Akai Announces AFX & AMX Serato DJ Controllers

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Akai Professional has announced the AFX and AMX, a pair of versatile USB controllers for Serato DJ users of all kinds.

The AFX features an intuitive array of knobs, pads, and buttons for advanced track manipulation, with ten pad modes enabling DJs to trigger samples, hot-cues, slicing, and more from 8 velocity-sensitive, backlit pads. Its FX knobs are touch-activated and provide sound sculpting with a twist, as its Touch mode allows each knob to respond with a turn, tap, or both.

The unit is also the first official Serato Accessory to include exclusive controls for the new Serato Flip Expansion Pack, allowing users to record their Cue Point and Censor Actions for looping and triggering. Additionally, voucher codes for the Serato Flip and Back Pack FX Expansion Packs are bundled with the AFX.

The AMX is a plug-and-play mixing control surface with inputs for Serato NoiseMap control signals. The unit unlocks the full version of Serato DJ, and features a 24-bit, 96kHz audio interface for sending the mix to a speaker system with studio-grade quality. The unit is equipped with gain, EQ, and Filter knobs, as well as two line faders and a mini innoFADERcrossfader, ideal for use as a central hub for a DJ setup utilizing Serato’s NoiseMap (DVS). Additionally, the AMX is the first interface to take advantage of Serato’s DVS Expansion Pack.

The full product details for each controller are below.

AFX Highlights:

Expands audio command control of Serato DJ; FX, loops, cue points and more

Serato Flip-capable

Includes Serato Flip and Back Pack FX Expansion Packs, a $49 value

4 decks of control over a single USB connection

9 touch-activated knobs for groundbreaking effects tweaking and EQ kills

8 velocity-sensitive, backlit pads with RGB feedback

10 pad modes for triggering hot cues, loops and slices

Powered by a single USB connection

AMX Highlights:

Mixing surface with 24-bit/96 kHz audio interface for Serato DJ

Plug and play with Serato DJ (included) – no upgrade purchase required

2 sets of phono/line inputs for Serato DJ timecode signals such as DVS & HID (DVS

Expansion Pack sold separately)

9 touch-activated knobs for cutting-edge EQ kills and Filter sweeps

Pro-grade, adjustable mini innoFADERTM crossfader

Powered by a single USB connection

Both the AFX and AMX will be on display at Atlantic City’s DJ Expo at the Trump Taj Mahal from August 12-14. For more information, go to AkaiPro.com.

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