The Alesis Melody 61 keyboard has 61 compact, lightly weighted keys, built-in speakers, and 200 instrument sounds including pianos, strings, brass, woodwinds, percussion, mallets, guitars, synths—even sound effects!
You can layer multiple sounds together in “Dual” mode, or split two sounds across the keyboard in “Split” mode. Melody 61 also has 10 built-in songs with easy learning tools and 128 built-in accompaniment rhythms that enable you to instantly create songs in a wide variety of genres. You can even record your own songs using the “Record” mode!
Melody 61 includes every accessory that you need to get started and learn to play today. Melody 61 comes with an easy-to-assemble stand, a bench with three adjustable height settings, headphones that automatically mute the speakers for private practice and even a microphone for singing along while you play!
Melody 61 breaks down the 10 included songs into three learning modes to help you learn them quickly and easily. First, learn the rhythm in “One-Key” mode. Then learn the notes of the melody in “Follow” mode. Finally play the whole song together in “Ensemble” mode. Play along with your own favorite songs using the 1/8” auxiliary input, or connect a USB drive to the USB input to do it with MP3s.
Frequently Asked Questions Can I play my own music from either the USB port or Auxiliary jack
Yes you can!USB: Plug in a thumb drive loaded with MP3 files. Be sure your USB thumb drive is formatted as FAT32. Other formats, such as NTFS, will not work. When adding MP3 files to your USB thumb drive, place them on the root directory of the drive. Do not place them into any folders, or they will not be recognized.
The Melody 61 requires 6 "AA" batteries if not using the power adapter.How do I use the Rhythm Control feature Press the Start/Stop button to start the accompaniment rhythm. Play the keys on the keyboard Press the Fill-in button for a quick intermediate rhythm part to begin playing. Press the Start/Stop button to stop the accompaniment rhythm. How do I use the Recording Function Press the Rec button to start recording. When the memory is full, the screen will display “FUL”, and recording will automatically stop. During the recording process, press Play to stop recording. Press Play again to play the recorded notes. Press Play again to stop playback. Note: The recorded notes will be erased when recording is started again or when the keyboard is turned off.
Technical Specs Piano: 61 compact, light-weighted keys Tones: 200 Rhythms: 128 Built-in Songs: 10 Modes Standard: one voice for keyboard Dual: combine two voices Split: two areas with separate voices for left or right Keyboard percussion Volume controls: Master, Chord, Rhythm One-key / Follow / Ensemble: yes Tempo Control: yes Metronome: yes Transpose: yes Record: yes Power: six AA batteries (not included) Dimensions(height x width x depth): Shipping: 34.80” x 10.08” x 15.72” Keyboard: 33.84” x 12.60” x 4.08” Weight Shipping: 23.5 lbs Keyboard: 6.87 lbs Tones Piano: 000-007 Mallet: 008-015 Organ: 016-023 Guitar: 024-031 Bass: 032-039 Strings: 040-047 String Ensemble: 048-055 Brass: 056-063 Reeds: 064-071 Flute: 072-079 Lead: 080-087 Pads: 088-095 FX: 096-103 Ethnic: 104-111 Percussion: 112-119 Sound Effects: 120-128 Synth Percussion:129-133 Synth Organ: 134-143 Synth Guitar: 144-159 Synth Strings: 160-172 Synth Reeds: 173-187 Synth Bass: 188-199 Rhythms 8 beat / 16 beat: 000-042 Ballad: 043-046 Jazz/European: 047-062 Latin: 063-100 March/Polka: 101-106 Country/Western: 107-113 Asian: 114-118 Waltz: 119-127 Box Contents Melody 61 Microphone Headphones Keyboard Stand Bench User Guide Safety & Warranty Manual