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Akai Professional Advance 61 Keyboard Controller

Akai Professional Advance 61 Keyboard Controller

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  • 61-key Semi-weighted USB MIDI Keyboard Controller, 8 Assignable Knobs, 8 Pads, Color Display, Dedicated Transport Controls and VIP Mapping Software
  • 8 velocity- and pressure-sensitive MPC pads with RGB illumination
  • Pre-mapped to hundreds of industry-leading virtual instruments Unlimited instances of VIP may be run in a DAW
  • Includes a 16GB download of sound content from AIR Music Technology SONiVOX, and Toolroom Records

The Akai Professional 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.

Virtual Instrument Player Software Highlights

  • Plays virtually every VSTi-compatible plugin
  • Operates as a standalone virtual instrument player for your computer
  • Also operates as a plugin within any AU, VST, or AAX compatible DAW
  • 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

Technical Specs

  • Keyboard
    • 61 velocity- and pressure-sensitive keys
    • 10-octave range with Octave Down/Up buttons
    • Pitch-bend wheel
    • Modulation wheel
  • Encoders
    • 8 360° assignable encoders
      1 360° encoder with push function for display navigation
  • Pads: 8 velocity- and pressure-sensitive pads; multicolor-backlit
  • Switches
    • 8 assignable switches; amber-backlit
    • 23 function switches; amber-backlit
    • 4 directional cursor buttons
  • Display: 3.75” x 2.125” full-color LCD
  • Connections
    • (1) 1/4” TRS expression pedal input
    • (10 1/4” TS sustain pedal input
    • (10 5-pin MIDI input
    • (1) 5-pin MIDI output
    • (10 USB port
    • (1) power adapter input
  • Power: 6 V DC, 1 A, center-positive
  • Dimensions (width x depth x height): 36.0” x 11.5” x 3.5”
  • Weight: 12.1 lbs

Box Contents

  • Advance 61
  • USB Cable
  • Software Installation Card
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Safety & Warranty Manual

Akai Professional Advance 61 Keyboard Controller.

size chest(in.) waist(in.) hips(in.)
XS 34-36 27-29 34.5-36.5
S 36-38 29-31 36.5-38.5
M 38-40 31-33 38.5-40.5
L 40-42 33-36 40.5-43.5
XL 42-45 36-40 43.5-47.5
XXL 45-48 40-44 47.5-51.5

Additional information

Weight 19.2 oz
Dimensions 40 × 16.5 × 8.25 in



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inMusic Brands Inc.


inMusic Brands Inc.




1 year parts and labor.


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