They say simplicity is bliss. Simplicity in this case is plug and play. No drivers needed, no extra knobs and faders you never actually use. The Alesis Q61 is a velocity sensitive keyboard with both USB and traditional MIDI connectivity.
Once connected, the Q61 can be used to control your software or sound module straight away. Speaking of software, each unit ship with an Alesis Version of Ableton
When it comes to control, there are pitch bend and modulation wheels on the Q61 as well as a data entry slider to give your performance some natural dynamics. Octave up / down buttons enable you to play further up and down the keyboard if needed.
The Q61 is powered by USB (Cable included) so no need for an extra power supply and it`s lightweight design makes the Q series rather portable for use on the road.
Alesis Q61 Main Features:61-key keyboard controller for use with virtually any music software or MIDI deviceVelocity sensitive keys for expressive, musical performanceUSB MIDI and traditional MIDI for use with Mac, PC, and iOS devices* as well as MIDI hardwarePitch and Modulation wheels for increased musical expressionBacklit Octave Up and Down buttons enable expanded musical rangeAssignable volume/data-entry slider enables you to control your most-used parameterSustain pedal input for complete performance (pedal sold separately)Includes Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition for recording, sequencing, and performingBus powered via USB: no power cable neededMIDI Outputs: one 5-pin jackUSB: One slave connector (MIDI over USB)Power: USB bus powered: Optional Power Adapter: 9V DC 500mA, Pin Positive, 5.5mm outer diameter (sold separately)