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      Alesis Q88 88-Key USB/MIDI Controller (H93882)
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88-Note MIDI keyboard with the feel of a full-range piano.

The Alesis Q88 is an 88-note MIDI keyboard that has the extended range of a full-size piano. Equipped with 88 semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive keys, the Q88 provides an excellent feel that conveys all the nuances of your playing. Pitch bend and modulation wheels ensure an expressive performance, plus you can transpose quickly to play in any key. At just 22lb, the compact and portable Q88 is equally at home on stage and in the studio.

EXPRESSION ESSENTIALS
The Q-series USB/MIDI controllers from Alesis are the no-nonsense way to add expressive MIDI control to your production and performance. Each controller features USB-MIDI for easy connection to Mac, PC, iOS devices*, and a traditional MIDI jack for connecting to MIDI sound modules, synthesizers, samplers, and more.

The Q88 works with virtually any music software and MIDI hardware devices. Providing the full piano complement of 88 keys, The Q88 is a sleek controller, at home on stage or in the studio. A full array of essential controls is onboard, including pitch and modulation wheels, octave up and down buttons, and an assignable data slider. The Q88 is the perfect choice for controlling hardware MIDI devices. Compact and portable, the Q88 is the ideal foundation for your road ready rig. The Q88 offers a streamlined layout to maximize your sound and performance options. You can even send Program Changes from the Q88's keys to change programs, patches, and more.

ABLETON ENABLED
The Q88 comes with Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition software so you can perform, record and sequence music right out of the box. This customized version of Ableton Live provides a fresh and easy way to create music. You’ll get audio recording and production capabilities as well as powerful tools for live performance.

Alesis Q88 88-Key USB/MIDI Controller Features:

  • Full piano-length keyboard
    88 semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive keys
    Pitch bend wheel with assignable range
    Assignable modulation wheel
    Assignable volume control/data entry slider
    Octave/transpose button access the entire note range in any key
    Sustain and volume pedal inputs (pedals optional)
    Convenient USB power allows single-cable connection
    MIDI output and DC input for standalone operation
    Compatible with virtually any Mac or PC music software


Alesis Q88 88-Key USB/MIDI Controller Specifications:

  • USB data/power port
    Sustain pedal jack
    Volume pedal jack
    MIDI output jack
    Power selector switch
    9V DC power input
    Includes:
    Q88 Controller
    Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition
    USB Cable
    Quickstart Guide
    Safety and Warranty Manual


Alesis Q88 88-Key USB/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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  • Nice controller

    As reviewed by David Loving on 6/1/2013

    Bought a Q88 last week and used it on a gig Saturday night, May 31, 2013. This board did everything I asked it to do. I can usb it, along with a Korg Nano, to my macbook and control Kontakt5 and change programs within banks I had built. Last night I just midi'd it to an XW-P1 and played XW-P1's piano and Rhodes on the 88 keys, and used the 61 key XW-P1 for organs and synths. Worked perfectly. The Q88 is simple, easy to set up, very light, powers up on usb, and well built. I needed a controller that is all those things. It looks good. The keys feel is just fine for me. It is semi weighted. If you're looking for a simple, straight forward 88 key controller, test drive this one.

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  • Alesis, I am impressed

    As reviewed by Csaba Drozdovski on 3/8/2014

    Excellent controller, I am amazed that for spending so little you get so much. Good quality. I owned it for almost a week, and it does what it has to do, it's simple, nothing complicated, and it looks nice, and professional. I practice a lot on my digital piano, and sometimes my wrist is killing me, so I needed something lighter on those days, and this semi weighted keys, they feel awesome. For me it's perfect, especially its light weight. Didn't think of Alesis much before (and this comes from a Roland guy), but I must say, I'm impressed. The only thing I didn't like that it didn't come with a power supply, but for those of you who'll use it with a computer you won't even need it, USB takes care of it.

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  • Semi Weighted Keys, HA!

    As reviewed by Don Morelli on 5/11/2013

    I owned an Alesis QS8.1 for many years and bought it because of the feel of the semi-weighted keys. The Q88 on the other hand is a huge disappointment when it comes to semi-weighted feel. It is really mushy and very similar to a Casiotone... except with bigger keys. Hey Alesis, go ahead and charge more for a real semi-weighted feel, or call it what it is, a budget 88-key controller.

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