Akai Ableton Live Controller with 25-note Keyboard

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High-Performance Keyboard Designed for the performing musician or the conventional composer

APC Key 25 is the first Ableton Live controller from Akai Professional that is equipped with a high-performance keyboard. Uniting the power of a clip-launching panel with a keyboard interface, APC Key 25 couples real-time control of Ableton Live with traditional composition tools: create melodies, compose bass lines, and play chords with 25 synth-action mini keys. Plus, dedicated buttons for Octave Up, Octave Down, and Sustain expand the expressive capabilities of the keyboard, enabling you to tap into the full melodic range and perform with classic piano-style sustain.

Launch your clips from the ground up
APC Key 25 features a 5x8 multicolor clip-launching grid that’s built for dexterous exploration: launch clips and create or perform your song using 40 responsive triggers. Three-color lighting provides visual feedback and displays three clip statuses—loaded, playing, and recording—so you can  perform without having to look at your computer. Plus, you can use the Shift button and directional arrows to manipulate the scope of the 5x8 grid.

Tweak all you want
APC Key 25 comes equipped with eight control knobs that are laid out next to the clip-launching grid for easy tweaking. Users can change knob functionality with the dedicated buttons for volume, pan, sends, and device control: fade clips in and out of the mix; pan instruments to the left, right, or center; raise the level of reverb or other effects to create fluid transitions; open and close filters for lush sweeps; and much more. Additionally, each knob is completely assignable for flexible mixing and mapping options.

Software gets you going and keeps you moving
APC Key 25  comes packed with a music production suite that includes a version of Ableton Live, two high-definition virtual synthesizers (Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech and SONiVOX Twist), and professional samples and loops from Toolroom Records.

Features:
  • Ableton Live controller with built-in performance keyboard
  • Seamlessly integrates 1 to 1 with Ableton Live
  • Clip-launch matrix with tri-color lighting displays current clip status
  • 25 synth-action mini keys
  • 8 assignable knobs map to Ableton Live and control volume, sends, and more
  • Shift button and directional arrows manipulate the scope of the grid
  • Dedicated Octave Up, Octave Down, and Sustain buttons
  • USB-powered and plug-and-play setup for Mac and PC
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite, Hybrid 3 by AIR Music Tech, SONiVOX Twist
  • Includes Toolroom artist launch sample packs

Things You Will Get:

    APC Key 25
    USB Cable Ableton Live Lite (download)
    User Guide
    Software Download Cards
    Safety & Warranty Manual
Number of Keys 25
Pads/Triggers 0 backlit clip-launch buttons in 8x5 matrix
Type of Action Velocity-Sensitive
Controller Types Octave up/down buttons (10-Octave Range)
Clip Buttons: 40 backlit clip-launch buttons in 8x5 matrix
Knobs: 8 270º knobs with 4 modes
USB Yes
Weight 2 lbs.
Dimensions 8 x 2 x 12 inches (WxHxD)
Series APC
Model KEY 25

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AkaiAbleton Live Controller with 25-note Keyboard
 
4.7

(based on 16 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Portable (12)
  • Responsive / good action (9)
  • Touch sensitive keys (6)
  • Good audio (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Electronic music (10)
    • MIDI (7)
    • Travel (6)
    • Accompaniment (5)
    • Concerts (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (9), Professional musician (3)

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    4.0

    GREAT ENTRY LEVEL CONTROLLER

    By 

    from CERRITOS, CA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Portable
    • Responsive / Good Action

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Akai Ableton Live Controller with 25-note Keyboard:

        THIS IS A GREAT LITTLE ENTRY LEVEL CONTROLLER THAT IS VERY LIGHTWEIGHT AND PROTABLE. COMES WITH ABELTON LIVE LITE

        THIS IS A REAL HANDS-ON PRODUCT REVIEW FROM MICK AT SAM ASH CERRITOS

         
        5.0

        Awesome!

        By 

        from Las Vegas, NV

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Portable
        • Responsive / Good Action
        • Touch Sensitive Keys

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Chamber Music
          • Electronic Music
          • MIDI

          Comments about Akai Ableton Live Controller with 25-note Keyboard:

          Ideal MIDI controller for those looking for a portable solution to their ableton needs! Also works great with other DAWS! Love the action on the keys!

