Akai Pro has released a hands-on demo video for its new Advance Keyboard MIDI Controller series:
The Advance Keyboard series – available in 25-, 49-, and 61-key sizes – has been designed to marry the power of software instruments with the live playability of a keyboard workstation.
The Advance controllers feature an integrated 4.3-inch display and work with any VSTi virtual instrument, using the Advance keyboard’s Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software application. VIP operates as a plugin inside your digital audio workstation (DAW) or as a stand-alone application, on both Mac and Windows operating systems.
A wide variety of physical controls are also included, with RGB backlit, velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads integrated into each keyboard surface, rubberized pitch and modulation wheels, continuously-variable endless knobs, and a semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive keybed which supports aftertouch.
Akai Professional’s new Advance 25, Advance 49, and Advance 61 keyboards have suggested retail prices of $399.99, $499.99, and $599.99, respectively. For more information, visit the Akai Pro Advance keyboard website.