Akai APC40 with Cubase 7.5

I’m about to move to Cubase again after many years of working with other DAWS. In the long term I hope to get an advanced hardware controller to help me with automation, but in the short term was hoping I could use my Akai APC40. Has anyone had experience with this?

Things on the top of my list to automate are volume, panning, and virtual instrument modulation.