Akai Professional APC64
- 8x8 clip launching and note performance matrix
- Velocity-sensitive RGB-enabled pads with poly aftertouch
- 8 Assignable touch strip faders for mixer, effects, and device controls
- Internal 8-track, 32-step sequencer for real-time performing with or without a computer
- Note and Drum modes for creative pad performance
- Custom mode with Software Editor for full user configuration
- 3 1/8 MIDI ports to connect keyboards and desktop synths
- 8 CV/Gate output ports to control external modular devices
- Includes Ableton Live Lite 11 production software
APC64, the cutting-edge Ableton Live controller, offers unparalleled control and performance capabilities. With its 64 RGB velocity-sensitive pads featuring poly-aftertouch, eight customizable touch strips, a groundbreaking internal step sequencer, and more, APC64 represents the future of hardware control for Ableton Live.
Comprehensive Mastery of Ableton Live
APC64 empowers musicians and live performers with comprehensive control over Ableton Live. Its 8x8 pad matrix boasts 64 velocity-sensitive RGB pads, ideal for launching clips and much more, even in low-light studios or on brightly lit stages. Enhance your performances with the versatility of 8 fully assignable Touch Strip controllers. You can easily manipulate parameters like vibrato, modulation, filter cutoff, and more on-the-fly, adjusting volume or effects sends seamlessly to shape your mix while staying informed with the color screen displaying crucial information about your controls and levels.
Powerful production and performance features
APC64 stands as a potent tool for music composition. Unlock your creative potential by crafting unique melodies and chord progressions using Notes and Chords modes, which transform the 8x8 pad matrix into a dynamic musical canvas. When seeking inspiration, experiment with the Probability or Mutate features to steer your music in unexpected directions, and instantly capture your results using the internal 8-track, 32-step sequencer
Effortlessly Navigate Ableton Live
Unlock the full potential of Ableton Live with intuitive hardware workflows tailored for seamless DAW control. Beyond the scene launch buttons, APC64 boasts dedicated transport controls for Play, Stop, and Record functions. You can effortlessly arm tracks, fine-tune volume levels, adjust send effects, or pan your sound with precision using the panning controls. Accelerate your workflow by accessing Ableton Live's functions through the backlit mode buttons, saving you time and fueling your creative inspiration. Delve deeper into Live's array of devices with hands-on control over instruments, effects, processors, and more.
Standalone sequencer and external hardware control
Creativity often strikes outside the confines of your computer, and APC64 is ready to facilitate standalone, DAW-independent functionality. Power APC64 through USB and establish connections with your preferred MIDI/CV hardware, including synths, Eurorack modules, keyboards, drum machines, and more. APC 64 offers eight CV/Gate outputs and one MIDI input along with two MIDI output ports (via mini TRS jacks). The standalone Step Sequencer empowers you with up to eight tracks, each with 32 steps and 16-note polyphony, complemented by continuous control through the eight touch strips. Customize your own layout using the provided APC Project Editor Software to personalize and store presets for quick recall.
Comprehensive Suite of Plug-in Instruments and Effects
APC 64 arrives equipped with a selection of Air instruments and Sonivox VST/AU plug-ins, encompassing classic keyboards, synths, reverb, vocal processing, and vintage effects, enhancing your DAW's standard plug-in offerings. This impressive collection includes Air Instruments Tubesynth, Electric, Ether, Vocal Tuner, Half Speed, Flavor, and Sonivox Essential Keyboard Collection. Additionally, you'll have access to 1GB of loops and drum samples from Sampletools by CR2 Records.
Comes with Ableton Live Lite
Included in the package is Ableton Live Lite, the preeminent DAW renowned for composition, live looping, and live performance. Based on two distinct modes, Session View and Arrange View, Ableton Live facilitates both improvisational creativity and structured arrangement within a seamlessly integrated workflow. Ableton Live is brimming with instruments spanning various styles and genres, and it offers room for expansion through an extensive array of packs, instruments, and sounds. DrumRack, an influential tool for handling samples, becomes easily navigable with control over individual pads, quadrants, and more. You can sample and edit your sounds effortlessly, allowing for the creation of your custom kits.
- Graphical full color LCD
- 8 1/8 (3.5 mm) CV/Gate
- 2 1/8 (3.5 mm) MIDI Output
- 1 1/8 (3.5 mm) MIDI Input
Dimensions (width x depth x height)
- 10.7 x 14.6 x 1.4
- 272 x 371 x 34.5 mm
- 3.5 lb/1.6 kg
- Ableton Live control requires Live 11 or higher