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  1. Alesis VI61 | Advanced 61-Key USB MIDI Keyboard & Drum Pad Controller (16 Pads / 16 Knobs / 48 Buttons)
    Alesis VI61 | Advanced 61-Key USB MIDI Keyboard & Drum Pad Controller (16 Pads / 16 Knobs / 48 Buttons)
    Alesis VI61 | Advanced 61-Key USB MIDI Keyboard & Drum Pad Controller (16 Pads / 16 Knobs / 48 Buttons)
    Alesis VI61 | Advanced 61-Key USB MIDI Keyboard & Drum Pad Controller (16 Pads / 16 Knobs / 48 Buttons)
    Alesis VI61 | Advanced 61-Key USB MIDI Keyboard & Drum Pad Controller (16 Pads / 16 Knobs / 48 Buttons)
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  2. Alesis VI61 | Advanced 61-Key USB MIDI Keyboard & Drum Pad Controller (16 Pads / 16 Knobs / 48 Buttons)

    Delivery: 10-20 Working Days
    Customer Ratings (5 reviews)
    Price R7309.00


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Product Description

  • 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
Additional Information

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.


Frequently Asked Questions


Does this unit need a power supply to work?

These controllers are USB hub-powered and do not require a power supply.  If you would like to purchase a power supply, they can be powered with an optional power adapter (9V DC, 500 mA, center-positive) sold separately.

Do I need to install drivers for this to work on my PC/MAC?

No, these controller are class-compliant meaning that they are plug-and-play and do not require a specific driver download in order to function.  The VI series controllers will function on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8 as well as all Mac operating systems that are 10.4.11 and above.  Also, because they are class-compliant, they will continue to function as Windows and Apple come out with later updates and operating systems.

Can I use this with external midi devices? 

Yes you can!  Use a standard five-pin MIDI cable to connect this MIDI Out to the MIDI In of an external MIDI device (e.g., a synthesizer, sequencer, drum machine, etc.).  If you are using VI25 to control an external MIDI module, connect VI25's power input to a power outlet using an optional power adapter (9 V DC, 500 mA, center-positive, sold separately).

Does this have pre-programmed sounds?

These controllers do not.  They are midi controllers and are meant to trigger software in your computer that has sounds built into them such as Ableton Live, Apple Logic ect...

What is the ROLL function on the VI series? 

Press the ROLL button to activate or deactivate Roll Mode.  In this mode, pressing and holding a pad (that is set to send Note On messages) causes the pad to re-trigger at a rate based on the current Tempo and Time Division settings. This button can function as a toggle (latching) or momentary button. In Roll Mode, some controls have different functions:

  • Press one of Assignable Buttons 17–24 to select the current Time Division, which determines the rate of the Roll feature.
  • Turn assignable Knob 1 to adjust the Gate, which determines the length of the repeated note.
  • Turn assignable Knob 2 to adjust the Swing, which determines how much swing (a ""shuffle"" feel) is applied to the repeated note.  


Technical Specs

  • 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
  • Buttons
    • 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
  • Power
    • 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


Box Contents

  • VI61
  • VI Editor Software (download)
  • Software Download Cards
  • USB Cable
  • User Guide
  • Safety & Warranty Manual

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

After months in playing with the Alesis VI61, I still really enjoy it! Great value for what it provides, however, it does have flaws, so I'll get the biggest one out of the way first...

The biggest flaw I've had so far with the VI61 so far is squeaky keys... I've seen others with the same complaints with the V, and VI series as well, however, I was able to find a solution. I wish I had saved the pictures of the keyboard with the casing off, but when the piano keys are popped off, there are 2 support beams per key, the one near the waterfall drop has a guard with lube, and the one near the springs does not. I guess Alesis thought the spring would be strong enough to prevent the key from creating friction with the unprotected beam, but that wasn't the case for me, and I'm sure it's the same issue for the others with this problem. I ended up lubing up the unprotected beam, placed the keys back on, and since then, not a single squeak, and a pretty simple fix. Now, I know... Read more
Alesis has really outdone itself with the VI series! The keyboard itself is beautifully built and the full face keys are really weighted--finally! The velocity of the keys are very easily controlled and your key velocity is shown for each note in the LED display. The pads are also more sensitive and respond to both light and heavy strikes and their velocity is also shown in the display. They also light up and the color indicates whether it is a light or heavy strike. The pitch and modulation wheels are very heavy duty and have a great feel as do the other controls. The keyboard also has an awesome aftertouch! Most virtual instruments do not respond to aftertouch but ME80, Memorymoon, Messiah, and Minimogue do very nicely and they might be installed in your DAW(they can also be purchased separately). This keyboard has an on/off switch in the back and you need to turn it on even if you are just using the usual USB connection, so don't forget to turn it on! A great additional feature of... Read more
The shipping was a little long, but got my keyboard and very happy with what i payed for. Everything came in clean and stunning. The keyboard is self, very nice. The keys feel really nice very big and the semi-weighted keys with after touch does make a great difference.
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