Lets review MIDI keyboard Akai Professional Advance 61, which has full functions spectrum for professional music creation. It has : 61 velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch; 8 velocity and pressure sensitive drumpads with RGB backlight; color 4.3″ LCD display with specialized buttons for instruments control; 8 large endless-rotation knobs; specialized buttons for control of drumpads sounds banks, transport and octaves; buttons for note-repeat, time-division, arpreggiator and tap-tempo; ruberized pitch and modulation control wheels; inputs for expression pedal and footswitch.
After purchase there is ability to download from manufacturer’s site following sounds packs : AIR Music Tech Vacuum Pro, Loom, Hybrid 3, Xpand!2, Velvet and Transfuser; SONiVOX Eighty Eight Ensemble and TOOLROOM RECORDS Launch Packs. Keyboard is supplied with Virtual Instrument Player, to which VST plugins can be connected and controlled with use of special keyboard buttons. It works in Windows 7, 8 and 10 and Mac OS X 10.8 and newer without additional drivers and integrates with modern DAWs ( FL Studio, Cackewalk Sonar, REAPER, Avid Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Steinberg Cubase and others ), their instruments and VST plugins. Its sizes are 914 ( width ) x 293 ( depth ) x 88 ( height ) mm and mass is 5.44 kg, there are also 25 and 49 keys modifications of this keyboard. It is good MIDI keyboard, which has all functions and controllers for professional music creation, and it worth its money, especially if it will be bought with discount.