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Akai Advance 49 Keyboard

Akai Advance 49 Keyboard

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49-Key Controller, Full-Color Screen

Built to offer unprecedented playability in the studio and onstage, the Akai Advance Keyboard stands out for its high-resolution, full-color screen—which measures 4.3 inches across and provides advanced control of virtual instrument plugins and DAWs. The layout is built for efficient workflow, and features 49 semi-weighted keys with aftertouch, plus eight velocity- and pressure-sensitive MPC pads with RGB illumination. Make adjustments using eight continuously variable knobs, and count on the built-in note-repeat, time-division, arpeggiator, and tap-tempo features for further creative expression.

Akai Advance 49 Keyboard
Akai Advance 49 Keyboard
Akai Advance 49 Keyboard

Performance-Friendly VIP Integration

Transform your computer-based plugins into a hands-on production experience with the included Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software. This keyboard comes with a 16-gigabyte download of more than 10,000 sounds from Vacuum Pro, Loom, Hybrid 3, Xpand!2, Velvet, Transfuser, Creative FX Collection Plus by AIR Music Tech, Eighty Eight Ensemble by SONiVOX, Toolroom Records, and more—and there are hundreds more available for purchase in the VIP store. VIP plays virtually every VSTi-compatible plugin and allows you to control your entire computer library directly from the keyboard. Best of all, the screen instantly adapts to the selected plugin’s controls, delivering 1:1 access to the instrument and various editable functions.

Akai Advance 49 Keyboard


  • Akai
  • 4.3 in (10.9 cm) high-resolution full-color screen with interface buttons
  • Screen provides 1:1 real-time feedback of plugin parameters
  • 49 premium semi-weighted keys with aftertouch
  • 8 large, 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-pini MIDI input/output for use with any MIDI-capable software or hardware
  • Functions as a standalone controller
  • Hardware requirements: USB port, 200 MB of free disk space
  • Software requirements: 2 GB (basic installation) or 20 GB (full content installation) free disk space; 4 GB RAM (8 GB recommended); multi-core CPU; 1280 x 768 px screen resolution; Mac OS X 10.8 or later; Windows 7 with latest version of MIcrosoft .NET



All orders will be shipped by Massdrop.

Estimated ship date is Nov 9, 2016 PT.

After the drop ends, payment will be collected and the group’s order will be submitted to the vendor up front, making all sales final. Check the discussion page for updates on your order.