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Controller Keyboard with Sequencer

The Novation 61SL MKIII is a Controller Keyboard with Sequencer with a 61 Semi-weighted and touch-sensitive keys with aftertouch, Pitch and modulation wheel,...

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Name Korg microKEY 61 MkIIMiditech i2-61 Black EditionMidiplus X6 miniGSi DMC-122Acorn Masterkey 61Novation Launchkey 61 MK2Nektar Panorama T6Icon iKeyboard 6XRoland A-800 Pro Bag BundleAlesis VI61
Description 61-Key MIDI KeyboardUSB master keyboardOrgan MIDI ControllerUSB MIDI Keyboard with 61 KeysUSB MIDI Keyboard with 61 Keys61 Key Master Keyboard with AftertouchUSB-MIDI controller keyboardRoland A-800 ProUSB MIDI Controller Keyboard
Dimensions (W x D x H)850 x 139 x 54 mm92 x 7.5 x 21.5 cm--96.5 x 19 x 7.6 cm-980 x 277 x 80 mm1025 x 189 x 74 mm1002 x 251 x 91 mm-
Weight1.71 kg3 kg-18 kg2.3 kg3.5 kg7.6 kg4.8 kg4.5 kg-
Split Zones0000000020
Layer function
Pitch Bend / Modulation
Rotary Encoder00464881916
Fader (Amount)01020199090
MIDI interface-2x OutMIDI Out1x In, 4x Out--1x Out1x Out1x In, 1x Out1x Out
Pedal input
Mains Operation
Battery Operation
Dimensions---96 x 15.5 x 49 cm-940 x 90 x 270 mm----
Connections-----USB-MIDI Out, USB, Expression and Sustain Pedal--
System requirements------Mac (OS X 10.7 or higher) and PC (Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10 or higher)Class-Compliant with Windows 7, 8 and 10 (32 and 64 bit), Mac OS X (IntelMac) and iOS--

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The Novation 61SL MKIII is a Controller Keyboard with Sequencer with a 61 Semi-weighted and touch-sensitive keys with aftertouch, Pitch and modulation wheel, 16 Velocity-sensitive and illuminated RGB drum pads, 8 Rotary encoders, 8 Faders, 6 Buttons for transport control, 16 Freely assignable buttons (x 2 banks), 5 RGB TFT displays, Perfect integration with Ableton Live, Compatible with all DAWs via InControl or Mackie HUI, 22 Tone scales, Integrated 8-track sequencer with real-time and step input, 8 Patterns per track, 64 Memory locations, Pattern chain function, Note quantisation, Automations of up to 8 parameters can be recorded, Arpeggiator, Customisable templates for controlling hardware and software, Adjustable velocity dynamics curves, USB class compliant - no drivers required, 2 x Outputs for CV (pitch), Gate and modulation as 3.5 mm jack, Clock output 3.5 mm jack, 6.3 mm Jack inputs for sustain, Expression and footswitch, MIDI In, Out, Out2 / Thru, USB port & Includes power adapter (12V DC), USB cable, Ableton Live Lite, 4GB Loopmasters sounds, XLN Audio Addictive Keys. The retail price is 534.64 £.


Swing20 - 80%
Dimensions981 x 299.6 x 100 mm
Weight6.32 kg
Split Zones0
Layer functionNo
Pitch Bend / ModulationYes
Rotary Encoder8
Fader (Amount)8
Pedal inputYes
Mains OperationYes
Battery OperationNo

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