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The Alesis V61 MKII MIDI Keyboard Controller is a complete production and performance keyboard controller that offers producers and composers full control over your DAW and VST software. An evolution of the highly successful V61, V61 MKII adds plug-and-play compatibility with PC, Mac and iOS devices for quick and seamless integration to your existing setup. Equipped with everything you need to transform your musical idea from concept to reality, the Alesis V61 MKII features full-sized, velocity-sensitive synth-action keys that have a springy and natural response, eight LED-backlit velocity-sensitive pads for flawless sample or drum performances, four MIDI-assignable rotary encoders to take complete control over your VST parameters or project features, Octave and Transpose controls for access over the full key range as well as pitch-bend and modulation wheels for expressive performances.
Every producer and performers dream, the Alesis V61 MKII MIDI Keyboard Controller is USB-powered, removing the need for any external power supplies or plugs, making it the ideal companion for touring musicians. Compact and lightweight, you can carry the V61 MK II with you wherever you go for ultimate music creation no matter where you are. Also featuring a 1/4" sustain pedal input, you can connect your favourite sustain pedal for more expressive and authentic performances.
Completing the package is the included MPC Beats software bundle with seven MPC Beats Expansion packs that allow you to explore your creative potential right out of the box. With legendary sounds and fluid workflow, you can create the tracks of your dreams within an instant. You will also unlock over 60 music lessons from Melodics, the easiest way to learn and master the piano.
To cope with the demands of modern producers, engineers and performers, Alesis V61 MKII has been developed from the ground up to include more features than ever to give you complete control over your performance. Seamless plug and play integration with Mac, PC and iOS allows you to expressively control a range of VST instruments with the Alesis V61 MKII, while the included transport buttons give you complete control over your project within your DAW at your fingertips. Also featuring Octave +/- buttons, you can perform throughout the entire range of keys available in one performance accurately and authentically.
The onboard eight backlit pads respond to your playing expressively, delivering complete control for sample playback or drum samples and VSTs, making it the perfect companion to the live electronic music performer. Additionally, the pads also have "Note Repeat" and "Full Level" functionality to mimic the worlds most popular drum machines and sequencers.
Four rotary knob encoders can be assigned via MIDI to any parameter or function within your DAW, giving you the ability to creatively express yourself in real-time throughout a performance or set. Map one encoder to a filter cut-off for your VST instrument for interesting tones and sounds within your set and map another to the decay of a reverb plug-in within your DAW to open up expansive and never-ending soundscapes within your performance. Not limited to parameters within plug-ins, you could map the encoders to moving the playhead within your project to remove the need for an external mouse!
For complete customisation of your Alesis V61 MKII MIDI Keyboard Controller, you can edit the MIDI messages via the simple point-and-click editor software, allowing you to fine-tune the keys, pad and encoder responses to your personal taste.
Premium software bundle
V61 MKII comes bundled with a range of premium software to start your musical journey, including MPC Beats. MPC Beats is a comprehensive beat-making software, based on the legendary MPC hardware, implementing the same lightning-speed workflow features as well as industry-standard sounds and effects. Additionally, V61 MKII comes included with seven MPC Beats Expansion packs, giving you an even greater depth of sounds to discover in a myriad of genres and styles allowing you to broaden your tonal palette and find your signature sound.
For budding musicians looking to expand their musical vocabulary and skills, the Alesis V61 MKII comes included with 60 free musical education lessons from Melodics. Melodics is the best way to learn piano, learning from expert tutors with a refined lesson process that takes you through everything from the basics to advanced skills and techniques.
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