AKAI has one of the best MIDI control keyboards available today, and gear guru Alex Solano serves up some of the best tutorials on how to use these powerhouse controllers. See how to maximize its features and functions, as well as learn the included VIP Software Suite.
Alex starts with an Overview of the Advance Keyboard and VIP software, and then walks you through installation. From there, Alex describes the Main Modes, especially the Global and Setup modes. Next, he explores the Browser Mode, one of the most powerful sections of the Advance Controller. Two other critical modes, Control Mode and Multi-Mode are then explored in detail.
Now AKAI Pro's included VIP software gets the thorough treatment, with the next tutorial explaining VIP Tags. You'll then discover Setlist Mode, and some great features from AKAI's other hardware, such as Note Repeat and Arpeggiator. Finally, Alex demonstrates how to use the VIP software to control your DAW, and gives you a tutorial dedicated to Ableton Live setup with the Advance Pro.
Whether you're looking for a MIDI controller that can do it all, or you already have the AKAI Advance and want to get the most out of it, watch "AKAI Advance Keyboards Explained" today!
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Submitted 6 months ago
yes really good & informative. :))
I am a: Student, Musician, Bitwig Studio
Submitted 10 months ago
Older, but good
The tutorial is based on an older version of VIP, but I still got it. I needed to learn this quickly for a project, and within 2 hours I was up and running. The tutorial does not include custom mapping of plugins, that are not supported. But getting the hang of it, after having watched the tutorial is pretty straight forward.
Submitted 1 year ago
Would love to see deeper use with various DAW's Logic Pro X and Protools for example.
I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools
Submitted 2 years ago
Excellent tutorial, but need the Alesis VX49 version added!
This was an excellent tutorial series, but many of us own the similar, but still different Alesis VX49 keyboard which utilizes the same VIP software but has different control layout - there arent very many helpful and detailed resources out there to help us with deep editing/control. Can Groove3 come to the rescue? Thanks - love you guys!!!!
Submitted 2 years ago
Rare and Great Tutorial
It's difficult to find anything nearly as comprehensive as this on the Advance line of keyboards. I feel the Advance is better than the Control but it doesn't have as much awareness, and as a consequence, not as much tutorial content. He does a brilliant job of explaining everything you need in a very simple way but still manages to go deep with functionalities. Well done!!!
I am a: Producer, Professional, Audio Engineer, Musician, Sound Designer, Sound for Film/TV
Submitted 2 years ago
Almost 5 stars.
The version of VIP being taught in this group of videos is not the same version of VIP that I downloaded from AKAI. Some screen shots in the series are slightly different than the version I have. Finally, the screen items regarding Multis are very much different and the instruction does not cover some of the icons in the installed version.
I am a: Musician
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