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Alesis Vmini 25-Key Portable Keyboard Controller

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The Alesis V Mini is a powerful, intuitive, and portable MIDI controller that lets you take full command of your music software. With 25 mini-size velocity-sensitive keys and Octave Up/Down buttons, you can expand the keyboard to the full melodic range and play bass lines, chords, and melodies. V Mini also features four assignable knobs for manipul...  Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Alesis V Mini is a powerful, intuitive, and portable MIDI controller that lets you take full command of your music software. With 25 mini-size velocity-sensitive keys and Octave Up/Down buttons, you can expand the keyboard to the full melodic range and play bass lines, chords, and melodies. V Mini also features four assignable knobs for manipulating effect plugins and virtual instruments: open and close filters, adjust volume levels, activate effects, tweak parameters, and more. Four velocity-sensitive backlit pads allow you to launch clips or finger drum with exceptional response, and pitch, modulation, and sustain buttons expand the expressive capabilities of your performing.

Plug-and-Play Hardware
V Mini was designed to integrate effortlessly with your music software. A single USB connection to your Mac or PC provides both power and MIDI functionality, allowing you to plug right into your computer and start making music. All the knobs and pads illuminate blue to provide real-time visual feedback and are laid out for an intuitive workflow. Plus, V Mini's compact design makes it easy to take this powerful MIDI controller on the road or implement it into any sized studio.

Includes XPAND!2
V Mini is bundled with Xpand!2 by AIR Music Tech. Xpand!2 is an advanced virtual instrument that comes with a collection of over 2000 premium sounds, ranging from acoustic instruments to futuristic synthesizers. This powerful software allows you to create or perform music with V Mini right out of the box.

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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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AlesisVmini 25-Key Portable Keyboard Controller
 
3.9

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (6)

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    (2)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Functional (3)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Solid Keyboard!

If you make music on a laptop you need to get this midi controller. I play primarily acoustic guitar, and then I make the background music using Logic Express 9 on a Macbook...Read complete review

If you make music on a laptop you need to get this midi controller. I play primarily acoustic guitar, and then I make the background music using Logic Express 9 on a Macbook Pro. The Vmini gets along very well with the Mac, It has 25 keys and 4 assignable pads & knobs. I downloaded the preset editor from Alesis and set up the keyboard. The pads & knobs are very responsive and a blast to play. I've also used the Arturia minilab, and I've found that the Vmini is a lot more responsive, especially playing drum sounds on the pads. Even though the unit is small, the keys are actually pretty big. I'm really surprised that Guitar Center didn't carry more of these, you get a lot for the price. The only con is that I was unable to load the AIR software into Logic, but I have alot of instruments installed already.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not for ProTools

Caution...it does not work with ProTools software. Otherwise ok. Lots of voices to use.

Caution...it does not work with ProTools software. Otherwise ok. Lots of voices to use.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

it's great for keys. All you need. Xpand!2 is a great vst!!!

By Turkey Stearnes

from Scranton, PA

About Me Novice

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

    • use with whatever vsts you have or built in daw

    Comments about Alesis Vmini 25-Key Portable Keyboard Controller:

    And yeah if you don't necessarily need pads and knobs and just need keys pick this up if your on a budget.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Still using...verdict still out, but....

    By SeattleSavedTheSound

    from Detroit, MI

    About Me Experienced

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Backup
      • Practicing

      Comments about Alesis Vmini 25-Key Portable Keyboard Controller:

      Solid midi for price especially! Keys have nice action...Sad is the artist version of Studio One doesn't allow for third party plug ins support and free software is sort if not helpful!!

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Solid Keyboard!

      By Acoustic Steve

      from Rochester, NY

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing
        • Writing

        Comments about Alesis Vmini 25-Key Portable Keyboard Controller:

        If you make music on a laptop you need to get this midi controller. I play primarily acoustic guitar, and then I make the background music using Logic Express 9 on a Macbook Pro. The Vmini gets along very well with the Mac, It has 25 keys and 4 assignable pads & knobs. I downloaded the preset editor from Alesis and set up the keyboard. The pads & knobs are very responsive and a blast to play. I've also used the Arturia minilab, and I've found that the Vmini is a lot more responsive, especially playing drum sounds on the pads. Even though the unit is small, the keys are actually pretty big. I'm really surprised that Guitar Center didn't carry more of these, you get a lot for the price. The only con is that I was unable to load the AIR software into Logic, but I have alot of instruments installed already.

