The Akai Professional Advance 49 gives you unprecedented playability and unrestricted manipulation of any virtual instrument with our exclusive interactive, full-color display, complemented by performance-friendly hardware controls.
Available in 25-, 49-, and 61-key sizes, the Advance Keyboards deftly fuse 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!
The Advance Keyboards transform computer-based plugins into an entirely hands-on playing experience. The keyboard 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, the Advance Keyboards work with any VSTi virtual instrument. Using the Advance Keyboard’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.
Virtual Instrument Player Software Highlights
- 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
- 49 velocity- and pressure-sensitive keys
- 10-octave range with Octave Down/Up buttons
- Pitch-bend wheel
- Modulation wheel
- 8 360° assignable encoders
1 360° encoder with push function for display navigation
- Pads: 8 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads; multicolor-backlit
- 8 assignable switches; amber-backlit
- 23 function switches; amber-backlit
- 4 directional cursor buttons
- Display: 3.75"x 2.125"(95.3 mm x 54 mm) full-color LCD
- (1) 1/4” (6.35 mm) TRS expression pedal input
- (10 1/4” (6.35 mm) TS sustain pedal input
- (10 5-pin MIDI input
- (1) 5-pin MIDI output
- (10 USB port
- (1) power adapter input
- Power: 6 V DC, 1 A, center-positive
- Dimensions (width x depth x height): 29.5"x 11.5"x 3.63"
- Weight: 10.2 lbs
- Advance 49
- USB Cable
- Software Installation Card
- Quickstart Guide
- Safety & Warranty Manual