Akai APC Key 25 MK2 Portable All-In-One Ableton Controller

The new APC Key 25 Mk2 is a versatile and compact MIDI keyboard controller that seamlessly delivers the power to perform and create anywhere! It’s the perfect combination for clip launching and composing in Ableton Live. Bring your original ideas to life with APC Key 25.

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Akai APC Key 25 MK2 Portable All-In-One Ableton Controller

The new Akai APC Key 25 Mk2 is a versatile and compact MIDI keyboard controller that seamlessly delivers the power to perform and create anywhere. In fact, it is perfect for combining clip launching and composing in Ableton Live. Bring your original melodies, chord structures and layered harmonic ideas to life with APC Key 25 Mk2.

APC Key 25 MK2’s 40 Brilliant RGB-Backlit Pads

Specifically, APC Key 25 Mk2 features 40 new RGB-backlit pads for a brilliant and precise representation of your Ableton Live session clips. Whether in the studio or on stage, the scrollable RGB-enabled pad matrix will boldly shine through. Consequently, when you are in the heart of your most creative moment, you can launch and activate loops, instruments, vocals, and much more with confidence.

Launch An Immersive Music-Creation Experience

APC Key 25 Mk2 allows you to trigger individual loops, samples, and melodies or entire Scenes for the most imaginative and inspirational music creation performances. Furthermore, the 40 RGB-backlit pads on a customizable 5×8 grid accurately reflect clips from your Ableton Live Session and are always within reach for the ultimate navigational experience, even with large sessions.

Your Melodic Performance

The APC Key 25 Mk2 authentically brings out your melodic ideas. Dive into Ableton’s powerful instruments and express your music on your own terms. Afterwards, create your own bass lines with AIR Technology’s Hybrid 3, and layer dynamic piano sounds with the Mini Grand Virtual Instrument. Combined with Ableton’s Scene and Clip launching workflow, APC Key 25 Mk2 allows you to add original performances to your tracks.

GEN 2 Keybed – Performance and Feel

Equally important, the APC Key 25 Mk2 features 25 keys with the Gen 2 Dynamic Keybed. Thereafter, play your own chords, arpeggios, solos, and soundscapes with the incredibly versatile keys. Use the Octave Up/Down buttons for an expanded note range. Also, the dedicated Sustain button adds space and dimension to your playing. This ensures the APC Key 25 Mk2 is ready for any musical moment.

A More Powerful Ableton Experience

Enjoy serious hands-on control for a powerfully creative Ableton Live experience. In fact, APC Key 25 Mk2 features 8 endless 360 knobs to adjust volume, pan and more for smooth sessions. Tweak reverbs, sweep filters, or write automation that will bring your music to life. Shape your sounds instantly using the assignable endless 360-knob controls.

APC Key 25 MK2’s Precise Intuitive Control

Furthermore, create your own distinct sounds with ease. With Device Mode, the knobs are automatically mapped to the eight Macro Controls of Ableton Live’s selected device. Control multiple parameters with one knob to generate totally innovative sounds. Get more hands-on control with Soft Keys for easy access to Solo, Mute, Stop and Record arm functions.

Launch With Ableton Live Lite

What’s more, APC Key 25 Mk2 includes Ableton Live Lite software. By all means, start creating and making music with this powerful clip-launching DAW. It’s packed with instruments, mixing effects, samples, and the ability to record and mix audio and MIDI. Ableton Live Lite offers all the tools to transform your musical ideas into exciting songs and performances.

Elevate Your Sound With AIR

All in all, elevate your sound with the included virtual instrument pack from award-winning sound design company AIR Music Technology. In addition to Ableton Live Lite, APC Key 25 Mk2 also includes multiple world-class plugin instruments. This includes Hybrid 3, Mini Grand and Velvet.

APC Key 25 MK2 Highlights:

  • 5 x 8 Pad Grid Matrix Featuring 40 RGB-backlit Pads
  • 25-Key Gen 2 Dynamic Keybed
  • 8 Assignable Endless 360 Rotary Knobs
  • 5×8 Pad Grid Matrix Featuring 40 RGB-backlit Pads
  • 25-Key Gen 2 Dynamic Keybed
  • 8 Assignable Endless 360 Rotary Knobs
  • Dedicated Scene Launch Buttons
  • 4 Directional Arrows to Navigate Clip Matrix
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite Music Production Software (Mac/PC)

Note Keys: 25 velocity-sensitive keys; 10-octave range with octave up/down buttons
Clip Buttons: 40 RGB backlit clip-launch buttons in 8×5 matrix Knobs 8 360º knobs with 4 modes
Inputs / Outputs: 1 USB port
Power: USB-bus-powered
Dimensions: 315 x 193 x 47 mm
Weight: 0.9 kg

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