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64 pad Ableton Live controller
The Akai APC mini comes after five years of user feedback led development building upon the original Akai Ableton Performance Controller - the APC40. APC mini is far more portable and is engineered specifically for the mobile or desktop musician/producer. Make music with Ableton Live, anywhere.
Free MPC Beats Software
Bring the iconic MPC work format and sounds to your computer, for free! Included with this controller, is the new MPC Beats software. With MPC Beats, you’ll find the iconic layout of the 4x4 drum sample grid, sample library browser, which is filled with 2gb of samples from the MPC Expansion packages. Sounds that defined a genre with the original MPC series. MPC Beats can be used as standalone software or a plugin for your DAW, and with a variety of Beat Templates, and a multitude of effects and processors, you can start producing immediately.
APC mini features an expanded 8x8 multicolour clip-launching grid that's built for hands on exploration - launch clips and create or perform your song from the ground up using 64 responsive triggers. Tri-colour lighting provides visual feedback and displays three clip statuses-loaded, playing and recording - so you can intelligently perform without having to look at your computer. You can use the Shift button and directional arrows to manipulate the scope of the 8x8 grid.
Automate, modulate and take control with onboard faders
The APC mini has nine channel faders. You 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 centre; raise the level of reverb or other effects to create fluid transitions; open and close filters for lush sweeps and more. Each fader is completely assignable for flexible mixing and mapping options.
Ableton Live integration
The APC mini is completely pre-mapped to Live for an instant performance and production set-up. When APC mini is plugged into your computer the hardware controls correspond 1 to 1 with Ableton Live's interface no additional configuring is required. For APC veterans, all of APC mini?s controls can be re-assigned on the fly for customised setups that change with your performance or production style. Whether you use Live on stage, for composition or in the studio you'll find the APC mini to be an intuitive, powerful instrument that directly links your inspiration with Ableton Live.
Lightweight, portable and USB powered
The APC mini is powered over USB for maximum portability, making it great for use alongside effects controllers and other devices. You can even run multiple APC minis in parallel for more versatility.
Complete with music software pack
APC mini comes with Ableton Live, a high-definition virtual synthesizer, and professional samples and loops for immediate music creation. Ableton Live Lite enables you 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. 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.
- Ultra-portable all-in-one Ableton Live controller
- Seamlessly integrates 1 to 1 with Ableton Live
- 8x8 clip matrix with tri-colour 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)
- Clip Buttons: 64 x Backlit Clip-Launch Buttons (8x8 Matrix)
- Faders: 8 x 37mm Faders (4 Modes), 1 x 37mm Fader (Master Volume)
- Inputs/Outputs: 1 x USB Port
- Height: 1" / 2.5 cm
- Width: 9.4" / 23.9 cm
- Depth: 7.9" / 20.1 cm
- Weight: 0.69 Kg
- Mac Operating System: Mac OS X 10.5 or Later
- Mac Processor: Intel
- Windows Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7 or 8
- Windows Processor: Multi-Core
- RAM: 2GB
- Connection: 1 x Available USB Port