Alesis Talent 61 MK II | Frequently Asked Questions

The Talent 61 MKII is the perfect way to get started playing the piano from the comfort of your home! With 61 piano-style keys, built-in speakers, and 300 built-in sounds covering a wide variety of instruments, the Talent 61 MKII includes every accessory that you need to get started and learn to play today!



What's included in the box?

The Talent 61 MKII comes with the following items:

  • Talent 61 MKII
  • 12VDC 2A power supply
  • Music rest
  • Skoove coupon
  • User Guide
  • Safety and Warranty manual


How many built-in voices are included?

The Talent 61 MKII has 320 built-in sounds with layer and split modes.


Can I split my keyboard with multiple voices?

Yes! You can layer multiple sounds together in “Layer” mode, or split two sounds across the keyboard in “Split” mode.


How many preset songs does the Talent 61 MK II ship with?

The Talent 61 MKII has 100 play along songs and the ability to record your own with the User Record mode.


What is Skoove and where do I find it?

Skoove is the easiest way to learn piano--- featuring in-depth online piano courses that adapt to you and give you feedback. Develop your repertoire on your own time, at your own pace with a curated catalog filled with everything from current chart hits to classical music. Need a little help? Skoove’s experienced team of musicians is on hand with one on one support to answer any of your questions. New, exclusive lessons are added every month so that you can keep expanding your repertoire with new music as well as up your piano game with new music theory tips and tricks.

Your keyboard includes a coupon code for a free 3-month Premium Subscription to Skoove. Look for a card in the box for your promotional code and navigate to the Skoove website to start your subscription:


What batteries are required to power the keyboard?

The Talent 61 requires 6 "AA" batteries when not using the power adapter.


How do I use the Rhythm Control feature?

  1.  Press the Start/Stop button to start the accompaniment rhythm.
  2.  Play the keys on the keyboard
  3.  Press the Fill-in button for a quick intermediate rhythm part to begin playing.
  4.  Press the Start/Stop button to stop the accompaniment rhythm.


How do I use the Recording Function?

  1.  Press the Rec button to start recording. When the memory is full, the screen will display “FUL”, and recording will automatically stop.
  2.  During the recording process, press Play to stop recording. Press Play again to play the recorded notes.
  3.  Press Play again to stop playback. 
  4.  Note: The recorded notes will be erased when recording is started again or when the keyboard is turned off.


How do I use the Rhythm Programming feature?

  1.  Press the Prog button and start programming the rhythm by playing each note in the pattern, one at a time.
  2.  Press Play to stop programming and hear the programmed rhythm.\
  3.  Press the Prog button again to disable the programming function and erase the programming data.
  4.  Note: The programmed rhythm will be erased when programming is performed again or if the keyboard is turned off.


Further Technical Support

Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own an Alesis product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the Alesis technical support team is available to help! Visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: phone support, email support.