Akai APC Key 25 USB Ableton Live Controller
Akai APC Key 25 USB Ableton Live ControllerDetails
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Now Available – VIP 3.0
The third-generation of the innovative platform, accompanying a wide-range of M-Audio & Akai based MIDI controllers. One of the most prominent enhancements to the system is the is the MIDI Learn functionality, allowing you to map the controls of any VIP-compatible keyboard to VIP’s parameters, allowing you to use the ever-growing library of MIDI controller mapping for added convenience. Pad Chord Progressions are also not included, allowing you to play factory or user defined chord progressions. Key Control modes also allow you to play scales, harmonised chords or chords progressions for added versatility. The VIP 3.0 software allows you to play virtually any VST compatible plug-in and/or effects unit. Another highly useful feature is the VIP Native Plugin Map, allowing 3rd party virtual instrument and effect creators to craft their own plugin maps for optimised VIP integration and improved workflow.
Velocity Sensitive Keyboard
Designed for the performing musician or the conventional composer, APC Key 25 is the first Ableton Live controller from Akai Professional that is equipped with a high-performance keyboard. Uniting the power of a clip-launching panel with a keyboard interface, APC Key 25 couples real-time control of Ableton Live with traditional composition tools: create melodies, compose bass lines, and play chords with 25 synth-action mini keys. Plus, dedicated buttons for Octave Up, Octave Down, and Sustain expand the expressive capabilities of the keyboard, enabling you to tap into the full melodic range and perform with classic piano-style sustain.
40 Pad Clip-Launch Grid
APC Key 25 features a 5x8 multi-colour clip-launching grid that's built for dexterous exploration: launch clips and create or perform your song from the ground up using 40 responsive triggers. Tri-colour lighting provides visual feedback and displays three clip statuses (loaded, playing, and recording) so you can intelligently perform without looking at your computer. Plus, you can use the Shift button and directional arrows to manipulate the scope of the 5x8 grid.
Ableton Integration & Custom Mapping
The Akia APC Key 25 comes pre-mapped to Ableton Live for an instant performance and production setup. When APC Key 25 is plugged into your computer, its hardware controls correspond 1 to 1 with Ableton Live's interface meaning no additional configuring is required. For APC veterans, all of APC Key 25's controls can be re-assigned on the fly for customized setups that change with your performance or production style. Plus, APC Key 25 can also be used as a general MIDI controller to manipulate other software applications such as virtual instruments, plugins, and DAWs.
- Ableton Live controller with built-in performance keyboard
- Seamlessly integrates 1 to 1 with Ableton Live
- Clip-launch matrix with tri-color lighting displays current clip status
- 25 synth-action mini keys
- 8 assignable knobs map to Ableton Live and control volume, sends, and more
- Shift button and directional arrows manipulate the scope of the grid
- Dedicated Octave Up, Octave Down, and Sustain buttons
- USB-powered and plug-and-play setup for Mac and PC
- Includes production package with: Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist, and Toolroom artist launch packs (downloads)
- Number of Keys: 25 x Velocity Sensitive Keys
- Octave Range: 10 x Octaves (Up/Down Buttons)
- Pad Buttons: 40 x Backlit Clip-Launch Bottons (8x5 Matrix)
- Knobs: 8 x 270° Knobs (4 Modes)
- Inputs/Outputs: 1 x USB Port
- Power: USB-Bus Powered
- Height: 1.6" / 4.1cm
- Width: 12.25" / 31.1cm
- Depth: 7.6" / 19.3cm
- Weight: 0.76 Kg
- Operating System: MAC OS X 10.5 or later
- Processor: Intel
- RAM: 2GB
- Connection: 1 x USB
- Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8
- Processor: Multi-Core
- RAM: 2GB
- Connection: 1 x USB
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