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AKAI Advance 49
AKAI Advance 49
List Price: $599.00
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Product Code: 9999-16595


AKAI Advance 49 Keyboard Controller

AKAI Advance 49 Keyboard Controller, Electronic Keyboards with high-res color screen and optimum VI plugin control

AKAI Advance 49 Keyboard Controller Details

AKAI Advance 49 Keyboard Controller gives you unprecedented playability and unrestricted manipulation of any virtual instrument with AKAI exclusive interactive, full-color display, complemented by performance-friendly hardware controls. AKAI Advance 49 Keyboard Controller deftly fuses the power of software instruments with the live playability of a keyboard workstation, so you can create like never before. The dividing line between software and hardware instruments is finally gone!

AKAI Advance 49 Keyboard Controller transforms computer-based plugins into an entirely hands-on playing experience. AKAI Advance 49 Keyboard Controller's surface features an integrated high-resolution full-color 4.3-inch display, providing real-time control and feedback of all virtual instruments. The screen instantly adapts itself to the selected plugin's controls, delivering immediate 1:1 access to the instrument and various editable functions. Better yet, AKAI Advance 49 Keyboard Controller works with any VSTi virtual instrument. Using AKAI Advance 49 Keyboard Controller's custom-designed Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software application, your entire VSTi library is controlled by one application. VIP operates as a plugin inside any major digital audio workstation (DAW) or as a stand-alone application on both Mac and Windows operating systems.

Sophisticated but Easy to Use

Dedicated physical controls are thoughtfully included, with AKAI's RGB backlit, velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads on AKAI Advance 49 Keyboard Controller surface. Rubberized pitch and modulation wheels provide simple, direct note manipulation with musically natural action. Easily-gripped, continuously-variable endless knobs let you make adjustments with granular or dramatic effect. AKAI's custom semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive keybed supports aftertouch, making it the ideal keyboard for seasoned live performers and studio producers alike.

All that You Need

Included with AKAI Advance 49 Keyboard Controller is the Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) application. VIP gives you immediate access to any virtual instrument in your collection-with or without a DAW-a powerful way to play virtual instruments live or integrate them into a recording session.

VIP software users can also create setlists that provide on-demand access to your customized instruments for stage performance and studio work. By simply pressing a single button on AKAI Advance 49 Keyboard Controller, you can adapt to song changes as the live performance progresses-without ever reaching for your computer. That's what you want!

You'll also love VIP's facilities for hyper-fast instrument and patch browsing, key zone splitting, layering of up to 8 instruments per VIP instance, expansive custom mapping capabilities, and support for any VSTi plugin. You can run as many instances of the Virtual Instrument Player as your computer allows. VIP runs as a VSTi, AU, or AAX plugin, allowing you access to VSTi's in virtually any DAW, such as Pro Tools, Logic Pro X and Ableton Live.

With AKAI Advance 49 Keyboard Controller, you get uninhibited access to any virtual instrument in your library without losing focus of the instrument in front of you. Nothing else can do that for you.

AKAI Advance 49 Keyboard Controller Features

  • Comes with a 16GB download of over 10,000 sounds from industry-leading developers at AIR Music Technology, SONiVOX, and TOOLROOM RECORDS
  • Comprehensive collection of nine plugins provides you with an instant palette of contemporary, sought-after sounds for both live performance and studio production
  • Keyboard 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 parametes
  • Includes Virtual Instrument Player software for unprecedented virtual instrument preset management, control mapping and multi patch creation
  • 49 Premium, semi-weighted velocity-sensitive keybed 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)
  • Comes in 49-key size

Virtual Instrument Player Software

  • Plays virtually every VSTi-compatible plugin
  • Operates as a standalone virtual instrument player for your computer
  • Also operates as a plugin within any AU, VST, or AAX compatible DAW
  • Organizes your plugin collection with intuitive browsing by plugin, artist collection, instrument type, timbre, and more
  • Access, edit and mix up to 8 virtual instruments at one time
  • Setlist feature lets live performers switch between patches from any plugin instantly from the keyboard
  • Extensive key zone splitting, custom mapping, and instrument mixing options
  • Pre-mapped to hundreds of industry-leading virtual instruments
  • Unlimited instances of VIP may be run in a DAW

AKAI Advance 49 Keyboard Controller Specifications

  • Manufacturer: AKAI
  • Product: Advance 49 Keyboard Controller
  • Keys: 49-keys
  • Screen: 4.3-inch high-resolution full-color screen
  • Control Knobs: 8
  • MPC Pads: 8 x velocity and pressure-sensitive pads
  • Ports: USB and 5-pin MIDI Input/Output ports
  • Unit Dimensions (HxWxD): 3.48 x 29.52 x 11.52 (in inches)
  • Unit Net Weight: 9.92 (in lbs)

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