[Video] Akai VIP Software in Action

In tandem with Advance series controllers, VIP lets you access all your VST instruments in a single interface

We recently reviewed the Akai Advance 49 keyboard. In fact, we gave it an Audiofanzine Award for Innovation. A big part of the value of the Advance series keyboards is that they include VIP software (standalone and plug-in), which allows you to access all of your VST instruments from one convenient interface. In this video, we take VIP through its paces.

If you haven’t read our review of the Advance 49, you can read it here.

A quick clarification: One of the features demonstrated in the video it is how to use a keyword (Akai refers to them as Tags) from one of the columns to select patches. The instance in the video uses one Tag, from the Instrument column, but you can actually get a lot more specific if you want to, by using Tags from the three other columns: Timbres, Styles and Articulations.

Now sit back and enjoy the video.