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Alesis Q25 25-Key Keyboard Midi Controller
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A compact, no-hassle MIDI controller for all your music software and hardware needs.

The Alesis Q25 is a 25-note, velocity-sensitive, MIDI keyboard controller with USB and traditional MIDI ports that enable you to connect to almost all MIDI equipment including software and sound modules. Thanks to Pitch and Modulation wheels, backlit Octave Up and Down buttons, and a Volume/Data Entry slider, you can add expression, range, and dynamics to your performances quickly and effortlessly.

Simply connect the Q25 to your computer with the included USB cable and you're immediately ready to begin making music. A single USB cable supplies power and data connection, and you won't even need to install drivers to make the Q25 work. The Q25 is class-compliant, which allows you to skip the programming and start playing instantly.

The Q25 comes with a copy of Ableton Live Lite, Alesis Edition software, for performing, recording, and sequencing music right out of the box. The Q25 is also 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 Q25's streamlined layout to maximize your sound and performance options. You can even send Program Changes from the Q25's keys to change programs, patches, and more.

The Q25 pairs compact, essential control with complete MIDI keyboard performance for playing and recording with virtually any MIDI software or hardware.

Alesis Q25 25-Key Keyboard Midi Controller Features:

  • 25-note keyboard controller for melodic control of virtually all MIDI hardware and software
    Velocity sensitive keys for expressive, musical performance
    USB MIDI and traditional MIDI for use with Mac and PC, as well as MIDI hardware
    Pitch and Modulation wheels for capturing musical expression
    Backlit Octave Up and Down buttons expand your range
    Assignable volume/data-entry slider enables you to control your most-used parameter
    Sustain pedal input for complete performance (pedal sold separately)
    Comes with Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition for recording, sequencing, and performing
    Bus powered via USB, so you won't need a power cable

    Q25 keyboard
    USB cable
    Software DVD
    Quick start guide

Alesis Q25 25-Key Keyboard Midi Controller Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 19" (w) x 7.25"(d) x 2 3/8" (h)
    Weight: 4.6 lb.

Alesis Q25 25-Key Keyboard Midi Controller

One year parts and labor warranty on all keyboards, DAT, and modules.
One year or 1500 hour warranty (whichever comes first) on tape heads.
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(No warranties are sent with product.)

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  • Great no-nonsense midi controller. Build quality is OK.

    As reviewed by Mark on 1/8/2011

    Prior to buying this I was using a first generation M-Audio Axiom 61 controller. I travel quite a bit now and wanted a portable 25 note controller. I considered the newer Axiom Pro 25, but I realized that I don't use the knobs and other midi controls on my Axiom 61, so I opted for the Alesis Q25 because it simple, straight forward, and very compact since it doesn't have several knobs or sliders, just a conservative number of controls on the left of the unit. Overall it's a great controller. It supports Aftertouch using the Data Entry slider, which is is actually kind of cool, different, and maybe a little experimental since most people expect Aftertouch on the keys rather than a slider. The only issue I ran into is the first C# and second D# keys were getting stuck and the note wouldn't always release. Maybe it was a fluke with my unit. Since this is a relatively cheap controller and easy to take apart, plus I'm somewhat competent in my technical skills, I just popped the top and tightened some screws and now it's fine. Despite my minor quirk with the keys, I think this is the way a 25 key controller should be made. No nonsense, no BS, no wasted desk space for a keyboard that has knobs you will never use. It's also very light weight which is great for traveling. I'm quite sure I only paid $79 for this at my local Guitar Center. At the time I am writing this the price online is $99.

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  • For price, very good

    As reviewed by Bosch on 8/29/2011

    Bought it about two weeks ago... use it with Reason 5 on my laptop, and what else could I ask for? No it's not like my AKAI MPK49, but for what it is, I have no real complaints.. of course there are only 25 keys, which feel very light.. it is responsive, but to record true dynamics, you would want a controller with better keys... all in all, if you know what you're buying, you shall not be disappointed.

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  • Very nice!

    As reviewed by Todd Larsen on 3/29/2012

    The reason I like this so much is that it has full sized keys while still being compact. I also love that it is simple to use and sturdy. It is a quality product for someone who is not a keyboardist first.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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