The Akai Professional APC20
Want a big grid with a small footprint? Want a no-fuss, ultra-sturdy, affordable Session View controller? Want to extend your APC40 to 16 tracks and an 80 button grid? Want customizable? Look no further--Akai Professional and Ableton present the APC20.
The APC20 is Akai Professional's second dedicated controller for Ableton Live. It frees you from the keyboard and mouse, letting you compose and perform with a fully integrated hardware/software musical system. Like the APC40, it features a multicolor 8x5 button Session View Matrix, 9 high-quality faders and two-way communication with Ableton Live. The APC20 also features 3 modes of operation, built-in customization features and a number of smart new tricks.
The APC20 was co-developed by Ableton and Akai Professional.
The anatomy of the APC20
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Hardware plus software: Ableton Live Akai Professional APC Edition
Every Akai Professional APC20 comes with a custom-tailored software package, Ableton Live 8 Akai Professional APC Edition, with eight audio and eight MIDI tracks, multiplied by twenty Session View scenes. Combined with Live's powerful effects, this makes for a capable out-of-the-box solution for studio and stage.
For a comparison of the Ableton Live 8 Akai Professional APC Edition and the full version of Ableton Live, see this feature comparison chart.
Pricing and availability
The Akai Professional APC20 is available now at music stores worldwide.
Please note that the APC20 cannot be purchased in the Ableton web shop.