AKAI VIP 3 Standard

Virtual Instrument Host Plugin & Standalone

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  • Regular price $119.00
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AAX Native - Compatible with Pro Tools 11 and above
AudioUnits Format VST2 Format
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VIP is a ground-breaking, award-winning music software platform that provides musicians and composers with a total-control solution for their virtual instrument and virtual effect collection.

The World Of VIP Music Software

VIP provides you with unparalleled access to your virtual instrument and effect collection, seamlessly integrating the hardware / software experience and grants the unrestricted freedom to create in a user-friendly, intuitive format. The combination of VIP and a compatible keyboard controller maximizes workflow and ensures a playing experience that feels natural and enhances creativity – the natural, tactile feel of hardware, now fused with the unrivaled processing capability of virtual Instruments.

Effortless Integration, Enhanced Workflow

Don't change the way you work, enhance it with VIP. Fusing compatibility with virtually every VST-compatible virtual instrument & effect plugin, standalone functionality for live use and operation as a plugin within an AU, VST or AAX compatible DAW, VIP seamlessly integrates with your current setup, maximizing workflow and opening up a world of unchartered creative possibilities. Now, with the inclusion of the VIP Native Plugin Map Standard (VIPMS), expand your library with the growing list of developers producing dedicated plugin maps for VIP, enhancing your experience with VIP and maximizing your creative workflow

Unrestricted Access

Explore your VST patch library and make your presets your own. VIP instantly relays critical parameters to your VIP-enabled keyboard’s screen delivering immediate 1:1 access to the instrument or effect and its various editable functions. Transform your computer-based plugins into an entirely hands-on playing experience and experience the VIP workflow breakthrough.

Intelligent Patch Browser

At it's core, VIP features an intelligent patch browser that integrates sound patches from the your entire collection of VST virtual instruments and effects, allowing you to select, control, play and layer those plugins directly from your VIP-enabled keyboard. With VIP’s patch browser you quickly find sounds based on instrument type, timbre, style or articulation – explore your instrument collection, expand your sonic arsenal and discover patches you never knew you had!

The Power of a Multi

Sculpt immersive, expressive sounds and textures by harnessing the power of a VIP Multi. VIP’s intuitive operation, all from a VIP-compatible keyboard allows you to rapidly layer up to 8 separate instruments and patches per VIP instance. Now creating multi-timbral leads and bass sounds, or other worldly evolving soundscapes could be easier - with VIP unrestricted expression is now waiting at your fingertips.

Effect Stacks

Expand the sonic capabilities of your VST collection with VIP's ultra-intuitive effect stacks. Load up to 4 different VST effects per instrument channel to sculpt the perfect sound and tweak key effect parameters directly from your VIP-enabled keyboard.

Powered For Performance

Fuel your creativity and ignite your performances with VIP. Armed with Pad Chord Progressions and user-friendly Key Control processors, VIP presents the ideal platform to explore new musical possibilities harmonizing root notes and playing chord progressions from the vast factory library or your own fully customizable motifs – plus, with the all-new Articulation controls, adding humanized flams and performance-centric note velocity to your performances has never been easier. Keep your production on point and never miss a note with VIPs Scales functionality; with Scales activated, instantly snap incoming MIDI note data to the scale of your choice taking the painstaking hassle out of learning scales and modes across multiple keys. With VIP 3, experience a production platform that centers your focus on what’s important - your performance!

Instant Recall

VIP Setlists make recalling your patches and Multi’s simple, fast and intuitive. Create your own Setlists and experience on-demand access to user-curated instruments for stage performance and studio work. With a single button press on a VIP-compatible keyboard, you can adapt to song changes as the live performance progresses - without ever reaching for the computer.


  • Plays virtually every VST-compatible plugin and effects unit
  • Standalone virtual instrument and effects player for your computer
  • Effects Browser - search effects by type and audition across multiple plugins with a single click
  • Access, edit and mix up to 8 virtual instruments at one time in a Multi
  • Effects Stacks combine multiple effects into recallable patches
  • VIPMS – The VIP Native Plugin Map Standard allows 3rd party virtual instrument and effect developers to produce their own plugin maps for enhanced VIP integration
  • MIDI Learn functionality seamlessly maps the controls of any VIP-compatible keyboard (knobs, encoders, faders, buttons) to VIP's parameters
  • Pad Chord Progressions - play chord progressions using a VIP-enabled keyboard controller's pads
  • Key Control modes: play scales, harmonized chords or chord progressions from a VIP keyboard or MIDI keyboard
  • Setlist Feature - switch between patches from any plugin instantly from the keyboard

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