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Akai - Advance 25 Keyboard for Advanced Virtual Instrument Performance

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Advance Keyboards

25-Key USB/MIDI Controllers with Colour Screen

Product Overview

The Advance Keyboards give you unprecedented playability and unrestricted manipulation of any virtual instrument or effect with an interactive, full-colour display, complemented by performance-focused hardwarecontrols. 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-colour 4.3-inch display, providing real-time control and feedback of all virtual instruments and effects. The screen instantly adapts itself to the selected
plugin's controls, delivering immediate 1:1 access to the instrument/effect and various editable functions.

Better yet, the Advance Keyboards and VIP v2.0 work with any supported VST virtual instrument or effect. Using the Virtual Instrument Player v2.0 (VIP) software application, your entire VSTi library is controlled by one application. VIP v2.0 operates as a plugin inside any major digital audio workstation (DAW) or as a standalone application on both Mac and Windows operating systems.

Product Features

- Keyboards for advanced virtual instrument performance
- Integrated 4.3-inch high-resolution full-colour screen with dedicated interface buttons
- Screen provides 1:1, real-time feedback of plugin parameters
- Includes Virtual Instrument Player v2.0 software for unprecedented virtual instrument/effect preset
management, control mapping and multi patch creation
- Premium, semi-weighted velocity-sensitive keybed aftertouch
- 8 endless and continuously variable control knobs and 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
- Rubberised 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
- 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

VIP

VIP v2.0 is a ground-breaking, award-winning music software platform that provides musicians and composers with a total-control solution for their virtual instrument and virtual effect collection. At it’s core, VIP v2.0 features an intelligent patch browser that integrates sound patches from the user’s collection of VST virtual instruments and effects, allowing them to select, control play and layer those plugins directly from their VX49 VIP-enabled keyboard.VIP v2.0 provides users with unparalleled access to their virtual instrument and effect collection, seamlessly
integrating the hardware / software experience and grants the unrestricted freedom to create in a userfriendly, intuitive format. The combination of VIP and a compatible keyboard controller maximises workflow and ensures a playing experience that feels natural and enhances creativity – the natural, tactile feel of hardware, now fused with the unrivalled processing capability of virtual Instruments.

VIP Features

- Plays virtually every VST-compatible plugin and effects unit
- Operates as a standalone virtual instrument and effects player for your computer
- Also operates as a plugin within any AU, VST or AAX compatible DAW
- Organises your plugin collection with intuitive browsing by plugin, artist collection, instrument type, timbre and more
- Includes an Effects Browser allowing you to browse effects by type and audition across multiple plugins with a single click
- Access, edit and mix up to 8 virtual instruments at one time in a Multi
- Expanded Multi mixer includes insert effects, send effects, bus tracks and a master output channel strip for total routing control.
- Effects Stacks allow you to combine multiple effects into re-usable patches, accessible in the patch list for easy selection and auditioning.
- 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

Additional Information

Brand Akai
Number Of Keys 49-Key
Drum Pads Yes
Faders No
Automatic Mapping No
Includes Software Yes
USB Powered Yes
Warranty 1 Year

- 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
- Available in 25-, 49-, and 61- key sizes

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