The M Audio Keystation 61es is an affordable USB-MIDI controller keyboard. The 61es offers semi-weighted keys that give you the feel of a piano in a compact, affordable MIDI controller. Ideal for a multitude of music creation and education applications, the Keystation 61es offers you modulation and Pitch Bend Wheels, plus assignable buttons and a slider for hands on control. The Keystation 61es is class compliant and features true plug-and-play operation under Windows XP and Mac OS X.
- 61 note full-size velocity sensitive, semi-weighted keyboard
- Powered by USB (cable included)
- Pitch bend wheel
- Assignable modulation wheel
- Sustain pedal socket (pedal not included)
- Assignable slider
- Function button for programming
- Assignable data up/down buttons
- MIDI Out socket
- USB to MIDI OUT interface
- DC power input for stand-alone use (adapter not included)
- Octave Shift
- Program Change
- Bank LSB
- Bank MSB
- MIDI Channel
- MIDI Out from USB
- Reset All Controllers
- Wheel Assign
- Slider Assign
Controls in M-Audio keyboards aren't buried mysteriously in obscure menus. The keys have a second layer of functions, allowing you to program MIDI control information directly from the black and whites. Here's how it works:
- Press the MIDI/Select button.
- Press keyboard note whose label corresponds to the parameter you wish to change.
- Use the Data Entry slider to select the value or enter numeric values by pressing the keys labeled with numbers.