        (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Maybe

        By Grego

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Alesis Vmini 25-Key Portable Keyboard Controller:

        Not what wanted, so I can't give an honest review, but I won't hurt the product with a lousy one since this was my fault.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        So Far So Good !

        By Sonny

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Alesis Vmini 25-Key Portable Keyboard Controller:

        I bought the keyboard controller as a present to my son. So far the keyboard controller is functioning fine and my son has yet to try really utilizing the drum pad functions. The shipping was on time and arrived in good condition visually.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Simple and works well!

        By Simon

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Alesis Vmini 25-Key Portable Keyboard Controller:

        Great for beginners, and even intermediate music makers. There was no set up for me other than registering the product on the Alesis website. Once I plugged it in, GarageBand recognized it and I started marking music. Very simple and works well.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Not for ProTools

        By JOHN

        from undisclosed

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        Comments about Alesis Vmini 25-Key Portable Keyboard Controller:

        Caution...it does not work with ProTools software. Otherwise ok. Lots of voices to use.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Alesis Vmini MIDI Controller Keyboard

        By Leslie

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Alesis Vmini 25-Key Portable Keyboard Controller:

        Well MIDI is a new challenge for me so it's a bit difficult to say if this is better than another controller but I will say that it was easy to setup on my MacBook Air and to use it on my DAW which is ProTools First. It works well for what I'm doing and it has more selections than I will use for the recording that I do. I would say it is an excellent choice if you are just getting started with midi controllers and digital recording.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        The perfect keyboard

        By Sean

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Alesis Vmini 25-Key Portable Keyboard Controller:

        Small and portable, can fit into any bag. Very practical for everything music.

         
        5.0

        By neal

        from undisclosed

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Alesis Vmini 25-Key Portable Keyboard Controller:

        Very helpful in getting creative with software apps

         
        4.0

        I'd recommend this for anyone who's purchasing first midi

        By Chase

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Alesis Vmini 25-Key Portable Keyboard Controller:

        What I ordered, definitely is a starter piece of equipment

        (0 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Can't use it, can I learn how?

        By Mike

        from undisclosed

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Alesis Vmini 25-Key Portable Keyboard Controller:

        IF you are diligent enough to withstand the disfavor of your selected audiences, and hear your fellow violin student say "You are getting better." (Not my wife, but I will love her forever.) -Then you may be able to play violin long enough to see that saxophone will bring relief to the search for expressiveness with less effort, leaving retirement time to the Cello, more suited to these hands. I give it one star, because it is cute. I have not played it. It does not work with my windows 7. My 1999 cakewalk 9 will not load on this computer, I thought it would become the daw. Will my MIDI Casio piano give voice? On open mic night, I saw a talented young man use a controller to load a bouncy, catchy, set of guitar chords, then add two sets of percussion -iveness, then guitar and sing to that. So I can believe it could happen for me. I shall now see which online source can teach me enough to command the whole set up.

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        (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Maybe NOT this one!!!

        By Tim

        from undisclosed

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        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Alesis Vmini 25-Key Portable Keyboard Controller:

        No outs other than a USB.
        Was hoping to add some nice synth sounds and have a keyboard player use it live as a small keyboard with strings, etc. Looks like a toy, honestly opened box, took a quick look then put it back into box ..... Not what I was expecting, sorry ......

         
        4.0

        This keyboard is nice!

        By Jim The Runner

        from San Jose

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Practicing

          Comments about Alesis Vmini 25-Key Portable Keyboard Controller:

          Nice keyboard. Does it's job.

           
          5.0

          Great beginning USB-Keyboard, works great with Pro Tools.

          By James

          from undisclosed

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          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Alesis Vmini 25-Key Portable Keyboard Controller:

          I am learning piano chords and the VMini offers many selections as to sounds and instruments. I only wish it had more keys.

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