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Alesis VI61

USB MIDI Controller Keyboard

  • 61 Velocity-sensitive keys
  • Light weighted keyboard with aftertouch
  • Pitch bend and modulation wheel
  • 16 Pads with multi-colour LED illumination
  • 16 Pots
  • 48 Buttons
  • Button for transport and preset selection
  • Sustain pedal input
  • USB MIDI
  • MIDI output
  • Internal clock generator for sync, speed, rolls, etc.
  • Incl. USB cable, Ableton Live Lite Software (download), xpand!2 by air music tech Software (download)

Further Information

Aftertouch Yes
Split Zones 0
Layer function No
Pitch Bend / Modulation Yes
Rotary Encoder 16
Fader (Amount) 0
Pads 16
Display Yes
MIDI interface 1x Out
Pedal input Yes
USB-port Yes
Mains Operation Yes
Battery Operation No
Bus-Powered Yes
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Fantastic home studio keyboard
20.06.2016
I bought this keyboard as I needed a midi controller with semi weighted keys for my home studio. This keyboard has plenty of features such as semi weighted keys, pads and plenty of knobs that could be assigned in your daw.

I upgraded to this keyboard from a very old model of a alesis keyboard with no weighted keys, I can confidently say this is a big step up considering the small price difference. Although considering the relatively small price it is not perfect. some keys and pads feel a little bit on the stiff side but considering other keyboards at this cost tend to have very flimsy "toyish' keys I would prefer this keyboard for its slight faults any day as its a good cross between a keyboard and a weighted piano feel.

If your looking for a semi weighted keyboard at this price range for your home studio with plenty of bells and whistles then I highly recommend !
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Great Feel and lots of functions !
Kamil Z., 26.05.2015
I got this as needed many knobs (not encoders) and it does the job very well. The software that comes with it is really great and allows you to change the parameters very quickly!

I had a very annoying issue when i got mine though. Some keys were extremely high pitched noisy and the only solution was to open it up and put some WD40 oily solution on all the keys inside . Might be only my model but might be on all of them...

This is a real shame as otherwise the keyboard is really great .

The pads are sturdy but don't need you to hammer them at the same time .

If the noisy keys are fixed or it was only my model then i would recommend it as its a good controller.
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Good product, knobs might be overkill
george999, 02.06.2021
I've been using this for 2 years now with no problems. Nice keybed. The software it comes with is a little clunky but is usable. There's 48 buttons and 16 knobs on it only labeled with a number, and for me, this is overkill and not particularly useful. Also I could never set up the pads to light up when their equivalent midi note was triggered (they light up on pressing, but not on playback.) Overall great product.
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Best controller keyboard I have had
Aki V., 20.01.2015
I have had tens of controllers but this one seem to be the best. I have have only used it for couple of times, but the keybed is quite good and maybe not as good as I expected and drum pads are really convenient. I have used this with Mixcraft where you can easily map anything without using any editor software and I prefer working that way. Of course I would prefer sliders over knobs and the sustain pedal should have somekind of polarity switch possibility on controller - haven't found it. Time will tell about the durability, but it seems to be quite nicely structured.
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