Akai Professional AFX - Frequently Asked Questions

The Akai Professional AFX allows DJs to unlock the creative potential of Serato DJ, enhancing control and workflow. In this article, we answer some of your frequently asked questions about he AFX.


What is the Akai AFX?

The Akai AFX is a 4 Deck complimentary control surface for Serato DJ. The AFX will give you contol over effects, Cues, Loops, Slicer, Samples, Flip Mode, as well as deck transport controls. The AFX is a great addition to but not limited to the NS7, NS6, V7, or DVS setup. 


What software can I use the Akai AFX with?

The Akai AFX is a generic USB MIDI control surface, and can be used with any DJ or audio production software that supports MIDI mapping.


What is included with my Akai AFX purchase?

The Akai AMX includes a complementary license code for Serato DJ's new "Flip" plugin, as well as the Back Pack FX Expansion Pack. Click here to learn more about Serato DJ's Flip Plugin.


How many Akai AFX controllers can I use at one time?

Although a single Akai AFX control surface will control 4 decks you can use up to 4 Akai AFX control surfaces per instance of Serato DJ.


Can I run Serato DJ with just the Akai AFX control surface?

No. The Akai AFX control surface requires a Serato DJ approved Mixer, Interface, or Controller to unlock multiple deck functionality. Click here to see a full list of approved Serato DJ hardware. 


Are the drum pads on the Akai AFX velocity sensitive?

Yes. The drum pads on the Akai AFX are velocity sensitive pads, that are based on Akai MPC technology. 


What version of Serato DJ is required for use with the Akai AFX?

The Akai AFX requires Serato DJ version 1.7, and higher. 


When will the Akai AFX be available for purchase?

The Akai AFX will be available for purchase in the Fall of 2014.


Where can I learn more about the Akai Professional AFX?

To learn more about the Akai AFX control surface for Serato DJ check out: http://www.akaipro.com/product/afx