Akai APC Mini mk2 Compact Performance Controller for Ableton Live
At a Glance
- 8x8 pad grid matrix featuring 64 RGB-backlit pads
- 9 assignable faders
- Smart scale-view mode for real-time project feedback
- Dedicated scene launch buttons
- Note and drum modes for the most playable pads and inspired performances
- Four directional arrows to navigate clip matrix
Focus On Your Performance
64 Brilliant RGB-Backlit Pads
- APC Mini features 64 new RGB-backlit pads for a brilliant and precise representation of your Ableton Live session clips. Whether in the studio or onstage, 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 Mini allows you to trigger individual loops, samples, and melodies, or entire Scenes for the most imaginative and inspirational music creation performances. Even with your largest projects, the 64 RGB-backlit pads across the customizable 8x8 grid accurately reflect clips from your Ableton Live Session and are always in reach for the ultimate creative experience.
Simple Controls for Powerful Music Making
A More Powerful Ableton Experience
- Enjoy serious hands-on control for a powerfully creative Ableton Live experience. APC mini mk2 features 9 faders 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 fader controls.
Precise Intuitive Control
- Create your own distinct sounds with ease. With Device Mode, the APC mini mk2 faders are automatically mapped to the eight Macro Controls of Ableton Live’s selected device. Control multiple parameters with one fader to generate totally innovative sounds. Get more hands-on control with Soft Keys for easy access to Solo, Mute, Stop and Record arm functions.
Inspiring Features to Empower Your Creativity
Drum Mode for Ableton Drum Rack
- Drum Mode provides seamless integration with Ableton’s Drum Rack, isolating a 4x4 quadrant of the APC mini mk2 to control Ableton, while still giving you the ability to assign the remaining pads. This allows for ultracustomized pad layouts and equally inventive and creative performances—not achievable with any other APC controller.
Real-Time Key-Scale and Key Changes
- Real-time Smart Scale View mode provides the unprecedented visual feedback and instant changing of keys and scales in any compact Ableton controller. In this mode, the musical key currently selected is also visible across the pads to ensure you know what scale you’re in. The Notes Mode delivers a new performance workflow, allowing you to play pitch-perfect musical parts in Ableton without playing wrong notes.
Ableton Live Lite and Air Technology Software Bundle
Launch with Ableton Live Lite
- APC mini mk2 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 mini mk2 also includes multiple world-class plug-in instruments including Hybrid 3—a powerful polyphonic analog synth, Mini Grand—an acoustic piano instrument, and Velvet—a vintage electric piano instrument