With the VIP (Virtual Instrument Player) software application, your entire VST library is controlled by one application. Included with the Akai Pro Advance, Alesis VX49, and M-Audio CTRL49, VIP puts automatic plugin control at your fingertips. The included videos and article walk through a number of frequently asked questions about the VIP software.
The VIP software is supported for use with the following operating systems:
The installation includes both a 32-bit and 64-bit standalone application as well as 32-bit and 64-bit VST, 64-bit AU, and AAX plugin format.
For more information on installing the VIP software package, check out the videos below.
VIP is can be run as a 32 or 64-bit standalone application, or as a plugin in your favorite Digital Audio Workstation (i.e. Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton, Cubase, MPC, etc). The installation includes both a 32-bit and 64-bit standalone application as well as 32-bit and 64-bit VST, 64-bit AU, and AAX plugin format.
VIP will open in most modern Digital Audio Workstation software titles (i.e. Pro Tools, Logic, Ableton, Cubase, MPC, etc). It operates as a plugin within any AU, VST, or AAX compatible DAW. The installation includes a 32-bit and 64-bit VST, 64-bit AU, and AAX plugin format.
YES! It works as a VST host in the Pro Tools AAX environment as well as in other non-VST plugin hosts such as an Apple Logic AU environment!
You can add as many instances of the VIP software into your DAW as you like. The only limitation is your computer processing power.
There are over 400 plugins that VIP will automatically and intelligently map with as long as the Auto-tag patches preference setting is enabled - which by default, it is.
You can also manually add patches and tags manually. To do so, follow the steps suggested here.
Absolutely! To do so:
That's it! Some notes you may want to consider in reference to Tagging as well:
Users can also create and delete Tag titles. To do so:
Now you can add that Tag to any Patch you want.
A Multi is a user-created patch that allows the user to layer up to eight patches into a single "Multi" patch which can then be mixed, panned, soloed, muted, and set to keyboard ranges/splits. In other words, it is a sort of "Patch bucket".
There are two ways to create a Multi - From the Advance MIDI controller itself and from within the VIP software.
From the Advance, VX49 or CTRL49 MIDI controller:
From the VIP software:
Add up to 8 patches to any Multi. Create as many Multis as you like!
A Setlist allows users to order their patches in a “set” for quick selection when playing live or just stepping through a list of favorite patches. A Setlist must be created and built in the VIP software, but once your Setlists are created, you can access all of your Setlists and individual patches in the Setlist directly from the Advance, VX49, or CTRL49 controllers.
To create a Setlist in the VIP software:
To access your Setlists from the Advance, VX49, or CTRL49 hardware controllers:
The VIP software allows you to save up to 128 different Set Lists.
You can find a number of additional articles and videos in our knowledge base:
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