Akai Advance 61 MIDI Controller Keyboard

Akai Advance 61 MIDI Controller Keyboard

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Akai Advance 61. Unprecedented Control of Your Virtual Instruments

The Advance 61 from Akai Professional is a 61-key, USB MIDI controller that also features eight MPC drum pads with RGB back-lit illumination.

The keyboard boasts an integrated high-resolution full-color 4.3-inch display, which in tandem with the included Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software application, provides real-time control and feedback of your favorite VSTi virtual instruments. These features and more make the Advance 61 a formidable MIDI control solution whether you're on-stage or in the studio.

The keyboard's 61 semi-weighted keys are velocity-sensitive with aftertouch, and the drum pads feature velocity- and pressure-sensitivity. With 8 endless and continuously variable control knobs, transport control, pattern arpeggiator, and MPC-style functions such as note repeat and time-division, the Advance 61 offers a deep feature set for producing professional-quality music.

Highlights:

  • Integrated 4.3-inch high-resolution full-color screen with dedicated interface buttons
  • Screen provides 1:1, real-time feedback of plug-in parameters
  • Includes Virtual Instrument Player software for virtual instrument preset management, control mapping and multi-patch creation
  • 61 semi-weighted velocity-sensitive keybed with aftertouch
  • 8 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
  •   

Virtual Instrument Player Software Highlights

  • Works with virtually every VSTi-compatible plug-in
  • Operates as a standalone virtual instrument player for your computer
  • Also operates as a plug-in within any AU, VST, or AAX compatible DAW
  • Organizes your plug-in collection with intuitive browsing by plug-in, 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 plug-in 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
  •   

Download 16GB of Sounds

Vacuum Pro, Loom, Hybrid 3, Xpand!2, Velvet and Transfuser by AIR Music Technology, Eighty Eight Ensemble by SONiVOX, and exclusive artist launch packs from TOOLROOM RECORDS

Akai Advance 61. Unprecedented Control of Your Virtual Instruments

The Advance 61 from Akai Professional is a 61-key, USB MIDI controller that also features eight MPC drum pads with RGB back-lit illumination.

The keyboard boasts an integrated high-resolution full-color 4.3-inch display, which in tandem with the included Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software application, provides real-time control and feedback of your favorite VSTi virtual instruments. These features and more make the Advance 61 a formidable MIDI control solution whether you're on-stage or in the studio.

The keyboard's 61 semi-weighted keys are velocity-sensitive with aftertouch, and the drum pads feature velocity- and pressure-sensitivity. With 8 endless and continuously variable control knobs, transport control, pattern arpeggiator, and MPC-style functions such as note repeat and time-division, the Advance 61 offers a deep feature set for producing professional-quality music.

Highlights:

  • Integrated 4.3-inch high-resolution full-color screen with dedicated interface buttons
  • Screen provides 1:1, real-time feedback of plug-in parameters
  • Includes Virtual Instrument Player software for virtual instrument preset management, control mapping and multi-patch creation
  • 61 semi-weighted velocity-sensitive keybed with aftertouch
  • 8 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
  •   

Virtual Instrument Player Software Highlights

  • Works with virtually every VSTi-compatible plug-in
  • Operates as a standalone virtual instrument player for your computer
  • Also operates as a plug-in within any AU, VST, or AAX compatible DAW
  • Organizes your plug-in collection with intuitive browsing by plug-in, 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 plug-in 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
  •   

Download 16GB of Sounds

Vacuum Pro, Loom, Hybrid 3, Xpand!2, Velvet and Transfuser by AIR Music Technology, Eighty Eight Ensemble by SONiVOX, and exclusive artist launch packs from TOOLROOM RECORDS
System Requirements VIP Software:

2 GB free disk space for basic installation, 20 GB free disk space for full content installation
4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended)
Multi-core CPU
1280 x 768 pixel screen resolution
Mac OS X 10.8 or later
Windows 7 or later

Keyboard:

Mac OS X 10.8 or later
Windows 7 or later
1 available USB port
200 MB free disk space
Dimensions 3.48 x 36 x 11.52" (88.4 x 914 x 292.6 mm)
Weight 12.13 (5.5 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight 19.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 40.0 x 16.0 x 8.0"

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    Orders below R850 does not qualify for free shipping.

    Please factor in a nominal nationwide economy road 2-3 Day ETA charge of R150.

    Shipment method

    Estimated delivery time

    Shipment cost

    Economy Road

    2-3 business days

    Free / R850 and above

    Everyday shipping as per Economy Road freight, we work with a few different courier companies and special services are available. Please request any service which’ll be the most convenient for you and Technical Sales will gladly investigate it and revert for your consideration.

    * Overnight delivery is only available for orders with delivery addresses within South Africa and confirmed before 10AM the given morning.

    Delivery delays can occasionally occur, your Technical Sales Rep will keep you up to date.