10-15 Minute DJ Setup for Akai APC40 & Ableton Live
The APC40 and Ableton Live can do some pretty outrageous things when set up correctly. Having so many options can make things a bit overwhelming when you are just looking for a quick way to do some basic DJing.
You should never feel like you have to push a piece of equipment to it’s limit in order to do an impressive set. In all honesty, sometimes all that wanking around can become a distraction to what is really important… Playing good music.
I myself am at as much fault as anyone with trying to overdo things when DJing or performing live. Although I still love technology & all the geeky things it offers, I have found peace once again with simplicity.
With that in mind I wanted to give you a quick DJ setup for Ableton and the APC40. It sets you up with 2 tracks each with EQ, Reverb, Delay and Filter. Each track represents a CD Deck or Turntable & can easily be expanded to up to 8 tracks. Depending on if you want to work with a DJ mixer or strictly the APC40, this setup can be built from scratch in 10-15 minutes and saved as a template.
Below is a Video showing you how:
and here is the Ableton template for Free download:
(Right click & “Save Link As”)
(Just make sure to change the audio ins/outs if you are using a DJ mixer)
Happy Music Mixing,
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Happy music making!