AKAI APC MINI MK2
for VirtualDJ 2023 + Last Update : January 2023
No driver software is required for the AKAI APC Mini MK2 to be installed. The device is a USB class compliant and your Operating System will auto-install the necessary driver when connected with a USB cable.
VirtualDJ SetupDownload and install VirtualDJ from https://www.virtualdj.com/download/index.html (in case you have not done already)
Once VirtualDJ is launched, a Connect Window will appear. Login with your virtualdj.com account credentials. A Pro Infinity, a Home Plus or a Pro Subscription License is required to fully use the AKAI APC Mini MK2.
Without any of the above Licenses, the controller will operate for 10 minutes each time you restart VirtualDJ.
https://www.virtualdj.com/buy/index.html A detection window will appear next, verifying that the device is properly connected.
Click to OK. The unit is now ready to operate.
The unit should be visible in the MAPPING tab of VirtualDJ Settings and the “factory default” available/selected from the Mappings drop-down list. The factory default Mapping offers the functions described in this Manual, however those can be adjusted to your needs via VDJ Script actions.
Find more details at https://www.virtualdj.com/wiki/VDJscript.html
For further software settings please refer to the User Guide of VirtualDJ. https://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj/index.html
The device is offering 3 Hardware Layers (modes), offered by pressing SHIFT
The default PADS
mode is offering Deck Controls (Pads, Effects, Loops, Play/Cue, Pitch Bend etc)
mode is offering VirtualDJ Sampler Controls.
mode offers additional unassigned controls deriving from an additional MIDI device, which can be mapped to VDJ script actions or control a different application.
By default the device will be initialized to the PADS
to toggle between the Pads and the Drum modes.
to toggle between the Pads and the Note modes
PADS MODE CONTROLS
The default Pads mode
(offered when device is initialized in VirtualDJ) offers controls of Pads, Effects, Loops and other Basic Deck operations for Left/Right Deck as described in the following paragraphs.
The right-side vertical buttons are not mapped to any VirtualDJ script action.
The top 3 rows of Pads offer control of the VirtualDJ Pads for Left/Right Decks. See further details in VirtualDJ Manual https://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj/interface/decks/decksadvanced/pads.html
EFFECTSRow 4 - FX1 to FX4 Pads
: Use these pads to enable/disable the selected Effects of Slots 1 to 4 for Left/Right Decks.Row 5 - SEL Pads
: Use these pads to select
available Effect for FX Slots 1 to 4. Hold SHIFT
down and then use these pads to select
available Effect for FX Slots 1 to 4. FX BEATS BUTTONS
: Use these buttons to select the next
available value for the Beats
FX Parameter (when available) of FX Slots 1 to 4 for Left/Right Decks. Hold SHIFT
and then use these buttons to select the previous
available value for Beats.FX PARAM - FADERS
: Use these faders to control the 1st Parameter of the selected Effect for FX Slots 1 to 4.
See further details for Effects at VirtualDJ Manual https://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj/interface/decks/decksadvanced/effects.html
LOOPS & DECK CONTROLSRow 6 PADS
: Offer Loop
controlsRow 7 & 8 PADS
: Offer basic Deck Controls like Play/Pause, Stop, Cue Sync, Keylock, Pitch Bend and Pitch Reset.
and then press the DRUM
button to get the Drum mode
(hardware layer). This mode has been assigned to offer VirtualDJ Sampler controls.
ACTIONPADS 1 to 64Trigger the Sample 1 to 64 of the selected VirtualDJ Sampler Bank. The RGB leds of the Pads will get the assigned Sample color and will blink when playing.CLIP STOPSelect the previous available Sampler Bank.SOLOSelect the next available Sampler Bank.MUTESelect the On/Off Sampler Trigger mode.REC ARMSelect the Hold Sampler Trigger mode.SELECTSelect the Stutter Sampler Trigger mode.DRUMSelect the Un-Mute Sampler Trigger mode.
Hold SHIFT and use to toggle between Pads and Drum modesNOTEUnassigned. Hold SHIFT and use to toggle between Pads and Note modesSTOP ALL CLIPSStop all currently playing Samples.FADER 9Adjust the Master Output Volume of VirtualDJ Sampler.
down and then press the NOTE
button to get the Note mode
. Repeat the key combination to return to the default Pads mode. This hardware layer offers additional MIDI buttons which are left unassigned for custom purposes.
See how to assign a VDJ script action to these buttons. https://www.virtualdj.com/manuals/virtualdj/settings/controllers.html#custom%20mapping
Note that the leds in this mode cannot be changed (hardware controlled) and will automatically get orange/red color for off state (unpressed) and green when pressed.
The buttons and faders MIDI keys of this mode are offered from an additional MIDIIN device. Custom Mapping of MIDIIN device in VirtualDJ
This MIDIIN sub-device can be set to Ignore in VirtualDJ in case you need to use it with a different software (e.g. another DAW or DMX) MIDIIN device disabled in VirtualDJ
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