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Akai APC Mini Compact Ableton Live Controller

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Overview

  • Ultra-portable all-in-one Ableton Live controller that seamlessly integrates 1 to 1 with Ableton Live
  • 8 x 8 clip matrix with tri-colour lighting displays current clip status
  • Eight assignable faders plus one master fader

Product overview

• Ultra-portable all-in-one Ableton Live controller that seamlessly integrates 1 to 1 with Ableton Live
• 8 x 8 clip matrix with tri-colour lighting displays current clip status
• Eight assignable faders plus one master fader
• Shift button and directional arrows manipulate the scope of the grid
• USB-powered and plug-and-play setup for Mac and PC
• Compact, durable design for mobile performers and producers
• Production package included: Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, and Toolroom artist launch packs (downloads)

APC mini is the most portable all-in-one Ableton controller solution with Akai Pro build quality. Engineered specifically for the mobile musician and the desktop producer, APC mini concentrates the essential features of the APC40 mkII, Akai Pro’s flagship Ableton controller, into a compact design that fits in your backpack. The result is a dynamic instrument that empowers you to make music with Ableton Live - anywhere.

Get On The Grid
APC mini features an expanded 8x8 multicolour clip-launching grid that’s built for hands-on exploration: launch clips and create or perform your song from the ground up using 64 responsive triggers. Tri-colour lighting provides visual feedback and displays three clip statuses - loaded, playing, and recording. This means you can intelligently perform without looking at your computer. In addition, you can use the shift button and directional arrows to manipulate the scope of the 8x8 grid.

Fade In, Fade Out
Nine channel faders allow you to mix with an all-new reinforced fader design. Users can change channel-fader functionality with the dedicated buttons for volume, pan, sends, and device control: fade clips in and out of the mix; pan instruments to the left, right, or centre; raise the level of reverb or other effects to create fluid transitions; open and close filters for lush sweeps; and much more. Additionally, each fader is completely assignable for flexible mixing and mapping options.

Seamless Integration
APC mini comes pre-mapped to Live for an instant performance and production setup. When APC mini is plugged into your computer, its hardware controls correspond 1 to 1 with Ableton Live’s interface—no additional configuring is required. For APC veterans, all of APC mini’s controls can be re-assigned on the fly for customized setups that change with your performance or production style. Whether you are an electronic music artist and Live is your canvas, a DJ using Live for performance and real-time mixing, or a more traditional musician using Live on stage or in the studio, you will find the APC mini to be the intuitive, powerful instrument that directly links your inspiration with Ableton Live.

USB Power & Class Compliance
For maximum portability, APC mini is powered over USB and supports plug-and-play connectivity. APC mini also offers a smaller footprint than its APC counterparts, enabling musicians to use APC mini alongside effects controllers and other devices. Users can even run multiple APC minis in parallel for more versatility.

Production Content Included
APC mini comes with a version of Ableton Live, a high-definition virtual synthesizer, and professional samples and loops for immediate out-of-the-box music creation. Ableton Live Lite enables musicians and producers to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise, and edit musical ideas in a fluid audio/MIDI environment. Hybrid 3, by AIR Music Tech, is a virtual synthesizer for electronic musicians, DJs, sound designers, and music producers who love to get their hands dirty. Create anything from fat, retro synth sounds to edgy, modern leads and everything in between. Toolroom Records artist launch packs bring you the coveted sounds of electronic music with a premium collection of sample packs, produced exclusively for Akai Professional. Produce, compose, and remix with professional sounds curated by the world's premier electronic music label.

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great piece if kit, perfect for performance or production Bought this about a year ago from my local Maplin store because I wanted something to use with ableton live when making podcasts and also to control samples when producing music, it definitely didn't disappoint it is small enough to be thrown in a laptop bag but still big enough to be an excellent addition to anyone's musical arsenal
Date published: 2017-03-08
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Will it work if I connect it to my iPad?

Asked by: Duke
Sorry no, the device is for use on a PC or Mac computer and is powered from the USB port of the host device This detail is included in the Product Overview • USB-powered and plug-and-play setup for Mac and PC
Answered by: Les
Date published: 2017-12-11

Will this work on my hp laptop please 

Asked by: Warrior1
This would depend on if your computer can run the software needed.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-11-21

Will this control a rgbw 80w led spider beam moving head dmx

Asked by: Steve
This is a Midi controller for sound and would not control lighting.
Answered by: Dale
Date published: 2017-11-21

Please can someone tell me if i was to buy this product for my son would it work with his laptop and pioneer mixing decks?

Asked by: Lucy
Unfortunately we are unable to guarantee full compatibility for this item in your intended application I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you.
Answered by: Darren
Date published: 2016-12-19

Hi. What pc or laptop requirements are needed to run this controller please? Thanks 

Asked by: Kirst
For the latest information about this product (system requirements, compatibility information, etc.) and product registration, visit www.akaipro.com/apcmini
Answered by: Dominic
Date published: 2016-11-11

There is too many big words in description so just gonna ask the question. Does this cone with the software or if it doesn't is the software free to download please

Asked by: Mich77
Software included: Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, and Toolroom artist launch packs (downloads)
Answered by: Billy
Date published: 2016-10-03
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