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M-Audio Keystation 61es

by M-Audio
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)
RRP: 159.99
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  • 61-note velocity-sensitive semi-weighted action
  • Pitch and modulation wheels; volume/control slider
  • Separate midi out jack routes midi signals from your computer to control external devices
  • Powered via usb or 9vdc power adapter (sold separately)
  • Mac os x, windows xp, and vista (32 bit) class-compliant for plug-and-play
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M-Audio Keystation 61 II Keyboard Controller M-Audio Keystation 61 II Keyboard Controller
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Technical Details
Item Weight6 Kg
Product Dimensions99.1 x 23.5 x 9.5 cm
Item model numberUS71010
Colour ScreenNo
Additional Information
Best Sellers Rank 3,201 in Musical Instruments (See top 100)
Shipping Weight6 Kg
Date First Available2 Jan 2007
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Powerful features at a great price
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The Keystation 61es is a 61-note USB keyboard with velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted keys that is designed to easily integrate in any computer music environment. Class-compliancy with Mac OS X, Windows XP, and Vista (32 bit) delivers true plug-and-play setup. The Keystation 61es is also compatible with many music education and music creation software titles, making it ideal for classrooms and studios alike. More advanced users can control software synths, external sound devices, and more with the assignable slider, and pitch and mod wheels. This sleek, compact keyboard is USB bus-powered and requires no external power supply.

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  • Simple out-of-the-box set-up > single USB cable provides data and power
  • 61 velocity-sensitive keys > five-octave semi-weighted keyboard for a great feel
  • Professional pitch bend and modulation wheels > Add expression to your performance
  • Ignite music creation software > Quickly capture, combine, and arrange musical ideas

Product Description

61-note velocity-sensitive semi-weighted action Pitch bend and modulation wheels Volume/control slider Advanced function button for programming Sustain foot pedal input (pedal sold separately) Octave +/- buttons to extend keyboard range Separate MIDI out jack routes MIDI signals from your computer to control external devices Powered via USB or 9VDC power adapter (sold separately) Mac OSX and Windows XP class compliant for plug-and-play

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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great, sturdy, weighted, big and superb. 14 Mar 2010
By Ike
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I got this keyboard to run through my Garage Band software on my Apple. Its the best keyboard out there for its price! I dont understand why you would pay so much more for this level of instrument. My kids are learning on it and I can do my recording through it. There is no fiddling around with the software as it is just plug in and play.

You will find no better USB keyboard out there im sure of it.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
By RichH
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Purchased in place of a Roland stage piano to work with Garageband on a Mac. So much lighter yet strong enough. I am able to stand the keyboard on end against a bookshelf, and heft it easily onto my desk. I can be playing in 15 seconds, including plugging in a USB cable.
The feel of the keyboard is OK for me. I am generally critical of many keyboards, so I am very pleased with this one. The full size keys and span of a full five octaves are great features.
This is a plug and play keyboard. On a Mac: nothing to do except plug in to the USB port. No external power needed. No drivers to load. Instantly recognised by Garageband. It really is that simple.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars M-AUDIO Keystation 61 12 Jan 2012
I ordered this item after reading reviews on various sites. I have a Mac computer and wanted something that was in every way compatible with Mac. It is the easiest peripheral I have ever bought. I merely connected it to my Mac and away it went, with no further action being necessary. If you have a Mac and want a keystation this is the only one you want to consider if you want to avoid compatibility issues.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely 23 Jan 2014
By Greg
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# M-Audio Keystation 61es
## Feedback regarding Packaging

## Review on product page

- I would recommend the product happily.
- My rating is based on the product itself only (not the product's box).

Relating to Product:

- Quality feel: 8.5/10. Very nice.
- Con: Slightly creaky / noisy keys.
- Con: There is a plastic branding plate on the top right of the keyboard which is lifting slightly. Doesn't impact performance at all but does nibble at the quality rating.
- Functionality: 10/10. Perfect.
- Semi-weighted keys: 10/10. Very nice.
- Velocity sensitivity: 9/10. Very nice.
- Set up: 10/10. Easy.
- Very simple. Plug in and play.
- Operating system used: Mac.
- Software: Garageband / Logic.
- Value: 10/10. Great.
- Product protection by box: 6/10. Ok.
- Product floats inside of three egg boxes (one at each side and one in the middle). The product would benefit from better protection.

