The Alesis VI61 is an advanced USB MIDI keyboard controller that lets you take command of your music software with a series of pads, knobs, and buttons without needing to reach for your mouse.
The 61 keys are semi-weighted, velocity- and pressure-sensitive, and you can expand the keyboard to the full melodic range to play bass lines, chords, and melodies using dedicated Octave Up/Down buttons. Pitch and modulation wheels expand the expressive capabilities of your performing, and you can launch clips or finger drum using the 16 velocity-sensitive RGB trigger pads.
VI61 features 16 assignable knobs and 48 assignable buttons for manipulating effect plugins and virtual instruments. Open and close filters, adjust volume levels, activate effects, tweak parameters, and more.
A single USB connection to your Mac or PC provides power and MIDI functionality, allowing you to plug into your computer and start making music.
- Keyboard: 61 keys; velocity-sensitive with aftertouch; full range of 127 MIDI notes with Octave Up/Down buttons or transposition
- Pads: 16 assignable pads; velocity-sensitive; RGB-backlit
- Knobs: 16 assignable 270° knobs; blue-backlit
- 48 assignable buttons; blue-backlit
- 6 assignable transport buttons; blue- or red-backlit
- 2 Octave Up/Down buttons; blue-backlit
- 2 Value Up/Down buttons; blue-backlit
- 1 Tempo button; blue-backlit
- 1 Roll Mode button; blue-backlit
- Inputs / Outputs
- (1) USB port
- (1) 1/4” TS footswitch input
- (1) 5-pin MIDI out
- Display: 3-digit, 7-segment LCD
- via computer USB
- via power adapter (sold separately): 9V DC, 500mA, center-positive
- Dimensions (width x depth x height): 44.1” x 12.4” x 4.5”
- Weight: 13.0 lbs
- VI Editor Software (download)
- Software Download Cards
- USB Cable
- User Guide
- Safety & Warranty Manual
MIDI keyboard controller for composing digital music and playing virtual instruments
61 full-sized, square-front, semi-weighted keys and 16 multi-color RGB backlit pads that respond to velocity and pressure
16 knobs and 48 buttons assignable for hands-on control of your digital audio workstation, plug-ins, and instruments
Powered by USB connection to computer with optional power adapter for more complex setups
Includes AIR Xpand!2 virtual instrument and Ableton Live Lite free downloads