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Title: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: PARTY-DISCOSHOW.NL on November 13, 2014, 07:56:21 PM
Hi

I found an new AKAI Midi controller that probably suits perfect for many DJ's
http://www.akaipro.com/microsites/apcseries/#.VGS-OjS---4

But before buying this gear I've got two questions
- I do not find an MIDI-file for this controller .... Is it possible to make one ?
- Is it indeed possible to controle both the 64 buttons as well as the 8 faders with CUELUX ? And perhaps even so switch between the GO buttons en GO faders by using the SHIFT Button ?


Regards

Joes
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: Maarten Engels on November 18, 2014, 12:15:44 PM
hi Joes,

We just ordered a APC mini to do some testing and to create a midi map.
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: Maarten Engels on November 28, 2014, 11:59:30 AM
Who would like to test the attached Akai APCmini :)

Please unzip the file and copy it to the right location: http://www.visualproductions.nl/forum/index.php?topic=3486.msg12180#msg12180
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: PARTY-DISCOSHOW.NL on November 30, 2014, 05:02:09 PM
Who would like to test the attached Akai APCmini :)

Please unzip the file and copy it to the right location: http://www.visualproductions.nl/forum/index.php?topic=3486.msg12180#msg12180

Hi Maarten

I am curious: You did succeed in writing a MIDI-file but is it now really possible to controle both the 64 buttons as well as the 8 faders with CUELUX ? And perhaps even so switch between the GO buttons en GO faders by using the SHIFT Button ?

Regards

Joes
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: Maarten Engels on December 01, 2014, 05:38:25 PM
This midi map controls 8 playback-faders and 64 playback-buttons. It is not possible to switch anything using the shift button.
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: PARTY-DISCOSHOW.NL on December 02, 2014, 12:15:15 AM
This midi map controls 8 playback-faders and 64 playback-buttons. It is not possible to switch anything using the shift button.

Hi Maarten

I am now using the Navoation Launchpad with also buttons for fog strobe etc...
Are these functions also available using this APC-mini ?

Or perhaps a better question:
What functions did you program under the round vertical and horizontal buttons ?

Further:
Might it be an idea to write a small manual for the users of this APC mini like there is for some other controllers

Regards

Joes
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: Maarten Engels on December 09, 2014, 10:57:59 AM
This is how the APC mini is laid out at the moment:
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: PARTY-DISCOSHOW.NL on January 15, 2015, 06:38:26 PM
Hi everybody

I'am using the AKAI APC mini with the CUELUX software now for about one month. It's great !

I only did make some changes on the midifile
It's complete with the three "GLOBALS", a BREAK button, a TEMPO button, BLACKOUT and FADERBANKS UP & DOWN.

How to send you the new MIDIFILE and also a picture with these buttons (as an explenation)



Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: Zoë Castle on January 19, 2015, 01:55:17 PM
Thank you for the new MidiMap and picture you made.  I attach them to this post for all to see & use.

Greetings Zoe
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: smets wim on March 11, 2015, 05:41:10 PM
net me ook zo eentje aangeschaft….

hier was al lang naar op zoek en is SUPER !!!

één vraagje, bij mij werkt van de buttons de 4de van links van de bovenste rij niet (als de cue niet actief is brand er niks)
bij actief groen (pis oranje)

zit dit in de midi file of is er iets aan de APC ?

alvast dank

mvg

Wim
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: Boyd Nijsten on March 11, 2015, 06:23:18 PM
Als ik het zo lees is de rode led kapot, het probleem zit m dan dus in de APC...
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: smets wim on March 12, 2015, 10:57:34 AM
THX
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: Michelkroeze on March 31, 2015, 01:24:15 PM
the last .xml file doesn't work at cuelux, at my software?
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: smets wim on April 06, 2015, 08:31:45 PM
Maarten,

is het mogelijk om een playback button te veranderen in een flash button ?
was zal dit in de xml file van de akai moeten, maar voor een aantal knoppen zou dit echt handig zijn...


thx


wim
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: smets wim on April 26, 2015, 06:51:31 PM
zijn er nog die de AKAI APCmini gebruiken ?
zit namelijk met het volgende, en zit hem misschien wel in de midi-file
om het simpel uit te leggen activeer ik een cue op onderste rij, button6 (van links naar rechts)
en het 7de lamp van rij 4 van onderaan licht mee op.
nog iemand dit voor of zit het hem in de akai ?

