M-Audio Oxygen 88 Reviews3.8/5.0 based on 4 customer reviews
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from Sacramento, CA
November 27, 2012Music Background:
M-Audio Oxygen 88This is a great controller because of it's durability. I have used other 88 key controllers but end up buying new ones because they are poorly made. This controller is heavier and bulkier than most controllers. It is also simple and easy to use. If you need a 88 keys controller that is moved around a lot, get this one.
Composers Media Group
August 7, 2012
loving my m-audioLove the key feel.
from Vancouver, WA USA
June 3, 2011Music Background:
solo piano, vocalist, accompanist
piano-like keyboardThe weighted full length keys are very much like that of a piano. I played piano years ago, then stopped - playing only a semi-weighted keyboard for the last several years. So I will say that this keyboard took some getting used to - it can feel a bit stiff. But I do have access to a couple of pianos, and I think the weight and resistance of the keys is pretty much like the real thing., The action is somewhat slow - repeated notes are difficult (for me at least) to play in rhythm and with strong velocity. But I have the same difficulty with a piano - so I'm inclined to blame me more than the keyboard for that difficulty. For most things I play (pop/jazz/improv/vocal accompaniments) the action works well for me.
Regarding features, it does everything that is in the user guide. Programming it is very straightforward.
A few cautions:
1. It does not ship with a power supply, so if you plan to use it as part of standalone (computerless) setup, you'll need to purchase that separately
2. It has no midi in jack, so if you can only restore configurations via the usb port.
3. it does not transmit aftertouch. To me that's shouldn't be an issue, as it should be thought of as a piano/epioano keyboard, not a synth (the action doesn't lend itself to synth/organ playing IMO)
from Cadillac MI
March 24, 2012Music Background:
some keys are more sensitive than othersplugging this in it works perfect I love all the midi faders and knobs, but the thing I don't love is the way it plays, it is so bad I cant play it very long, the sensitivity is not the same, some keys are louder, this is bad I would expect better from M-audio
If you want to get a real piano feel this is not for you