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Alesis Q25 25-Key Keyboard MIDI Controller   

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The Alesis Q25 is a 25-note, velocity-sensitive, MIDI keyboard controller with USB and traditional MIDI ports that enable you to connect to almost al...Read More

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A compact, no-hassle MIDI controller for all your music software and hardware needs.

The Alesis Q25 is a 25-note, velocity-sensitive, MIDI keyboard controller with USB and traditional MIDI ports that enable you to connect to almost all MIDI equipment including software and sound modules. Thanks to Pitch and Modulation wheels, backlit Octave Up and Down buttons, and a Volume/Data Entry slider, you can add expression, range, and dynamics to your performances quickly and effortlessly.

Simply connect the Q25 to your computer with the included USB cable and you're immediately ready to begin making music. A single USB cable supplies power and data connection, and you won't even need to install drivers to make the Q25 work. The Q25 is class-compliant, which allows you to skip the programming and start playing instantly.

The Q25 comes with a copy of Ableton Live Lite, Alesis Edition software, for performing, recording, and sequencing music right out of the box. The Q25 is also the perfect choice for controlling hardware MIDI devices. Its compact size and portability make it ideal for fitting into existing rigs and then hitting the road. Place it a tier above an existing workstation keyboard and utilize Q25's streamlined layout to maximize your sound and performance options. You can even send Program Changes from the Q25's keys to change programs, patches, and more.

The Q25 pairs compact, essential control with complete MIDI keyboard performance for playing and recording with virtually any MIDI software or hardware.

FEATURES
  • 25-note keyboard controller for melodic control of virtually all MIDI hardware and software
  • Velocity sensitive keys for expressive, musical performance
  • USB MIDI and traditional MIDI for use with Mac and PC, as well as MIDI hardware
  • Pitch and Modulation wheels for capturing musical expression
  • Backlit Octave Up and Down buttons expand your range
  • Assignable volume/data-entry slider enables you to control your most-used parameter
  • Sustain pedal input for complete performance (pedal sold separately)
  • Comes with Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition for recording, sequencing, and performing
  • Bus powered via USB, so you won't need a power cable
  • Includes: Q25 keyboardUSB cableSoftware DVDQuick start guide

An affordable plug and play keyboard solution.

SPECIFICATIONS

Q25 25-Key Keyboard MIDI Controller

  • Dimensions: 19" (w) x 7.25"(d) x 2 3/8" (h)
  • Weight: 4.6 lb.

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AlesisQ25 25-Key Keyboard MIDI Controller
 
4.9

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (14)
  • Functional (11)
  • Good quality (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Practicing (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7), Professional musician (5), Novice (4)

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5.0

Perfect Fit

By RedBoneJazzBone

from Rockford IL

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality
  • Good Size For Desktop
  • Improves Sound

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Music production
  • Writingfinale
  • Writing-finale

Comments about Alesis Q25 25-Key Keyboard MIDI Controller:

not being a piano player, it's the perfect size for my setup.

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5.0

Great keyboard, good software too.

By Stoptimer

from Polo, IL

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Functional
  • Good Quality

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Alesis Q25 25-Key Keyboard MIDI Controller:

      Straitforward simple midi keyboard with sensitive keys runs usb midi AND has the midi out jack. It came with Ableton Live Lite and Ignite, both of which work nicely. I got a good buy on the keyboard, the software feels like a bonus.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Simple

      By JasonDyba

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Music Notation
        • Previewing Patches

        Comments about Alesis Q25 25-Key Keyboard MIDI Controller:

        This is not an advanced keyboard, which is what I like about it. Lightweight, plug-and-play, small, and one assignable fader for basic automation needs. I have this sitting on my desk right above my qwerty keyboard in order to quickly preview synth patches and record simple 1-octave parts.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Very nice controller

        By bert

        from new jersey

        About Me Experienced

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Backup
          • Concerts
          • Practicing

          Comments about Alesis Q25 25-Key Keyboard MIDI Controller:

          I first purchased this controller six months ago when it was on sale, I like it so much that I purchased another one as a backup. This is A no nonsense easy-to-use controller that does not get in the way, it's compact and well-made.

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          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          It works as advertised

          By SR37212

          from Nashville

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

          • It Only Comes In Black

          Best Uses

            Comments about Alesis Q25 25-Key Keyboard MIDI Controller:

            My primary DAW is Sonar and it was a simple plug n play connection.

            Mostly a guitar player I did learn to play piano on a Steinway and Hammond C3 so I appreciate the full size keys and weighted touch that adds dynamics but it doesn't have the feel of an actual quality keyboard. Then again I bought it to add fills and some background keys and not to give a concert on it.

            It's small, light and fits in a cubby hole on my desk. It is light enough not to be a hassle moving around yet has enough heft to it that it appears to have some longevity built in to it.

            Overall; It does what it's supposed to do and has the build quality to do that for quite a while.

            P.S. The comment about only coming in black was a joke.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Fantastifc!

            By TimTom182

            from Toledo, Ohio

            About Me Novice

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio
              • Practicing

              Comments about Alesis Q25 25-Key Keyboard MIDI Controller:

              Definitely the best Midi Controller Keyboard for such a small price. Would buy it again!

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              4.0

              Good starter on a budget

              By Oliver Klozov

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Novice

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Functional

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Practicing
                • Using A Daw

                Comments about Alesis Q25 25-Key Keyboard MIDI Controller:

                There weren't many reviews for the QX25 so I bought this one. In hindsight I wish I bougtht the QX25 because now it's out of stock and more expensive than it was last week.

                (hint hint: Musiciansfriend staff - I'll gladly buy a QX25 for the cost you previously had listed. I know they don't ship until June)

                Bottom line: The Q25 is a good starter on a budget.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                you get what you pay for

                By DIRTY FINGAZ

                from NEW JERSEY

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Practicing

                  Comments about Alesis Q25 25-Key Keyboard MIDI Controller:

                  great for the price range...in the project studio you cant beat it.

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                  5.0

                  Great value

                  By eavenamp

                  from texas

                  About Me Experienced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Alesis Q25 25-Key Keyboard MIDI Controller:

                      works really well with my daw .. I am not much of a keyboard player but it does what I need.input of midi into the daw.

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Works for me

                      By MM

                      from Fayetteville, AR

                      About Me Novice

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Functional

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Alesis Q25 25-Key Keyboard MIDI Controller:

                          I'm a guitar player who just plays enough keys to put backing chords and such on my recordings. This unit works great for me because of its simplicity and affordability. Setup was instant and Sonar recognized it immediately. Real keyboard players might need more features and flexibility but if you just want to slap a simple piano, string patch or B-3 vsti on a demo this works great. I can play it fine but cannot speak to the action and such from a real keyboardist's perspective. Mine was used from MF but looked brand new.

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