Tickle the ivories on your compositions with the Akai APC Key 25 Ableton Live MIDI Keyboard. This instrument of marvel is the result of a collaboration between Akai Professional and Ableton Live. The APC Key 25 has been designed to cater to the needs of professional composers and musicians.
May Power Be with You The APC Key 25 combines the functionality of a 5 × 8 clip-launch matrix with a keyboard interface to deliver a powerful performance on stage. It features dedicated functions for Octave Up, Octave Down, and Sustain. As a result, the keyboard covers a wide tonal range, thus fulfilling the demands of an array of genres.
Customize with Ease Creating melodies on the APC Key 25 is a quick, plain-sailing process given the one-to-one mapping between its controls and the Live interface. The setup is simple and adapts to your playing style should you choose other virtual environments or digital audio workstations. Thus, the APC Key 25 is a fitting choice even if you're about to lay your hands on this instrument for the first time.
Tweak to Captivate The APC Key 25 Controller incorporates eight knobs to help you choose a suitable setting. Be it volume, pan, or sends, this instrument provides you with all the controls you need to make the desired impact. You can create fade-in and fade-out effects and seamless transitions to entertain your audience with fascinating sound patterns. Introducing such twists is sure to add to your fan base. The multicolour clip-launching grid offers 40 responsive triggers for you to compose melodies. In addition, this setup provides you with visual feedback through tri-colour lighting to help you monitor the status of your track. This function eliminates the need for you to check your computer, thus helping you focus on your performance.
Compliance Means Portability The APC Key 25 offers support for USB and plug-and-play connectivity. Therefore, you do not need drivers or power adapters to carry along. Furthermore, the compact design of this instrument translates into convenient portability.
Content Matters The APC Key 25 is accompanied by Ableton Live, virtual synthesizers, and professional samples to help you stand out from the rest in your band. You can experiment with a wide gamut of musical styles from retro to modern on this marvellous keyboard. For example, SONiVOX Twist, a spectral-morphing virtual instrument, is a boon for sound designers looking for a simple pathway to create some serious magic. In addition, you have Tool room Records to assist you in embellishing your compositions with electronic sounds.
- Powered by the mighty Ableton Live controller
- One-to-one correspondence between hardware controls and Ableton interface for simplifying the process of composition
- Clip-launching matrix with visual feedback as to the status of the track
- 25 synth-action keys and 40 responsive triggers
- Octave Up, Octave Down, and Sustain buttons for a wide tonal range
- USB and plug-and-play connectivity for easy interfacing with computers
- Package includes Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist, and Tool room artist launch packs for creating fascinating sound patterns
- Number of Keys: 25
- Type of Keys: Non-weighted
- Number of Performance Pads: 40
- Number of Encoders/Pots: 8
- Mac System Requirements: Intel Mac with OS X 10.5 or later
- Buttons: Octave Up, Octave Down, and Sustain buttons
- Personal Computer System Requirements: Multicore Processor with Windows Compatible Sound Card, Windows XP, Vista, and Windows 7 or 8
- Includes: USB
- Included: Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist, and Tool room artist launch packs