Alesis V25 USB Controller Keyboard

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  • 25 note USB controller keyboard
  • Full-size, velocity sensitive keys
  • Pitch bend and modulation wheels for expressive control
  • Eight velocity sensitve, assignable trigger pads with blue LED back-lighting
  • Sustain pedal input for a piano style playing experience
  • Octave up and down buttons for access to the whole range
  • Illuminated buttons and knobs
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite and Xpand!2 by AIR Music Tech (downloads)


The Alesis V25 USB controller keyboard is a new device from Alesis that, like its predecessors, offers astonishing ‘bang for the buck’. Alesis keyboards have long provided features that defy their low price tags, but even with this reputation, the V25 is something of a benchmark for incredible value.

Compact design

Essentially, this is a compact, USB keyboard controller, equipped with 25-velocity sensitive keys. For the uninitiated, velocity sensitivity means that when pressed softly the note played will be quiet, and when hit with more force, the volume will be louder- just like an acoustic piano. If you’ve never used a compact controller keyboard, and play piano, the small number of keys may also be baffling. However, an octave shift button allows the notes assigned to the keys to be shifted up or down through the full piano range.

Back lit LED's

To the left of the keyboard, there’s a host of additional controllers. Alongside a familiar pitch bend and modulation wheel, there are eight, assignable trigger pads. These can be assigned to particular notes, to provide an easy set of controls for triggering samples or programming drum patterns. Incredibly at this price-point, they also respond to pressure. These pads are backlit with bright, blue LEDs.

At the top of this panel are four, assignable rotary controls. These can be assigned to control parameters within software, to provide more intuitive, ‘hands-on’ control of software. So, it you’re controlling a software synthesizer plug-in, you can use these to tweak filter settings, for example. In addition, there are four assignable buttons, too. A sustain pedal input provides the means for more ‘traditional’ control.


The Alesis V25 is compatible with both Mac and PC, and is powered via USB, minimising the number of cables on your desktop, and plug-sockets used. At its price, this compact controller is a tough act to follow.

ModelV25 USB Controller Keyboard
Keyboard25 velocity-sensitive keys
InputsSustain Pedal
Controls Pitch Blend and Modulation Wheels
8 Pads with blue LED illumination
4 Assignable knobs and buttons
PowerUSB bus powered
Included Accessories Ableton Live Lite Alesis Edition
MIDI Editor Software
QuickStart Guide
USB cable

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