Talk about portability. Akai Professional has had some great success in the Ableton game, arguably innovating the entire music equipment world with tailor-made gear paired up with software. Made especially for the producer or musician who’s on-the-go, this thing can fit pretty much anywhere. Akai has taken their APC40 MkII functionality and shrunk it into this. What’s even better? It’s only $100 retail, and when it comes to min gear in general, they’ve never really let us down, especially with their new MkII keyboard controller they’ve also released recently. Let’s look into the APC mini and see what it has to offer us.
Finally, we have an all-in-one MIDI Ableton performance controller! I’ve had to hassle with having two separate devices since I like both Akai’s Ableton pads but also need some keys at-hand if i’m ever in the mood to hit the porcelain (especially live, you can’t go wrong with some keyboarding on stage). One of our favorite music equipment brands has come out with the all-new APC Key 25 Ableton Controller which gives us those nice set of min keys plus some other external controls specifically for Ableton. We saw a little mixture of power with the new APC40 MkII and the APC Mini controller, but this particular piece of gear has it’s own personal spin as well. I really love this machine, not only because of the obvious reasons I’ve already stated but because it’s only $130! Let’s take a look at it.
Akai Professional‘s incorporation of a specifically made-for-Ableton MIDI controller in 2009 has been a huge success for the company. Their original Ableton performance controller, the Akai APC40, has received many positive reviews from musicians and performers and single-handedly innovated the Ableton Live controller music equipment game. We recently included this in our best MIDI controllers for Ableton post and feel their latest upgrade to the controller has made it that much better. [Read more…] about Akai APC40 Mk2 Ableton MIDI Controller Review