Item Reviews for: Akai Advance61 61 Key USB Controller Keyboard  -  AKA ADVANCE61 LIST

Cool but buggy
By: Carlton Smith      Submitted: 3/5/2019
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Product Rating Product Review Good product but not confident in the compatibility with Logic Pro X. The stand alone VST that comes with the keyboard works fine in stand-alone mode but not as well with Logic. If you’re just looking for a controller the feel of the keys and pads are excellent.
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A nice upgrade from the MAX49
By: DJ      Submitted: 2/4/2019
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Product Review It took a few days to troubleshoot the VIP plugin but I finally got the drivers in the right place and everything works like a dream now. The continuous knobs are smooth, action is natural, aftertouch is great, and those soft Akai Pads are what I expected. If you've got a studio, just get it.
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This Item is well worth the price and highly recommend this to anyone wanting or needing a Synth!
By: Kevin Thoren      Submitted: 7/31/2018
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Product Review This Synth is well worth the cost and blew my mind when I saw what it can do! The sample packs that it came with are amazing. Opening it and taking it out of the box felt like Christmas morning.
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Problem From day one
By: Val      Submitted: 10/21/2017
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Product Review Akai has terrible customer service. Their tech support couldn’t even troubleshoot the problem. I really wanted this to work, as an MPC X owner the combination looked awesome in my studio. But what good are looks if the unit doesn’t do what it says it’s capable of doing?
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Not Ready In My Opinion
By: Edward      Submitted: 9/9/2015
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Product Review So I'm going to start by saying that this product is actually a very nice one. The controller itself is built well and it will serve as a great tool one day. I say one day because it depends on Akai Advance VIP Software which in my opinion needs a lot of work. I'm part of the Akai community and there has been numerous inquiries about the software and GUI. First, the layout is weird. You pick your parameters or types of sounds on the right and your result list is on the left. Should be the other way around. That's not the big issue. The issue is that the GUI constantly freezes if you're picking through the different samples/patches you have. For whatever reason, the software glitches when loading the different VSTs/plugins to get that sound. My computer is very fast with 16GB of RAM, so this should be no thing. Also, if you have Sylenth, Nexus, Omnisphere, Ana, etc...you have to manually import each expansion and it doesn't categorize to the expansion name. It'll take forever to import.
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Well worth it!
By: Happy      Submitted: 8/18/2015
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Product Review Best keyboard ever for full control of vst instruments.
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