Akai Professional APC mini - Compact Ableton Live Controller

Akai Professional APC mini - Compact Ableton Live Controller

Akai Professional APC mini - Compact Ableton Live Controller

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Product Highlights

  • Perfect Integration with Ableton Live
  • 8 x 8 Clip-Launch Matrix
  • 9 Faders
  • 16 Control + Shift Buttons
  • Downloadable Music Creation Software
  • USB Bus Powered
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows
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Akai Professional APC mini Overview

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The APC mini from Akai Professional is a portable, all-in-one hardware controller designed to work with Ableton software in a one-to-one integration. Engineered specifically for the mobile musician and the desktop producer, the controller concentrates the essential features of the company's flagship Ableton controller, the APC40 mkII, into a compact design that fits into a backpack.

The unit features an expanded 8 x 8 multicolor clip-launching grid that's built for hands-on exploration - launch clips and create or perform songs from the ground up using sixty-four responsive triggers. Thanks to the Tri-color lighting visual feedback, the user can determine the exact status of a clip - loaded, playing, or recording - without taking their eyes of off the controller. Additionally, a shift button and directional arrows enlarge the scope of the grid.

Nine channel faders allow for real time mixing with users being able to change channel-fader functionality with dedicated buttons for volume, pan, sends, and device control. Fade clips in and out of the mix, pan instruments, raise the level of reverb or other effects to create fluid transitions, open and close filters for sweeps, and more. 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, with no additional configuration required. All of APC mini's controls can be re-assigned on the fly for creating customized setups that can change for different performance or production styles. The unit is powered over USB and supports plug-and-play connectivity. Its smaller footprint allows for placing it alongside effects controllers and other devices. Multiple APC minis can be run in parallel for more versatility.

A software music production suite (downloadable) includes Ableton Live, along with a virtual synthesizer, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech. Toolroom Records artist launch packs feature the sounds of electronic music with a premium collection of sample packs.

Ultra-portable, all-in-one Ableton Live controller for mobile performers and producers
Seamlessly integrates one-to-one with Ableton Live
8 x 8 clip matrix with tri-color lighting displays current clip status
Eight assignable faders plus a master fader
Shift button and directional arrows manipulate the scope of the grid
USB-powered and plug-and-play setup for Mac and PC
Production package includes Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, and Toolroom artist launch packs (downloads)
UPC: 694318015957
In the Box
Akai Professional APC mini - Compact Ableton Live Controller
  • USB Cable
  • Software Download Cards
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Akai Professional APC mini Specs

    Pads 8 x 8 Clip-launch matrix with tri-color feedback
    Faders 9 x (8 assignable and 1 master)
    Other Controls 4 x Fader Control buttons
    4 x Directional buttons
    8 x Scene Launch buttons
    1 x Shift button
    Connectivity 1 x USB Type B
    Power Requirements USB powered
    System Compatibility Mac
    Intel Mac
    OS X 10.5 or later
    2 GB RAM
    Available USB port

    Multi-core processor
    Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    2 GB RAM
    Windows-compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended)
    QuickTime recommended
    Available USB port
    Dimensions (WxDxH) 9.4 x 7.9 x 1.0" (239 x 201 x 25 mm)
    Weight 1.5 lb (0.7 kg)
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    Package Weight 2.4 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.1 x 8.8 x 1.8"

    Akai Professional APC mini Reviews

    APC mini - Compact Ableton Live Controller is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Ableton controller Compact, easy-to-use and simple to setup. Before buying I would highly recommend to watch official Akai video on YouTube, which explains the workflow. It's a one-button-does-different-things controller. For example, clip stop and arm record modes are separated and require switching with Shift button, which may not fit, if you need to switch your midi keyboard between different instruments all the time. I use it for live looping, clips management and live synth improvisations (along with LPD8 and midi keyboard) - so it's a perfect match. And price is very competitive. If you don't need velocity-sensitive buttons like in Push - it's a very good cheaper alternative. Customization is not trivial and not provided out of the box.
    Date published: 2016-02-08
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from No Session Overview This unit does not include Session Overview, which makes it useless for those that organize their sets in banks (e.g., using Push).Other than that, Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?
    Date published: 2014-10-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cool little midi controller Works awesome for my Grandma2! Very happy with the functionality, just wosh the led buttons did more colors
    Date published: 2016-11-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent It better than what I expected and I receiveded on time and safe! Thanks
    Date published: 2016-01-11
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    could this controler be used with photoshop lightroom premire cc?
    Asked by: Ira S.
    Using the MIDI learn function, you may assign any MIDI controller to manipulate the various parameters within lightroom.
    Answered by: James B.
    Date published: 2018-08-25
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