APC Key 25 - USB Keyboard and Trigger Pad Controller by Akai
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 5x8 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.
The APC Key comes with one of the most jam packed software offerings for any midi controller on the market, you get:
Ableton Live Lite
The Software of choice for many of todays top producers. From using the game changing session view to build up an arrangement or bang out a live set to using the more traditional one page arrangement view. Ableton Live lite covers the spectrum in modern Digital music creation. Use the infamous Ableton Drum, Instrument, and Effect Racks to take your productions to a new level. Make sure to check out the incredible native studio effects including EQ, compression, reverb, delay, chorus, filter and more or simply use any of your own 3rd party VST and AU instruments and effects. Ableton Live lite is the perfect kick-start or taster for those who want to see what all the Ableton live fuss is about.
Twist is one killer sound design tool, taking advantage of Spectral Morphing Synthesis Twist can make some sounds that are out of this world. With extra features like a wicked multi-mode filter, independent Amp and Filter envelope generators you can design unique sounds then mess with the onboard pro-grade chorus and reverb effects. Although the sounds are complex the gui is very inviting with large knobs and a very easy integrated patch browser.
Hybrid 3.0 high-definition virtual synthesizer that combines old skool analogue sounds with a full range of futuristic digital manipulation capabilities. There is over 1200 presets to get you started but hybrid really shines when you start to tweak the 6 oscillators. Heaps of filtering options, step sequencer, envelopes, fx as well as 8lfos, Hybrid is the best of both the analogue and the digital worlds.
Exclusive Artist Launch Packs from TOOLROOM Records
Toolroom is one of the most innovative and well-respected dance labels going around. With the huge impact the label has made over the last decade, not only on the charts but also with education of modern dance production, the exclusive artist launch packs were a natural and very much welcomed next step. Features • 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).
More information can be found in the PDF below:
|Number Of Keys||25|
|Connections||1 x USB|
|Dimensions||31.1 cm x 19.3 cm x 4.1 cm|
|Included Software||Ableton Live Lite, Sonivox Twist, Air Hybrid 3, Exclusive Toolroom Records Pack|
|USB Bus Powered||Yes|
|Product Weight||0.76 kg|
|Key Size||Mini Keys|
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