The New Akai Pro Advance Series Keyboards will come in 25-key, 49-key, and 61-key variants and includes high-quality features such as the semi-weighted keybed, official MPC RGB backlit Pads, control knobs, rubberized mod & pitch wheels, and a high resolution full-color screen to view and change parameters. Check out this quick Advance Keyboard walkthrough video where Jennifer from Akai takes T-GUT and the rest of the DJbooth.net crew on a quick tour of the new Akai Advance Keyboards and the features and plug ins that can be manipulated using this new powerful controller platform and the new VIP user interface.
The Akai Advance 25, Advance 49, and Advance 61 are full out MIDI controllers so they will be able to work with nearly any software out there that requires keyboard control as seen in the video. We recently reviewed the
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which were designed to work flawlessly with NI's own Komplete software suite and I can already see the parallels between these two keyboard controller lineups. While the Komplete Keyboards work the best within the Komplete environment, it seems that the
will work well with lots of other software. We'll try to get one of these in the lab for the full out review treatment so stay tuned! Check out the
website in the meantime.