The APC Mini mk2 clip launching controller for Ableton Live is the ultimate compact solution for music creation in any environment. APC Mini mk2 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.


8x8 Pad Grid Matrix with 64 RGB-Backlit Pads | 9 Assignable Faders | Smart Scale View Mode | Note and Drum Modes | Dedicated Scene Launch Buttons | 4 Directional Arrows to Navigate Clip Matrix | Includes Ableton Live Lite and AIR Music Tech. Production Software (Mac/PC)
Focus on Your Performance

64 Brilliant RGB-Backlit Pads

APC Mini mk2 features 64 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 Mini mk2 allows you to trigger individual loops, samples, and melodies or entire Scenes for the most imaginative and inspirational music creation performances. Even with your largest projects, the 64 RGB-backlit pads across the customizable 8x8 grid accurately reflect clips from your Ableton Live Session and are always in reach for the ultimate creative experience.

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Akai APC Mini mk2 features diagram
Simple Controls For Powerful Music-Making

A More Powerful Ableton Experience

Enjoy serious hands-on control for a powerfully creative Ableton Live experience. APC Mini mk2 features 9 faders 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 fader controls.

Precise Intuitive Control

Create your own signature sounds with ease using the Device Mode button where APC Mini mk2 faders are automatically mapped to the eight Macro Controls of Ableton Live’s selected device. Control multiple parameters with one fader to generate totally innovative sounds. Get more hands-on control with Soft Keys for easy access to Solo, Mute, Stop and Record arm functions.

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Inspiring Features to Empower Your Creativity

Drum Mode For Ableton Drum Rack

Drum Mode provides seamless integration with Ableton’s Drum Rack isolating a 4x4 quadrant of the APC Mini mk2 to control Ableton, while still giving you the ability to assign the remaining pads. This allows for ultra-customized pad layouts and equally inventive and creative performances—not achievable with any other APC controller.

Real-Time Key And Scale Control

The Smart Scale View provides instant visual feedback while you change keys or scale types. In this mode, the musical key currently selected is also visible across the pads to ensure you know what scale you’re in. The Notes Mode delivers a new performance workflow, allowing you to play pitch-perfect musical parts in Ableton without playing wrong notes.

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Drum Mode

Drum sample mode featuring seamless integration with Ableton Drum Rack

Notes Mode

Melodic control of plugin instruments and sounds for inspirational performances

Smart Scale Mode

Visual feedback of current Note Mode key across the 8x8 pad matrix

APC Mini mk2 includes Ableton Live Lite software with all the tools to transform your musical ideas into exciting songs and performances. APC Mini mk2 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.

Key Specs

  • USB-bus-powered
  • 1 USB Type-B Port
Clip Buttons
  • 64 RGB backlit clip-launch buttons in 8x8 matrix
  • (8) assignable track faders
  • (1) assignable main fader
Dimensions (width x depth x height)
  • 9.5” x 8.3” x 1.3”
  • 240 x 210 x 32 mm
  • 1.79 lbs..
  • 0.81 kg