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Advance Keyboards




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DIRECT CONTROL

OF ALL YOUR VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS

Premium semi-weighted velocity-sensitive keybed with aftertouch

4 Banks of 8 MPC pads with RGB illumination

8 large, continuously-variable control knobs

Rubberized pitch and modulation wheels

High-resolution 4.3-inch full-color screen for 1:1 real-time VI info





Includes Impressive Software Titles

(And the VIP Store for Even More)


Advance Keyboards include Vacuum Pro, Loom, Hybrid 3, Xpand!2, Velvet, Transfuser, and Creative FX Collection Plus by AIR Music Tech, Eighty Eight Ensemble by SONiVOX and exclusive artist launch packs from TOOLROOM RECORDS (downloads). Plus, there are 100's of other VI's and sounds from a growing list of partners, available for purchase, downloadable from the VIP Store.


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Awards

The Advance Keyboards have made waves across the industry since their announcement.
We're honored to have collected a few awards in the process.


Reviews

Reviews are in. This is the summer of Advance.



  • "It closes the gap between your DAW and your controller keyboard in an elegant and intuitive way."MusicRadar

  • "Taken on its own, Advance is a good controller. But combined with VIP it's almost in a league of its own."MusicTech

  • "What do you call a MIDI controller keyboard that can map seamlessly with 3rd-party plug-ins and makes controlling them more intuitive and easier? Intelligent? Smart? Or simply the Akai Advance."AskAudio

  • "The Advance 49 could revolutionize your music production workflow."DJ Tech Tools

  • "This keyboard is arguably the best semi-weighted synth-action MIDI controller available. Factor in the quality of included software instruments, and the entire package becomes hard to beat."Keyboard Magazine

  • "It's super musical. There's very sophisticated logic here where you can switch between different presets in different VSTs without any glitching. It's really great during performances."The Future.FM

  • "This is a breakthrough product that will be much appreciated by keyboardist and musicians everywhere. As a result, we've given it an award for innovation."Audiofanzine

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DIRECT CONTROL

OF ALL YOUR VIRTUAL INSTRUMENTS



  • Premium semi-weighted velocity-sensitive keybed with aftertouch

  • 4 Banks of 8 MPC pads with RGB illumination

  • 8 large, continuously-variable control knobs

  • Rubberized pitch and modulation wheels

  • High-resolution 4.3-inch full-color screen for 1:1 real-time VI info



  • PROVIDES A WINDOW INTO ALL YOUR VSTs


    CATALOG, CONTROL, AND MAP YOUR VST INSTRUMENTS - ALL FROM THE KEYBOARD

  • PROVIDES A WINDOW INTO ALL YOUR VSTs


    PLAY YOUR VST INSTRUMENTS USING VIP

  • PROVIDES A WINDOW INTO ALL YOUR VSTs


    COMBINE AND PLAY UP TO 8 VST INSTRUMENTS

  • PROVIDES A WINDOW INTO ALL YOUR VSTs


    VIs AND SOUNDS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE AND DOWNLOAD FROM THE VIP STORE

INCLUDES IMPRESSIVE SOFTWARE TITLES

(AND the VIP STORE FOR EVEN MORE)


Advance Keyboards include Vacuum Pro, Loom, Hybrid 3, Xpand!2, Velvet and Transfuser by AIR Music Tech, Eighty Eight Ensemble by SONiVOX and exclusive artist launch packs from TOOLROOM RECORDS (downloads). Plus, there are 100's of other VI's and sounds from a growing list of partners, available for purchase, downloadable from the VIP Store.


























Artist Videos

MORGAN KIBBY - M83 / White Sea


PJ MORTON - Maroon 5


ILAN RUBIN
Angels & Airwaves / NIN / The New Regime

MONTE NEUBLE - Rihanna / Eminem



Tutorials

ADVANCE KEYBOARDS
Introduction and Hardware Overview



More Videos

ADVANCE KEYBOARDS at SXSW 2015




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AWARDS

The Advance Keyboards have made waves across the industry since their announcement. We're honored to have collected a few awards in the process






REVIEWS

Reviews are in. This is the summer of Advance.



"It closes the gap between your DAW and your controller keyboard in an elegant and intuitive way."MusicRadar


"Taken on its own, Advance is a good controller. But combined with VIP it's almost in a league of its own."MusicTech


"What do you call a MIDI controller keyboard that can map seamlessly with 3rd-party plug-ins and makes controlling them more intuitive and easier? Intelligent? Smart? Or simply the Akai Advance."AskAudio


"The Advance 49 could revolutionize your music production workflow."DJ Tech Tools


"This is a breakthrough product that will be much appreciated by keyboardists and musicians everywhere. As a result, we've given it an award for innovation."Audiofanzine


"It's super musical. There's very sophisticated logic here where you can switch between different presets in different VSTs without any glitching. It's really great during performances."The Future.FM

"This keyboard is arguably the best semi-weighted synth-action MIDI controller available. Factor in the quality of included software instruments, and the entire package becomes hard to beat."Keyboard Magazine