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The Akai Professional Advance 25 gives you unprecedented playability and unrestricted manipulation of any virtual instrument with our exclusive interactive, full-color display, complemented by performance-friendly hardware controls.
Available in 25-, 49-, and 61-key sizes, the Advance Keyboards deftly fuse the power of software instruments with the live playability of a keyboard workstation, so you can create like never before. The dividing line between software and hardware instruments is finally gone!
The Advance Keyboards transform computer-based plugins into an entirely hands-on playing experience. The keyboard surface features an integrated high-resolution full-color 4.3-inch display, providing real-time control and feedback of all virtual instruments. The screen instantly adapts itself to the selected pluginâs controls, delivering immediate 1:1 access to the instrument and various editable functions.
Better yet, the Advance Keyboards work with any VSTi virtual instrument. Using the Advance Keyboardâs custom-designed Virtual Instrument Player (VIP) software application, your entire VSTi library is controlled by one application. VIP operates as a plugin inside any major digital audio workstation (DAW) or as a stand-alone application on both Mac and Windows operating systems.
The new MPK Mini MKII is an ultra-compact keyboard controller designed to easily fit in the laptop-toting musicianâs backpack and still earn its spot on the desktop producerâs crowded table space.
For maximum portability, the MPK Mini MKII requires no software drivers or external power adapter for operation. It supports plug-and-play connectivity, features USB-MIDI, and powers up with a single USB connection to your computer.
With an array of hardware controls, the MPK mini MKII lets you record, compose, and perform with virtual instruments, effect plugins, and Digital Audio Workstations whenever inspiration strikes.
It features 25 velocity-sensitive synth-action keys, a 4-way thumbstick for dynamic pitch and modulation manipulation, 8 backlit velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads, and 8 assignable Q-Link knobs. Plus, two banks expand the number of MPC-style pads to 16 for extended creative capabilities.
The MPK mini MKII includes all the essentials for quickly laying down and expanding upon your musical ideas.
Finally, it comes bundled with professional production software and virtual instruments free downloads for immediate music creation.
The Akai MPK Mini comes with the following software:
The Akai MPK Mini is supported on the latest operating systems, including Windows 8 and Mac 10.9. The MPK Mini is a class-compliant plug-and-play device that does not require a specific driver installation in order to be functional and will function with all major Windows and Mac operating systems from Windows XP, Vista and 7 to Mac 10.4 and later.
The Akai MPK Mini is USB hub powered. It connects and powers by a standard USB-A to USB-B cable and does not require a wall power supply.
What are the differences between the MPK Mini MKI and MKII?
Some of the major additions and changes to the Akai MPK Mini are:
Yes! There are four built-in presets that can be chosen in the controller. These presets can be edited, adjusted and uploaded to the MPK Mini using the included preset editor.
Donât worry! You can watch step-by-step tutorials in the Related Video Shorts below or visit akaipro.com/kb/search/MPK_Mini for more detailed FAQs.
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The Alesis Recital is a full-featured digital piano with 88 full-sized semi-weighted keys with adjustable touch response. The Recital features 5 realistic built-in voices: Acoustic Piano, Electric Piano, Organ, Synth, and Bass. Customize the voices by combining any two at once in Layer Mode for a full, rich tone. They can also be assigned to only the left or right hands in Split Mode. You can even add adjustable Reverb and Chorus to further tailor your sound. With powerful 20-watt built-in speakers and a 128-note maximum note polyphony, Recital delivers ultra-realistic sound and a great playing experience.
Powerful Educational Features
The Alesis Recital has an incredibly useful feature called "Lesson Mode." This feature divides the 88 keys into two zones with the same pitch and voice. This enables both the student and teacher to easily watch each other and play together without having to take turns or reach over one another. Recital also features a Â¼â (6.35mm) headphone output which mutes the internal speakers for convenient, quiet private practice.
All the Right Connections
In addition to the Â¼â (6.35mm) sustain pedal input (pedal not included) and the Â¼â (6.35mm) stereo headphone output, Recital also features stereo RCA outputs to connect to a recorder, mixer, amplifier or other sound system. Recital also features a USB-MIDI output for connecting to a Mac / PC to use educational software or virtual instrument plugins. Recital can be powered using the included power supply or by 6 D Cell batteries (not included).
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The Alesis SamplePad 4 is a compact but powerful multi-percussion pad that lets you add custom sounds to your drum setup.
This all-in-one percussion and sample-playing instrument comes equipped with four responsive, LED-illuminated rubber pads, dual zone trigger input, and ten preset kits. Bright blue LED lighting around the pads make them clearly visible in every setting, and the LCD screen keeps kit navigation simple and intuitive.
You can drag and drop your samples via USB on a Mac or PC without removing your SD card. For even more flexibility, you can tune and add reverb to your sounds.
With a built-in library of the most commonly requested percussion and electronic drum sounds and the ability to load samples, the only limit is your imagination.
Note: SD/SDHC card and computer not included.
Yes! Â Additional pads (dual-zone or single-zone) can be connected through the use of Â a Y-cable connected to the 1/4"" TRIG-INÂ input.
The samples files must beÂ 16-bit, mono or stereo .WAV filesÂ with a sample rate ofÂ 48K, 44.1K, 32K, 22.05K,Â orÂ 11.025K.Â Files can be converted to this format through the use of the Alesis SampleConverter Utility.Â
Samples can be transferred to the SamplePad 4 by dragging the files to the root directory of the SD card.
The Sensitivity parameter is a per-patch setting, rather than a global setting. Settings are stored for each individual pad by kit to allow customers to tailor the response on each kit individually.Â This means the individual kit must be saved after adjustments are made to pad parameters, otherwise the changes will be lost after power cycling.
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