AKAI APC Key 25 Ableton Live Pad Controller with Keyboard
Akai brings you the APC Key 25 Ableton Live Pad Controller with Keyboard. This monster features a 5×8 multicolor clip-launching grid that’s built for dexterous exploration: launch clips and create or perform your song from the ground up using 40 responsive triggers. Get the visual feedback you need with Tri-color lighting that also displays three clip statuses—loaded, playing, and recording. Now you are able to intelligently perform without looking at your computer. The 5 x 8 grid can be manipulated by arrow buttons and the Shift key.
APC Key 25 Ableton Live Pad Controller comes to you fully loaded. This controller features 8 control knobs set next to the clip-launching grid. This lay out makes tweaking simple. Change knob functionality with the dedicated buttons for volume, pan, sends, and device control: fade clips in and out of the mix; pan instruments to the left, right, or center; raise the level of reverb or other effects to create fluid transitions; open and close filters for lush sweeps; and much more. Additionally, each knob is completely assignable for flexible mixing and mapping options.
APC Key 25 Ableton Live Pad Controller comes pre-mapped to Live. Get up and running instantly for performance and production setup. When APC Key 25 is plugged into your computer, its hardware controls correspond 1 to 1 with Ableton Live’s interface. It’s jjust that simple, no configuing needed! For APC veterans, all of APC Key 25’s controls can be re-assigned on the fly to create a custom set up for each of your performances or productions. Plus, APC Key 25 Ableton Live Pad Controller can also be used as a general MIDI controller to manipulate other software applications such as virtual instruments, plugins, and DAWs.
APC Key 25 is powered over USB and supports plug-and-play connectivity; no power adapter or drivers needed. This allows for easy transport. Take in on the road to any gig! APC Key 25 Ableton Live Pad Controller also offers a smaller footprint than its APC counterparts, enabling musicians to use APC Key 25 alongside effects controllers and other APCs.
APC Key 25 Ableton Live Pad Controller COMES WITH Production Content
APC Key 25 Ableton Live Pad Controller arrives stocked with Ableton Live, two high-def virtual synthesizers, and tons of pro samples and loops. Take it out of the box and get creating. Ableton Live Lite enables musicians and producers to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise, and edit musical ideas in a fluid audio/MIDI environment. Hybrid 3, by AIR Music Tech, is a high-definition synthesizer for electronic musicians, DJs, sound designers, and music producers who love to get their hands dirty. Create anything from fat, retro synth sounds to edgy, modern leads and everything in between. SONiVOX Twist is a spectral morphing synthesis virtual instrument. Comprised of a dynamic interface, an advanced pattern generator, and onboard effects, Twist lets you create serious sounds using simple controls. Toolroom Records artist launch packs bring you the coveted sounds of electronic music with a premium collection of sample packs, produced exclusively for Akai Professional. Produce, compose, and remix with professional sounds curated by the world’s premier electronic music label.
- 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
- Production package included: Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist, and Toolroom artist launch packs (downloads)
APC Key 25 Ableton Live Pad Controller System Requirements:
- Macintosh: Intel® Mac with Mac OS X 10.5 or later
- Windows: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8; multicore processor; 2 GB RAM; Windows compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended), QuickTime recommended
- Available USB Port