The M-Audio Keystation 61 Mk3 is the latest iteration of a now-legendary USB powered MIDI controller giving you fantastic control over your sound and coming with a premium software suite to take your music production to the next level.
61 Key USB Powered MIDI Controller
Lauded by music producers the world over, the Keystation 61 returns in its Mk3 iteration, giving you a lightweight, durable and intuitive MIDI controller that’s great for performance, production, practice and recording.
Difference Between Keystation 49 and Keystation 61
Not only does the Keystation 61 have an additional octave’s worth of keys over the Keystation 49 but the keys are also semi-weighted for a more realistic piano response.
Another feature not found on the Keystation 49 that is present on the Keystation 61 is the 5-pin MIDI out which allows you to connect to your analogue equipment.
You can also power the M-Audio Keystation 61 with a third party power adapter when not connected via USB for further music creation options such as triggering sounds from an external module.
M-Audio Keystation 61 Mk3 USB Powered MIDI Controller Key Features:
- 61 Full-Size, Velocity-Sensitive, Semi-Weighted Keys with Natural Feel
- USB-MIDI Connection for Playing Virtual Instruments and Controlling Your Recording Software
- 5-Pin MIDI Out for Connecting Your Favourite Analogue Synth
- Volume Fader, Transport and Directional Buttons for Easy Control of Your Software
- Ergonomically-Designed Pitch and Modulation Wheels for Expressive Performances
- Advanced Functionality Customises Your Controls for Your Recording Software
- Compact Design Fits Any Desk, Studio or Stage Setup Perfectly
- Easy Plug-And-Play Connection to Your Mac or P – No Drivers or Power Supply Required
- Compatible with iOS Devices via the Apple to USB Camera Adapter (sold separately)
- Octave Up and Down Buttons for Extended Keyboard Range
- Sustain Pedal Input
- Includes Premium Software Suite
Great Control and Expression
The M-Audio Keystation 61 III is all about giving you great control of your music.
Your performance can flow from your fingers straight through to your music because of the 61 full-size, velocity-sensitive keys.
The 61 keys also boast an extremely natural feel and are semi-weighted so you get a very realistic response similar to that of an acoustic piano.
Ergonomically designed pitch and modulation wheels are also on hand, allowing for seriously expressive performance.
Furthermore, the inclusion of an advanced functionality button allows you to customise the fader, buttons and pitch/modulation wheels for direct control over your software.
Completely USB powered, you don’t have to worry about finding a mains socket to plug into or carrying spare batteries around – just connect the Keystation 61 to your computer or other compatible device and you have the power.
Furthermore, because of the USB MIDI connection, you get amazing control over your favourite VSTs, DAWs and more.
Not found on the Keystation 49, the Keystation 61 also boasts a 5-pin MIDI out so you can connect it up to your favourite analogue synths to expand your potential.
You’ll also find a sustain pedal input on the rear of the Keystation 61 Mk3 so you can connect your sustain pedal for even more performance options.
Furthermore, the addition of DC power adapter input means you can power the Keystation 61 with a separately available third party power adapter for use when not connected via USB, giving you further options for music creation.
Premium Software Suite Included
Allowing you to get the most out of your new Keystation 61 Mk3 straight out of the box, it comes with a software suite packed with some awesome stuff that’ll get you producing incredible music in no time.
AIR Mini Grand gives you premium quality piano samples with 7 different piano models to choose from for a huge range of piano sounds.
AIR Velvet gives you realistic emulations of five classic Fender, Wurlitzer and Hohner electric pianos to play with as well as onboard 3-band EQ and a slew of authentic effects.
Then there’s AIR Xpand!2 which opens you up to a world of synthesis, sample playback and much more with over 2500 presets and parts across a wide range of categories.
Ableton Live Lite is a powerful music creation tool and one of the most popular performance and production programs in the world. Enabling you to compose, record, mix, improvise and edit, this audio-MIDI software is a great way to get started with your new M-Audio Keystation 61.
With Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition you get an introduction to Pro Tools; the industry standard for recording software. Featuring unlimited busses, elastic time, elastic pitch, offline bounce and 1 GB of free cloud storage space you can use for collaboration or accessing your work from difference computers, it is brimming with inspirational tools.
A Touch Loops Sound Library is also included, giving you some amazing sounds to play with and inspire you, with 2 gigs of samples to chop up and mix for great loops and more.
Last but not least, the Keystation 61 Mk3 also comes with trial subscriptions to Skoove and Melodics – excellent resources that have reinvented how to learn piano and create music, allowing you to start making incredible tunes even if you’ve never played keys before.
M-Audio Keystation 61 Mk3 USB Powered MIDI Controller Included Software:
- AIR Mini Grand
- AIR Velvet
- AIR Xpand!2
- Ableton Live Lite
- Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition
- Touch Loops 2GB Sound Library
- Skoove Trial Subscription
- Melodics Trial Subscription
Start Making Great Music
Lightweight and extremely compact, the Keystation 61 is great for taking on the road and being USB powered you just have to plug it into your computer or other compatible device to get started.
Buy the Keystation 61 Mk3 from PMT Online today and start making great music.
M-Audio Keystation 61 Mk3 USB Powered MIDI Controller Specs:
Included in The Box
- Keystation 61 MK3
- Software Download Cards
- USB Cable
- User Guide
- Safety and Warranty Manual
- Power: via USB or DC 9 V, 500 mA centre-positive power supply (sold separately) - not required for use with a PC or Mac
- Dimensions: 39.2” x 7.44" x 2.68" (995 mm x 189 mm x 68 mm)
- Weight: 9.0 lbs. (4.1 kg)
- Transport and Directional Controls: Mackie Control, Mackie/HUI, or MIDI
Minimum System Requirements
- Windows 7
- macOS 10.11
- Available USB Port
|MPN||KEYSTATION 61 MK3|
|Number of Keys||61 keys|
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