M-Audio Code 61 Black USB MIDI Controller Keyboard

M-Audio Code 61 Black USB MIDI Controller Keyboard

Product code: maucode61blk

M-Audio presents the CODE 61 (Black) keyboard controller, a full-featured model combining all of the production power and performance you need to get the most from your music software and MIDI gear.

  • M-Audio Code 61 Black USB MIDI Controller Keyboard

    M-Audio presents the CODE 61 (Black) keyboard controller, a full-featured model combining all of the production power and performance you need to get the most from your music software and MIDI gear.

    Main Features

    • 61 full-size, velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch and four assignable zones for splits and layering.
    • Fully assignable XY pad for HID control and a unique way for controlling multiple parameters in virtual instruments
    • 16 fully assignable velocity-sensitive trigger pads for beat production, clip launching, and more
    • 8 assignable 360 encoders, 9 assignable faders and 9 assignable buttons for manipulating your DAW, virtual instruments and plugins
    • Mackie/HUI transport control enables a simple setup with the most popular DAWs
    • USB-powered with 5 pin MIDI in and out allows for sending MIDI from PC sequencers to your favourite analogue synth
    • Includes VIP3.0 - the ground-breaking, award-winning music software platform that provides musicians and composers with a powerful hands-on control solution for their virtual instrument and virtual effect collection
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    The CODE Series (Black) offers several thoughtful design touches that enable you to create and perform your best. A keyboard should not be an obstacle standing in the way of creativity. Instead, it should function as a direct extension of your thoughts ensuring that you convey musical ideas with immediacy, precision and clarity.

    Experience expanded control of your VST instrument and effect collection with CODE 61 and VIP3.0 (Free Download Included). VIP3.0 provides you with unparalleled access to your virtual instrument and effect collection, seamlessly integrating the hardware / software experience and grants the unrestricted freedom to create in a user-friendly, intuitive format. The combination of VIP and CODE 61 maximises workflow and ensures a playing experience that feels natural and enhances creativity – the natural, tactile feel of hardware fused with the unrivalled processing capability of virtual Instruments. Quickly find sounds based on instrument type, timbre, style or articulation from your entire VST library: sculpt immersive, expressive sounds and textures layering up to 8 separate instruments and patches per VIP instance: load up to 4 different VST effects per instrument channel to sculpt the perfect sound: put power into your performance with Pad Chord Progressions and user-friendly Key Control processors: and much more. From live performance to studio production, VIP's user-friendly functionality coupled with a diverse feature set guarantees simple, seamless integration into your existing setup and provides the ultimate platform for unrestricted creative expression.

    Great Playability
    The CODE 61 (Black) keyboard has an all-new keybed with action that is clean, and precise. The natural profile keys are both velocity- and pressure-sensitive, for maximum expressive capability.

    Assignable Controllers
    CODE Series (Black) controllers are equipped with everything you need to produce some serious musical creations. Extensive assignable parameter control is a breeze with multiple banks of faders, knobs, buttons, pads and a smooth feeling pitch bend and modulation wheel. New to the line of M-Audio controllers is the X/Y Touchpad, which provides additional and direct interaction with effects and instrument plugin parameters across an X/Y axis – the ideal control source for effects and instruments loaded into Ableton Live's Audio and MIDI channels.

    In addition, the keyboards can be split into four assignable zones to maximise the flexibility and functionality of your setup. (ie: trigger four different instruments in their own separate zone, or overlap zones and trigger two instruments at the same time).

    Serious Production Power
    Most every DAW uses keyboard shortcuts to execute common functions (like adding tracks, cut, paste, etc.). Now with support for ASCII/HID keyboard shortcut commands, you can map these commonly used shortcuts right to the controller itself, streamlining your workflow for a faster, more efficient and far more satisfying creation/production process. The CODE Series (Black) also supports Mackie Control/HUI control modes, so right out of the box you are ready to work with most DAWs with minimal setup.

    Backlit Drum Pads
    There are 16 assignable RGB backlit velocity sensitive drum pads to indicate at a quick glance exactly what function any particular pad is assigned to. The buttons, knobs and faders are also colour-coded to indicate what mode they're in. An alphanumeric LED display provides informative feedback, including on-screen display of parameters and settings. It all adds up to no confusion, no guessing, just precision control.

    Exclusive Software Included
    With M-Audio's CODE Series (Black) keyboard controllers, a premium software package is included featuring industry leading DAWs, processors, effects and virtual instruments. With the CODE Series (Black), unrestricted access to world-class creative tools has never been simpler.

