Akai APC Key 25
The brand new APC Key 25 is the first controller that has been designed for Ableton Live that comes with a built-in high-performance keyboard. Uniting the power of a clip-launching panel with a keyboard interface, the APC Key 25 couples real-time control of Ableton Live with traditional composition tools. The controller includes 25 synth-action mini keys, a 5x8 clip-launch matrix with tri-colour visual feedback, 8 control knobs, USB power, and plug-and-play connectivity. The APC Key 25 comes mapped to Ableton, but can also be used as an all-purpose MIDI controller.
APC Key 25 Features:
- Ableton Live controller with keyboard-25 synth-action mini keys
- Tri-color clip matrix-launches clips and multicolour lighting displays clip status
- 8 assignable control knobs-hands-on-control of any Ableton Live parameter
- Octave Up, Octave Down, and Sustain-expands keyboard range and expression
- Music production content-Toolroom artist launch packs, Hybrid 3 by AIR
- Music Tech & SONiVOX Twist
This is a great tool for getting going in the live production side of things. I had to buy a new keyboard quickly as my old Oxygen 49 started to freeze it's MIDI Data. So far I've loved every minute of getting back into producing with alive setup. That's how I first started. I might buy another one of these soon.
Great piece of kit. May buy another soon. Very easy to learn and get to grips with. Only thing i suggest is to make sure you are connected to the internet when you install and register the Hybrid Software. This crashed Ableton live and now Ableton won't let the plugin load due to the crashed report. Ableton blocks the plugin.