Akai Professional Advance 61 - 61-Key Virtual Instrument Production Controller with Full-Color LCD Screen & 10K Sounds Download

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The Akai Professional Advance 61 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 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 and 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
  • Technical Specs

  • Keyboard
  • 61 velocity- and pressure-sensitive keys
  • 10-octave range with Octave Down/Up buttons
  • Pitch-bend wheel
  • Modulation wheel
  • Encoders
  • 8 360 assignable encoders
    1 360 encoder with push function for display navigation
  • Pads: 8 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads; multicolor-backlit
  • Switches
  • 8 assignable switches; amber-backlit
  • 23 function switches; amber-backlit
  • 4 directional cursor buttons
  • Display: 3.75 x 2.125 full-color LCD
  • Connections
  • (1) 1/4 TRS expression pedal input
  • (10 1/4 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): 36.0 x 11.5 x 3.5
  • Weight: 12.1 lbs
  • Box Contents

  • Advance 61
  • USB Cable
  • Software Installation Card
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Safety and Warranty Manual