Alesis Q25

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The Alesis Q25 is a small to medium keyboard controller that forms part of the Alesis Q family of MIDI keyboard controllers. The Q25 is pretty straight forward when it comes to design and capabilities. It has a 25 keynote keyboard that allows you to play and to control vast MIDI hardware and software. These keys are velocity-sensitive making it an expressive keyboard to play on a live performance or sensitive enough to express your own touch at your home studio. This keyboard controller is USB MIDI ready as well as traditional MIDI ready to connect your Mac, PC or any MIDI hardware of your preference.

Hooking up the Alesis Q25 to your favourite DAW is easy if you don’t have any, out of the box you will find a CD with the Lite version of Ableton software letting you start right away. Assigning parameters to the Q25 will take you seconds and with its Pitch and Modulation wheels, you can capture captivating musical expression. If you would like to add extra expression to your performance you could add a sustain pedal to the mix, this is sold separately. A great feature with the Q25 is that its Bus powered via USB letting you power your controller without too many cables.

The Q25 also works with the Apple iPad via a special USB adaptor that is sold separately and is class-compliant, meaning that it does not require you to instal drivers on your computer. Only within 4.6 lbs and with dimensions of 19″ wide, the Q25 is a portable music production essential with complete MIDI capabilities letting you perform, play and record with any MIDI software or hardware out there. It may not be flashy and full of knobs and sliders, but it definitely is a hands-on MIDI keyboard controller that will get the job done right.

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