The Alesis Vmini features 25 mini velocity sensitive keys, but you also get 4 large backlit drum pads and 4 assignable encoder knobs, allowing you a bit more control over instrument and effects parameters, for example they’re ideal for tweaking filter sweeps, LFO speeds, attack and decay times or panning.
There’s octave up and down buttons to compensate for the lack of keys, and due to it’s compacted size, the V-Mini opts for pitch bend and modulation buttons in lieu of the wheels that are commonly found on larger keyboards.
An ideal controller for a producer on the go, the keyboard is bus powered, so it draws it’s power from your computer via the USB cable, and it’s plug and play compatibility means it’ll work with most computers and software straight out of the box. Plus, to add even more value to the package, it comes bundled with Xpand2 software by Air Tech music, giving you a wide range of great sound virtual instruments to use in your music.
So that’s the Alesis V-Mini which offers some of the most essential features that you’re gonna need for music production, but in a really small, lightweight, affordable keyboard…