25-key Controller Keyboard for Ableton Live, with 5 x 8 Clip-launch Matrix, Dedicated Controls, 25 Synth-action keys, and Bundled Software
Akai Professional APC Key 25
Killer Keyboard for Ableton Live
If you enjoy creating music in Ableton Live, the APC Key 25 from Akai is the portable keyboard for you. This 25-key controller keyboard combines 25 great-feeling synth-action keys with the same powerful 5 x 8 clip-launch matrix found on the APC40 MKII. Eight multifunction knobs and a streamlined set of function buttons provide all the additional control you need without wasting a millimeter of space. With USB power and plug-and-play setup, the Akai Professional APC Key 25 controller is the best thing going!
Control with the ease you need
Designed specifically to work with Ableton Live, you will enjoy plug-and-play setup for creation, recording, and shows. Simply plug it into your computer and launch Ableton – whether you’re an experienced electronic musician or a novice to the concept, the compact design, natural workflow, and seamless 1-to-1 integration mean you’ll be making music with Ableton and the APC Key 25 controller in no time.
Playability and inspiration from a controller
Akai designed the APC with 25 synth-action mini keys to open up your creative possibilites within Ableton. The traditional piano-like interface makes using virtual instruments simple – you’ll have a whole new world of sounds and inspiration for your music. Use the 5 x 8 matrix to launch your drum loops, add an effect on-the-fly, or whatever else your heart desires. The tri-color LED backlit buttons keep you organized by communicating everything from an active clip to what scene you’re in. And although tthe 8 knobs auto-map to Ableton to control things such as volume and sends, they are assignable to give you total creative flexibilty.
Perfect portability for producers and performers
The APC Key 25’s compact design makes it perfect for mobile performers and studio producers alike. Set up your scenes and set list at home, throw it in your backpack along with your laptop and you’re ready for the gig. USB power means you’ll never forget a power supply and with the plug-and-play integration you’ll be set up and ready to perform in seconds.
Akai Professional APC Key 25 Compact Keyboard for Ableton Live Features:
- The first compact keyboard controller with APC-style control over Ableton Live
- Provides hands-on control of Ableton Live with visual feedback
- 25 synth-action mini keys let you write music and perform live
- Compact design is ideal for mobile performers and producers
- Includes Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR, SONiVOX Twist, and more
Portability and performance with the Akai APC Key 25
|Number of Keys||25|
|Type of Keys||Non-weighted|
|Hardware Requirements – Mac||Intel Processor|
|Hardware Requirements – PC||Multicore Processor, Windows-compatible Sound Card|
|OS Requirements – Mac||OS X 10.5 or Later|
|OS Requirements – PC||Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 or 8|
|USB||1 x Type B|