Akai AFX FX Controller for Serrato DJ
You'll love this if you're a DJ who wants more control over their Serato DJ system. As a DJ you want to be able to control every part of the Serato system but sometimes you simply don't have enough controls in front of you to get the most out of Serato. The Akai AFX is going to give you that extra level of control for Serato DJ.
The AFX adds over 70 new controls in a small package for you to play with. No matter if you use 2 or 4 decks do not worry this AFX has you covered. You can switch which decks you're controlling at any time meaning you can prepare your effects for deck 2 while deck 1 is playing.
More Control Better Work flow
The less time you have to spend on the actual computer the better in a live scenario. If you can control everything remotely with dedicated hardware not only is it easier but you get a better work flow allowing you to add more elements to your live show.
You can control two different decks at any given time with the AFX. Each channel has 3 selectable and controllable effects with tap tempo and capacitive knobs for momentary control. When you turn on the touch controls you can activate your effects by simply touching the knob meaning one less thing to think about for instant effects. For time based effects you can also turn on quantize which will lock any of your effects to workable tempos.
With the large slider at the top of the AFX you can control a wide range of options. From searching your Serato library to pitch bending effects or master FX control. This versatile control takes what would normally need multiple knob twists and buttons pressed and simplifies it down to a single movement.
Even More Control For Samples, Slicer and More
Ready for even more controls? because that last section only scratched the surface. At the bottom of the AFX you will find 8 small LED backlit drum pads and 5 menu buttons. In this small section you can cue up and record loops, run transport controls, slice up and stutter your audio and even trigger samples.
This little section at the bottom of the AFX is what truly makes this a unique product. Not many other FX controllers can say they give you this much control in this small of a footprint. When combined with the AMX you have an extremely portable yet powerful Serato controller set up that we can only scratch the surface of.
Here's what Akai say about the AFX Controller
Expand your creative performance capability with AFX, a versatile 4-deck FX controller for advanced performance using Serato DJ, a powerful software platform for digital DJ'ing. A single USB connection adds over 70 intuitive controls to your DJ setup including intelligent touch-activated knobs, velocity-sensitive pads and backlit buttons. Trigger samples, assign loops and cue points, tweak Serato effects (known as FX), 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. Read on to see what it can bring to your next live performance using Serato DJ.
Opening New Doors
AFX gives you exhaustive control over the iZotope FX inside Serato DJ. Just plug it in to expand or add controls to any Serato setup. A total of 9 touch-activated knobs unlock all-new FX capabilities - planned or improvised. Assign FX on the fly, tweak their parameters, and layer FX types with tactile, responsive control that incorporates a dramatic "twist"- knobs that react to the human touch. In Touch mode, each knob responds to a twist, a touch, or a combination of both. A rotary-push knob and corresponding backlit LCD screen provides easy parameter adjustment and confirmation. For DJs adding FX controls to a Serato NoiseMAP setup (timecode vinyl), AFX even provides DVS-mode switching, keeping your interaction with the computer trackpad or mouse at a minimum.
Eight velocity-sensitive trigger pads get the ideas in your head to the tips of your fingers. With 10 pad modes, AFX gives you ample freedom to trigger samples, manage loops, assign hot-cues, and slice tracks. With backlit RGB feedback, you will always know which mode you have selected in addition to real-time pad performance feedback. Akai Professional knows pads - the iconic MPC line is a staple for producing electronic music using pad-oriented sample-triggering - and responds to each press, tap, or slam as musically as possible. From the AFX, DJs can construct (or deconstruct) entire performances from the pads, taking creativity to a whole new level.
Do A Forward Flip
AFX has deep integration with Serato DJ's Flip Expansion Pack. Flip allows you to record your cue point and censor actions which can be saved and looped, ready to re-trigger and start in an instant. Use Serato Flip to create and save up to 6 Flips per track, ready for playback in the studio or the club. Flip can be used to create and play back custom song edits ranging from extended intros/outtros, breakdowns, making beats, skipping verses or choruses, and creating clean edits of songs. Even more, AFX includes Serato's Backpack FX Expansion pack to give your sets a boost using a dub collection of analog-style effects - echo's, loopers, filters, and time stretch.