bedankt

wim
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: MylesAway on May 13, 2015, 09:30:56 AM
zijn er nog die de AKAI APCmini gebruiken ?
zit namelijk met het volgende, en zit hem misschien wel in de midi-file
om het simpel uit te leggen activeer ik een cue op onderste rij, button6 (van links naar rechts)
en het 7de lamp van rij 4 van onderaan licht mee op.
nog iemand dit voor of zit het hem in de akai ?

bedankt

wim


I have found the same problem. I have attached a link to a photo, the bottom green button (bank 8 cue 6) has a cue stored in it and the other green button that is lit up (above it to the right, bank 5 cue 7) does not but it's light output is the same as the bottom button. Is there an easy fix for this?

Photo: http://i.imgur.com/LyC73HU.jpg

Thanks!
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: MylesAway on December 18, 2015, 08:44:42 AM
The problem has been fixed! Thanks to Julien Levaufre!

You can find the download in this thread:
http://www.visualproductions.nl/forum/index.php?topic=4005.0

Here is the new mapping:
(http://i.imgur.com/K7Iynfb.jpg)
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: Klaus on December 20, 2015, 03:23:53 PM
Are these 64 go buttons the ones at the top of the Cuelux screen ?

Klaus
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: Julien Levaufre on December 20, 2015, 05:02:45 PM
yes they are. ;)
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: Klaus on December 20, 2015, 06:06:37 PM
Cool
thanks

Klaus
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: Klaus on December 22, 2015, 05:11:35 PM
edit :
I used the wrong file...
Now if the 'break' button would stick after holding 2 sec, and released after pressing again, that would be great  ;)
Thank you !

Klaus
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: Julien Levaufre on December 22, 2015, 06:50:59 PM
i am sorry but this is not possible... :-[
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: Klaus on December 22, 2015, 08:02:26 PM
i am sorry but this is not possible... :-[
With the release button it is possible...
Why exactly not with the break button ?

Klaus
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: Julien Levaufre on December 23, 2015, 08:09:57 AM
for the release button there are 2 way to use it, one with just pussinf shortly and one olding the button down for 2 seond.
So, when you use a midi controler, it's just a kind of deported button, so it works exactly the same.
For the break button, on cuelux there is only one way to use, and so i cannot create a new features to the break button using the midimap...
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: Klaus on December 23, 2015, 09:46:55 AM
for the release button there are 2 way to use it, one with just pussinf shortly and one olding the button down for 2 seond.
So, when you use a midi controler, it's just a kind of deported button, so it works exactly the same.
For the break button, on cuelux there is only one way to use, and so i cannot create a new features to the break button using the midimap...

If I press the break button in Cuelux, it 'sticks' if I take my finger of the touchscreen,
it releases if I push again...same with the mouse.
If I press the break button on the APCmini, it releases if I take my finger off the button

Klaus
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: Julien Levaufre on December 23, 2015, 12:56:41 PM
ok i get it, i understand now... i need to make a quick change in the midimap file...
i've just edited the file, you can download it back and tell if it's ok. ;D
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: Klaus on December 23, 2015, 03:46:28 PM
ok i get it, i understand now... i need to make a quick change in the midimap file...
i've just edited the file, you can download it back and tell if it's ok. ;D

Thanks a lot Julien, seems to work  :)

Best regards

Klaus
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: Julien Levaufre on December 23, 2015, 05:08:31 PM
ho ho ho... merry christmas!! ;D
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: Klaus on December 23, 2015, 09:48:07 PM
ho ho ho... merry christmas!! ;D
To all of y
ou at Cuelux merry christmas too !

Thanks

Klaus
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: Klaus on December 24, 2015, 04:13:32 PM
Release time of the 64 buttons, how to edit / shorter ?
Same question for general release ...

Thanks

Klaus
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: Julien Levaufre on December 24, 2015, 04:37:00 PM
can you please developpe?
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: Klaus on December 24, 2015, 04:44:57 PM
I have to hold a button ( of the 64 )  for a long time, i.e. more than 1 second to have it released...

Thanks

Klaus
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: Julien Levaufre on December 24, 2015, 04:48:18 PM
this is normal and the way cuelux ork, to go faster you can push the release button and the the playback button you want to release.
Title: Re: NEW AKAI MIDI CONTROLLER WITH 64 BUTTONS & ALSO 8 FADERS !
Post by: Klaus on December 24, 2015, 05:47:28 PM
Thank you :D

Best

Klaus