Akai Professional APC Mini
Ableton Live Controller
- Tri-colour clip matrix-8x8 grid launches clips and multi-colour 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: (W x D x H) 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
The Akai Professional APC mini is the most portable all-in-one Ableton controller solution with Akai Professional build quality. Engineered for the mobile musician or producer, APC mini has compressed 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 full 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 APCs: APC40 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 recordingso 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 Lives 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.
Here we have the Akai APC Mini in brand new condition and in B-Stock. The B-Stock versions will come boxed as new with all accessories and a 1-year warranty. These items have been opened but never used.
You can pay a lot more for midi controllers, but if you're just starting out or only want something simple then this is perfect! I'm learning the basics of Ableton and this comes in handy, also use it for event lighting and will probably map it for samples when DJing too. Very versatile for such a low price!