The Alesis V61 is a 61-note MIDI keyboard controller that offers producers, composers and keyboard players full command of their DAW software. Alesis has included a series of pads, knobs, and buttons that provides versatile functionality enabling the user to can add expression, range, and dynamics to performances and sessions quickly and effortlessly. 8 velocity-sensitive backlit pads featured to the left of the keybed contribute to the V61's intuitive layout. The location of the assignable pads allows for ease of access when producing beats in the studio or in a live performance for launching samples. An additional sustain pedal input allows for crucial expression when playing the full-sized keys, not only adding to the characteristics of a standard acoustic piano, but also giving you an additional expressive outlet.
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The Alesis V61 is a powerful, intuitive MIDI controller that lets you take command of your music software with a series of pads, knobs, and buttons. With 61 full-size velocity-sensitive keys and Octave Up/Down buttons, you can expand the keyboard to the full melodic range and play bass lines, chords, and melodies. V61 also features four assignable knobs and buttons for manipulating effect plugins and virtual instruments: open and close filters, adjust volume levels, activate effects, tweak parameters, and more. Eight velocity-sensitive backlit pads allow you to launch clips or finger drum with exceptional response, and pitch and modulation wheels expand the expressive capabilities of your performing.
V61 was designed to seamlessly and effortlessly integrate with your music software. A single USB connection to your Mac or PC provides both power and MIDI functionality, allowing you to plug right into your computer and start making music. All the knobs, buttons, and pads illuminate to provide real-time visual feedback and are laid out for an intuitive workflow. Plus, V61's compact design makes it easy to take this powerful MIDI controller on the road or implement it into any sized studio.
V61 is bundled with Ableton Live Lite 9 and Xpand!2 by AIR Music Tech, two dynamic pieces of software that enable you to record, produce, and perform with your computer. Ableton Live Lite 9 is a fluid audio/MIDI environment that enables you to spontaneously record, remix, improvise, and edit musical ideas on the fly. Xpand!2 is an advanced virtual instrument that comes with a collection of premium sounds, ranging from acoustic instruments to futuristic synthesizers. Together, these powerful music platforms allow you to create or perform music with V61 right out of the box.