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November 13, 2014, 07:56:21 PM
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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 ?


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Joes
« Last Edit: January 16, 2015, 08:06:23 PM by PARTY-DISCOSHOW.NL »

November 18, 2014, 12:15:44 PM
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Maarten Engels

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hi Joes,

We just ordered a APC mini to do some testing and to create a midi map.
Maarten Engels
Visual Productions BV

November 28, 2014, 11:59:30 AM
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Maarten Engels

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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
Maarten Engels
Visual Productions BV

November 30, 2014, 05:02:09 PM
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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

December 01, 2014, 05:38:25 PM
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This midi map controls 8 playback-faders and 64 playback-buttons. It is not possible to switch anything using the shift button.
Maarten Engels
Visual Productions BV

December 02, 2014, 12:15:15 AM
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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
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December 09, 2014, 10:57:59 AM
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This is how the APC mini is laid out at the moment:
Maarten Engels
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January 15, 2015, 06:38:26 PM
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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)



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January 19, 2015, 01:55:17 PM
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Thank you for the new MidiMap and picture you made.  I attach them to this post for all to see & use.

Greetings Zoe
ZoŽ Castle
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March 11, 2015, 05:41:10 PM
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smets wim

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net me ook zo eentje aangeschaftÖ.

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

ťťn 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

March 11, 2015, 06:23:18 PM
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Als ik het zo lees is de rode led kapot, het probleem zit m dan dus in de APC...

March 12, 2015, 10:57:34 AM
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smets wim

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March 31, 2015, 01:24:15 PM
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the last .xml file doesn't work at cuelux, at my software?

April 06, 2015, 08:31:45 PM
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smets wim

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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

April 26, 2015, 06:51:31 PM
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smets wim

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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

 

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