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OVERVIEW

Advanced USB MIDI pad/keyboard controller.

Feel the expression of playing on full-sized, semi-weighted keys, but in a compact sized controller that will easily integrate into any desktop production setup. Introducing the VI61 Keyboard Controller with 61 full-sized, square-front keys, 16 LED backlit touchpads with velocity and pressure sensitivity, 16 assignable knobs and 48 assignable buttons, pitch and mod wheels with expressive control and seamless visual feedback from the illuminated buttons and knobs. The VI61 has everything you need to produce, perform and create music.

The VI Series adds semi-weighted keys and aftertouch to the V series line of controllers. This layout provides intensive command over the clip trigger workflow of top DAW and compositional software. The internal clock offers drum roll, tempo, and sync capabilities. An optional power supply and a standard MIDI output allow for stand-alone use.

FEATURES
  • 61 full-sized, square-front, semi-weighted keys with aftertouch
  • 16 multi-color RGB backlit pads respond to both velocity and pressure
  • Designed for hands-on control of your DAW as well as plug-ins and instruments
  • 16 assignable knobs, 48 assignable buttons
  • Pitch & Mod wheels deliver expressive, creative control
  • Seamless visual feedback; LCD screen and 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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AlesisVI61 61-Key Keyboard Controller
 
3.6

(based on 5 reviews)

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50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (4)
  • Good quality (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Concerts (3)
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    • Professional musician (3)

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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Don't buy this until the software is OU!

By johno

from Maggie Valley, NC

About Me Experienced

Pros

    Cons

    • No Software Editor
    • Not Functional

    Best Uses

      Comments about Alesis VI61 61-Key Keyboard Controller:

      This ships without the software parameter software,,,, be for-warned that you cannot set the velocity, pads, or aftertouch without the editor,,, it is STILL in development... The keys, out of the box play loud or soft and little in between without the softyware

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best MIDI Ever.

      By DamnDanielxxx

      from Laurel, MD

      About Me Professional Musician

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Alesis VI61 61-Key Keyboard Controller:

          I've been searching for a while for a MIDI that could be for the composer and the producer. Well I happy to say I finally found the PERFECT MIDI. Keys feel amazing to the touch, I know they're only semi weighted but they feel weighted. Something you could def jam on without feeling like you're going to break something. The body is solid, a nice heavy sturdy feel. The drum pad and Pitch bend are amazing and once I figure out how to use the knobs and buttons I know this baby will be a dream come true.

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Setting priorities...

          By elvinort

          from Plainville, CT

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts

            Comments about Alesis VI61 61-Key Keyboard Controller:

            With the pads being where the modulation/pitch change wheels usually are, this challenges the convention of the wheels being besides the keys. If you are mostly triggering loops and samples, this may be better for you. But most keyboard players I know lean on the keyboard's edge while using the wheels.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Excelent Value

            By sandman

            from everywhere

            About Me Professional Musician

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            Pros

            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Highly Programable

            Cons

            • Switches

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Alesis VI61 61-Key Keyboard Controller:

            This is a high quality board at a very good price. The keys feel very good. The pads feel great and are very sensitive. I love how they light different colors, depending on how hard you press them. The pitch/mod wheels are rubberized and feel really luxurious. The knobs are accurate. My only complaint are the switches. I've switched from toggle to momentary in the editor, but no change. The way the fiction now makes them almost useless in ableton, which is why I wanted this board. Hopefully there is a software editor revision soon to address this.

            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            amending my review

            By sandman

            from everywhere

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            Pros

            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

            • Difficult To Use

            Best Uses

            • Concerts
            • Practicing

            Comments about Alesis VI61 61-Key Keyboard Controller:

            After playing with it for a while, I gave up on it and returned it for something else. I did like the build quality and the pads where awesome. SO was having so many buttons and faders. However, when I tried to program it with its editor, the setting would not take on the keyboard itself. Also the usb cable was really lose. And the buttons couldn't really be used the way I hoped in ableton. Overall I think its a disappointing let down from Alesis. They have a great hardware product with the VI61, but the software, editor part of it was left half-baked and its been a long time and they don't seem that interested in fixing it.

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