Akai APC Mini

Ableton Performance Controller

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SKU: DJK17193 EAN: 00694318015957

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Product Description

Until 31st December 2018, buy MPK Mini MK II, MPK Mini MKII LE White, MPD 218, APC Mini, APC Key or MIDIMix and receive exclusive Ableton-ready sample content from industry-leading premium sample creation and sound design developer CR2.

Experience total control and inject some impact to your production with Akai Professional and Sample Tools. For a limited time, new and existing users of MPK Mini MK II, MPK Mini MKII LE White, MPD218, APC Mini, APC Key, or MIDIMix can expand their sonic arsenal with an exclusive, expertly-curated Ableton-ready sample library comprising:
3 Ableton Live Clip Projects (Lite, Standard, Suite & Drum Rack versions), complete with lessons and walkthroughs
8 Drum Racks and 1 Drum Rack Project - including drum, bass, vocal / FX and melodic one-shot samples
6 Audio FX Racks - 3 drum, 3 melodic, curated into Ableton Live Lite, Studio and Suite versions
8 groove-fuelled MIDI drum clips
8 hard-hitting, professionally mixed drum loops
128 production ready one-shot samples - kick, bass, cymbal, snare, hi-hat, percussion, FX, vocal and melodic
40 inspiring melodic, bass, vocal and atmospheric / FX loops

APC mini is the most portable all-in-one Ableton  controller solution with Akai Pro build quality. Engineered for the mobile musician or producer, APC mini concentrates the essential features of the APC40 mkII into a space-saving design. An expanded 8x8 multicolor clip-launching grid, 8 channel faders, and a compact  chassis provide unprecedented hands-on control over Ableton Live with a small footprint. The APC mini is also USB-powered and supports plug-and-play





Technical Specs

Ultra-portable all-in-one Ableton Live controller
Seamlessly integrates 1 to 1 with Ableton Live
8x8 clip-launch matrix with tri-color lighting displays current clip status
8 assignable faders + 1 master fader for hands-on control of Ableton Live
USB-powered and plug-in-play setup for maximum portability
Compact design for mobile performers and producers
Includes Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech and Toolroom Records artist launch packs (downloads)


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7 November, 2017
I use this to control my light show through daslight and it maps perfectly Solid product
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22 July, 2015
Akai APC Mini
A very well built piece of kit with nice pads. I use this to command cues on MYDMX 2.0 and it works a treat!
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24 May, 2018
Great value, versatile unit
I use this unit for Ableton and Daslight. It controls both programs really well. Strangely the buttons are a comfortable size despite looking really small in the picture. All the buttons are rubber and all are lit. The faders are smooth and offer a bit of resistance to give that premium feel to them. The unit is nice and lightweight and a good size. it fits the same pocket that is for my ipad in my bag so easy to store. the pads are pressure sensitive so allow you to use them effectively as drum pads etc or get creative with lighting programming. Not much else to this unit. it's easy to transport, simple to use, cheap as chips and a great addition to lighting software especially.
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Dean K
7 December, 2017
Easy To use
The Akai APC Mini has a very nice high end feel for the price, Good Resistance on the sliders and a nice click on the buttons. It would be nice to see more that 3 colors but it is good that the color can be either on or flashing. I use this mainly for a midi input for DMX controlling.
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Glitter Events
22 November, 2017
Many Uses
I use this for controlling QuickShow laser software. Thanks to the layout it maps exactly onto the Pangolin software and has auto midi mapping as well. The unit itself has good build quality and is a robust piece of kit and an excellent price point.
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