Alesis VI25

USB MIDI Controller Keyboard

  • 25 Velocity sensitive keys
  • Light weighted keyboard with aftertouch
  • Pitch bend- and modulation wheel
  • 16 Pads with multi-colour LED illumination
  • 8 Pots
  • 24 Buttons
  • Button for transport- and preset selection
  • Input for sustain pedal
  • USB MIDI
  • Midi Output
  • Internal clock generator for sync, speed, rolls, etc.
  • Incl. USB cable
  • Incl. Software-Downloads: Ableton Live Lite and xpand!2 by air music tech

Further Information

Aftertouch Yes
Pitch Bend / Modulation Yes
Rotary Encoder 8
Fader (Amount) 0
Pads 16
Display Yes
MIDI interface 1x Out
Sustain Pedal Connection Yes
USB-port Yes
Mains Operation Yes
Battery Operation No
Bus-Powered Yes
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Good concept, needs improvement
Thomm, 04.03.2015
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Sleek purist product Design & Perfect Layout
16 sequence / drum pads have good response
rotary knobs (stop end to end) feel quite robust
good weight to keys

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Poor construction feel
Buttons feel poor and have a very cheap 'click'
Keys have some movement and straight out of the box don't appear to be constructed properly as they aren't perfectly in line (this was on my copy anyway)


Overall it feels like the transition from the drawing board to producing the final product was rushed / left incomplete.


By shipping with Ableton lite I would assume Ableton fully supports it. I found this not to be the case and perhaps should have researched this deeper before purchasing. Be prepared for a long tedious procedure of assigning all of its thousands of control combinations to each feature and then getting lost as to whats what.

My personal opinion is go for it if you don't mind endless customization and can keep track of all the midi assigns then this is for you.

its not for me - i am returning and looking for a simpler alternative with auto mapping or full support by the major software kits
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