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Advance 49 Akai 49-Key MIDI Keyboard with RGB Pads

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The Akai Advance49 is the beginning of a new breed of MIDI keyboard/workstation for your studio. This perfect sized 49-velocity sensitive keyboard features 8 large MPC style pads each with RGB LEDs for visual feedback, LCD colour display and transport controls. But what makes the Advance49 different is its ability to map, tag, and arrange your sample and VST library for faster browsing and searching of your instruments. Now stocked at all Beyond Sound & Lighting with fast delivery Australia wide.

This is the way to do it! Akai Professional’s Advance Keyboards are like nothing else you’ve ever played. The Advance 49 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!


Main Features

  • 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 parametes
  • Includes Virtual Instrument Player software for unprecedented virtual instrument preset management, control mapping and multi patch creation
  • 49 Premium, semi-weighted velocity-sensitive keybed aftertouch
  • 8 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
  • Includes 16GB downloadable sound bundle
Product Specification

Number of Keys: 49
Pads: 8 x RGB Backlit
Encoders/Pots: 8
Dedicated Transport Control: Yes
Display Screen: Full Colour
Other Controllers: Pitchbend, Mod Wheel
Pedal Inputs: 1 x Sustain, 1x Expression
USB: 1 x Type B
Power Supply: USB bus powered or 6V DC Power Supply*
Dimensions: 738 x 84 x 288mm
Weight: 4.13kg

*Power supply (not included).

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