2014-08-08 13:38:52 - Britain’s Best in High-End DJ Hardware Welcomes Long-Awaited Controller to the Family
DjKit has officially kicked off preorders for the new Akai Pro AFX Controller for Serato DJ with DVS Control – a professional piece of hardware thousands of UK producers and DJs have been waiting for. For active DJs on the live music scene and up and coming producers alike, the Akai Pro AFX represents an astonishing step forward in feature-heavy design and world-class performance made simple and flawlessly consistent.
Akai Brings More Pro Performance to Britain’s DJ Talent
Akai Performance and Quality Made Affordable
“Expand your creative performance capability with AFX, a versatile command surface for Serato DJ. A single USB connection adds over 70 intuitive control to your DJ setup including intelligent touch-activated knobs, velocity-sensitive pads and backlit buttons.
Trigger samples, assign loops and cue points, tweak effects, manage DVS modes, automate song edits and so much more from ultra-responsive, trusted Akai Professional hardware found in studios and stages all over the world.” – Akai Pro
AFX, a controller for both modern electronic dance music artists and turntablists, features an intuitive array of knobs, pads and buttons for advanced track manipulation. Ten pad modes enable DJs to trigger samples, set and launch hot-cues, slice songs, and assemble loops on the fly from 8 velocity-sensitive, backlit pads. Touch-activated FX knobs provide sound sculpting prowess with a creative twist – a Touch mode allows the knobs to respond with a turn, a tap, or both. An endless controller with LED readout delivers needle-drop access to any point in the track for a hyper-efficient workflow.
AFX is the first Official Serato Accessory to include exclusive controls for Serato’s newly minted Serato Flip Expansion Pack. Serato Flip allows users to record their Cue Point and Censor actions, which can be saved and looped, ready to re-trigger and start in an instant. Serato Flip lets users create and save up to 6 “Flips” per track, ready for playback in the studio or club. Voucher codes for the Serato Flip Expansion Pack and the popular Back Pack FX Expansion Pack are included with every AFX.
Fully Featured, Perfectly Powerful
“Producers and DJs exist in worlds that have been colliding at a rapid rate. Today’s leading artists want to manipulate music in real-time with the level of control Akai Professional has made famous in the studio. AMX and AFX let DJs of all walks expand their control set and take advantage of every ounce of performance power Serato DJ offers.” - Dan Gill, Akai Professional Product Manager.
Key Features include:
• Provides extensive hands-on audio command of Serato DJ
• Tweak effects, manage loops, trigger samples, set cue points, and more
• Serato Flip-capable – create custom edits, extend your music or re-imagine it altogether in the studio or club (download included)
• Adds additional control options to any Serato DJ setup including DVS and HID players
• 4 decks of Serato DJ control over a single USB connection
• 9 touch-activated knobs for groundbreaking effects tweaking and EQ kills
• 8 velocity-sensitive trigger pads with backlit RGB feedback
• 10 pad modes for hot cues, loops, slicing, and sample triggering
• Instant, tactile DVS mode switching: Absolute, Relative and Internal
• Endless Controller with LED timeline for instant access to any point in the track
• Endless Controller doubles as pitch bend and macro effects control
• Backlit digital display provides feedback of parameter values
• Low-profile, portable design compliments any setup, anywhere
Pre-orders are now being taken for the Akai Pro AFX, which is scheduled to begin shipping worldwide in September.
DJKit is the UK’s leading DJ retailer, offering an unrivalled range of over 25,000 products and packages for professional musicians and amateurs alike. The team prides itself at being right at the forefront of the industry, stocking only the most cutting-edge technology, offering the highest-level of service and hosting regular events in conjunction with industry elite. Check out the firm’s website at www.djkit.com/
for more details.