           
          4.0

          Every Home Studio Needs This

          By 

          from White Plains

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy to Use
          • Portable
          • Pre-programmed music
          • Realistic Sound
          • Responsive / Good Action
          • Touch Sensitive Keys

          Cons

          • No Speakers

          Best Uses

          • Accompaniment
          • Electronic Music
          • Travel

          Comments about Akai Ableton Live Controller with 25-note Keyboard:

          Easy to use and very portable great addition to any project studio

           
          5.0

          Very cool ableton controller!

          By 

          from Queens, NY

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Akai Ableton Live Controller with 25-note Keyboard:

                The Akai Ableton Live Controller with 25-note Keyboard is a great keyboard for when you are trying to get started on Ableton and don't have a huge budget. It is mini keys so it is very portable and there is no need for a power supply as is it USB for Mac or PC. It is fully assignable.

                This is a real hands on product review from Scott @ Sam Ash Queens

                 
                4.0

                Abelton Live Controller

                By 

                from Edison

                About Me Professional Musician

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Portable
                • Realistic Sound
                • Responsive / Good Action
                • Touch Sensitive Keys

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Accompaniment
                  • Chamber Music
                  • Concerts
                  • Electronic Music
                  • Learning
                  • MIDI
                  • School Bands
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Akai Ableton Live Controller with 25-note Keyboard:

                  This is a fantastic Midi Controller. Very user friendly and sturdy. Great feel. This is a real hands-on product review from Mark @ Sam Ash Edison

                   
                  5.0

                  Like a Launch Pad and a key controller

                  By 

                  from san antonio

                  About Me Experienced

                  Pros

                    Cons

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                        Comments about Akai Ableton Live Controller with 25-note Keyboard:

                        Now this makes sense. for a producer who might also be a DJ (which a lot are) You have controller of pitch and piano sounds or anything, with the ability to shoot of samples or trigger anything like a launch pad. Ableton has been a staple in electronic music and this product shows that that is not going to change anytime soon.

                        this is a hands on review from jon@sam ash san antonio

                         
                        5.0

                        Sweet keys!

                        By 

                        from Chicago, Il

                        About Me Experienced

                        Staff Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Portable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • MIDI
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Akai Ableton Live Controller with 25-note Keyboard:

                          I just plugged into the computer and launched Ableton and it worked! The synth action is nice.
                          Easy to setup scenes for the set list and super portable.
                          Really liking this keyboard.
                          This is a real hands on product review from Warren@ Sam Ash Buffalo Grove

                           
                          5.0

                          affordable quality

                          By 

                          from Cincinnati,Oh

                          About Me Experienced

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Easy to Use
                          • Portable
                          • Realistic Sound
                          • Responsive / Good Action

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Concerts
                            • Electronic Music
                            • MIDI
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Akai Ableton Live Controller with 25-note Keyboard:

                            I loved the size and portability. It does a great perfect for any small bedroom recording studio. I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash Music.

                             
                            5.0

                            Use Ableton Live? Get this.

                            By 

                            from Columbus, OH

                            About Me Experienced

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Portable
                            • Responsive / Good Action

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Accompaniment
                              • Electronic Music
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Akai Ableton Live Controller with 25-note Keyboard:

                              The ultimate compliment to Ableton Live. 40 choice, responsive triggers and 25 keys. Super transportable. Make more efficient use of your time and money and step up to the next level with this controller from Akai. You won't be disappointed.

                              This is a real hands on product review from Christian @ Sam Ash Columbus.

                               
                              5.0

                              The whole package

                              By 

                              from Cleveland, OH

                              About Me Professional Musician

                              Staff Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Portable
                              • Pre-programmed music
                              • Realistic Sound
                              • Responsive / Good Action
                              • Touch Sensitive Keys

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Accompaniment
                                • Composition
                                • Concerts
                                • Electronic Music
                                • Learning
                                • MIDI
                                • School Bands
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Akai Ableton Live Controller with 25-note Keyboard:

                                AKAI really hit the nail on the head with this one. The 25 note keyboard part of it is just like the MPK mini series, and now they have added in 40 APC trigger pads for the ultimate control over your music. Whether you use this at home, on stage, or travelling on a bus or plane, this keyboard brings full size functionality in a very portable package. If you use Ableton for production or performance, this is an essential piece to add to your setup.

                                I am a staff reviewer at Sam Ash in Lyndhurst, OH.

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                                The manufacturer's warranty covers parts for one year and labor for one year from date of purchase. The warranty excludes damage from misuse, abuse, and contains other exclusions.