Six of the Best: Hardware Controllers – AKAI APC Key 25

Best Live Controller – Akai APC Key 25

Price £99.99
Contact InMusic:01252 896040

Akai’s latest controller is the APC Key 25, the only APC model with a keyboard. It manages to fit a surprising amount of functionality in and will certainly be of interest to Live users. It’s insanely portable and very light indeed. It’s also pre-mapped for Live, and you’ll find that the controls map across beautifully, with red outlines appearing in the software to denote what you’re currently controlling.


Hollin Jones said: “Its tiny footprint means it’s good for those pressed for space, or for working on the move”, and concluded: “A surprisingly versatile Live controller considering its extreme portability. Having a keyboard is a great bonus.”

Full Review – Akai APC Key 25