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Alesis Q88 88-Key USB/MIDI Controller  

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Overview

  • Full piano-length keyboard
  • 88 semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive keys
  • Pitch bend wheel with assignable range
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $299.00
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88-Note MIDI keyboard with the feel of a full-range piano.

The Alesis Q88 is an 88-note MIDI keyboard that has the extended range of a full-size piano. Equipped with 88 semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive keys, the Q88 provides an excellent feel that conveys all the nuances of your playing. Pitch bend and modulation wheels ensure an expressive performance, plus you can transpose quickly to play in any key. At just 22lb, the compact and portable Q88 is equally at home on stage and in the studio.

EXPRESSION ESSENTIALS
The Q-series USB/MIDI controllers from Alesis are the no-nonsense way to add expressive MIDI control to your production and performance. Each controller features USB-MIDI for easy connection to Mac, PC, iOS devices*, and a traditional MIDI jack for connecting to MIDI sound modules, synthesizers, samplers, and more.

The Q88 works with virtually any music software and MIDI hardware devices. Providing the full piano complement of 88 keys, The Q88 is a sleek controller, at home on stage or in the studio. A full array of essential controls is onboard, including pitch and modulation wheels, octave up and down buttons, and an assignable data slider. The Q88 is the perfect choice for controlling hardware MIDI devices. Compact and portable, the Q88 is the ideal foundation for your road ready rig. The Q88 offers a streamlined layout to maximize your sound and performance options. You can even send Program Changes from the Q88's keys to change programs, patches, and more.

ABLETON ENABLED
The Q88 comes with Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition software so you can perform, record and sequence music right out of the box. This customized version of Ableton Live provides a fresh and easy way to create music. You’ll get audio recording and production capabilities as well as powerful tools for live performance.

Features

  • Full piano-length keyboard
  • 88 semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive keys
  • Pitch bend wheel with assignable range
  • Assignable modulation wheel
  • Assignable volume control/data entry slider
  • Octave/transpose button access the entire note range in any key
  • Sustain and volume pedal inputs (pedals optional)
  • Convenient USB power allows single-cable connection
  • MIDI output and DC input for standalone operation

Have the feel of a full-size piano in your studio.

 

Q88 88-Key USB/MIDI Controller Specifications:

  • USB data/power port
  • Sustain pedal jack
  • Volume pedal jack
  • MIDI output jack
  • Power selector switch
  • 9V DC power input
  • Includes:
  • Q88 Controller
  • Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition
  • USB Cable
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Safety and Warranty Manual
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AlesisQ88 88-Key USB/MIDI Controller
 
4.3

(based on 4 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Functional (3)
  • Good quality (3)

Cons

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      5.0

      Nice Product

      By Stan audio

      from Prescott Valley, AZ

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound
      • Nice Key Action Quality

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Practicing

        Comments about Alesis Q88 88-Key USB/MIDI Controller:

        good quality product and free Ableton Live Lite software works great, a good keyboard to hook up to your laptop

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good keyboard, exceptional for the price

        By TASM Lab

        from Charleston, SC

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Cheap
        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Alesis Q88 88-Key USB/MIDI Controller:

            I bought this to replace my twenty year old Korg X-3, which I was basically using as a midi controller anyways. That one had those plastic light keys.

            This new one is full sized and keys are semi-wieghted. They are little stiff and they spring up, but I'm getting used to them.

            I plugged it into my Mac laptop with USB and launched Garageband and it just simply worked.

            I plugged in my 20 year old damper pedal and it just worked.

            The keyboard has no power supply, the USB powers it. Cool!

            It's NOT a free standing keyboard. It doesn't do anything without a computer and a softsynth or midi program.

            Overall it feels like a nice, high-quality instrument. It's solid.

            For less than two hundred b u c k s with free shipping, though, is a crazy price. When I thought I needed a new keyboard, I thought it was going to be a thousand plus purchase. If this thing breaks in a couple years, I'll throw it away and get a new one.

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            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            88 Keys for a steal!

            By DJ Exquiz

            from NJ, USA

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound

            Cons

            • Keys Are Spring Action
            • No Velocity Change Option
            • Semi-weighted Not Weighte
            • Semi-weight Not Weighted

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Composing
            • Concerts
            • Full Key-range Playing
            • Practicing

            Comments about Alesis Q88 88-Key USB/MIDI Controller:

            I feel this keyboard is really a great bargain for the price. There are currently no other controllers on the market for its value that will give you the ability to play the full range of 88 keys but with the convenience of a usb/ midi out keyboard. Yes this is basically the same model as the M-Audio 88 key, but the Alesis version has been updated with a nice black finish.

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            (0 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            This is not a stand alone keyboard!

            By Splootio

            from Lawton, ok

            About Me Experienced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Cannot Play Without Pc
              • Difficult To Use
              • Not Functional

              Best Uses

              • Recording

              Comments about Alesis Q88 88-Key USB/MIDI Controller:

              If you want to practice or play a free standing keyboard this is not it. To get sound from this device you must connect to and be supported by computer and software.

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