Behringer MOTÖR 61 61-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller (Discontinued)

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86 out of 100. Incorporating 20+ ratings and reviews.

Street Price: 

$250
Behringer MOTÖR 61 61-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller
Behringer MOTÖR 61 61-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller

Behringer is known for the incredible value that their products bring, and this is exemplified by the MOTÖR 61.

For the price, you are getting a full-featured MIDI keyboard controller complete with velocity-sensitive pads, transport controls, encoders, and buttons - but what sets it apart is its motorized faders, something that's normally only seen on expensive keyboards and mixers.

As for the keys, Behringer equipped it with 61 semi-weighted synth-action keys that are velocity sensitive and feature aftertouch.

Key Features:

  • Keys: 61 / semi-weighted / synth-action / velocity-sensitive / aftertouch
  • Pads: 8 backlit pads with velocity and pressure sensitivity
  • Controls: 9 x 60mm Motorized Faders, 8 Encoders, Transport Controls, Multiple Buttons, Pitch & Mod Wheels
  • Automap: Most DAWs (Ableton Live, Cubase, Logic Pro X, Reaper, Tracktion)
  • Bundled Software: Bundle Software from Behringer (Plugins, Recording, Editing Etc)
  • Power: 12V DC power supply
  • Connectivity: USB, 5-pin MIDI Connectors (IN & OUT), DC IN Jack, Footswitch and Expression pedal jacks
  • Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.8 or higher, Windows 7 or higher
  • Dimensions: 39.2 x 3.5 x 12 inches
  • Weight: 15.7 lbs

Pros

Value for money is easily the best feature of the Behringer MOTÖR 61, and this is reflected in reviews. With its many features, it is not surprising to find many reviewers impressed with its versatility. Its full spread of controls make it ideal for music production, especially with its motorized faders. There are also some who are happy with its build quality, a testament to Behringer's improving production processes.

Cons

There are a few who are not too happy with the bundled software, while some are not impressed with the feel of the keys.

Overall

The Behringer MOTÖR 61 is a great value 61-Key MIDI keyboard controller that can be a great addition to any musician or producer's gear.

Unfortunately it is no longer available in stores, so to find highly rated alternatives check out our guide to The Best 61 Key MIDI Controller Keyboards.

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