Akai Professional APC mini - Compact Ableton Live Controller

Akai Professional APC mini with Novation Launch Control Kit

Akai Professional APC mini with Novation Launch Control Kit

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Akai Professional APC mini with Novation Launch Control Kit

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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
  • Mac OS X and Windows Compatible
  • 16 x Assignable Knobs
  • 8 x Three-Color Launch Pads
  • Launchpad iPad App
  • Both Controllers are USB Bus Powered
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  • 1Description

This B&H Kit combines the Akai APC mini and the Novation Launch Control for an all-in-one Ableton Live MIDI controller solution for the mobile musician and the desktop producer. The APC mini 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. 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.

The Launch Control is a compact USB pad controller that features sixteen assignable knobs for hands-on control of your mixer, instruments and effects. The unit provides eight factory and eight user templates that allow you to take control of multiple instruments or effects without having to remap your MIDI parameter assignments.

  • Akai Professional APC mini - Compact Ableton Live Controller
    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
  • Novation Launch Control - USB MIDI Controller
    The Launch Control by Novation is a compact USB pad controller that features sixteen assignable knobs for hands-on control of your mixer, instruments and effects. It also features eight three-color backlit trigger pads that can be used to launch loops, samples and more.

    The Launch Control provides eight factory and eight user templates that allow you to take control of multiple instruments or effects without having to remap your MIDI parameter assignments. It is compatible with Mac and PC and is fully class-compliant with no need for drivers. It can be used to control many popular DAWs such as Cubase, Reason, Logic and FL Studio.

    The package includes Ableton Live Lite, the Loopmasters sample pack, plus a free download of the Launchpad app for producing and performing with the Launch Control in tandem with your iPad.
    Mac, Windows and iPad
    In addition to Mac and Windows compatibility, Launch Control connects directly to your iPad with the Apple Camera Connection Kit (not included) and it's powered by the iPad with no need for batteries or an additional power supply
    UPC: 815301000877
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  • 1Description
  • Akai Professional APC mini - Compact Ableton Live Controller
    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

    PC
    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)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.1 x 8.8 x 1.8"
  • Novation Launch Control - USB MIDI Controller
    Controls 16x rotary pots with 300 degree motion
    8x three-color launch pads
    6x function buttons
    Connections Class-Compliant USB: works with USB and iPad (using Camera Connection Kit, not supplied)
    Kensington Security Slot Yes
    Power Fully bus-powered by USB, including iPad
    System Requirements Mac - OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.7 Lion
    Windows - Windows 8 and Windows 7 (64 & 32 bit)
    iPad - iPad2 or later is recommended. iOS 5 or above is required Launch Control is a USB class-compliant device. It is compatible with any operating system that supports USB MIDI device class 1.0
    Dimensions 9.50 x 4.60 x .63" (240 x 118 x 23 mm)
    Weight 1.03 lb (470 g)
    Packaging Info
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.5 x 5.9 x 3.1"

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