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 HighlightsPlays virtually every VSTi-compatible pluginOperates as a standalone virtual instrument player for your computerAlso operates as a plugin within any AU, VST, or AAX compatible DAWOrganizes your plugin collection with intuitive browsing by plugin, artist collection, instrument type, timbre, and moreAccess, edit, and mix up to 8 virtual instruments at one timeSetlist feature lets live performers switch between patches from any plugin instantly from the keyboardExtensive key zone splitting, custom mapping, and instrument mixing optionsPre-mapped to hundreds of industry-leading virtual instrumentsUnlimited instances of VIP may be run in a DAW
Technical SpecsKeyboard61 velocity- and pressure-sensitive keys10-octave range with Octave Down/Up buttonsPitch-bend wheelModulation wheelEncoders8 360 assignable encoders
1 360 encoder with push function for display navigationPads: 8 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads; multicolor-backlitSwitches8 assignable switches; amber-backlit23 function switches; amber-backlit4 directional cursor buttonsDisplay: 3.75 x 2.125 full-color LCDConnections(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 inputPower: 6 V DC, 1 A, center-positiveDimensions (width x depth x height): 36.0 x 11.5 x 3.5Weight: 12.1 lbs
Box ContentsAdvance 61USB CableSoftware Installation CardQuickstart GuideSafety and Warranty Manual