The Alesis V25 is a 25-note MIDI keyboard controller that offers producers, composers and keyboard players full command of their DAW software. Alesis has included a series of pads, knobs and buttons that provides versatile functionality enabling you to add expression, range, and dynamics to performances and sessions quickly and effortlessly. The Alesis V25 incorporates 8 velocity-sensitive backlit pads featured to the left of the keybed that contribute to the V25's intuitive layout. The location of the assignable pads allows for ease of access when producing beats in the studio or in a live performance for launching samples. An additional sustain pedal input allows for crucial expression when playing the full-sized keys, not only adding to the characteristics of a standard acoustic piano, but also giving you an additional expressive outlet.