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AKAI APC Key 25 MIDI Controller Keyboard

The Akai APC Key 25 Ableton Live controller combines 25 synth-action keys with a powerful 5x8 clip launch matrix and 8 control knobs for hands-on control.

Key Features:

  • Ableton Live controller with built-in performance keyboard
  • Clip-launch matrix with tri-color lighting displays current clip status
  • 25 synth-action mini keys
  • 8 assignable control knobs
  • USB-powered and plug-and-play for Mac and PC
  • Production package included: Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist, and Toolroom (downloads)
  • Includes VIP3.0 music software platform

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    Product Code: 100110456

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    £75.00

    SAMPLE TOOLS BY CR2 LIMITED-TIME PROMOTION
    Now through May 3rd, 2020, new and existing users of the APC Mini, APC Key 25 and APC40 MKII are eligible for two exclusive Ableton Live project templates and sample packs.

    Akai Professional and Sample Tools by Cr2 are back with another limited-time promotion for new and existing users of the iconic APC Series. From February 3rd 2020 until May 3rd 2020, users of the APC Mini, APC Key 25 and APC40 MKII are eligible for a free download of two exclusive sample packs and Ableton Live project templates from the Platinum Producer Series that provide all the tools to spark that initial idea or add the final polish to your latest masterpiece.

    Platinum Producer: Urban
    Looking to kickstart your Urban music productions? These Ableton Live packs and project templates are for you! This collection is brimming with Bass Hits to throw into a sampler, warm Bass Loops to chop up, punchy Drum Hits (including kicks, snares, claps, hats and percs), as well as groovy Drum Loops that will get the vibe going instantly. Also included are a range of edgy FX to spice up your productions, detailed synth samples, plus a selection of scintillating musical loops custom built for Urban productions.

    Platinum Producer: Electronic and Dance
    This pack really will take your House/Dance music productions to the next level. Combining beefy Bass Loops, deep Bass Hits to throw into a sampler, hard hitting Drum Hits (including kicks, snares, claps, hats and percs), as well as Drum Loops that will pound through your chest, everything you need to spice up your productions is here. What’s more, this pack also includes futuristic FX that will add flair to your productions, screaming synth samples to experiment with, plus a selection of epic synth loops designed to instantly get any crowd off their feet.


    The Akai APC Key 25 Ableton Live controller combines 25 synth-action keys with a powerful 5x8 clip launch matrix and 8 control knobs for hands-on control.

    The versatile features of this MIDI controller allow you to create melodies, compose bass lines and play chords. In addition, 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.

    APC Key 25 comes pre-mapped to Live for an instant performance and production setup with no additional configuring is required. All of APC Key 25’s controls can of course be re-assigned to suit your needs and can also be used as a general MIDI controller to manipulate other software applications such as virtual instruments, plugins, and DAWs. 

    For maximum portability, APC Key 25 is powered over USB and supports plug-and-play connectivity; no power adapter or drivers needed. APC Key 25 also offers a smaller footprint than its APC counterparts, enabling musicians to use APC Key 25 alongside effects controllers and other APCs. Finally, APC Key 25 comes packed with a version of Ableton Live, two high-definition virtual synthesizers, and professional samples and loops for immediate out-of-the-box music creation and fun.

    Main features of the Akai APC Key 25 include:

  • 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
  • Production package included: Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist, and Toolroom artist launch packs (downloads)
  • Includes VIP3.0 - the ground-breaking, award-winning music software platform that provides musicians and composers with a powerful hands-on control solution for their virtual instrument and virtual effect collection
  • Specifications

    • 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
     

    System Requirements

    Mac

    • Operating System: MAC OS X 10.5 or later
    • Processor: Intel
    • RAM: 2GB
    • Connection: 1 x USB

    PC

    • Operating System: Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8
    • Processor: Multi-Core
    • RAM: 2GB
    • Connection: 1 x USB

     

     

     

     

     

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