M-Audio Keystation 61es
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M-Audio Keystation 61es

Keystation 61es, 61-Key MIDI Keyboard from M-Audio in the Keystation series.

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Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 39 reviews )
 21 reviews54 %
 7 reviews18 %
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 1 user review3 %
 2 reviews5 %
Value For Money : Excellent
JayDMusic01/17/2009

JayDMusic's review

M-Audio Keystation 61es
This is a review of the M-Audio Keystation 61es. I was watching a video on YouTube of a young producer using a MIDI keyboard. When I started producing 2 years ago, I needed something like that, because, I as well am a young producer. I wanted my first keyboard to be easy. I was ignorant, but out of luck, I picked a great MIDI keyboard, the M-Audio Keystation 61es. The USB port influenced my choice because I didn't know a thing about MIDI, or any type of connection. I was only familiar with USB, so I took the first big leap when it came to producing and purchased this keyboard for $150 off of eBay. I was extremely excited for it to come because it was a promising piece of equipment. There are a couple options, but keeping it simple. One of them was the ability for a sustain pedal, like a real piano. This is one of the couple essential features on this board.

UTILIZATION

When it arrived, I was happy because I had gotten just the correct amount of keys. It's no studio piano with 76 or 88 keys, but it's not a compact board with 25 or 49 keys. This was nice because it was a happy medium between the two. I was happy that it fit nicely on my desk. The keys itself are pretty solid. They don't seem thin, and they're semi-weighted, giving the action of a real piano. The setup itself was a breeze. In retrospect, I don't even think I had to install anything. I think that the simple USB connectivity made drivers unnecessary. There isn't much of "channel selection" because it's such a simple keyboard, but the octave up and down buttons were useful, as well as the solid pitch bend and modulation wheels. In terms of the manual, I never had to look at it.

OVERALL OPINION

I have been using it for around a year and a half. The thing I like most was the ease of connectivity and compatibility. It was a breeze to install, and works in almost every DAW. I didn't try any other models before I bought it because really, I didn't need to. A con of this board was the lack of faders or knobs. However, if you are just doing some simple keyboard/melody work into your DAW, faders and knobs are just a luxury, not something that is essential. The price was fantastic, as I had gotten it $50 off. I recommend this MIDI Controller to anybody who really needs to get started with a simple, efficient, and easy-to-use MIDI keyboard.
FP User10/31/2008

FP User's review

M-Audio Keystation 61es
For this price, you can't expect many features.. pitch wheel, 61 semi weighted keys, transpose buttons, that can be programmed to multiple uses as i.e. transposition, program changes, etc. as is the module wheel and the volume slider.. i don't need extra knobs or such, that i use my mp-7 for, so for the basics this is sufficient

UTILIZATION

Powered via usb or (optional) power supply.. easy to set up (if you need to set up the buttons at all) and easy to use..

so far i haven't had any problems.. the device (as most other controller in this price range) is plastic, but as long as you don't drop it, it should be all fine ;)

OVERALL OPINION

It's sufficient for a 61 keys midi controller..

Originally posted on FutureProducers.com
Posted by: baggysound ( 9-, 2005)
beigemusic10/08/2014

beigemusic's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Although no longer"

M-Audio Keystation 61es
Bought by chance, I needed a keyboard master with enough buttons (61)
Connectors usb or midi

UTILIZATION

Touching a little soft, waterfall-type
You use it, it works, no complex configuration to achieve

OVERALL OPINION

I've had 6 or 7 years old, I'm not sure I would do this choice. Current models have more opportunity to interact with the DAW.
torto-proton12/17/2013

torto-proton's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" good feeling but lacks options"

M-Audio Keystation 61es
I chose for the number of keys because I used to make melodies than to control groundwater, samples, etc ...
The price also motivated me in my choice.
There is a USB socket (if used with a computer keyboard is USB powered), taking "midi-out", a jack for a pedal, a 9V power supply socket when using wireless USB .

