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[NAMM] New Alesis MIDI keyboard controllers

Alesis introduced at NAMM 2014 two new series of MIDI keyboards equipped with pads, the VI Series and the more affordable V Series.

Each of the Alesis V and VI Series features three 25, 49 and 61 full size keyboards, include performance pads and ship with a software utility for parameters and presets setup.

The V series features velocity-sensitive keybeds, 8 trigger/drum pads with blue LEDs, 4 assignable buttons and knobs, octave up/down buttons and an sustain pedal input. Alesis helps beginners with MIDI Learn and all the keyboards are USB-powered.

The VI Series is more performance-oriented and include semi-weighted keys with aftertouch. Alesis increased the number of multicolor backlit pads to 16 on these models, and you’ll find on the VI25 32 assignable commands, 48 on the VI49 and 64 on the VI61. You’ll also find pitch bend and modulation wheels, as well as transport and Present Up/Down buttons, a clock, a sustain pedal input, a MIDI out and you can power the keyboards with an external supply.

US pricing for these new Alesis series are as follows:

  • V25: $79.99
  • V49: $99.99
  • V61:$149.99
  • VI25: $169.99
  • VI49: $199.99
  • VI61: $249.99