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Alesis QX61 61-key USB MIDI Controller Reviews

4.0 stars based on 2 customer reviews
  • Customer
    from September 11, 2012

    Solid

    Its a very solid keyboard, the keys are velocity sensitive they dont fell soft like synth action or as good as weighted key, the drum pads are good but it could be better not so hard to setup with live and logic or pro tools does not requiere any setup

  • John Semanas
    from Thoreau, New Mexico July 11, 2012Music Background:
    Composer, keyboardist

    A good controller but more complex than I thought.

    I am sure that this board will eventually turn out to be all that I had imagined but I had problems trying to get Ableton, the DAW software that came with it, to recognize the QX61. In order to get the software to recognize it you have to go through a complex of file manipulations that are difficult if you are not a computer whiz. By now, they should have added the QX61 to the "Native" controller surfaces list so you don't have to be a genious to add the board to the DAW saftware.

    The board, itself, seems well made, except the action is a little stiff for me. What is outstanding is the 61 keys, along with a sustain pedal feature that lets you play this controller like a regular keyboard, which is why I bought it. The display is good but I wish it was in the center so it could be more visible.

    I think that if they integrate the software by adding the QX61 to the Ableton Native Control Surface list, so I can use it all together, things will go well.

    The board is usable with other software so that's what I am doing now. The QX61 has a lot going for it and I would buy it again but Alesis is not very responsive in the Customer Support Department, although Sweetwater certainly is and I appreciate doing business with them and plan to continue do give them my business in the future.

    John Semanas

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