Akai Advance 49

49-Key MIDI Keyboard

  • AKAI Advanced Virtual Instrument Integration for software plug-ins
  • Integrated and high-resolution 10.9 cm diagonal display
  • Real-time feedback of the software plug-ins
  • Includes Virtual Player software to manage plugins and their pre-sets
  • Semi-weighted keys with velocity response and aftertouch
  • 8 Large rotary encoders
  • 8 Velocity sensitive and pressure sensitive MPC style pads with RGB lighting
  • Includes buttons for Note Repeat, Time Division, Pattern Arpeggiator and Tap-Tempo
  • Rubberized pitch and modulation wheels
  • Connections for expression and foot switches
  • USB MIDI and standard 5-pin MIDI input and output - thus usable as a standalone controller
  • Includes download license for instruments and loops from AIR Music Technology, SONiVOX and Prime Loops (approx. 16 GB)

Features of the Virtual Instrument Player software:

  • Standalone mode (plug-in host) allows you to play almost any plug-in without DAW
  • Can also be loaded as a plug-in into any DAW with AU, VST or AAX support
  • Allows you to create and organize your own preset libraries with parameters such as instrument type, tuning, etc.
  • Up to 8 instruments can be combined and edited into a multi-instrument
  • Setlist function for live performance
  • Keyzone splitting
  • Custom mapping assignments and instrument mix options
  • Pre-allocations for hundreds of third-party plug-ins

Further information

Aftertouch Yes
Split Zones 4
Layer function Yes
Pitch Bend / Modulation Yes
Rotary Encoder 8
Fader 0
Pads 8
Display Yes
MIDI Interface 1x In, 1x Out
Sustain Pedal Connection Yes
USB-port Yes
Mains Operation Yes
Battery Operation No
Bus-Powered No

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Excellent Piece of gear!!!!

Akai Master, 29.12.2017
This is a phenomenal piece of hardware and a great piece of software minus the kinks that need fixing with updates. The key bed is the first thing that stands out. These key are beautiful to play and very responsive which you can adjust to your liking. his is probably the best controller that I've ever used. It is extremely well-built, with thick rubber coating on the pitch and mod wheels, and the best pads that I've ever played. The pads are made of thick rubber (possibly mixed with plastic to make them more sturdy). They are very responsive and I can actually play finger rolls on one pad. It took me some time, several videos, and a review of the manual to figure out the basic operation of this controller. Having the VIP software is a great addition. I use a Mac both at home and in my studio, with Pro Tools 11, Logic Pro X 10.2, and Reason 8.3. Between Pro Tools and Logic, I can access hundreds of plug-ins, but it's nice to be able to add the ability to use VST plug-ins as well through VIP.
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Unfortunately not for me

Harry aus I., 27.12.2016
Basically everything was super and a valuable Tatstatur. The concept of the Virtual Instrument Player is also great. As already some customers before me this very positive. So why not for me.

ASIO does not go. But only with me? No, according to the AKAI Forum there are probably some manufacturers whose ASIO drivers can not load or the software crashes. Have also everything tried what was proposed in the community as a possible solution. Without success.

I use the RME Firecface UC. Without ASIO, the latencies are simply not acceptable because there is a noticeable delay between keystroke and sound playback.

Other applications have no problems with the ASIO driver from RME
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