UTILIZATION

Touch is not bad for the price. It is light, but hey we made it.
The manual is simple (the keyboard is simple).
There is a "pitch bend", a "modulation" wheel, a slide volume, two buttons to raise and lower octave, and "advanced functions" button knob that must be used to change the midi signals from certain keys but I have not tried yet.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 3 years, I have not tried other models before except electric piano Yamaha.
I love the simplicity, lightness and the number of piano keys.
He clearly lacks some buttons to assign actions, it is a shame. The plastic is not very costal, attention to shocks.
The value for money is not bad, how all the M-audio gear that I bought.
If I had to buy one, I'll take one with more buttons to assign, even put € 50 more.
cyrb08/21/2013

cyrb's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

M-Audio Keystation 61es
I looked VERY SIMPLE KEYBOARD FOR BINDING THE MC-505 .. NO PROBLEM TO BE SIMPLE, IT IS SIMPLE

UTILIZATION

ON A LITTLE PRINTING TO HAVE A NICE TOY LARGE AREA BUT GOOD AS PREVIOUSLY DIS THE PURPOSE WAS NOT HAVE A BEAST OF SCENE.

OVERALL OPINION

THIS IS THE MOST SIMPLE AND VERY LIGHT WEIGHT .. LEAST I DO NOT HAVE EVER THINK
Elias :)06/24/2013

Elias :)'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Good value for money"

M-Audio Keystation 61es
My motivations:

USB connection
61 keys
Heavy semi hit
Pitch and modulation

UTILIZATION

Touch is no more. For the price it's great.
The manual is good and the keyboard is intuitive. (Transpose, Octave ..)

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 6 months.
I do not regret my choice.
Simple, effective and zero beug.
You can go.
wxc06/23/2013

wxc's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Viellie very bad!"

M-Audio Keystation 61es
What characteristics have motivated your choice?
There was not much to the era!

UTILIZATION

The touch keyboard is it nice? Is it for your use?
Yes but over time ....

The selection of MIDI channels, patches is easy
Yes

OVERALL OPINION

How long have you use it?
7 years

Have you tried many other models before buying it?
No

How would you rate the quality / price?
It's going to age

With experience, you do again this choice? ...

No it's not a good series Viellie it very badly, pitch bend unmanageable, never returns to zero, the same modulation and the keys dirty very quickly and must be cleaned up for a bomb dry air it has quite good backpacking too! but now it is stored in a box in the closet!
AfroMambo08/15/2012

AfroMambo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Best buy in this category"

M-Audio Keystation 61es
USB keyboard, plug and play
Key Semi-Weighted

UTILIZATION

simple to install and pleasant to the touch
online support (manuals, drivers)

OVERALL OPINION

Reliable - never to fail
Excellent value for money given the limited competition in this segment keyboard (61 keys - Semi-Weighted!) In this price range
rominet8311/02/2011

rominet83's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Simple, Reliable, Compact"

M-Audio Keystation 61es
A simple keyboard controller and well made.

UTILIZATION

Pleasant feel, perhaps too soft but hey it's not a heavy touch!
Manuel useless, very simple configuration

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 5 years and I am always delighted.
He ate the floor fell out of office, made the scene but it is always impeccable and reliable.
Value / Great Price
93dams02/02/2011

93dams's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" GOOD VALUE FOR MONEY"

M-Audio Keystation 61es
I chose this keyboard master because it simply connects via USB.
It also has 61 keys, I do not want less.
He also hit a semi heavy, what I really wanted too.

UTILIZATION

The touchdown is pretty good for a keyboard at this price but do not expect a real piano touch ...
The manual? never used!
Simple configuration so as to just plug in USB, what your software does the rest.


OVERALL OPINION

I use for over a year and I agree for the moment.
Excellent value for money, it was time to touch the keyboard heavy semi least expensive on the market!
Now if I had to change I will choose something more finished and complete, but to start on the heavy semi I recommend it.