Akai APC Mini - Frequently Asked Questions
APC mini is the most portable all-in-one Ableton controller solution with Akai Pro build quality. Engineered specifically for the mobile musician and the desktop producer, APC mini concentrates the essential features of the APC40 mkII, Akai Pro’s flagship Ableton controller, into a compact design that fits in your backpack. In this article we answer a few of your top questions about the APC mini.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What software is included with my purchase, and where can I download?
- Is Ableton Live 9 required? Can I use Ableton Live 8?
- Does the product require an additional power supply?
- Does the product require drivers, and where can I download them from?
- Is the product compatible with the latest Windows, and Mac operating systems?
- Are the pads velocity sensitive?
- What are the secondary functions with the Shift button?
- Where can I get further product support?
The APC mini includes Ableton Live Lite, AIR Instruments Hybrid 3, and Toolroom Artist Launch Packs. Once you have registered the product in your Akai Pro User Account you will have download links for all titles. Visit https://www.akaipro.com/my-account/login to create, and log in to your user account.
The APC mini is supported and requires Ableton Live 9.1.3 or later for correct operation. The included Ableton Live Lite 9 Akai Edition is supported and functions as expected. The APC mini can be manually MIDI mapped for use with earlier versions of Ableton Live.
The APC mini is powered by the included USB cable, and does not require an additional power supply.
The APC mini is class compliant, and does not require any drivers.
Since the APC mini is class compliant it is immediately compatible with all current Windows, and Mac operating systems.
The pads on the APC mini are intended for launching clips, and are not velocity sensitive. However, they can be used to trigger drums, and sounds as well.
When the SHIFT button is engaged you can toggle the Fader Controls to adjust Volume, Pans, Sends, or Device Parameters. You can also toggle the lower button in the channel strip to control Clip Stop, Solo, Rec Arm, Mute, or Select. To do this hold SHIFT, and press the corresponding Scene Launch button.
Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own an Akai Pro product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the Akai Pro technical support team is available to help!
Visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: online community support, phone support, email support.