Until the end of January 2018 AKAI have teamed up with CAPSUN ProAudio to give you a specially curated Ableton-ready sample pack featuring:
3 Ableton Live Clip Projects (Lite, Standard, Suite & Drum Rack versions), complete with lessons and walkthroughs.
8 Drum Racks and 1 Drum Rack Project – including drum, bass, vocal / FX and melodic one-shot samples.
6 Audio FX Racks – 3 drum / 3 melodic, curated into Ableton Live Lite, Studio and Suite versions.
8 groove-fuelled MIDI drum clips.
8 hard-hitting, professionally mixed drum loops.
128 production ready one-shot samples – kick, bass, cymbal, snare, hi-hat, percussion, FX, vocal and melodic.
40 inspiring melodic, bass, vocal and atmospheric / FX loops.
Akai are known for being innovators and have changed the face of music a few times. So it really is no surprise that they would be the crazy ones to put a 5×8 multicolour clip-launching grid with a mini keyboard. The APC key 25 is the perfect mobile controller for those who love Abletons session view.
You get 25 very playable mini synth action keys. Use the octave buttons to guide your way up and down musical landscapes all while keeping a compact form factor.
That grid though…
Yeah its pretty special and is really what makes the APC key so unique in a huge mini key market. You get a 5×8 multicolor clip-launching grid made for launching clips or just using as triggers. A unique way to build up songs via Ableton’s session view all while still being sat at the keyboard.
Knobs and buttons
Honestly the APC Key could stop there but the fact that you get eight control knobs which are completely assignable so you can use them for Volume rides, filter automations or even something simple like pans. Also included are simple transport controls so you can have full control over your session and can put away the mouse while you play
Ableton Live controller with built-in performance keyboard featuring 25 synth-action mini keys and dedicated octave up and down buttons to increase the keyboard to the full melodic range
USB-powered, plug-and-play setup for Mac and PC and seamless one-to-one integration with Ableton Live; eight assignable knobs map to Ableton Live to control volume, sends map to VIs and effects for immersive performances
40 pad clip-launch matrix with tri-colour lighting displays for triggering samples, loops and the on-board shift button and directional arrows manipulate the scope of the grid, expanding the creative possibilities
Lightweight, highly portable design stows easily in a laptop bag; production software package for Mac and PC: Ableton Live lite, hybrid 3 by AIR music tech, sonivox twist and tool room artist launch packs and VIP 3.0 (downloads)