Akai Professional


The Akai Professional APC Mini mk2 clip launching controller for Ableton Live is the ultimate compact solution for music creation in any environment. APC Mini mk2 delivers dynamic control of your Ableton Live sessions in a powerful yet efficient footprint—perfect for creative looping, remixing and experimenting in the studio or on the stage.

Focus on Performance

APC Mini mk2 features 64 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 Mini mk2 allows you to trigger individual loops, samples and melodies—or entire Scenes—for the most imaginative and inspirational music creation performances. Even with your largest projects, the 64 RGB-backlit pads across the customizable 8x8 grid accurately reflect clips from your Ableton Live Session, and are always in reach for the ultimate creative experience.

Simple Controls for Powerful Music Making

Enjoy serious hands-on control for a powerfully creative Ableton Live experience. APC Mini mk2 features nine faders 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 fader controls.

Create your own distinct sounds with ease. With Device Mode, the APC Mini mk2 knobs are automatically mapped to the eight Macro Controls of Ableton Live’s selected device. Control multiple parameters with one fader to generate totally innovative sounds. Get more hands-on control with Soft Keys for easy access to Solo, Mute, Stop and Record arm functions.

Inspiring Features to Empower Your Creativity

Drum Mode provides seamless integration with Ableton’s Drum Rack isolating a 4x4 quadrant of the APC Mini mk2 to control Ableton, while still giving you the ability to assign the remaining pads. This allows for ultracustomized pad layouts, and equally inventive and creative performances—not achievable with any other APC controller.

The Smart Scale View provides instant visual feedback while you change keys or scale types. In this mode, the musical key currently selected is also visible across the pads to ensure you know what scale you’re in. The Notes Mode delivers a new performance workflow, allowing you to play pitch-perfect musical parts in Ableton without playing wrong notes

Ableton Live Lite and AIR Technology Software Bundle

APC Mini mk2 includes Ableton Live Lite software. Start creating and making music 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, the APC Mini mk2 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.