M-Audio Keystation 61es USB MIDI Controller  

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You'll love the way the M-Audio Keystation 61es USB MIDI Controller responds to your touch. 61-note USB keyboard with velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted keys and plug-and-play integration into any comp... Read More

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Overview

You'll love the way the M-Audio Keystation 61es USB MIDI Controller responds to your touch. 61-note USB keyboard with velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted keys and plug-and-play integration into any computer recording setup. Features pitch bend and modulation wheels, volume/control slider, and advanced-function button for programming sustain footpedal input. Compatible with many music education and music creation software titles, making it ideal for classrooms as well as studios. A separate MIDI out jack routes MIDI signals from your computer to external devices. Powered via USB or 9V power adapter (sold separately). Mac OS X and Windows XP compliant.

Features
  • 61-note USB keyboard
  • Velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted keys
  • Pitch bend wheel
  • Modulation wheels
  • Volume/control slider
  • Advanced-function button for programming sustain footpedal input
  • USB or optional 9V adapter powered
Specifications
  • 39" L x 9-3/8"D x 3-5/8"H

    Compatibility:
    MME
    Mac OS X Core MIDI
    Windows 98SE / Me / 2000 (SP4) / XP (SP1)
    OS 9.2.2 with OMS 2.3.8 (included)
    OS X 10.1.5 or greater
    * native USB port required; G3/G4 accelerator cards not supported
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M-AudioKeystation 61es USB MIDI Controller
 
4.2

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

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  • 4 Stars

     

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  • 3 Stars

     

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Outdated Hardware

By Michael Jellison

from San Francisco, CA

Comments about M-Audio Keystation 61es USB MIDI Controller:

Please note that the 5-stars reviews are from 2006. This was a great cheap controller then, but M-AUDIO never bothered to update their compatibility with modern operating systems so make sure to do some research before getting this if you have a computer newer than 2007.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great for constructing a virtual organ

By Clive H

from Yardley, PA

Comments about M-Audio Keystation 61es USB MIDI Controller:

I purchased 4 keyboard units to strip out the keyboard manuals and midi converters before inserting them into a custom built organ body. They are nice solidly made manuals and my son, who ia the musician, tells me that they have a nice touch and work perfectly with his high end PC using Hauptwerk software. He is looking forward to several years of hard use as a practice instrument (it's a lot cheaper than the real thing, and much smaller.) For anyone thinking about doing the same, just make sure that the inbuilt keyboard software program is reset to "original settings" using the appropriate black key before commencing disassembly.

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

what a keyboard!!

By geminitwinworld/youtube

from chicago,IL

Comments about M-Audio Keystation 61es USB MIDI Controller:

i love my m-audio 61 keyboard i had no problems hooking it up to my MPC200XL which i also bought @guitar center nothing completes your studio more than this keyboard,but you choose what you want i got my fl8 so i am good to go i love the midi slots in the back eeeeezzzz hook up!

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

easy to use

By Jim K.

from chicago

Comments about M-Audio Keystation 61es USB MIDI Controller:

for a starter keyboard, this thing is great. just plugged it into my mac, and garageband recognized it right away.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great for beginners

By singer89

from Pennsylvania

Comments about M-Audio Keystation 61es USB MIDI Controller:

This product was great for me with my Mac. I love using it with Garageband and an exterior amp to make some great sounds. But if I could I would buy the 88 key with weighted keys. I initially bought this for practicing piano scales, but the feel is different going from this to a real piano. Very simple and easy-to-use with a Mac, great investment.

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(12 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Really good Midi

By hommeslice101

from chandler, az

Comments about M-Audio Keystation 61es USB MIDI Controller:

I really like this midi keyboard because it's lightweight and is easy to use. The price is truly inexpensive. It's really easy to connect to my computer and produce my music.I recommend this midi keyboard because it's all you need.

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(14 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great simple controller for the price

By Space Vacuum

from Concord, CA

Comments about M-Audio Keystation 61es USB MIDI Controller:

M-Audio gets flack at times for cheap build quality, but this unit is not of that ilk. I use this as my main controller on stage, and it holds up to the rigors of road-abuse quite well. The key action is very nice, with just the right amount of spring to them. The only gripe I have with this unit is that it does not come with an AC adapter for us USB challenged stage musicians...but a quick trip to the local electronics store and $10 later for a universal AC adapter sets that straight. Overall, a good value by M-Audio.

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(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

M-AUDIO THE GREAT

By K9

from New Orleans

Comments about M-Audio Keystation 61es USB MIDI Controller:

Forget all the negative remarks that you've heard about this midi keyboard. I've owned this model for well over three years now. It is still flawless. It has been dropped and exposd to all sort of conditions and everything still works on it. Wish it had more sliders and knobs thought.

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(14 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Simplicity=Perfection

By Hamma

from Boston, MA

Comments about M-Audio Keystation 61es USB MIDI Controller:

The keystation 61 es is simply keys used to control sounds on your pc. I use the keystation es for hiphop production with fl studio 6 and an AKAI MPD16. The keystation 61 es is very sturdy and user friendly. I also use another keystation 61 es with my Motif ES rack,Also a good combination. Overall the Keystation ES is a good piece of equipment to use with hardware and software sequencers.

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