Akai APC Mini USB Ableton Live Controller

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  • Compact 64 Pad Tri-Colour Clip Matrix
  • 8 Channel Faders and 1 Master Fader
  • Lightweight and Portable Construction
  • USB Powered
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite

Akai APC Mini USB Ableton Live Controller

The Akai APC mini is the most portable all-in-one Ableton controller solution with Akai Pro build quality. Engineered for the mobile musician or producer, APC mini concentrates the essential features of the APC40 mkII into a space-saving design. Featuring 64 backlit pads, 8 channel faders with adjustable modes, master track fader, USB power and Ableton Live Lite software the APC Mini is all you need to plug in and start creating your own tracks.

Special Offer: Until 31st December 2018, free with purchase of this Akai Professional MIDI Controller comes an exclusive Ableton-ready sample pack from CR2. Discover the Essential Collection sample pack today!

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Free Essential Collection by CR2

The Essential Collection, designed by industry-leading sound designers CR2, is exclusive to Akai. Providing beginners and advanced producers alike with the highest quality samples, presets, songstarters and templates within Ableton (Lite, Standard, Suite and Drum Rack versions).

This pack features eight drum racks, six audio fx racks, eight groovy MIDI drum clips and eight already professionally mixed drum loops! With a staggering 128 one shot samples spanning kick, bass, cymbal, snare and more, as well as 40 melodic, bass, vocal and ambient loops, this pack expands your sonic arsenal like no other.

Akai APC

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.

Multicolour Grid

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.


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.

USB Power and Class Compliant

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.

Included Software

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

System Requirements

  • 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