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Akai Advance 49
Controller Keyboard

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Take control of your plugins and free yourself from the computer and mouse with the Akai Advance 49 keyboard

  • USB MIDI controller keyboard
  • Integrated 4.3-inch high-resolution full-color screen with dedicated interface buttons
  • 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
  • Expression pedal and footswitch inputs
  • Functions as a standalone controller

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This is the way to do it! The Akai Advance 49 is 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.

The Akai 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 Akai Advance 49 transforms computer-based plugins into an entirely hands-on playing experience. The keyboard surface features an integrated high-resolution full-colour 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.

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  • £339.00

    With that incredible screen as its flagship feature, the M-Audio CTRL 49 controller keyboard is the perfect hub of your studio!

    • 49 note USB MIDI controller keyboard
    • Integrated 4.30-inch high-resolution full-colour screen with dedicated interface buttons
    • Screen provides 1:1 real-time feedback of plugin parameters
    • 8 performance-ready 360-degree knobs
    • 8 velocity- and pressure-sensitive drum pads with RGB illumination
    • Dedicated pad bank, transport control, octave and performance buttons
    • 9 faders 8 buttons for instant and seamless control of your DAW
    • Includes Virtual Instrument Player software--load, play and control any VST plugin
    • Custom 49-key M-Audio semi-weighted keybed with aftertouch
    • Roll mode, time division, pattern arpeggiator and tap tempo buttons
  • £295.00

    A stunning controller keyboard with the sounds of the Triton inside? The Korg Triton Taktile 49 covers all the production bases!

    • 49-note controller keyboard with synth
    • All 512 program sounds of the TRITON, the best-selling KORG music workstation
    • A compact and lightweight synthesiser that you can take anywhere
    • Use the velocity-sensitive backlit trigger pads to easily enter chords or single notes
    • Semi-weighted keyboard with a great playing feel
    • A full array of DAW presets and basic functionality; simply connect and start playing
    • Stylish and ergonomic design
  • £179.00

    With 49 keys, 16 pads, 12 knobs and 36 buttons, you won't be short of DAW control in the studio or on the stage with the Alesis VI49

    • 49-note controller keyboard
    • 49 full-sized, square-front, semi-weighted keys with aftertouch
    • 16 velocity-sensitive trigger pads with illuminated RGB feedback for beat production and clip launching
    • 36 assignable buttons and 12 assignable knobs interface with your music software
    • Pitch and modulation wheels deliver expressive, creative control
    • Seamless visual feedback via LED screen and illuminated buttons and knobs
    • Production software included: Ableton Live Lite and Xpand!2 by AIR Music Tech (downloads)
  • £174.00

    For instant control of your production and Ableton Live, reach for the Novation Launchkey 49 mk2...

    • 49-note USB keyboard controller
    • 16 velocity-sensitive RGB pads
    • 8 knobs
    • Dedicated navigation and control buttons
    • 9 faders
    • Compact and tough enough to throw in your bag without needing a power cable
    • Get automatic hands-on control of other DAWs using InControl
    • Fully USB bus-powered and class compliant, so it works without drivers or a power cable
    • Includes Ableton Live Lite, Novation Bass Station and V Station virtual instruments and over 1GB of Loopmasters samples
  • £165.00
    • 49 velocity-sensitive keys
    • 45 assignable controls: knobs, sliders, buttons, transport and more
    • 8 Dynamic Pads for finger drumming and MIDI triggering
    • Sure-grip Pitch Bend/Modulation Stick
    • Expand playability with Sustain and Expression Pedals (available separately)
    • USB Bus Powered - no AC adaptor required (AC adaptor is an optional)
    • Durable Roland-quality manufacturing and craftsmanship
    • Bundled with the Cakewalk Production Plus Pack including three incredible instruments and production software
    • Works with any DAW on Mac or PC
    • Supports Windows 7 and Mac OS X Snow Leopard
  • £149.00

    A great-feeling keyboard, USB-powered portability and a D-Beam controller? It must be the A49 controller keyboard from Roland!

    • 49 full-size keys with velocity sensitivity
    • Lightweight and compact
    • Easy to use
    • Two knobs, two switches, and D-BEAM controller
    • USB bus powered; no AC adapter required
    • Bundled with Cakewalk SONAR LE software
    • Pearl white and black finishes
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  • 1 year warranty
  • This product comes with a 1 year warranty as standard.

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