M-Audio Keystation 61 MK3


USB MIDI Keyboard

  • 61 Velocity-sensitive keys
  • Pitch bend and modulation wheel
  • Octave selection
  • Transport button for DAW control
  • 1 Faders
  • 6.3 mm jack input for optional sustain pedal (not included)
  • MIDI output
  • USB bus powered
  • Connector for external power supply unit (not included)
  • Plug & Play for Mac and PC
  • Dimensions: 995 x 189 x 68 mm
  • Weight: 4.1 kg
  • Includes Pro Tools First M-Audio Edition, Ableton Live Lite, AIR Mini Grand, AIR Velvet and AIR Xpand!2
Aftertouch No
Split Zones 0
Layer function No
Pitch Bend / Modulation Yes
Rotary Encoder 0
Fader (Amount) 1
Pads 0
Display No
MIDI interface 1x Out
Pedal input Yes
USB-port Yes
Mains Operation Yes
Battery Operation No
Bus-Powered Yes
available since August 2018
Item number 445578
sales unit 1 piece(s)
Dimensions 995 x 189 x 68 mm
Weight 4,1 kg
Special Features incl. Pro Tools First M-Audio Edition, Ableton Live Lite, AIR Mini Grand, AIR Velvet and AIR Xpand!2
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Good for the price!
Izmotion 28.01.2020
If you don't need too much control, this might be the keyboard for you. The build is decent for the price, the keys feel nice, the additional features such as transpose are great to mess around with your setup. Control over MIDI channels etc. is also adequate. All in all, decent for the price.

The biggest con by far are the instructions. These do not explain properly how some of the features are activated .
(for example, in order to activate the MIDI out through the Din-5 port, you need to press "Advanced" > press "Midi Out" > and THEN press "Enter" when the lights are green)


Wow its great!!
bencyl 26.02.2020
I was on the market for 61 key MIDI controller to play/record piano and synth sounds. Im a piano player, so main important aspect was feel of the keybed. Despite reviews on keybed not beeing the best, I gave it a shot.

I can safely say the feeling is great. Keys are big enough, they have nice pushback so you have the feeling that they are sturdy and they are perfectly responsive. Using it with very dinamic piano VST and you forget you are playing 130€ MIDI keyboard.

Its build very well, feature wise it has not alot, but that is evident right away. I does come with a ton of software, which is quite useful. Cubase 10.5 recognised it right away, no problems here.

I really recommend the purchase, Thomann great as always!!


Average keyboard
nicolasvp 18.09.2020
I bought this because my very old midi controller was dying. I was used to quite good key action from the 90s so this is quite the disappointment: the keys feel very basic and the touch is average. I've seen worst, but as a main controller I feel some I lost some nuance in the velocity. That being said I tested other modern keyboards in this price range and it's all the same : I feel the whole midi controller industry has lost its quality in the last few years unless you're ready to pay a lot more.

On my computer all the transport/DAW control buttons do not work. I tried different settings with Mackie/HUI output but nothing worked. Sad!

The pitch and modulation key have a weird shape (the radius is too small I think) that make them uncomfortable for precise usage.

What I like is the small footprint of the keyboard, it's not very long so it sits nicely on my desk.


Best 61 key midi for small budget
Tenkou 14.04.2021
The reason why I bought this keyboard is because I wanted to play big extended chords with bass notes at the bottom and I couldn't really do that with my small akai midi keyboard.
It did exactly just that, the keys feel nice though not similar to a grand piano.
I can say that if you need a cheap keyboard that will help you play with a wide range of keys then I definitely recommend this keyboard.


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