    Ableton Live Lite
    Ableton Live Lite is a customised version of the music making software Ableton Live. With selected instruments and effects plus all the essential workflows of Live, it provides a fresh and easy way to write music, record audio and produce your own songs. Live Lite is not time limited, you can save and export your work, and all of Live's fundamental tools and features are included: Fast, intuitive workflow based on unique Session and Arrangement Views, Professional-quality audio recording and MIDI sequencing on up to eight tracks, Drum, Instrument, and Effect Racks for creative sound design and processing, Plug-and-play compatibility with many hardware controllers, Studio effects including EQ, compression, reverb, delay, chorus, filter and more, Included instruments and effects such as Impulse drum sampler, compressor and delay, Use any VST and AU instruments and effects.

    Pro Tools | First
    Pro Tools | First isn't a stripped-down application. It's based on the same music creation and audio production tools that award-winning artists, musicians, producers, engineers, and mixers rely on every day, all built on the rock-solid, great-sounding Pro Tools audio engine. Over 70% of all commercial music is produced using Pro Tools. Pro Tools | First opens the door to a career in professional music production. Start learning the essential workflows required to succeed in the industry

    Eleven Lite
    Does the perfect riff for your new song hit you in the middle of the night when you can't crank your amp up to eleven, or the single amp you own not quite delivering the tones you need for your recordings? Eleven Lite is your answer to this and more! With the choice of modern and vintage amps & cabs, and sounds that bring you from the beautiful cleans to modern hi-gain aggressiveness and everywhere in between, Eleven Lite will help you achieve the wall of sound your recordings need.

    Hybrid 3
    Hybrid 3.0 is the next generation in synthesis. This high definition virtual synthesizer combines the coveted warmth of analogue synths with a full range of futuristic digital manipulation capabilities. The result is the best of both worlds — a virtual instrument with a comprehensive set of precisely adjustable parameters that can sound like a synth you remember or something no one has ever heard before.

    Loom is an award-winning modular additive synthesizer with a shape-shifting Morph Pad that makes it easy to create rich, swirling, and captivating sounds. Loom takes a unique modular approach to additive synthesis, a synthesis technique that involves combining simple waveforms together to create complex sounds, by allowing anyone to select from and combine 30 editable modules.

    Velvet is a virtual electronic piano that combines five legendary electric pianos from the 60s and 70s into one versatile instrument. Based on the Fender Rhodes Suitcase, Fender Rhodes MK I and MK II Stage Pianos, Wurlitzer 200A and Hohner Pianet-T, Velvet accurately emulates the sound quality, response, and nuances of each original instrument to bring your piano tracks to life.

    Xpand!2 is a multitimbral workstation offering four active sound slots, or parts, per patch. Each part is provided with its own MIDI channel, Note Range (Zone), Mix, Arpeggiation, Modulation, and Effects settings—an excellent method for creating individual parts. Using everything from wavetables and FM synthesis to sample playback, the expert sound design team at Air Music Tech has carefully created thousands of ready-to-play Xpand!2 patches.

    Mini Grand
    Mini Grand is a simple to use yet powerful virtual piano instrument with seven different acoustic piano sounds to suit a broad range of musical styles and production needs. Combining premium quality piano samples, innovative re-pedaling technology, built in room simulation and equal & stretched tuning, Mini Grand is the go-to plugin for authentic, emotive piano sounds

    DB-33 Tonewheel Organ is a virtual organ that recreates the sounds and controllability of classic tonewheel organs such as the Hammond B3, and the rotaryspeaker cabinets they are often played through. It includes 122 preset sounds plus an extra-realistic convolution rotary cabinet and tube overdrive emulation. The rotary-speaker cabinet can also be used as an effect in its own right on an audio track.

    M-Audio Code 61 (Black) Specifications

    61 velocity- and pressure-sensitive keys (with aftertouch)
    10-octave range available with Key Octave –/+ buttons
    4 assignable zones
    Lowest 25 keys send secondary commands in Edit Mode

    16 assignable velocity-sensitive pads, multicolor-backlit

    9 30mm assignable faders
    4 banks available with Bank u/t buttons

    9 assignable buttons, multicolour-backlit
    4 banks available with Bank u/t buttons

    8 assignable 360 degree knobs
    4 banks available with Bank u/t buttons

    X-Y Pad
    55mm x 55mm touch-sensitive pad
    2 independently assignable axes: X (horizontal), Y (vertical)

    85mm x 25mm LCD

    1 USB port
    1 1/4 inch (6.35mm) TS sustain pedal/footswitch input
    1 1/4 inch (6.35mm) TRS volume/expression pedal input
    1 5-pin MIDI input
    1 5-pin MIDI output
    1 power adapter input (power adapter not included)
    1 Kensington lock slot

    via USB bus power or via power adapter (9 VDC, 1A, centre-positive, not included)

    Dimensions (WxDxH)
    40.4 x 10.0 x 2.8 inch
    102.5 x 25.5 x 7.1 cm

    11.5 lbs
    5.2 kg

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  • Additional Information

    Brand M-Audio
    Condition New
    Number of keys 61
    Specifications No
    Documentation No

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