Akai ADVANCE 61 | 61-Key Virtual Instrument Production Controller with Full-Color LCD Screen

Akai ADVANCE 61 | 61-Key Virtual Instrument Production Controller with Full-Color LCD Screen

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Akai ADVANCE 61


Unprecedented Control of Your Virtual Instruments

This is the way to do it! Akai Professional's Advance Keyboards are like nothing else you've ever played. The Advance 61 gives you unprecedented playability and unrestricted manipulation of any virtual instrument with our exclusive interactive, full-color display, complemented by performance-friendly hardware controls. Available in 25-, 49-, and 61-key sizes, the Advance Keyboards deftly fuse the power of software instruments with the live playability of a keyboard workstation, so you can create like never before. The dividing line between software and hardware instruments is finally gone!

The Advance Keyboards transform computer-based plugins into an entirely hands-on playing experience. The keyboard surface features an integrated high-resolution full-color 4.3-inch display, providing real-time control and feedback of all virtual instruments. The screen instantly adapts itself to the selected plugin's controls, delivering immediate 1:1 access to the instrument and various editable functions. Better yet, the Advance Keyboards work with any VSTi virtual instrument. Using the Advance Keyboard's custom-designed Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software application, your entire VSTi library is controlled by one application. VIP operates as a plugin inside any major digital audio workstation (DAW) or as a stand-alone application on both Mac and Windows operating systems.

Sophisticated but Easy to Use

Dedicated physical controls are thoughtfully included, with our RGB backlit, velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads on each keyboard surface. Rubberized pitch and modulation wheels provide simple, direct note manipulation with musically natural action. Easily-gripped, continuously-variable endless knobs let you make adjustments with granular or dramatic effect. Our custom semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive keybed supports aftertouch, making it the ideal keyboard for seasoned live performers and studio producers alike.

We Give You Everything You Need

Included with each Advance Keyboard is the Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) application. VIP gives you immediate access to any virtual instrument in your collection-with or without a DAW-a powerful way to play virtual instruments live or integrate them into a recording session.

VIP software users can also create setlists that provide on-demand access to your customized instruments for stage performance and studio work. By simply pressing a single button on an Advance Keyboard, you can adapt to song changes as the live performance progresses-without ever reaching for your computer. That's what you want!

You'll also love VIP's facilities for hyper-fast instrument and patch browsing, key zone splitting, layering of up to 8 instruments per VIP instance, expansive custom mapping capabilities, and support for any VSTi plugin. You can run as many instances of the Virtual Instrument Player as your computer allows. VIP runs as a VSTi, AU, or AAX plugin, allowing you access to VSTi's in virtually any DAW, such as Pro Tools, Logic Pro X and Ableton Live.

With the Advance Keyboards, you get uninhibited access to any virtual instrument in your library without losing focus of the instrument in front of you. Nothing else can do that for you.


FEATURES:

  • The Advance 61 Keyboard comes with a 16GB download of over 10,000 sounds from industry-leading developers at AIR Music Technology, SONiVOX, and TOOLROOM RECORDS. This comprehensive collection of nine plugins provides you with an instant palette of contemporary, sought-after sounds for both live performance and studio production.
    • Keyboards for advanced virtual instrument performance
    • Integrated 4.3-inch high-resolution full-color screen with dedicated interface buttons
    • Screen provides 1:1, real-time feedback of plugin parameters
    • Includes Virtual Instrument Player software for unprecedented virtual instrument preset management, control mapping and multi patch creation
    • 61 premium, semi-weighted velocity-sensitive keybed with aftertouch
    • 8 large, 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
    • Included sounds: 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.
    • Available in 25-, 49-, and 61- key sizes
  • Virtual Instrument Player Software Highlights
    • Plays virtually every VSTi-compatible plugin
    • Operates as a standalone virtual instrument player for your computer
    • Organizes your plugin collection with intuitive browsing by plugin, 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 plugin 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

SPECIFICATIONS:
  • Unit Dimensions (HxWxD) (in inches) 3.48 x 36 x 11.52
  • Unit Net Weight (in lbs) 12.13
REQUIREMENTS:
  • VIP SOFTWARE SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
    • 2 GB free disk space for basic installation, 20GB 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, w/ latest version of Microsoft .NET
  • HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
    • 1 available USB port
    • 200 MB free disk space
NOTE:
*  Item is original and sealed.
*  With Manufacturer Warranty.
*  Restocking fee:  15%



Akai ADVANCE 61


Unprecedented Control of Your Virtual Instruments

This is the way to do it! Akai Professional's Advance Keyboards are like nothing else you've ever played. The Advance 61 gives you unprecedented playability and unrestricted manipulation of any virtual instrument with our exclusive interactive, full-color display, complemented by performance-friendly hardware controls. Available in 25-, 49-, and 61-key sizes, the Advance Keyboards deftly fuse the power of software instruments with the live playability of a keyboard workstation, so you can create like never before. The dividing line between software and hardware instruments is finally gone!

The Advance Keyboards transform computer-based plugins into an entirely hands-on playing experience. The keyboard surface features an integrated high-resolution full-color 4.3-inch display, providing real-time control and feedback of all virtual instruments. The screen instantly adapts itself to the selected plugin's controls, delivering immediate 1:1 access to the instrument and various editable functions. Better yet, the Advance Keyboards work with any VSTi virtual instrument. Using the Advance Keyboard's custom-designed Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software application, your entire VSTi library is controlled by one application. VIP operates as a plugin inside any major digital audio workstation (DAW) or as a stand-alone application on both Mac and Windows operating systems.

