M-Audio ProKeys Sono 61 Portable Digital Piano

M-Audio Updated: 2008-11-11 RSS
M-Audio ProKeys Sono 61 Portable Digital Piano

Designed to bridge the gap between writing, performing and recording, the ProKeys Sono 61 portable digital piano with audio interface delivers everything that you need to make music whenever inspiration strikes. 61 semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive keys, advanced scanning technology and a stereo-sampled Steinway grand sound deliver an expressive piano experience. Additional instant-access sounds like electric piano, organ and clav—as well as a full onboard General MIDI sound set—round out a top-notch performance solution, with or without a computer.* Built-in M-Audio USB audio interface technology lets you record your keyboard performance, plus vocals and instruments, directly to your computer with the included software. The versatile ProKeys Sono 61 is ideal on stage, as the hub of your personal recording studio and in diverse educational settings.


61-note, semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive keyboard
on-board, stereo-sampled Steinway premium piano sound and 4 other high-quality instruments—bright piano, electric piano, organ and clav
GM compatible with 128 on-board sounds plus drums and percussion
reverb and chorus effects
40-note (maximum) polyphony
built-in USB audio interface
* 2-in/2-out audio interface
* 16-bit/44.1kHz (CD-quality) audio
* XLR microphone, 1/4" instrument and RCA inputs
* 1/4" jacks for stereo line output
* dual front-mounted headphone jacks
* hardware direct monitoring
assignable modulation wheel and voice volume control
pitch bend wheel
octave +/- buttons assignable to alter octave, transpose, program, Bank LSB, Bank MSB, MIDI channel or master tune
Edit Mode button for advanced MIDI functionality
MIDI Out from USB mode allows the keyboard to be used as a MIDI interface
connection and power via USB bus
class-compliant MIDI requires no additional drivers
includes low-latency drivers for optimal audio performance
DC power socket
sustain pedal jack
MIDI Out jack
On/Off switch
Piano Reset button restores all settings to piano sound (default state)

Exceptional playability
M-Audio's digital pianos have been embraced by top recording artists and performing musicians on some of the world's most notable concert tours. ProKeys Sono 61 extends M-Audio's legacy of reliability and playability with advanced keybed scanning technology. This new innovation provides superior resolution, increasing the player's control over dynamics for an extremely expressive performance. Look no further for a realistic piano experience—in the studio and on stage.

Channel your inner songwriter
The ProKeys Sono 61 digital piano with audio interface provides exactly what you need to work out ideas—no need to power up several pieces of equipment or navigate through extensive menus to find the right sound. ProKeys Sono 61 features a built-in, stereo-sampled Steinway grand piano developed by the expert software instrument designers in the Digidesign® Advanced Instrument Research (A.I.R.) group. Four other instant-access sounds stand ready at your fingertips—bright piano, electric piano, organ and clav. You can even add reverb for enhanced realism. And the on-board GM sound set gives you 128 sounds plus drums and percussion. No computer is required—just turn on ProKeys Sono 61 and start playing.

Instruments galore
Why just play piano when you can be the whole band? The built-in General MIDI sound set gives you a full 128 instruments, plus drums and percussion, to play just for fun—or to use in building up multi-track recordings. Jam on drums, bass, synths, organ, sax, flute and many more instruments right at your fingertips.

Complete solution
The ProKeys Sono 61 portable digital piano was designed to bridge the gap between writing, performing and recording music. The on-board 2-in, 2-out audio interface lets you listen to everything—built-in sounds, software instruments and recorded tracks—right from the ProKeys Sono 61 audio outs or headphone jacks. Connect instruments and microphones to the audio inputs and record vocals, guitar, bass and more—or even jam along with a CD. Compatible with most major digital audio workstation software, ProKeys Sono 61 combines everything you need to start making and recording music.

Record and mix your tunes
The included Ableton Live Lite software turns your ProKeys Sono 61 and computer into a complete recording studio. Its powerful drag-and-drop interface lets you make loop-based music with ease. Want to record vocal and guitar tracks? Just plug your mic or instrument into your ProKeys Sono 61 and record them with Ableton Live Lite. When you've recorded all your tracks, this powerful software also lets you mix it all down to share with friends—and maybe even the record companies.

Teacher's pet
ProKeys Sono 61 is a music teacher's best friend. Dual front-mounted headphone jacks keep things private between you and your student. If you're in a lab setting, the keyboard's combination of on-board piano sounds and audio interface with mixer means there's nothing else to buy. The included Ableton Live Lite software rounds out a complete electronic music learning package. There's even a Piano Reset button to restore all settings to the internal piano sound should you ever need to return to the default state.