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Alesis Q88 88-Key USB/MIDI Keyboard Controller

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Product Description

A full 88 key Alesis Q Keyboard Controller with semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive keys, the Alesis Q88 88-Key Keyboard Controller is an incredible feeling keyboard that captures the nuances and subtleties in your playing style. The pitch bend and modulation wheels provide added expression for any performance, and the ability to transpose quickly to play in any key. A lightweight, 22lb design, the Alesis Q88 is perfect for stage and studio aplications.

Alesis Q88 88-Key Keyboard 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
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.

Alesis Q88 88-Key Keyboard Controller I/O
  • USB data/power port
  • Sustain pedal jack
  • Volume pedal jack
  • MIDI output jack
  • Power selector switch
  • 9V DC power input
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 and portable 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.

Ignite
Ignite provides a refreshingly original and musician-centric way to quickly capture, combine, and arrange your musical ideas. The intuitive graphic interface encourages you to experiment and explore new directions. Smart MIDI Chord and Phrase Players empower your ideas and bring them to life through over 275 superior instruments sounds created by AIR Music Technology. When you’re ready to collaborate with other musicians or take your ideas to the next level, you can share them through SoundCloud, or export your WAV and MIDI files and import them into Pro Tools—or any DAW software. Best of all, Ignite offers seamless integration with your Alesis keyboard controller, with no set-up chores to perform.

Alesis Q88 Includes
  • Q88 Controller
  • Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition
  • USB Cable
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Safety and Warranty Manual

Helpful Info about the Manufacturer
Phone:  401-658-5760 Warranty:  1 Year
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Great Board!!
General
What is your overall opinion of this product?
Overall great keyboard. Not a lot of features, but then that's what this design was meant for, and exactly what I wanted.
Quality
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
It's light, and plastic, so if you're gigging with it, need a hardshell case. But as long as you don't drop it from above your head, you should be ok.
Ease of Use
How user friendly is it? Would it work well for a beginner, intermediate or experienced player?
Nothing to it, just plugged it in, and was ready to go. Didn't even need to run an install.
Features
Are the features on the product what you were expecting? What are your favorite features?
Very basic, which is what this is for. Not a bunch of stuff I'm not going to use. Full 88 keys, semi-weighted so it's easy on the arthritis. Perfect for synths and sample sets that use keyswtiches.
Feel
How is the feel of the keys? Are the controls laid out well?
The keys feel good. Semi-weighted so it doesn't feel like a toy, but easy on the fingers after hours of playing.
Value
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
For $200 you can't beat it. I picked this up, along with Korg's NanoPad2 and NanoKontrol2 and for just over $300 I get an 88 key controller with all the bells and whistles of most $400 to $500 61 key controllers. I have enough USB ports but you may want to pick up a hub if you're doing this route.
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