Versatile and portable USB MIDI keyboard. The Akai APC Key 25 is a compact and versatile DJ and software controller that provides seamless integration with Ableton Live via USB.
Featuring 40 backlit performance pads for sampling, looping and custom programming the APC Key provides advanced control whilst the 25 key velocity sensitive keyboard allows simplistic melody and rhythm creation. Due to the compact and robust construction the APC Key 25 is the ultimate controller for producers on the go as it can fit in most backpacks and is powered through USB.
Special Offer: Akai and Sample Tools by Cr2 have linked up to offer customers who buy this product, two FREE sample packs. Included in this offer are the "Platinum Producer: Urban" and "Platinum Producer: Electronic and Dance" sample packs, which also include Ableton Live project templates. This offer ends May 3rd 2020, so grab yours while you can!
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Akai have teamed up with Sample Tools by Cr2 to provide users who purchase the Akai APC Key 25, two exclusive sample packs (including Ableton Live project templates) to expand your sound library. The two packs are taken from the critically acclaimed Platinum Producer Series. The sample packs span everything from hard-hitting one shots to melodic loops and other powerful sounds.
The two packs included are comprised of "Platinum Producer: Urban" and "Platinum Producer: Electronic and Dance". This sample pack duo is perfect for any modern music producer, providing a wide range of sounds including drums, bass, synths, FX and everything in between. The sample packs are included with this product up until May 3rd 2020, so grab your FREE reward while it lasts!
Designed for the performing musician or the conventional composer, APC Key 25 is the first Ableton Live controller from Akai Professional that is equipped with a high-performance keyboard. Uniting the power of a clip-launching panel with a keyboard interface, APC Key 25 couples real-time control of Ableton Live with traditional composition tools: create melodies, compose bass lines, and play chords with 25 synth-action mini keys. Plus, dedicated buttons for Octave Up, Octave Down, and Sustain expand the expressive capabilities of the keyboard, enabling you to tap into the full melodic range and perform with classic piano-style sustain.
APC Key 25 features a 5x8 multi-colour 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. Tri-colour lighting provides visual feedback and displays three clip statuses (loaded, playing, and recording) so you can intelligently perform without looking at your computer. Plus, you can use the Shift button and directional arrows to manipulate the scope of the 5x8 grid.
The Akia APC Key 25 comes pre-mapped to Ableton Live for an instant 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 meaning no additional configuring is required. For APC veterans, all of APC Key 25's controls can be re-assigned on the fly for customized setups that change with your performance or production style. Plus, APC Key 25 can also be used as a general MIDI controller to manipulate other software applications such as virtual instruments, plugins, and DAWs.