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Alesis Q61 61-key USB MIDI Controller Reviews

3.5 stars based on 6 customer reviews
  • Fred Dixon
    from Solomon, Kansas March 13, 2014Music Background:
    Semi Pro

    Alesis Q61 USB MIDI

    Great USB MIDI controller keyboard. This is the third Alesis keyboard I own and find the quality just as great as it's big brothers. Key weight is just right.

  • Tim Claubaugh
    from Columbus, OH July 23, 2013Music Background:
    Media Composer specialize in orchestration

    Alesis Q61

    This is a very simple and very effective controller which is perfect for what I need it for.

  • Bruce Bartlett
    from Weaverville, NC USA October 29, 2012Music Background:
    Musician, recording engineer, live sound engineer, audio journalist

    Affordable controller does the job

    I like to keep things simple. I needed a 61-key keyboard controller to play soft synths... no more, no less. The Alesis Q61 does that with no problem. Connections are simple: use USB both for powering and MIDI. Or use a 9V AC adapter (not included) and the MIDI OUT connector. The key action is a bit stiff. The device has two mod wheels and octave up-down buttons which are essential. Finally, the price is very reasonable.

  • BlackGnosis
    from My studio September 6, 2012Music Background:
    hobbyest, noise maker, live performances,

    I wanted a really basic controller and go it.

    It works, I cant fault it because its everything I wanted it to be; simple, strait forward and light. I use it when I'm away from my studio and want something light and portable. I cant stand controllers with lots of fancy knobs when I'm just trying to play something without needing to map everything in FL Studio. With this I just plug it in, fire up my DAW, enable as a generic controller and start playing music or recording song ideas.

    Its USB or midi controlling, USB or wall wart optional, can take a sustain pedal. What more would I need in a Controller keyboard?

  • Dawn
    from Portland, OR February 1, 2014Music Background:
    Hobbyist

    Cable sold separately

    I just received this keyboard and cannot play it right out of the box because the cable was not included. It is kind of driving me nuts that I now must wait another week or so to try it because I need to order a cable and wait for it to be delivered. Anyone reading this review take note to order one separately with this controller.

  • Dawn von Nagy
    from Portland, OR June 3, 2014Music Background:
    Audio Engineer beginner student.

    Cheap junk.... buy better!

    I purchased a lot of expensive software and figured I would make due with a cheaper controller for the time and went with this Q61. This keyboard has compatibility issues with PT 11 and to this day (4 months after purchase) it still will not work inside my PT 11 after months of troubleshooting not only on the Avid community forum, but also on the phone with a wonderful Sweetwater tech (who himself could not solve this issue using Team Viewer!). I could be composing music right now with my Komplete 9 instruments, but seeing as this Q61 is cheap junk, I am stuck until I can buy another keyboard! For only $40 more I could have gotten the M-Audio semi-weighted keys controller!

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