The Akai APC Key 25 is a compact and versatile DJ and software controller that provides seamless integration with Ableton Live via USB. Featuring 40 backlit performance pads for sampling looping and custom programming the APC Key provides advanced control whilst the 25 key velocity sensitive keyboard allows simplistic melody and rhythm creation. Due to the compact and robust construction the APC Key 25 is the ultimate controller for producers on the go as it can fit in most backpacks and is powered through USB.
Velocity Sensitive Keyboard Designed for the performing musician or the conventional composer APC Key 25 is the first Ableton Live controller from Akai Professional that is equipped with a high-performance keyboard. Uniting the power of a clip-launching panel with a keyboard interface APC Key 25 couples real-time control of Ableton Live with traditional composition tools: create melodies compose bass lines and play chords with 25 synth-action mini keys. Plus dedicated buttons for Octave Up Octave Down and Sustain expand the expressive capabilities of the keyboard enabling you to tap into the full melodic range and perform with classic piano-style sustain. 40 Pad Clip-Launch Grid APC Key 25 features a 5×8 multi-colour clip-launching grid thats built for dexterous exploration: launch clips and create or perform your song from the ground up using 40 responsive triggers. Tri-colour lighting provides visual feedback and displays three clip statuses (loaded playing and recording) so you can intelligently perform without looking at your computer. Plus you can use the Shift button and directional arrows to manipulate the scope of the 5×8 grid. Ableton Integration & Custom Mapping The Akia APC Key 25 comes pre-mapped to Ableton Live for an instant performance and production setup. When APC Key 25 is plugged into your computer its hardware controls correspond 1 to 1 with Ableton Lives interface meaning no additional configuring is required. For APC veterans all of APC Key 25s controls can be re-assigned on the fly for customized setups that change with your performance or production style. Plus APC Key 25 can also be used as a general MIDI controller to manipulate other software applications such as virtual instruments plugins and DAWs. Features Ableton Live controller with built-in performance keyboard Seamlessly integrates 1 to 1 with Ableton Live Clip-launch matrix with tri-color lighting displays current clip status 25 synth-action mini keys 8 assignable knobs map to Ableton Live and control volume sends and more Shift button and directional arrows manipulate the scope of the grid Dedicated Octave Up Octave Down and Sustain buttons USB-powered and plug-and-play setup for Mac and PC Includes production package with: Ableton Live Lite Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech SONiVOX Twist and Toolroom artist launch packs (downloads) Specifications Number of Keys: 25 x Velocity Sensitive Keys Octave Range: 10 x Octaves (Up/Down Buttons) Pad Buttons: 40 x Backlit Clip-Launch Bottons (8×5 Matrix) Knobs: 8 x 270° Knobs (4 Modes) Inputs/Outputs: 1 x USB Port Power: USB-Bus Powered Height: 1.6″ / 4.1cm Width: 12.25″ / 31.1cm Depth: 7.6″ / 19.3cm Weight: 0.76 Kg System Requirements Mac Operating System: MAC OS X 10.5 or later Processor: Intel RAM: 2GB Connection: 1 x USB PC Operating System: Windows XP Vista 7 and 8 Processor: Multi-Core RAM: 2GB Connection: 1 x USB Akai Keyboards-and-Pianos ZNA
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Akai APC Key 25 USB Ableton Live Controller