Akai, one of the leading names in controller technology present the Advance 61, a new and engaging way to take total control of all your virtual instruments, DAW software and hardware synths.
A clear and bright layout complimented with a built in screen and versatile connectivity all work towards delivering a controller experience like no other. The 61 note keybed of the Akai Advance 61 Keyboard Controller is semi-weighted and is capable of touch sensitivity as well as aftertouch so you can get the most expression out of your virtual instruments right from the start.
The Akai Advance 61 takes assignable control to a whole new level thanks to the 8 large, endless and continuously variable control knobs, 8 velocity and pressure-sensitive MPC pads with RGB illumination, and a dedicated transport control section.
You will also find rubberized pitch and modulation wheels as well as octave and performance buttons.
Integration with your system
The Akai Advance 61 features an integrated high-resolution full-colour 4.3-inch display that is capable of providing real-time control and feedback of all virtual instruments. The screen will constantly adapt to the selected plugin’s controls, delivering immediate 1:1 access to your virtual instrument and its relevant functions.
Using the included custom-designed Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software, your entire collection of VSTi's can be controlled by one application. VIP operates as a plugin alongside your favourite digital audio workstation or as a stand-alone application for Windows and Mac based computers.
Akai have made sure that you get everything you need to start making music. Each Advance 61 comes complete with a huge 16GB download of over 10,000 sounds from industry-leading developers at Prime Loops, AIR Music Technology and SONiVOX.
Other bundled software includes Vacuum Pro, Loom, Hybrid 3, Xpand!2, Velvet and Transfuser by AIR Music Tech and Eighty Eight Ensemble by SONiVOX. This really is a digital musicians dream package. The Akai Advance 61 Keyboard Controller, a powerful and versatile controller made to empower your productivity and enhance your performance.
Manufacturer Akai Model Advance 61 Keyboard Controller Number of Keys 61 velocity-sensitive with aftertouch Display 4.3-inch high-resolution full-colour with dedicated interface buttons Pads 8 velocity and pressure-sensitive, RGB illumination Knobs 8 large, endless and continuously variable Connectivity USB-MIDI communications to Mac/PC MIDI In/Out Expression Pedal Footswitch Pedal Included Software Vacuum Pro, Loom Hybrid 3 Xpand!2 Velvet and Transfuser by AIR Music Tech Eighty Eight Ensemble by SONiVOX Exclusive artist launch packs from TOOLROOM RECORDS (downloads)
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