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Akai Professional APC Key 25 Mk2 25-Key 40-Pad MIDI Keyboard Controller


Manufacturer's Description

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

40 Brilliant RGB-Backlit Pads

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.

Launch an Immersive Music-Creation Experience

APC Key 25 allows you to trigger loops, samples, Ableton Scenes and melodies 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.

Your Melodic Performance

The APC Key 25 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 unique performances to your tracks.

Gen 2 Keybed - Performance and Feel

APC Key 25 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.

A More Powerful Ableton Experience

Enjoy serious hands-on control for a powerfully creative Ableton Live experience. APC Key 25 features 8 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 360-knob controls.

Precise Intuitive Control

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.

Transport, Sustain, and Octave Controls

The APC Key 25 has dedicated controls for total integration into Ableton. Transport Controls help you capture new ideas quickly and listen back to your song instantly. Octave control gives you access to the APC Key 25's 10-octave range while the Sustain button adds smooth note and chordal transitions.

APC Key 25 includes Ableton Live Lite software with all the tools to transform your musical ideas into exciting songs and performances. APC Mini also includes multiple world-class plugin instruments from award-winning sound design company AIR Music Technology including Hybrid 3 — a powerful polyphonic analog synth, Mini Grand — an acoustic piano instrument, and Velvet — a vintage electric piano instrument.


  • 5x8 Pad Grid Matrix Featuring 40 RGB-backlit Pads
  • 25-Key Gen 2 Dynamic Keybed
  • 8 Assignable Endless 360 Rotary Knobs
  • 4 Directional Arrows to Navigate Clip Matrix
  • Dedicated Scene Launch Buttons
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite Music Production Software (Mac/PC)


Note Keys

  • 25 velocity-sensitive keys; 10-octave range with octave up/down buttons

Clip Buttons

  • 40 RGB backlit clip-launch buttons in 8x5 matrix


  • (8) 360º knobs with 4 modes


  • (1) USB port


  • USB-bus-powered

Dimensions (width x depth x height)

  • 12.4” x 7.6” x 1.9”
  • 315 x 193 x 47 mm


  • .1 lbs.
  • 0.9 kg