Akai Professional Advance 25 Keyboard Controller

25-key Semi-weighted USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with 8 Assignable Knobs, 8 Pads, Color Display, and Dedicated Transport Controls
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Switch VSTs from Your Keyboard Controller

Take full control over your entire virtual instrument collection with the Akai Professional Advance 25 keyboard controller. Using Akai's Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software, you can switch between your favorite software instruments right from the Advance 25 - even if you're performing live without a DAW! You can easily browse your instruments for inspiring sounds without losing focus on your instrument. Keyboardists at Sweetwater know that you need precise response and easy navigation when you're playing live, and that's exactly what the Akai Professional Advance 25 is designed for.

Akai Professional Advance 25 USB/MIDI Keyboard Controller at a Glance:
  • Use VIP for instant access to all of your software instruments
  • Perfect for live or studio
  • Comes with 16GB of sounds and instruments
Use VIP for instant access to all of your software instruments

The Akai Professional Advance 25 comes with Akai's Virtual Instrument Player software, and it's the key to unlocking the full potential of this keyboard controller. Load up VIP (with or without DAW software running), and you'll be able to switch between your software instruments without taking your hands off the Advance 25. And that's just the start - using VIP you can create custom key zone splitting and custom mappings, allowing you to work with your virtual instruments as if they were all part of the same keyboard workstation.

Perfect for live or studio

If you're a gigging keyboardist, you already see how easy it is to work with software instruments on stage with the Advance 25. And it's just as powerful in your studio - Akai's VIP software can be loaded as a virtual instrument in any standard DAW software. You can easily audition different sounds and software instruments without once reaching for your mouse.

Comes with 16GB of sounds and instruments

With the Advance 25 you also get a 16GB download of over 10,000 sounds from the sonic gurus at AIR Music Technology, SONiVOX, and Toolroom Records. In all you get nine plug-ins covering a wide range of styles, making the Advance 25 keyboard controller a complete performance solution right out of the box.

Akai Professional Advance 25 USB/MIDI Keyboard Controller Features:
  • 25-key USB/MIDI keyboard controller for Mac and PC
  • Tweak parameters in real time with eight continuously variable knobs
  • Control instruments and more with eight velocity- and pressure-sensitive MPC pads
  • Instantly switch between your software instruments using Akai's Virtual Instrument Player
  • Combine your software instruments with keyboard zone splits and multi-patch creation
  • Includes a 16GB download of sound content from AIR Music Technology SONiVOX, and Toolroom Records
  • Works with most major DAW software
Look to the Akai Professional Advance 25 for maximum control over your software instruments.

Additional Media

Advance 25 Keyboard Controller User Manual

Tech Specs

Number of Keys 25
Type of Keys Semi-weighted
Aftertouch Yes
Pads 8 x Velocity- and Pressure-sensitive MPC Pads with RGB Illumination
Other Controllers Pitchbend, Mod Wheel
Encoders/Pots 8 x Large, Endless, and Continuously Variable Control Knobs
Pedal Inputs 1 x Expression, 1 x Sustain
MIDI I/O In/Out/USB
USB 1 x Type B
Hardware Requirements - Mac Multi-core Processor, 4GB RAM (8GB Recommended)
Hardware Requirements - PC Multi-core Processor, 4GB RAM (8GB Recommended)
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.8 or Later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 or later
Height 3.36"
Width 19.2"
Depth 11.52"
Weight 6.83 lbs.
Manufacturer Part Number Advance 25

Customer Reviews

3.5/5
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5/5

DOPE

It's everything I imagined!! ✔
2/5

So far, not so good

The keyboard is sturdy and the controls are solid, but that is where the good news stops for me. The VIP software that is included as a download crashes about 50% of the time when running as a plug-in in Live 9.Also - and this has tempted me to return the keyboard - the user guide pictures of screens don't match what the screens look like in reality. So, there might as well not be a user guide. Finally, I reported this to Akaipro but forgot to type in the "I'm not a robot' number - got kicked off the site and they lost all the text I wrote them. This one is going in the closet.
See also: Controller Keyboards, Akai Professional, Akai Professional MIDI Controllers