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Q61

61-Key USB/MIDI Keyboard Controller
 
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Essential Control of your MIDI Software and Hardware

The Q-series USB/MIDI controllers from Alesis are the no-nonsense way to add expressive MIDI control to your production and performance. Each controller features USB-MIDI for easy connection to Mac, PC, iOS devices*, and traditional MIDI jacks for connecting to MIDI sound modules, synthesizers, samplers, and more.


Expression Essentials

The Q61 is a 61-note keyboard controller that works with virtually any music software and MIDI hardware devices. With 61 touch-sensitive keys, the Q61 gives you a five-octave range of expression in a sleek, portable controller, built for the studio or stage. A full array of essential controls is onboard, including pitch and modulation wheels, octave up and down buttons, an assignable data slider, and the ability to send program changes from the keys.


The Q61's array of assignable controls work with virtually all music software and MIDI hardware devices. Whether you're looking to fire drum samples, tweak a software synthesizer or adjust individual tracks in a mix, the Q61's extensive layout ensures appropriate feel and proper response with its eight sliders and rotary knobs, four backlit drum pads and dedicated transport controls.




The Q61 is the perfect choice for controlling hardware MIDI devices. Its compact size and portability make it ideal for fitting into existing rigs and then hitting the road. Place it a tier above an existing workstation keyboard and utilize Q61's streamlined layout to maximize your sound and performance options. You can even send Program Changes from the Q61's keys to change programs, patches, and more.


Ableton Enabled

The Q61 comes with Ableton Live Lite software so you can perform, record and sequence music right out of the box. This customized version of Ableton Live provides a fresh and easy way to create music. You’ll get audio recording and production capabilities as well as powerful tools for live performance.


The Q61 from Alesis: expressive, affordable, and essential.


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iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc, registered in the U.S. and other countries. *Connection to iOS devices requires an Apple USB adapter, sold separately as part of the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit, plus a separate power adapter for Q61, also sold separately. Ableton is a trademark of Ableton AG.

Features:

  • 61 velocity-sensitive synth-action keys
  • Octave Up/Down buttons extend the note range
  • Pitch bend and modulation wheels add expression
  • Access to advanced MIDI functions
  • Data entry slider enables quick editing
  • USB MIDI & USB power provide single-cable convenience
  • MIDI out jack; 9V DC input allows stand-alone use
  • Sustain pedal input (pedal sold separately)
  • Ignite music creation software from AIR Music Tech
  • Ableton™ Live Lite software

Includes:

  • Q61 Keyboard Controller
  • Ignite Software (Download)
  • Ableton Live Lite Software (Download)
  • USB Cable
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Safety & Warranty Manual
  • MIDI Outputs: one 5-pin jack
  • USB: One slave connector (MIDI over USB)
  • Power: USB bus powered; Optional Power Adapter: 9V DC 500mA, Pin Positive, 5.5mm outer diameter (sold separately)


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Q61 - QuickStart Guide [revA]
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Ignite

Ignite

Ignite provides a refreshingly original and musician-centric way to quickly capture, combine, and arrange your musical ideas. The intuitive graphic interface encourages you to experiment and explore new directions. Smart MIDI Chord and Phrase Players empower your ideas and bring them to life through over 275 superior instruments sounds created by AIR Music Technology. When you’re ready to collaborate with other musicians or take your ideas to the next level, you can share them through SoundCloud, or export your WAV and MIDI files and import them into Pro Tools—or any DAW software. Best of all, Ignite offers seamless integration with your Alesis keyboard controller, with no set-up chores to perform.

Click here to learn more about Ignite.

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