Akai Advance 49 Controller Keyboard
Akai Advance 49 Controller KeyboardDetails
The Akai Advance Keyboard fuses the power of software instruments with the live playability of a keyboard workstation. It provides unprecedented playability and advanced control of any virtual instrument via an interactive, full-colour display and premium hardware controls. It's ideal for producers, gigging musicians, instructors and composers.
SPECIAL OFFER: From the 1st August through to the 30th September, you will receive a free download of Eventide's Blackhole Reverb Effect when you purchase the Akai Advance 49 Controller Keyboard.
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Special Offer: Blackhole Reverb Effect - Free Download
Akai Professional, a leading manufacturer of keyboards, mixers and production equipment for performers and recording artists alike, has collaborated with broadcasting and recording specialists Eventide to offer a free download of the critically-acclaimed Blackhole Reverb effect when you purchase an Advance 49 Controller Keyboard - available for only 60 days starting 1st August 2016.
Eventide's Blackhole reverb allows you to create extra-terrestrial spatial effects that are completely unique and unlike conventional reverbs that are tethered to the limitations of the real world. From expansive, lingering reverb tails to subtle, ambient washes that underpin the backdrop of any track, Blackhole is a must have for any producer, sound designer and composer.
- Incredibly easy to use with over 50 presets; many created by Eventide artists
- Ability to create extremely music effects which are perfect for highlighting key instruments
- Supernatural settings for abstract spatial effects and drones
- Subtle settings for ambient washes and track highlighting
- Unique ''Gravity'' control reverses the arrow of time by inverting the reverb's decay
- Kill Switch mutes the input so you can only hear the reverb for truly incredible effects
- Mix Lock enables for scrolling through presets or settings while keeping the wet/dry mix constant
- Fully flexible mono and stereo options - providing new realms of stereo imaging to mono instruments
- Innovative Ribbon and Hot Switch for changing any combination of parameters simultaneously
Unprecedented Control of Virtual Instruments
The Akai Advance Keyboard offers a unified plug-in experience giving you direct control of all your VST instruments. Seamlessly auto map all of your VST instruments in one place whilst VIP librarian software keeps all of your presets categorised. The software gives Advance Keyboard users access to any virtual instrument in their collection. 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. VIP software users can also create set lists for immediate access to user-curated instruments. You can use your entire existing library - any and all VSTs and plug-ins.
Virtual Instrument Player Application
VIP also boasts facilities for 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. Advance Keyboard users may run as many instances of the Virtual Instrument Player as their computer allows. VIP runs as a VSTi, AU, RTAS or AAX plugin, allowing you access to VSTi's in virtually any DAW, such as Pro Tools, Logic Pro X and Ableton Live. 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 an Advance Keyboard, you can adapt to song changes as the live performance progresses-without ever reaching for your computer.
Easy to Use
The keyboard features a semi-weighted, velocity sensitive key bed and an integrated high resolution full colour screen for easy and intuitive control. The screen instantly adapts itself to the selected plugin's controls, delivering immediate 1:1 access to the instrument and various editable functions. The keybed supports aftertouch, making it the ideal keyboard for seasoned live performers and studio producers alike. 8 oversized, deluxe MPC Pads with RGB illumination, 8 giant performance knobs plus Pitch and Modulation wheels give you multiple control options.
Everything You Need
The Akai Advance comes ready to play out of the box and each Advance Keyboard also ships with a 16GB download of over 10,000 sounds from industry-leading developers at AIR Music Technology and SONiVOX. This comprehensive collection of nine plugins provides you with an instant palette of contemporary, sought-after sounds for both live performance and studio production.
- Includes VIP - Virtual Instrument Player Software
- Works with KOMPLETE
- Works with Ableton
- Allows to run VSTs in Logic
- Allows to run VSTs in ProTools
- Includes over 16 GB of content
- Keyboards for advanced virtual instrument performance
- Integrated 4.3 inch highresolution full-colour screen with dedicated interface butons
- Screen provides 1:1, real-time feedback of plugin parameters
- Available in 25, 49, and 61 key sizes
- Includes Virtual Instrument Player software for unprecedented virtual instrument preset management, control mapping and multi patch creation
- Premium, semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive keybed with aftertouch
- 8 large, endless and continuously variable control knobs
- 8 velocity and pressure-sensitive MPC-style pads with RGB illumination
- Dedicated pad bank, transport control, octave and performance butons
- 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
- Also functions as a standalone controller
- Includes a 16GB download with more than 10,000 sounds from leading virtual instruments from AIR Music Technology, SONiVOX and Prime Loops.
- 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
- Organises 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
- Unit Dimensions (HxWxD) (in inches): 3.48 x 29.52. x 11.52
- Unit Net Weight (in lbs): 9.92
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