Relating to Amazon:

- Delivery speed: 10/10. Delightful.
- Packaging choice: 5/10. Unsuitable.
- As the product box inside doesn't offer the greatest protection to the product, the item would greatly benefit from the protection of cardboard box postage packaging rather than a plastic mailer bag.
- Product box condition: 1/10. Extremely poor.
- The product box was torn and damaged on arrival. It also had a few shoe prints on it which suggested it had been kicked or stood on before being packed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Midi keyboard 21 July 2013
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I bought this keyboard over 2 years ago and have been using it ever since. I thought about getting the 49 but thought it would be better to have more keys and I haven't regretted that decisions since. The only problem I have is that the keys seem to be quite squeaky on some of the keys but seems to have died down after using it for so long. Although I don't really noticed since I use headphones

I would highly recommend this to anyone looking a MIDI keyboard that won't take up to much room but still gives you a lot of space to work with
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Does what it says on the box 15 May 2013
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My first ever keyboard & so far very pleased. Unpacked it plugged it into my Mac, fired up garageband & I was away. I've also downloaded the ignite software & that was pretty straightforward to use too. Only twiddled about so far, still need to look at the tutorials for the software & more importantly brush up on my keyboard skills before moving onto explore the fuller capabilties of the midi side of things. But so far so good & the ease of use is really encouraging for the possibilities to explore the fuller capabilities of this equipment.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it! 16 April 2013
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Ok, it's early days, in fact it's the first! But I must say that delivery was real quick (ordered sunday late, came tue 9am),
and that I'm made up with this keyboard in silver matching my new 27" imac. I didn't even open the manual/software pack.
-Plugged in the usb cable, started up garageband which came free with the imac along with 8 lessons, and I've been plinkin n plankin' all damn day and loving it. Perfect if you want to start out. I just thank heck I didn't order the bigger keyboard! This is a great size for a beginner like me. Not at all heavy either, - it's going to stand upright behind the imac. Very, very happy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Midi Keyboard 15 April 2013
By tweeky
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Good price, good quanlity and fast delivery. The keyboard feels well built and no issues connecting to my Ipad. good semi weighted response.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value midi keyboard
Great keyboard for the price. Haven't used extensively and not entirely sure about the accuracy of the key sensetivity, but I won't be using it for live concert recitals. Read more
Published 7 days ago by Uzi
4.0 out of 5 stars Lovely
Lovely machine, not too big and not too small, and works very nicely on my white iMac A1200 (2006) with Garageband in Lion. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Al Licks from Tyneside
1.0 out of 5 stars Quality issues
1st keyboard worked well but had a large object loose inside rattling about.
2nd keyboard had octave issues where D would inexpicably drop down an octave. Read more
Published 16 days ago by slawla
1.0 out of 5 stars Review for the refurbished version of this product for FactoryRepack.
Please note that the review I'm leaving is not for the actual keyboard, but rather for the refurbished version which I bought from "FactoryRepack". Read more
Published 2 months ago by Publicfigure19
5.0 out of 5 stars I love this keyboard
I love the way this keyboard feels to play. I was worried that it wouldn't feel right compared to a piano but it actually feels very natural to play. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Nici Kinsman
2.0 out of 5 stars Not a brand new item in a mint condition as expected
Not very happy with this one Amazon. Delivery was 10 days late. Box came damaged and the item looked refurbished and not brand new. Read more
Published 3 months ago by marinostheo
2.0 out of 5 stars Cheap but nasty!
I have had a few keyboards in my time and (thought) I done my research well when buying this but I have just decided to send it back. Read more
Published 5 months ago by A. Parsons
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid and steady as ever
I've had one of these keyboard for six years, and it has been my main MIDI controller for all that time. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mirovsky
5.0 out of 5 stars M-Audio Keystation
Simply excellent, does everything I want it to as a midi keystation, robust construction, setting up - out of the pack, plug it in, off you go!
Published 5 months ago by MR PAUL ROGERS
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not suited to my purpose
It looked very good but unfortunately I thought it was just a keyboard. In fact it was a very sophisticated tool for musicians who it would suit very well.
Published 6 months ago by Ted Geliot
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