AKAI APC Mini Ableton Live Pad Controller
AKAI APC Mini Ableton Live Pad Controller Carries on The APC Legacy
Back in 2009, Akai Professional collaborated with the creators of Ableton Live, a powerful music performance and production software environment, and introduced the original Ableton Performance Controller—APC40. The instrument raised the standards of controller design, revolutionized hardware and software integration, and proved to be an essential performance tool for Ableton Live users everywhere. Now, several years later, Akai has built on this partnership with user feedback. The results are three new APCs—APC40 mkII, APC Key 25, and AKAI APC Mini Ableton Live Pad Controller.
dynamite Come In Small Packages…like the AKAI APC Mini Ableton Live Pad Controller
Little in size, but large in power, versatility and creativity. AKAI APC Mini Ableton Live Pad Controller is a super portable, all-encompassing solution. Let’s not forget the Akai Pro build quality. Akai had mobile musicians and desktop producers in mind in when they created the APC Mini. Drop this controller into your backpack and hit the road. Create your music live, anywhere.
Get On The Grid
AKAI APC Mini Ableton Live Pad Controller bring you an 8×8 multicolor clip-launching grid to give you that intuitive experience. 64 trigger allow you to create or perform your song from the ground up. Get the visual experience you need with tri-color lighting that displays 3 statuses. You can even use arrow buttons and the shift key to move the grid.
AKAI APC Mini Ableton Live Pad Controller Fade In, Fade Out
Nine channel faders allow you to mix with an all-new reinforced fader design. Users can change channel-fader 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 fader is completely assignable for flexible mixing and mapping options.
AKAI APC Mini Ableton Live Pad Controller Offers Seamless Integration
AKAI APC Mini Ableton Live Pad Controller comes pre-mapped to Live to get you up and running in a snap. When APC mini is plugged into your computer, its hardware controls correspond 1 to 1 with Ableton Live’s interface. For APC veterans, all of APC mini’s controls can be re-assigned on the fly for customized setups that change with your performance or production style. Whether you are an electronic music artist and Live is your canvas, a DJ using Live for performance and real-time mixing, or a more traditional musician using Live on stage or in the studio, you will find the APC mini to be the intuitive, powerful instrument that directly links your inspiration with Ableton Live.
AKAI APC Mini Ableton Live Pad Controller USB Power & Class Compliance
For maximum portability, APC mini is powered over USB and supports plug-and-play connectivity. APC mini also offers a smaller footprint than its APC counterparts, enabling musicians to use APC mini alongside effects controllers and other devices. Users can even run multiple APC minis in parallel for more versatility.
AKAI APC Mini Ableton Live Pad Controller InCLUDEs PRODUCTION CONTENT
AKAI APC Mini Ableton Live Pad Controller comes packed with a version of Ableton Live, a high-definition virtual synthesizer, and professional samples and loops for immediate out-of-the-box music creation. 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 virtual 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. 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 Lite is a trademark of Ableton AG. Akai Professional and AIR Music Technology are registered trademarks of inMusic Brands Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries.
AKAI APC Mini Ableton Live Pad Controller Features:
- Ultra-portable all-in-one Ableton Live controller
- Seamlessly integrates 1 to 1 with Ableton Live
- 8×8 clip matrix with tri-color lighting displays current clip status
- 8 assignable faders + 1 master fader
- Shift button and directional arrows manipulate the scope of the grid
- USB-powered and plug-and-play setup for Mac and PC
- Compact, durable design for mobile performers and producers
- Production package included: Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, and Toolroom artist launch packs (downloads)
AKAI APC Mini 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