Simple Software Control
Start creating and performing music with your Mac or PC easy with the world’s best-selling keyboard controllers: The Keystation Series from M-Audio. Whether you’re a seasoned pro looking for just the right controls or are looking to get started with the right USB MIDI controller, the Keystation 61 MK3 is a simple, powerful MIDI controller designed for sequencing music and playing virtual instruments on your Mac or PC. Keystation 61 MK3 features 61 semi-weighted full-size velocity-sensitive keys and comprehensive controls that expand the range of playable notes, expressive capabilities, and enhance your recording workflow.
With Keystation 61 MK3, maximizing your creativity while minimizing the complication is easy: Use the fully assignable octave range buttons; pitch-bend and modulation wheels; volume slider, and transport and directional controls to play, perform, and record with your music software without using a mouse or trackpad. Keystation 61 MK3 also features a 5-pin MIDI output for connecting to your favorite hardware synth and a 1/4” (6.3mm) sustain pedal input that lets you use an external control pedal, such as the M-Audio SP2 (sold separately), for genuine piano sustain.
Pure Player Experience
Compact, lightweight and durable, Keystation 61 MK3 is perfect for musicians who want to take command of music software during live performances or for producers who wish to add an intuitive MIDI controller with a natural feeling keybed to their studio—it easily satisfies both roles. For an easy-to-use and portable setup, Keystation 61 MK3 is USB-powered, class-compliant, and supports USB-MIDI connectivity. Plus, Keystation 61 MK3 supports iOS connectivity with the Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (sold separately), enabling you to perform and compose with audio apps on your iPad and other iOS devices.
- 61 full-size velocity-sensitive semi-weighted keys with natural feel
- USB-MIDI connection for playing virtual instruments, controlling recording software, and more
- 5-pin MIDI out for connecting to your favorite analog synth
- Transport and directional buttons for controlling any recording software/DAW
- Volume fader for deeper control of plugins
- Ergonomically designed pitch and modulation wheels for expressive performances
- Advanced functionality customizes fader, buttons, pitch and mod wheels to control any DAW or plugin parameter
- Compact design fits any desk, studio or stage setup perfectly
- USB-powered, supports plug-and-play connectivity to your Mac or PC—no drivers required
- iOS compatibility using the Apple iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately)
- Includes Ableton Live Lite and MPC Beats performance/recording software/DAWs
- Includes AIR Music Tech Mini Grand, with seven acoustic piano sounds
- Includes AIR Music Tech Velvet virtual electronic piano with five legendary electric pianos from the ‘60s and ‘70s
- Includes AIR Music Tech Xpand!2 multitimbral all-in-one workstation
- Includes AIR Music Tech TubeSynth, emulates the sound of vintage analog polyphonic synthesizers
- Includes AIR Music Tech Electric total electric piano collection
- Includes AIR Music Tech Bassline classic monophonic synthesizer
Premium Software Suite Included
Ableton Live Lite is one of the most popular performance and production programs available in the world. A powerful music creation tool, Ableton Live Lite enables musicians and producers to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise, and edit musical ideas in a fluid audio/MIDI environment. Explore sonic possibilities in real time whether on stage or in the studio. When you are satisfied with your work, Ableton Live Lite lets you save it or mix it down.
Whatever you set out to achieve, MPC Beats will get you started. Incorporating the finest parts of the legendary MPC workflow, MPC Beats features all the essential tools for pro production. Edit samples, mixdown your tracks, find any sound with the synth engines found on the legendary MPCs, record audio and much more. MPC Beats will host your AU/VST plugins so as you expand your arsenal, know you’ll have complete compatibility with industry standard virtual studio technology.
AIR Music’s 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 and stretched tuning, Mini Grand is the go-to plugin for authentic, emotive piano sounds.
AIR Music’s 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.
AIR Music’s 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. Harnessing the four parts together to build one amazing Patch is where Xpand!2 reveals its true power. 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.
The AIR TubeSynth plugin emulates the sound of vintage analog polyphonic synthesizers. Dive into a collection of warm pads, brass synths, and so much more in this massive collection of synthesizer presets.
AIR Electric plugin is your total electric piano collection on MPC. Choose from a wide collection of keyboards like Rhodes, Wurlitzers, FM keyboards, and more. Dedicated control sections provide deep virtual control over keyboard pickups, envelope, bell and noise settings, and much more.
The AIR Bassline plugin emulates the sound of classic monophonic synthesizers. Create your own unique synth patches with the integrated AIR effects sections.
With Skoove, you’ll learn to play piano with hundreds of interactive, high-quality online piano lessons structured for beginner, intermediate and advanced players. Skoove’s unique method guides you with real-time feedback as you play, letting you hone your skills faster and learn everything you need to become a complete piano player.
Join over 100,000 musicians building their skills with Melodics. Melodics is a desktop app that teaches you to play and perform with MIDI keyboards, pad controllers, and drums. Whether you’re just starting out, or a seasoned pro looking to learn advanced techniques, Melodics grows with you. It comes with over 60 free lessons (Including 5 Exclusive to M-Audio) to get you started!
Chop up and mix 2 gigs of samples ranging from deep ambient synth pad loops to vintage drum one shots. These are all designed to inspire your music production and provide professional sounding samples that will shine in your mix. Touch Loops perfectly captures the tone and intensity of each sample, so they enhance and complement any song, wherever you use them. This incredible value can be found in your M-Audio account, ready to be downloaded and chopped to your liking
What’s In The Box
Keystation 61 MK3
Software Download Cards
Safety and Warranty Manual
Power: via USB or DC 9 V, 500 mA center-positive power supply(sold separately) - not required for use with a PC or Mac
Dimensions: 39.2” x 7.44" x 2.68" (995 mm x 189 mm x 68 mm)
Weight: 9.0 lbs. (4.1 kg)
Transport and Directional Controls: Mackie Control, Mackie/HUI, or MIDI
Minimum System Requirements
Available USB port