Akai Advance 61 MIDI Controller Keyboard

Akai Advance 61 MIDI Controller Keyboard

by Akai
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Setting a new benchmark for DAW control, library browsing and performance parameters, the Akai Advance 61 is a bold step forward for Akai's range of USB MIDI Keyboards.

Responsive 61-note keyboard with 4.3" colour screen for immersive, universal VST control

Advance 61 comes with Akai's new Virtual Instrument Player software (VIP) - providing a super smooth workflow between you, your keyboard, and your virtual instruments. The colour screen adapts to your loaded plug-in, offering real time feedback for parameter control and automation that no other keyboard can provide. Easily map controls, manage your preset library and create new custom patches like never before.

Once you've loaded up then you're a key press or knob twist away from understanding the true meaning of smooth workflow. With industry standard pads for beats, easy key splits for playing multiple instruments and endlessly continuous knobs that provide total control. It's when you actually play with the Advance controllers that the quality becomes evident, decades of experience with hardware gives them that special Akai feel.

Akai's renowned MPC-style drum pads now feature backlit RGB LEDs, for easier programming in any studio or live environment. Each pad is pressure and velocity sensitive, so programming natural sounding drums into your Piano Roll is easy, quick, and accurate. Rubberized pitch and modulation wheels provide simple, direct note manipulation with musically natural action. Easily-gripped, continuously-variable endless knobs let you make adjustments to your virtual instruments.

  • Keyboards for advanced virtual instrument performance
  • Integrated 4.3-inch high-resolution full-color screen with dedicated interface buttons
  • Screen provides 1:1, real-time feedback of plugin parameters
  • Includes Virtual Instrument Player software for unprecedented virtual instrument preset management, control mapping and multi patch creation
  • 61 premium, semi-weighted velocity-sensitive keybed with aftertouch
  • 8 large, endless and continuously variable control knobs
  • 8 velocity- and pressure-sensitive MPC pads with RGB illumination
  • Dedicated pad bank, transport control, octave, and performance buttons
  • Note repeat, time-division, pattern arpeggiator, and tap-tempo buttons
  • Rubberized Pitch and Modulation wheels
  • Expression pedal and footswitch inputs
  • USB and 5-pin MIDI Input/Output for use with any MIDI capable software or hardware
  • Functions as a standalone controller
  • Included sounds :Vacuum Pro, Loom, Hybrid 3, Xpand!2, Velvet and Transfuser by AIR Music Tech, Eighty Eight Ensemble by SONiVOX and exclusive artist launch packs from TOOLROOM RECORDS (downloads). Plus 100's of other VI's and sounds from a growing list of partners, available for purchase, downloadable from the VIP Store



MPNAdvance 61
Number of Keys61 keys

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