The Keystation 61 II from M-Audio is a MIDI keyboard controller designed for sequencing music and playing virtual instruments on a Mac or PC computer. It features 61 full-size velocity-sensitive keys and a series of controls that expand the range of playable notes, while also providing expressive capabilities.
The keyboard ships with two pieces of software, a virtual piano instrument from SONiVOX, and Ableton Live Lite music creation software.
Transport and directional controls allow for playing, performing, and recording with music software without using a mouse or trackpad. A 1/4″ (6.3 mm) sustain pedal input accepts an optional control pedal for genuine piano sustain. Lightweight and durable, the controller is USB-powered, class-compliant, and supports USB-MIDI connectivity. Additionally, the unit supports iOS connectivity using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately), enabling one to perform and compose with audio apps on an iPad or another iOS device.
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- 61 full-size velocity-sensitive semi-weighted keys provides natural, fluid playability
- 5-pin MIDI out for connecting to your favourite analogue synth
- USB-MIDI connection for playing virtual instruments, controlling recording software, and more
- Transport and directional buttons for controlling any recording software/DAW
- Volume fader for deeper control of plugins
- Ergonomically designed pitch and modulation wheels for expressive performances
- Advanced functionality customizes fader, buttons, pitch and mod wheels to control any DAW or plugin parameter
- Compact design fits any desk, studio or stage setup perfectly
- USB-powered, supports plug-and-play connectivity to your Mac or PC—no drivers required
- iOS compatibility using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
- Includes Pro Tools First M-Audio Edition, Ableton Live Lite performance/recording software/DAWs
- Includes AIR Music Tech Mini Grand, with seven acoustic piano sounds
- Includes AIR Music Tech Velvet virtual electronic piano with five legendary electric pianos from the ‘60s and ‘70s
- Includes AIR Music Tech Xpand!2 multitimbral all-in-one workstation
- Dimensions: 99.5cm x 18.9cm x 6.8cm
What's in the box
- M-Audio Keystation 61 MKII Midi Controller
- Power Cord
- Limited 1-Year Warranty
USB / MIDI Controller
|Power Requirements||USB bus|
|Dimensions (WxDxH)||38.6 x 9.4 x 3.6" (981 x 238 x 92 mm)|
|Keyboard||61 Keys, Semi-Weighted Action|
|Weight||10.6 lb (4.8 kg)|
|MIDI Control Surfaces||1 x Wheel (Pitch-Bend)|
1 x Wheel (Modulation)
1 x Slider
|I/O||1 x USB Type-B|
1 x MIDI 5-Pin Output
|OS Compatibility||macOS 10|
|Power Options||USB Bus-Power|
|Dimensions (W x D x H)||38.6 x 9.4 x 3.6" / 981.0 x 238.0 x 92.0 mm|
|Weight||10.6 lb / 4.8 kg|
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