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Akai Professional Advance 49 Keyboard Controller

R13,299.00 R10,799.00

49-key Semi-weighted USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with 8 Assignable Knobs, 8 Pads, Color Display, and Dedicated Transport Controls


Switch VSTs from Your Keyboard Controller

Take full control over your entire virtual instrument collection with the Akai Professional Advance 49 keyboard controller. Using Akai’s Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software, you can switch between your favorite software instruments right from the Advance 49 – even if you’re performing live without a DAW! You can easily browse your instruments for inspiring sounds without losing focus on your instrument.

Use VIP for instant access to all of your software instruments

The Akai Professional Advance 49 comes with Akai’s Virtual Instrument Player software, and it’s the key to unlocking the full potential of this keyboard controller. Load up VIP (with or without DAW software running), and you’ll be able to switch between your software instruments without taking your hands off the Advance 49. And that’s just the start – using VIP you can create custom key zone splitting and custom mappings, allowing you to work with your virtual instruments as if they were all part of the same keyboard workstation.

Perfect for live or studio

If you’re a gigging keyboardist, you already see how easy it is to work with software instruments on stage with the Advance 49. And it’s just as powerful in your studio – Akai’s VIP software can be loaded as a virtual instrument in any standard DAW software. You can easily audition different sounds and software instruments without once reaching for your mouse.

Comes with 16GB of sounds and instruments

With the Advance 49 you also get a 16GB download of over 10,000 sounds from the sonic gurus at AIR Music Technology, SONiVOX, and Toolroom Records. In all you get nine plug-ins covering a wide range of styles, making the Advance 49 keyboard controller a complete performance solution right out of the box.

Akai Professional Advance 49 USB/MIDI Keyboard Controller Features:

  • 49-key USB/MIDI keyboard controller for Mac and PC
  • Real-time tweak parameters with eight continuously variable knobs
  • Control instruments and more with eight velocity- and pressure-sensitive MPC pads
  • Instantly switch between your software instruments using Akai’s Virtual Instrument Player
  • Combine your software instruments with keyboard zone splits and multi-patch creation
  • Includes a 16GB download of sound content from AIR Music Technology SONiVOX, and Toolroom Records
  • Works with most major DAW software

Look to the Akai Professional Advance 49 for maximum control over your software instruments.

Tech Specs

Number of Keys49
Type of KeysSemi-weighted
Pads8 x Velocity- and Pressure-sensitive MPC Pads with RGB Illumination
Encoders/Pots8 x Large, Endless, and Continuously Variable Control Knobs
Other ControllersPitchbend, Mod Wheel
Hardware Requirements – MacMulti-core Processor, 4GB RAM (8GB Recommended)
Hardware Requirements – PCMulti-core Processor, 4GB RAM (8GB Recommended)
OS Requirements – MacOS X 10.8 or Later
OS Requirements – PCWindows 7 or Later
Pedal Inputs1 x Expression, 1 x Sustain
USB1 x Type B


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