M-Audio Axiom 49Item ID: Axiom49mk2
49-key USB MIDI Controller with Semi-weighted Action, DirectLink Mode for Automatic DAW Mapping, Pitch and Mod Wheels, 8 Trigger Pads, 8 Encoders, 9 Sliders, and Transport Controls
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Take Maximum MIDI Control!Pro audio favorite! M-Audio's Axiom MIDI controllers have taken the music-making world by storm. You'll find these 25-, 49-, and 61-key MIDI controllers on the desktops of countless project studios, in the music labs of schools and universities, and out onstage with everyone from new to touring performers. Why? With an M-Audio Axiom 49 MIDI controller, you get all the features you want from your controller, rolled into one compact, great-looking package. The semi-weighted keys provide awesome feel for piano and synth-style parts. There are eight pads for programming beats or triggering samples plus there are a wealth of other controls to take charge of your DAW. This is your one-stop MIDI control solution for creating, producing, and performing!
And what you'll really appreciate about the M-Audio Axiom 49 MIDI controller, apart from its great looks and crazy amount of tactile control, is that it's super-easy to program it. In fact, a DirectLink mode automatically maps your Axiom 49 to popular DAW functions, so you won't even have to program your Axiom 49 - unless you want to! And with the angled top panel and bright LCD for easy viewing, you can get in touch with your Axiom 49 and program it the way you like. Perfect for performers, perfect for the software studio, the M-Audio Axiom 49 MIDI controller connects right to your Mac or PC via USB and makes way for fluid music-making - the way you want to work. Get your Axiom 49 today!
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Chrystal, McMinnville, TN
Reviewsbased on 7 reviews
by Ben T. from RIThis keyboard does exactly what it's supposed to do. I use it with Logic and it has been flawless. The keys feel nice and the assignable knobs and faders are a great feature. Highly recommended.
April 9, 2013
Music Background: Musician
Amazing amount of capability for the price
by Rob Tuttle from Ormond Beach, FLAlthough I own several high end midi keyboards (76 key Korg M3, 88 key Yamaha CP-300 Stage Piano, Roland Juno) is wanted a smaller midi DAW to interface with Logic Pro 9 via my Mac-book Pro. WOW was I... read more [+] surprised by the the M-Audio Axiom 49. With virtually no setup it worked perfectly with Logic - allowing me to control virtual instruments, track volumes, Logic's recording transport (play, record, forward, reverse functions) as well as providing perfectly mapped pressure sensitive drum pads - all right out of the box. The 49 key option was perfect for me (a keyboard player) as it allows space for bass and treble clef real time playing without taking up too much space on my studio desk, while the transpose function allows me to shift the entire keyboard up or down in octave increments to access the entire keyboard as needed. The action is good - it falls between full weighted piano action and spongy synth feel - allowing you to lay down any type of piano or synth track. In my opinion this keyboard is worth 4 times the price on ease of use value ALONE. Previously I had purchased one other M-Audio product - a set of small digital powered monitors. They were very well built and worked very well. That purchase made me comfortable trying M-Audio's keyboard. I have already recommended this keyboard to my musician friends, and I highly recommend this product. close [-]
November 1, 2012
Music Background: Pro Musician - Hobbyist
by Ben fromDoes exactly what I want it to do. We use it in the studio in conjunction with logic to lay down anything from synth to drum kits. Awesome product. 5/5
April 4, 2012
Music Background: Musician
Love My Keyboard!!!
by Q from Pine Bluff, ARMy keyboard is fantastic I enjoy using it in my studio! Thanks Sweetwater!!
March 10, 2012
Music Background: Music Producer
Great Durable Keyboard
by fromIíve owned the Axiom 49 mk2 / version 2 for a few months now. I prefer the encoders on the new version because they are smooth. In the past they would click when rotated which kept me from buying th... read more [+]e keyboard, but it feels more natural now with smooth encoders. The keyboard itself is well constructed, and sturdy. I like it because I can assign whatever value I want to the encoders to control the older pots on my hardware. This way I can save the life of older hardware by being rough on the axiom (and play how I want) without worrying. You can tell itís designed with software in mind, and it works great in that respect too. After installing DirectLink itís just plug and play. I like the action of the keys, but I would recommend visiting a local music store and testing it before deciding to buy itÖsome people have different preference in how the keys feel. I hate keys that are too tight and the ones on the Axiom feel just right.
January 20, 2011
As far as cons, the keyboard doesnít come with any accessories (except the USB cable). Itís USB powered, but it has the ability to use a power supply. This is not included, so if you use it only for midi out, you will still need to plug it in to USB unless you buy the power supply. Itís not a big deal because most home studios are going to have a computer. You have to turn off midi over USB to send midi data through cables, so a heads up on that (easy switch, explained in manual). Also, the ďenterĒ key is on the far right of the keyboard if youíre looking for it while editing the patches.
I also suggest checking out the .pdf manual before buying it, because thereís a lot of capability in this thing. close [-]
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