Keystation 61 II is a USB-powered, 61-Key MIDI Controller with full-size velocity-sensitive keys with a semi-weighted feel that play virtual instruments, controlling recording software, and more with its USB-MIDI connection. It has Transport and directional buttons that let the user operate their DAW from the keyboard along with a 5-Pin MIDI Output to trigger external MIDI devices. This MIDI Controller has a lightweight and portable design that make it the perfect keyboard for traveling musicians, it is also built with pitch bend, modulation, and octave controls for convenience when playing, performing, or recording music.
Keystation 61 supports plug-and-play connectivity to a MAC to PC or the user could connect any of their iOS devices with a separately sold Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit. The package includes exclusive software: Ableton Live Lite, SONiVOX Eighty-Eight Ensemble, a virtual piano instrument that captures a 9-foot CD327 Steinway piano, and AIR Music Tech Xpand!2, a multitimbral all-in-one workstation.
Pure Player Experience
Enter the world of unrestricted computer-based music creation and performance with the Keystation 61 II keyboard controller from M-Audio. Keystation 61 II is a simple, powerful MIDI controller meticulously engineered for sequencing music and playing virtual instruments on Mac or PC. At the heart of Keystation 61 II is a premium keybed delivering a natural, player-centric response and 61 full-size velocity-sensitive keys that capture every subtle nuance of your performance. Plus, for unrestricted access to the full audible spectrum, Keystation 61 includes dedicated, conveniently-located octave range buttons - whether its lead lines, extended chords or sub-heavy bass-lines, Keystation 61 II allows you to meet your needs in a format that keeps you focused on what's important - your performance!
Keystation 61 II provides core in-demand tools to capture immersive, expressive performances. With conveniently located pitch-bend and modulation wheels, take command of your virtual instruments adding portamento, vibrato or any parameter mapped to the modulation wheel for unprecedented customized control.
Plus, Keystation 61 II also includes a 1/4" (6.3mm) sustain pedal input for use with an external control pedal, such as the SP2 (sold separately), for added expressive capability and genuine piano-style sustain
Immersive DAW Control
With Keystation 61 II, take the hassle out of computer-based production and performance. Combining USB-power, class-compliancy and support for USB-MIDI connectivity, setup is a breeze allowing producers and performers immediate access to the modern-world of music production. Thanks to easily-accessible transport controls and directional buttons, experience enhanced recording workflow - play, perform and record with music software without using a mouse or trackpad. Plus, Keystation 61 II's support for iOS connectivity - with the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately) - enables performance with audio apps on iPads and other iOS devices.
Portable Performance Powerhouse
Keystation 61 II is the ideal solution for traveling musicians who require unrestricted command of music software when performing live or in mobile-recording scenarios.
Combining a slimline, ultra-portable footprint with a robust, road-tested build, Keystation 61 II packs core controller functionality in a lightweight and durable package - plus with a mobile-friendly USB-bus power specification, taking your performance and production on the road without compromising critical keyboard controller functionality has never been easier.