M-Audio Keystation 61 MK3 MIDI Controller


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Unleash your creative potential with the M-Audio Keystation 61 MK3, the undisputed leader among MIDI keyboard controllers. This musical powerhouse, compatible with both Mac and PC, makes music sequencing and virtual instrument playing a breeze. This model, a member of M-Audio’s esteemed Keystation series, is favored by industry professionals and budding musicians alike.

The Keystation 61 MK3 showcases 61 semi-weighted, full-sized, velocity-sensitive keys, offering both a broad range of playable notes and an impressive variety of expressive possibilities. The comprehensive control suite provides a seamless recording workflow, expanding your capabilities without introducing unnecessary complexity.

Musicians will find enhanced creative freedom with the Keystation 61 MK3. Its fully assignable octave range buttons, pitch-bend and modulation wheels, volume slider, and transport and directional controls, ensure a smooth playing and recording experience. The 5-pin MIDI output lets you connect to your preferred hardware synth, while the 1/4″ (6.3mm) sustain pedal input facilitates the use of an external control pedal like the M-Audio SP2 for an authentic piano sustain.

Weighing in at a light 9.0 lbs., this compact and durable instrument is ideal for live performances and music producers seeking an intuitive, natural-feeling keybed in their studios. The Keystation 61 MK3 is USB-powered and class-compliant, supporting USB-MIDI connectivity for a quick, simple setup. It also supports iOS connectivity with the Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter (sold separately), allowing you to compose and perform with audio apps on your iPad and other iOS devices.

The Keystation 61 MK3 package includes a suite of premium software like Ableton Live Lite and MPC Beats, renowned for their powerful music creation tools. It also includes the AIR Music Tech Mini Grand, Velvet, Xpand!2, TubeSynth, Electric, and Bassline, offering a wide variety of sounds from acoustic pianos to vintage analog synthesizers. Other helpful tools such as Skoove, Melodics, and Touch Loops are also part of this package, providing piano lessons, skill-building exercises, and a range of sample sounds to kickstart your music production journey.

The Keystation 61 MK3 comes with a USB cable, software download cards, a user guide, and a safety and warranty manual. For power, it relies on USB or a DC 9 V, 500 mA center-positive power supply, which is sold separately and is not required when using a PC or Mac. The dimensions are 39.2” x 7.44″ x 2.68″, making it a perfect fit for any desk, studio, or stage setup.

With the M-Audio Keystation 61 MK3, you are not just buying a MIDI controller, but investing in a versatile tool that enhances your musical journey, providing a pure player experience. Please consult M-Audio.com/support for the most recent software system requirements. For Windows users, a minimum of Windows 7 is needed, while for Mac users, macOS 10.11 is required, along with an available USB port.


Intuitive Design and Extensive Controls

The M-Audio Keystation 61 MK3 MIDI controller boasts a well-thought-out design and a wealth of controls to help you streamline your workflow. It comes with 61 semi-weighted, full-sized, and velocity-sensitive keys that offer a broad spectrum of playable notes and a variety of expressive possibilities.

Ease of Connectivity

The Keystation 61 MK3 includes a 5-pin MIDI output and a 1/4″ sustain pedal input, opening the door to a wider range of musical possibilities. It also supports USB-MIDI connectivity, making setup on your Mac or PC as simple as plugging in a USB cable.

iOS Compatibility

Expanding beyond traditional computer platforms, the Keystation 61 MK3 can connect to your iPad or other iOS devices using the Apple Lightning to USB Camera Adapter. This feature allows you to perform and compose using your favorite audio apps, wherever you are.

Premium Software Suite

The Keystation 61 MK3 doesn’t just offer powerful hardware, it also includes a selection of premium software. With Ableton Live Lite, MPC Beats, and a variety of AIR Music Tech instruments at your disposal, you’re fully equipped to create, perform, and produce music in diverse and creative ways.

Portable and Durable

Despite its wide array of features, the Keystation 61 MK3 maintains a compact, lightweight design, making it perfect for live performances or studio use. Its durability ensures it can withstand the rigors of regular transport and use.

Power Options

The Keystation 61 MK3 is powered via USB or a DC 9V power supply, ensuring you can use it in any situation. Whether you’re connecting to a computer or running it standalone, you’ll always have a power option that suits your needs.

Included Learning Tools

Alongside the powerful music creation software, the Keystation 61 MK3 also comes with a selection of learning tools. Skoove offers interactive online piano lessons, Melodics provides skill-building exercises for MIDI keyboards, and Touch Loops gives you a wealth of samples to inspire your music production.


Product Name M-Audio Keystation 61 MK3
Keys 61 full-size velocity-sensitive semi-weighted keys
Connections USB-MIDI, 5-pin MIDI out, 1/4″ sustain pedal input
Power Supply USB or DC 9 V, 500 mA center-positive (sold separately)
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
System Requirements Windows 7 or macOS 10.11, Available USB port
Box Contents Keystation 61 MK3, Software Download Cards, USB Cable, User Guide, Safety and Warranty Manual