AKAI Professional Advance 49 Review

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Overview

AKAI Professional has created the next generation of controllers with the Advance 49. This keyboard allows you to select and control virtual instruments on the keyboard itself. This allows you to spend more time creating and less time on the computer. Check out our full Video review with our resident Producer Numonics after the jump.

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Setup & First Impressions

AKAI Professional has created the next generation of controllers with the Advance 49. This keyboard allows you to select and control virtual instruments on the keyboard itself. This allows you to spend more time creating and less time on the computer. Check out our full Video review with our resident Producer Numonics as he goes over the ins and outs of this new Akai Advance 49 Keyboard.

Conclusion / Recommended For

The AKAI Professional Advance 49 is a very progressive product within the Controller space. There are numerous benefits to a product like this. The Advance 49 is definitely worth considering for those interested in getting a professional keyboard with interesting technological advances.

Pros

  • Great Build Quality w/backlit pads & realistic mod/pitch wheels
  • Excellent Workflow w/the ability to select instruments on the Keyboard Screen
  • VIP software is easy to use and understand w/ability to stack up to 8 instruments together
  • The set list feature allows user to select all presets for their songs in order for Live Performances
  • Bundled w/16GB Instruments & more expansion packs Available

Cons

  • Keys feel heavy when played
  • Some VST's aren't fully functional when selecting from the keyboard

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