Alesis VI61


The Alesis VI61 midi keyboard offers exceptional control, versatility and powerful performance features in one compact package.



Alesis VI61 MIDI keyboard controller is one of the latest offerings from Alesis, the well-known brand in the music industry. The device is designed to be a versatile, lightweight, and user-friendly option for musicians who require a MIDI keyboard controller to take their music production or live performance to the next level.

One of the standout features of the Alesis VI61 is its ability to connect to any computer or device with a USB port, providing USB-MIDI connectivity. This means you can easily connect the keyboard to your music production software or digital audio workstation (DAW), allowing you to create and edit tracks with ease.

The keyboard also features assignable knobs, buttons, and faders, making it an ideal tool for controlling parameters in your software or DAW. The knobs and buttons can be programmed to control different aspects of your software or DAW, providing you with complete control over your music production.

Additionally, the keyboard features velocity-sensitive keys that are both responsive and comfortable to play. The keys are designed to feel like the keys on an acoustic piano, providing a familiar and natural playing experience for pianists. The keys are also backlit, making them easy to see and play in low-light conditions.

The Alesis VI61 also comes with a software bundle that includes virtual instruments and plugins from popular brands such as Air Music Technology, SONiVOX, and Ableton Live Lite. This software bundle is a great way to get started with music production and provides you with a wide range of sounds to experiment with.

Overall, the Alesis VI61 is a high-quality, versatile, and affordable MIDI keyboard controller that is perfect for both beginners and professionals alike. Its USB-MIDI connectivity, assignable knobs, buttons, and faders, and comfortable and responsive keys make it an essential tool for any musician looking to take their music production or live performance to the next level.

Alesis VI61 properties

Product name VI61
Brand Alesis
Type Keyboard Instruments
Keyboard Instrument MIDI Keyboard
Pads Yes
Rotary Controls Yes
Colour Black

Additional information


Product type


Number of Keys



Rotary Controls

Modulation Wheel

Pre-Programmed Rythms

Pre-Programmed Songs

Pre-Programmed Sounds

Pre-Programmed Drumset

Pre-Programmed Effects

Built-in Tuner




Power Supply


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Frequently Asked Questions:

What is the process for updating firmware on my Alesis VI61 MIDI keyboard?

To update the firmware on your Alesis VI61 MIDI keyboard, follow these steps:

1. Download the latest firmware file from Alesis's official website ( or a reliable source that provides the software.
2. Connect your VI61 to your computer using a USB cable. Make sure it is powered on and recognized by your system.
3. Open the downloaded firmware update file, which should be in a .zip format. Extract the contents of the ZIP file and locate the firmware update file with the extension ".bin".
4. Launch the Alesis VI61 MIDI Control software (if you don't have it installed, download and install it from Alesis's official website).
5. In the main menu of the software, click on "Tools" and then select "Firmware Update."
6. Browse to the location where you saved the extracted firmware update file (with the extension ".bin") and open it. The software will automatically detect your connected VI61 and display a warning message about updating its firmware.
7. Click "Yes" to proceed with the update process. The software will then upload the new firmware to your VI61 MIDI keyboard, which may take a few minutes to complete.
8. Once the update is finished, your VI61 will restart automatically and display a confirmation message on its screen. Your VI61's firmware has now been successfully updated.
9. Disconnect the USB cable from your computer and reconnect it to power up your VI61 keyboard again.
10. Test the new features or improvements by playing music or using the software editor to make sure everything works as expected.

Remember that updating firmware can be risky, so always backup any important data before proceeding with an update. If you encounter any issues during the update process, consult Alesis's technical support team for further assistance.