The Alesis VI61 is a MIDI keyboard with 61 velocity-sensitive keys and 16 velocity-sensitive drum pads. Thanks to the semi-weighted and velocity-sensitive keys, you put more feeling into your piano playing. Because the keyboard distinguishes soft from hard keystrokes, the melodies you play sound less static. This way you create a human feeling in your productions. With the 16 pressure-sensitive drum pads you can enter rhythms or complete beats. Use the keyboard to play samples from your software or to control hardware. Link the 16 rotary switches to parameters in your production software. So you use the rotary controls to control effects, equalizers and filters of your recording software and you are not dependent on your mouse.