The Akai Advance 49 lets users take the reigns on their virtual instruments unlike any other controller currently on the market. This 49-note unit is inherently playable and affords users the intuitive control over almost any parameters of their favorite virtual instruments.
Feature-wise, the Advance 49 features a 4.3 inch display for accurate control and visual feedback. Its screen will also adapt to the plugin’s controls, affording instant control and intuitive editing functionality. In terms of compatibility, the Advance 49 works with any VSTi virtual instrument. For even more enhanced functionality, the unit can be used in tandem with its custom Virtual Instrument Player software, which affords singular control over the user’s entire VSTi library. Now that’s power!
Advance 49 Features
49 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
Integrated 4.3-inch high-resolution full-color screen with dedicated interface buttons
Screen provides 1:1, real-time feedback of plugin parameters