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OVERVIEW

Expressive USB pad/keyboard controller.

Feel the expression of playing on full-sized keys, but in a compact sized controller that will easily integrate into any desktop production setup. Introducing the V25 Keyboard Controller with 25 full-sized, square-front keys, 8 LED backlit touchpads with velocity and pressure sensitivity, 4 assignable knobs and 4 assignable buttons, pitch and mod wheels with expressive control and seamless visual feedback from the illuminated buttons and knobs. The V25 is everything you need in a keyboard controller, without the space and size of some much larger, feature enhanced versions.

The Alesis V Series adds dynamic expression to your virtual instruments. Cool blue LEDs illuminate the pads-as well as the four assignable knobs and buttons-for positive visibility. Assignments may be made quickly via the MIDI Learn feature. Octave shift keys provide access to the entire note range. A single USB cable provides both a power and data connection to nearly any computer.

FEATURES
  • 25 full-sized, square-front keys
  • 8 LED backlit pads respond to both velocity and pressure
  • Perfect for controlling plug-ins and virtual instruments
  • 4 assignable knobs; 4 assignable buttons
  • Pitch & Mod wheels deliver expressive, creative control
  • Seamless visual feedback via illuminated buttons/knobs
  • Single USB cable provides both power and MIDI data
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition & MIDI editor software

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AlesisV25 25 Key Keyboard Controller
 
4.1

(based on 9 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (8)
  • Functional (7)
  • Good quality (7)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3), Novice (3), Professional musician (3)

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(4 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Disappointed

By Alaunzo

from Tupelo, MS

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Looks sharp

Cons

  • Difficult To Use
  • Not Functional
  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

  • Practicing

Comments about Alesis V25 25 Key Keyboard Controller:

Got this in the other day and since setting it up with Studio One and downloading the free Air Xpand2 software that was included with the keyboard, I can say confidently that this was a bad purchase on my part. I have always had great experiences with Alesis and Musician's Friend over the years but this is a bust. Feels cheap, Velocity pads act manic, the velocity curve of the entire board is just bad. I can hit a key twice with the exact same pressure and get two COMPLETELY different volume playbacks. It feels more like a toy than a tool. NOT FOR ME.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Affordable Midi keyboard out there

By Leo J

from Kansas

About Me Novice

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Value For Money

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • MIDI Sequencing
    • Practicing
    • Sound Exploration

    Comments about Alesis V25 25 Key Keyboard Controller:

    This keyboard is fantastic. I was a bit worried at first because the keys are unweighted, but they work just fine. The feel is a lot better than other unweighted keyboards I've tried. The build quality is fantastic. The software was a bit difficult to set up at first (iLok licensing issues), but after that everything worked just fine, but with one problem. There was, with the default settings, a LOT of latency between pressing a key and hearing the output. However, installing an ASIO driver online fixed that.

    For the bedroom producer on a budget, this keyboard can't be beat. The small price is nothing compared to what you get: 25 keys, 8 pads, 4 knobs, 4 buttons, pitch and mod wheels, Xpand!2 software (it has SO MANY sounds to play around with, I use it in my productions a lot), and Ableton Live Lite.

    gr8 m8, i r8 8/8

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Decent Keyboard Controller

    By Guitarman450

    from NC

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Not Functional

    Best Uses

    • Backup
    • Drum Pads And Sequences
    • Recording
    • Synth

    Comments about Alesis V25 25 Key Keyboard Controller:

    I bought this MIDI controller to have for my home studio. It has useful features such as 2 octave key bed, drum pads, knobs, and buttons. I will say that setting up the knobs and buttons is tricky. The software that comes with it is very plain. You must enter specific midi channel and type of command for each. I still haven't been able to figure out how to set it up like I want it. I use this for recording with Studio One. I just stick with the keys and drum pads. Now, the drum pads are a bit fidgety and sometimes they hit more than once. Also when playing the keys sometimes one will virtually get stuck and will not turn off. Meaning they the physical key is not stuck but it will not tell the note to stop playing thus a continuous note. I don't know if I got a bad product or what.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Decent keyboard, but velocity curve is subpar.

    By Carlos

    from Seattle, WA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional

    Cons

    • Poor Editor

    Best Uses

    • Note Entry

    Comments about Alesis V25 25 Key Keyboard Controller:

    The keyboard itself is fairly well-mad. The addition of several pads and knobs, which can be assigned to MIDI CC controls, is nice! However, the software keyboard editor always crashes upon trying to edit the velocity curve of the V25, which is game-breaking for especially expressive play.

     
    4.0

    A Few Keys If You Please

    By southsidesmoka

    from Columbia, SC, USA

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

    • Price-Per-Key Ratio Is High

    Best Uses

    • Production
    • Recording

    Comments about Alesis V25 25 Key Keyboard Controller:

    Investing in quality equipment is never a mistake...making a purchase from a reputable name brand such as Alesis guarantees customer satisfaction and quality. No exception in this case - the V25 is an excellent mini MIDI keyboard controller.

     
    5.0

    Best for beginners

    By Dertee Rudebwoy

    from Detroit Michigan

    About Me Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality
    • Improves Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Practicing

      Comments about Alesis V25 25 Key Keyboard Controller:

      I use it to make beats

       
      5.0

      Keyboard performs so well I wish I had bought the 49 key.

      By DudeTheClown

      from Mount Carmel, TN

      About Me Novice

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Alesis V25 25 Key Keyboard Controller:

        I use the keyboard to record with Logic Pro X.

         
        5.0

        Perfect buy

        By Good music

        from Indianapolis, Indiana

        About Me Professional Musician

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing
          • Producing

          Comments about Alesis V25 25 Key Keyboard Controller:

          Perfect 25 key midi. The velocity has a learning curve. Strike it fast for it to be loud. Strike it slow for it normal or low. Works great with ableton. Plug and play. Great advice from jay at ext 3324.

           
          5.0

          Just what I was looking for.

          By Double J

          from Pahrump

          About Me Professional Musician

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Alesis V25 25 Key Keyboard Controller:

              Works great with VST's. All good!!!

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