECTED COLOURS AND LAYOUT
Choose the flash type, colour and display mode of your controllers [CLIP TRIGGERS] from three available presets.
640 [CLIP TRIGGERS]
Sixteen MIDI channels equals a whole lot of MIDI triggering at your fingertips.
80 [SCENE LAUNCH] BUTTONS
Now you can use the [SCENE LAUNCH] buttons across all sixteen channels.
All faders are now acessible via your currently active MIDI channel.
Ever wanted to scratch individual groups (Resolume Arena only) – Now you can.
TOGGLE OR MOMENTARY BUTTONS
Decide how the [CLIP STOP] , [#|AB|S|R] and [SCENE LAUNCH] buttons respond to you.
USER SELECTED LED RINGS
Choose how the [TRACK] and [DEVICE] pots illuminate their LED rings by each channel.
128 [DEVICE] POTS
Push the controller beyond it’s default eight channels of [DEVICE] pots. With ARC you can access all sixteen channels.
128 [TRACK] POTS
Bedore you had only one option, eight only. Now with sixteen channels, you can MIDI map all 128 [TRACK] pots.
16 [FOOT SWITCHES] OR JUST THE ONE
With two modes of use. The first gives you 16 individually mappable foot switches, the second gives you immediate access between the higher and lower channels.
16 TIMES ALL REMAINING BUTTONS
All remaining buttons on the controller are accessible by your selected channel as momentary buttons (as per the AKAI APC40 mkII user guide.
THE [PLAY] BUTTON
The [PLAY] button enters ARC’s user interface where you can quickly and easily define how your controller looks and behaves.
THE [RECORD] BUTTON
The [RECORD] button switches between the higher and lower MIDI channels (or vica versa). High channels are denoted by a flashing channel display.
THE [SESSION] BUTTON
The [SESSION] button switches between the higher and lower channels as a momentary choice. Release to revert to the opposite set of MIDI channels.
‘There are too many buttons and not enough fingers to press them. Despite this, more than a million new buttons are created every day. Madness!’ @Jeffnoon via Twitter
Questions? Feel free to drop us a line with any bug reports, feature requests or if you just want to say hi.