Akai Professional

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The Akai Professional APC Key 25 mk2 is a versatile and compact MIDI keyboard controller that seamlessly delivers the power to perform and create anywhere, for the perfect combination of clip launching and composing in Ableton Live. Bring your original melodies, chord structures and layered harmonic ideas to life with APC Key 25.

Focus on Performance

APC Key 25 mk2 features 40 new RGB-backlit pads for a brilliant and precise representation of your Ableton Live session clips. Whether in the studio or on stage, the scrollable RGB-enabled pad matrix will boldly shine through. In the heart of your most creative moment, launch and activate loops, instruments, vocals and more with confidence.

APC Key 25 allows you to trigger individual loops, samples and melodies—or entire Scenes—for the most imaginative and inspirational music creation performances. 40 RGB-backlit pads on a customizable 5x8 grid accurately reflect clips from your Ableton Live Session and are always in reach for the ultimate navigational experience, even with large sessions.

The Keys to Your Creativity

The APC Key 25 mk2 authentically brings out your melodic ideas. Dive into Ableton’s powerful instruments and express your music on your own terms. Create your own bass lines with AIR Technology’s Hybrid 3, and layer dynamic piano sounds with the Mini Grand Virtual Instrument. Combined with Ableton's Scene and clip launching workflow, APC Key 25 allows you to add original performances to your tracks.

This APC features 25 keys with the Gen 2 Dynamic Keybed for melodic and harmonic music creation. Play your own chords, arpeggios, solos and soundscapes with the incredibly versatile keys. Use the Octave Up/Down buttons for expanded note range. The dedicated Sustain button adds space and dimension to your playing, ensuring the APC Key 25 is ready for any musical moment.

Simple Controls for Powerful Music Making

Enjoy serious hands-on control for a powerfully creative Ableton Live experience. APC Key 25 mk2 features eight endless 360-knobs to adjust volume, pan, insert effect sends and more for smooth, intuitive control of your sessions. Tweak reverbs, sweep filters or write automation that will bring your music to life. Shape your sounds instantly using the assignable endless 360-knob controls.

Create your own distinct sounds with ease. With Device Mode, the APC Key 25 knobs are automatically mapped to the eight Macro Controls of Ableton Live’s selected device. Control multiple parameters with one knob to generate totally innovative sounds. Get more hands-on control with Soft Keys for easy access to Solo, Mute, Stop and Record arm functions.

Ableton Live Lite and AIR Technology Software Bundle

APC Key 25 includes Ableton Live Lite software. Start creating with this powerful clip launching DAW packed with instruments, mixing effects, samples, and the ability to record and mix audio and MIDI. Ableton Live Lite offers all the tools to transform your musical ideas into exciting songs and performances.

Elevate your sound with the included virtual instrument pack from award-winning sound design company AIR Music Technology. In addition to Ableton Live Lite, APC Key 25 also includes multiple world-class plug-in instruments, including Hybrid 3, a powerful polyphonic analog synth; Mini Grand, an acoustic piano instrument; and Velvet, a vintage electric piano instrument.

Akai Professional APC Key 25 mk2 Keyboard Controller
Akai Professional APC Key 25 mk2 Keyboard Controller
Akai Professional APC Key 25 mk2 Keyboard Controller

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  • 5x8 pad grid matrix featuring 40 RGB-backlit pads
  • 25-key Gen 2 dynamic keybed
  • Eight assignable endless 360 rotary knobs
  • Dedicated Scene launch buttons
  • Four directional arrows to navigate clip matrix
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite music production software (Mac/PC)

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  • Keys: 25
  • RGB pads: 40
  • Pad grid matrix: 5x8
  • Assignable encoders: 8
  • Included software: Ableton Live Lite, Air Technology virtual instrument pack