Akai Professional APC Mini and RANE RH-2 Bundle
Akai Professional APC Mini Features and Specifications
- Tri-colour clip matrix-8x8 grid launches clips and multicolour lighting displays clip status
- 8 channel faders & 1 master fader-provide hands-on-control of Ableton
- Compact construction-portable design for mobile performers and producers
- Music production content-Toolroom artist launch packs & Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech
- Includes Ableton Live Lite
- Clip Buttons: 64 backlit clip-launch buttons in 8x8 matrix
- Faders: 8 x 37mm faders with 4 modes; 1 x 37mm fader for Master track volume
- Inputs / Outputs: 1 USB port
- Power: USB-bus-powered
- Dimensions: (width x depth x height) 9.4" x 7.9" x 1.0" / 23.9 cm x 20.1 cm x 2.5 cm
- Weight: 1.53 lbs / 0.69 kg
RANE RH-2 Features and Specifications
- Studio-level performance and accurate sonic imaging
- Noise-isolating over-ear design
- Plush ear cushions for extended comfort
- 180-degree rotatable frame, easy for single ear monitoring
- Swivel design allowing for pristine comfort for any user
- Collapsible design allowing for unmatched portability
- Detachable 10ft. (3m) locking cable with 1/8"-to-1/4" (3.5mm-to-6.35mm) adapter
- Operating Principle: Closed-back Headphone
- Transducer Type: Dynamic
- Driver Diameter: 50mm
- Impedance: 32ohm
- Sensitivity: 100dB +/- 3dB
- Rated Power: 300mw
- Frequency Response: 10Hz-30kHz
In the Box:
- RH-2 Headphones
- 10-foot Removable (3m) Locking Cable
- 1/8-inch-to-1/4-inch (3.5mm-to-6.35mm) Adapter
- Safety & Warranty Manual
This is a fantastic Akai Professional APC Mini package for those who want a compact and fun Ableton controller. It comes with the Rane RH-2 headphones and altogether includes:
- 1x Akai Professional APC Mini
- 1x RANE RH-2 Headphones
Akai Professional APC Mini
APC mini is the most portable all-in-one Ableton controller on the market. Designed for mobile musicians or producers, the APC mini concentrates the essential features of the APC40 mkII into a space-saving design. An expanded 8x8 multicolour clip-launching grid, 8 channel faders, and a compact chassis provide unprecedented hands-on control over Ableton Live with a small footprint. The APC mini is also USB-powered and supports plug-and-play.
The APC Legacy
In 2009, Akai Professional collaborated with the creators of Ableton Live, a powerful music performance and production software environment, and introduced the original Ableton Performance ControllerAPC40. The instrument raised the standards of controller design, revolutionized hardware and software integration, and proved to be an essential performance tool for Ableton Live users everywhere. Now, after incorporating five years of user feedback into their development, Akai Professional builds upon this original partnership by introducing three new APCsAPC40 mkII, APC Key 25, and APC mini.
Big Surprises Come In Small Packages
Dexterous, versatile, and powerful, the only thing mini about this Ableton controller is the size. 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 Pros 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 multicolor clip-launching grid thats 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 statusesloaded, playing, and recording so you can intelligently perform without looking at your computer. Plus, 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.
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 minis 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 packed with a version of Ableton Live, a high-definition virtual synthesiser, 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 synthesiser 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.
RANE RH-2 Headphones
These are the Rane RH-2 Headphones from one of the leading producers of audio equipment. Rane are a widely renowned company with years of experience and that shows in this brilliant headphones which are ideal for both a professional studio environment and for personal use. With extra-large 50mm drivers the RH-2s deliver a powerful bass response that won't bleed out and interfere with your other audio equipment thanks to the closed-back design. These headphones are also remarkably comfortable with densely stuffed padding in the ear pads and head band that make hours of listening and monitoring a breeze.
The RH-2 high-definition headphones bridge the gap between studio monitor engineering and private audio. Incorporating premium audio components into a rugged, durable design, the RH-2 delivers outstanding sound reproduction and excellent audio isolation, making it suitable for use in professional recording and monitoring environments.
The extra-large 50mm drivers offer impressive bass response, enabling producers to make accurate mix adjustments to the low end in any listening environment. The RH-2 was developed for musicians and engineers who require fatigue-free listening and maximum comfort during long recording, mixing and listening sessions. Its closed-back construction is ideal for long hours spent in the studio and helps reduce signal leakage to nearby microphones. Overstuffed padding on the ear cups and headband provide unparalleled comfort during demanding recording sessions, and the ear cups completely surround the ears for excellent audio isolation.