Akai APC Key 25 Mk2
- 5x8 pad grid matrix with 40 RGB-backlit pad
- 25-note Gen 2 dynamic keybed for optimised expression
- Eight assignable endless 360 rotary knobs – control parameters, automation, volume and more
- Dedicated ‘Scene Launch’ buttons
- Four directional arrows to navigate clip matrix
- Soft Keys for Solo, Mute, Stop and Record arm functions
- Complete with Ableton Live Lite music software
- Three powerful VST instruments from award-winning AIR Music Technology:
- Hybrid 3 – a powerful polyphonic analog synthesizer
- Mini Grand – acoustic piano with seven different piano sounds
- Velvet – a vintage electric piano instrument with models of classic models from the 60s and 70s
- Compact, USB-bus powered design
- 10-octave range with octave up/down buttons
Enhanced Integration with Ableton Live - Advanced 5x8 Pad Grid and Dedicated Controls
Building upon the achievements of the original APC Key, the MKII version introduces an upgraded 5x8 matrix pad with vibrant RGB backlit pads. With a total of 40 onboard pads and a customizable grid, it offers comprehensive integration with Ableton Live, facilitating seamless navigation through clips and sounds, regardless of the complexity of your session. Effortlessly move between clips within the matrix using the dedicated directional arrow buttons.
Whether you're in the studio or on stage, the APC Key MKII equips you with all the tools necessary to craft captivating songs and performances, including dedicated 'Scene' launch buttons. In 'Device Mode,' the APC Key intelligently maps its eight encoders to the eight macro controls of the selected Ableton Live device. This enables precise control over multiple parameters with a single knob, simplifying the creation of unique and layered sounds. Dive even deeper into hands-on control with 'Soft Keys' for functions like Solo, Mute, Stop, and Record arm.
Elevated Expression with Gen 2 Keybed and Infinite Encoders
The newly improved keybed (Gen 2) has been finely tuned to capture every nuance of your performance, delivering maximum expression and exceptional articulation. From crafting loops to composing entire songs, the APC Key MKIII provides all the essentials to help you achieve your musical goals. Complementing the keybed are eight rotary knobs with "endless" encoders, allowing you to effortlessly fine-tune parameters. This is particularly useful for controlling automation, adjusting volume, shaping filters, and handling various other parameters. Simply assign any encoder to a parameter in your music software and adjust your settings without any limitations.
Comes Complete with Ableton Live Lite and VST Instrument Collection
Start your music-making journey right away with the inclusion of Ableton Live Lite—a condensed version of the renowned software that offers everything necessary to bring your musical ideas to life. Packed with instruments, sounds, samples, and potent effects, Ableton Live Lite equips you with all the essential tools.
As if that weren't enough, Akai Professional has partnered with AIR Music Technology to provide an array of top-notch plugin instruments. Among them is Hybrid 3, a formidable polyphonic analog synthesizer virtual instrument boasting over 1200 built-in sounds and three 'high-definition' oscillators, alongside dual filtering and saturation modes. Additionally, Mini Grand faithfully replicates the sound of acoustic pianos with seven distinct piano tones and includes room simulation and re-pedalling technology to emulate string resonance. Lastly, Velvet is a virtual electric piano featuring five iconic electric piano sounds from the 60s and 70s.
- Note Keys: 25 velocity-sensitive keys; 10-octave range with octave up/down buttons
- Clip Buttons: 40 RGB backlit clip-launch buttons in 8x5 matrix
- Knobs: 8 x 360º knobs with 4 modes
- Inputs / Outputs: 1 USB port
- Power: USB-bus-powered
- Dimensions (WxDxH): 12.4” x 7.6” x 1.9” 315 x 193 x 47 mm
- Weight: 0.9 kg (2.1 lbs.)