The Akai Advance MIDI controller keyboards take the controller keyboard to the next level. Built to Akai's high and exacting standards, these controllers are available in 25, 49 and 61 key versions. The Akai Advance keyboard offers a plethora of features of which the most interesting is the direct control of your VST instruments and DAW from the controller itself. Other features include 8 illuminated MPC pads, 8 performance ready knobs and a custom Akai Pro keybed. Software included with the Akai Advance controllers allows you to host your VST's allowing up to 8 VST's to be combined and played.