Sophisticated but Easy to Use

Dedicated physical controls are thoughtfully included, with our RGB backlit, velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads on each keyboard surface. Rubberized pitch and modulation wheels provide simple, direct note manipulation with musically natural action. Easily-gripped, continuously-variable endless knobs let you make adjustments with granular or dramatic effect. Our custom semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive keybed supports aftertouch, making it the ideal keyboard for seasoned live performers and studio producers alike.

We Give You Everything You Need

Included with each Advance Keyboard is the Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) application. VIP gives you immediate access to any virtual instrument in your collection-with or without a DAW-a powerful way to play virtual instruments live or integrate them into a recording session.

VIP software users can also create setlists that provide on-demand access to your customized instruments for stage performance and studio work. By simply pressing a single button on an Advance Keyboard, you can adapt to song changes as the live performance progresses-without ever reaching for your computer. That's what you want!

You'll also love VIP's facilities for hyper-fast instrument and patch browsing, key zone splitting, layering of up to 8 instruments per VIP instance, expansive custom mapping capabilities, and support for any VSTi plugin. You can run as many instances of the Virtual Instrument Player as your computer allows. VIP runs as a VSTi, AU, or AAX plugin, allowing you access to VSTi's in virtually any DAW, such as Pro Tools, Logic Pro X and Ableton Live.

With the Advance Keyboards, you get uninhibited access to any virtual instrument in your library without losing focus of the instrument in front of you. Nothing else can do that for you.


FEATURES:

  • The Advance 61 Keyboard comes with a 16GB download of over 10,000 sounds from industry-leading developers at AIR Music Technology, SONiVOX, and TOOLROOM RECORDS. This comprehensive collection of nine plugins provides you with an instant palette of contemporary, sought-after sounds for both live performance and studio production.
    • Keyboards for advanced virtual instrument performance
    • Integrated 4.3-inch high-resolution full-color screen with dedicated interface buttons
    • Screen provides 1:1, real-time feedback of plugin parameters
    • Includes Virtual Instrument Player software for unprecedented virtual instrument preset management, control mapping and multi patch creation
    • 61 premium, semi-weighted velocity-sensitive keybed with aftertouch
    • 8 large, 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
    • Included sounds: 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.
    • Available in 25-, 49-, and 61- key sizes
  • Virtual Instrument Player Software Highlights
    • Plays virtually every VSTi-compatible plugin
    • Operates as a standalone virtual instrument player for your computer
    • Organizes your plugin collection with intuitive browsing by plugin, 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 plugin 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

SPECIFICATIONS:
  • Unit Dimensions (HxWxD) (in inches) 3.48 x 36 x 11.52
  • Unit Net Weight (in lbs) 12.13
REQUIREMENTS:
  • VIP SOFTWARE SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
    • 2 GB free disk space for basic installation, 20GB 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, w/ latest version of Microsoft .NET
  • HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
    • 1 available USB port
    • 200 MB free disk space
NOTE:
*  Item is original and sealed.
*  With Manufacturer Warranty.
*  Restocking fee:  15%

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Payment Policy

We give you a variety of payment options. Please note that we are doing all that we can to provide you a secure payment method, especially when you provide us your credit card details. Below are the different payment methods that you can choose from. 

Accepted Online Payment Methods

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If we suspect any fraudulent use of personal or payment details, we reserve the right to put any order on hold while we undertake the necessary payment verification for bank checks, bank wire transfers, and other types of payments. We further reserve the right to cancel any transaction following such fraudulent activities.

Note: All orders will be processed upon verifying cleared payments.

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We ship items from Monday to Friday, except holidays.  Store in-stock items for domestic shipments are usually shipped the same day of order. Most of our items ship within 3-7 business days, and arrives to your doorstep in 7-15 business days. In case the delivery will be delayed due to miscalculated stocking schedules, we will notify you immediately.

Our Shipping Method within Continental USA is usually by ground. If you want to expedite delivery, you may contact us and we will try to see what we can do. Expedite shipments may incur additional costs and will be charged to the customer.

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Most of our brand new products ship directly from our Manufacturer/Supplier and are tested for quality assurance. The products we sell are covered by the warranty policies of our Manufacturers/Suppliers. If something isn’t right or you just changed your mind, we will try to help you as long as our policies are followed.

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If you are dissatisfied with your purchase for any reason, you may return it to us within 30 days (for brand new products) or 14 days (for used products) of the purchase date, subject to the conditions and exclusions below.

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If all conditions are not met, Accessory-Source by AVTELCOM reserves the right to refuse the return or to charge a minimum 15% restocking fee.

1.) All returned items must be in new condition, in their original unaltered box (including an intact UPC code) and must include all packing material, blank warranty cards, manuals and accessories.
2.)  Accessory-Source by AVTELCOM can only refund the original purchase price. Shipping and handling fees are nonrefundable.

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Defective items can be subject to refunds or replacements with the same item models.

Except for B-Stock items which are normally purchased with the customer’s knowledge regarding the products’ condition. Accessory-Source by AVTELCOM reserves the right to accept returns and refund requests for B-Stock items.

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Please allow 3-5 business days for mail-in exchanges to be processed. The replacement item will be delivered after 5-7 days from the moment the item arrives in our Manufacturer’s Warehouse.

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All items sold by Accessory-Source by AVTELCOM LLC shall be the responsibility of the direct buyer. Items shall not be resold and cannot be supplied to countries which are banned or embargoed by the US Government.

Accessory-Source by AVTELCOM LLC currently do not ship to Iran, Sudan, Cuba, Syria, North Korea, Uganda, Qatar, and all other countries which are identified by the Government of USA to be state sponsors of terrorism.

Accordingly, all items sold to countries outside USA shall not be used for terrorism and/or acts which can harm the public. In case these terms are violated, Accessory-Source by AVTELCOM LLC shall not be held responsible. 

 

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