The APC Key 25 Mk2 elevates your sound! A versatile and compact MIDI keyboard controller, the APC Key 25 Mk2 seamlessly delivers the power to perform and create anywhere, for the perfect combination of clip launching and composing in Ableton Live. Bring your original melodies, chord structures and layered harmonic ideas to life with APC Key 25.
Akai APC Key 25 MK2 Ableton Live Keyboard Features
- 5x8 Pad Grid Matrix Featuring 40 RGB-backlit Pads
- 25-Key Gen 2 Dynamic Keybed
- 8 Assignable Endless 360 Rotary Knobs
- Dedicated Scene Launch Buttons
- 4 Directional Arrows to Navigate Clip Matrix
- Includes Ableton Live Lite Music Production Software (Mac/PC)
40 Brilliant RGB-Backlit Pads:
APC Key 25 Mk2 features 40 new RGB-backlit pads for a brilliant and precise representation of your Ableton Live session clips. Whether in the studio or on stage, the scrollable RGB-enabled pad matrix will boldly shine through. In the heart of your most creative moment, launch and activate loops, instruments, vocals, and more with confidence.
Launch An Immersive Music-Creation Experience:
APC Key 25 allows you to trigger individual loops, samples, and melodies or entire Scenes for the most imaginative and inspirational music creation performances. 40 RGB-backlit pads on a customizable 5x8 grid accurately reflect clips from your Ableton Live Session and are always in reach for the ultimate navigational experience, even with large sessions.
Your Melodic Performance:
The APC Key 25 authentically brings out your melodic ideas. Dive into Ableton’s powerful instruments and express your music on your own terms. Create your own bass lines with AIR Technology’s Hybrid 3, and layer dynamic piano sounds with the Mini Grand Virtual Instrument. Combined with Ableton's Scene and Clip launching workflow, APC Key 25 allows you to add original performances to your tracks.
Gen 2 Keybed - Performance and Feel:
APC Key 25 features 25 keys with the Gen 2 Dynamic Keybed for melodic and harmonic music creation. Play your own chords, arpeggios, solos, and soundscapes with the incredibly versatile keys. Use the Octave Up/Down buttons for expanded note range. The dedicated Sustain button adds space and dimension to your playing, ensuring the APC Key 25 is ready for any musical moment.
A More Powerful Ableton Experience:
Enjoy serious hands-on control for a powerfully creative Ableton Live experience. APC Key 25 features 8 endless 360-knobs to adjust volume, pan, insert effect sends and more for smooth, intuitive control of your sessions. Tweak reverbs, sweep filters, or write automation that will bring your music to life. Shape your sounds instantly using the assignable endless 360-knob controls.
Precise Intuitive Control:
Create your own distinct sounds with ease. With Device Mode, the APC Key 25 knobs are automatically mapped to the eight Macro Controls of Ableton Live’s selected device. Control multiple parameters with one knob to generate totally innovative sounds. Get more hands-on control with Soft Keys for easy access to Solo, Mute, Stop and Record arm functions.
Launch With Ableton Live Lite:
APC Key 25 includes Ableton Live Lite software. Start creating and making music with this powerful clip launching DAW packed with instruments, mixing effects, samples, and the ability to record and mix audio and MIDI. Ableton Live Lite offers all the tools to transform your musical ideas into exciting songs and performances.
Elevate Your Sound with Air:
Elevate your sound with the included virtual instrument pack from award-winning sound design company AIR Music Technology. In addition to Ableton Live Lite, APC Key 25 also includes multiple world-class plugin instruments including Hybrid 3 — a powerful polyphonic analog synth, Mini Grand — an acoustic piano instrument, and Velvet — a vintage electric piano instrument.
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