All that's missing from Akai Advance. Please like and add suggestions!!

These are my suggestions for Akai Advance. PLEASE IMPLEMENT! (at least the option to favorite from controller)

The ability to subtract a tag from view to narrow down sounds
mode where all tags that aren’t used for a category aren’t shown (browse mode) then (tag mode) shows everything
randomly pick a patch from within tags selected for inspiration purposes
Ability to catalog custom expansions
Ability to folder expansions or tags so there’s not a billion and one tags to scroll through
Example: EDM folder has Guetta, Skrillex etc you select one and you see only the tags that have sounds.

Importing banks in plugins other than sylenth
Ability to use Wub, the bank, 809 as VST within VIP
Fix names showing up as default instead of patch name (i.e. omnisphere, Play)
Fix patches not auto importing (i.e. spire)
ABILITY to favorite a sound from the keyboard by pressing selection wheel/button on highlighted patch
also show the sound as a favorite by the thumbs up icon in the blank space to the right of the sound
ability to use multiple Advances to control multiple instances of VIP for collaborating
Ability to go to next patch by latching the Shift button and using left and right arrows
Ability to transpose by 1 by holding shift and octave up or down
develop an app for iPad where people can see all tags and touch to select and scroll etc.

Other than this i love my board..S seeing i bought a 49 and a 25 for portability :-)
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  • Hi Lamont,

    Thanks for the ideas! Glad you are enjoying it so far!

    A lot of these we have heard of already and as well as what needs to be fixed. I do love that idea for the folders in the Browser too!

    I will say that the MPC plugins (The Bank, 809, Wub, Noise) would require an update for the plugins, not necessarily VIP. Right now, they can only be used inside of MPC. I think in the same way that Logic AU components are only available to Logic and Garageband. But, I'll be happy to pass that along and maybe we'll see an update for MPC soon too!
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    In most cases, issues such as the names showing as "Default", or the patches not importing, are caused by a particular plugin not supporting some basic VST functions, and have to be addressed by the plugin manufacturer.
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  • something else i would add is the ability to associate certain abbreviations with tags. In sylenth there are a lot of SQ SEQ SE which all mean sequence. If i could left click on that tag and it say rename, remove, associate (which would let me type and define, divided by comma, each associated term. like the way i made a tag called pizzicato but it already recognizes pizz or pizzi.

    Also a duplicates finder by plugin would be nice.
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    "randomly pick a patch from within tags selected for inspiration purposes"
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  • Corey:

    Are there plans for any type of maintenance release for VIP, or firmware updates for the Advance 61 itself? I know development and testing takes time, but it would be great to know that something is on the horizon.

    Thanks
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    An undo button would be nice as well, I accidentally deleted 500 patches from sylenth and forgot what bank they came from. I guess making your own expansions will/would help here as well.
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    One other suggestion is for an advance for effects plugins with a screen knobs and buttons and the ability to create and save chains, that we can recall but allow us to create our own interface of a certain amount of knobs and buttons....wait let me use an example:
    I want to use Slate digital virtual mix EQ, a UAD compressor, a waves de-esser etc. on one track. I want to be able to map the knobs of each plugin to one interface that i see on the hardware screen and can control with the knobs buttons (maybe sliders, but most plugs don't have too many sliders). I want to be able to go to the next tracks chain in a similar way i can go to another VIP instance from the advance, but there should be a button designated for this so i don't have to flip go to another screen to switch between instances of the plugin that would go with this hardware. On the screen i should be able to see the parameters i have chosen for my interface similar to the advance, but more than 8 and a bigger screen. Maybe the hardware has a screen surrounded by the knobs and buttons. Maybe you could couple this with sliders but i'm just concerned about the effects plugins and not having to go to each plugin to edit back and forth or pinning them to screen and having my controller only control the one that is in focus. You could have another version with 8 100m faders and a transport and scrub wheel as well.
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    • FYI, FM-8 from NI running fine on my Advance 49 on Windows 10, both as standalone and as plugin. VIP working fine too.
    • Thanks, mine is seen by VIP but no patch list. FL studio sees it fine as well. Anyone from Akai with a suggested fix?
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