The M-Audio Code 61's semi-weighted keybed is first-class; professional all the way. Designed to feel like an instrument rather than a computer peripheral, these keys communicate musical expression to your DAW with an efficacy you never thought possible. That's always been the challenge with MIDI and computer-based music creation - and the Code 61 attacks it head-on. Of course, no pro keyboard controller is complete without aftertouch, and the Code 61 has it. So go ahead and lean into the last note of that smokin' lead line and give it some tasty vibrato.
Comprehensive controls map to popular DAWs, plus you get unrestricted access to some of the best creative tools-Ableton Live Lite, AIR Music Technology Loom and Hybrid 3.0-all included with the Code 49.drum pad close at hand and the pitch bend and mod wheel further up (because it isn't the 1980s and no one pitch bends, I hate that thing). The controls all have a nice quality feel, particularly the mod wheel (that's OK to have) and the plastic build of the board seems OK for the price point. It has 8 good, soft rubber feet spread across the bottom, nice for desktop use for for placing on top of a grand piano. The included USB cable is about 5 feet, connects to old familiar "A" USB ports... might want to toss a USB-C to USB-B "printer" cable in the cart before you pull the trigger.
|Item Weight||5.22 Kg|
|Product Dimensions||25.4 x 102.6 x 7.1 cm|
|Item model number||CODE 61 Black|
|Number of Keyboard Keys||61|