M-Audio Axiom 49 USB-MIDI ControllerStock code: 74254
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- 49-key velocity-sensitive semi-weighted action keyboard
- 15 buttons and backlit LCD screen
- Built-in USB MIDI interface
- Powered via USB or optional power supply
- 20 non-volatile memory locations
- Snapshot function
- Includes Ableton Live Lite music production software
If you need total MIDI control and playability in a compact package, check out the M-Audio Axiom 49 USB controller. This advanced 49-key USB mobile MIDI controller delivers semi-weighted action plus assignable aftertouch, along with eight rubberized trigger pads that are perfect for hands-on drum programming and performance. Nine sliders complement eight endless rotary encoder knobs to control just about any software studio parameter you can think of. 15 MIDI-assignable buttons—including six transport controls—and assignable wheels and foot pedals round out total control. The dedicated front-panel keypad and backlit LCD screen of the M-Audio Axiom 49 provide intuitive setup. There’s room for 20 non-volatile memory locations for instant access to setups, plus compatibility with M-Audio's free Enigma editor/librarian software for managing a virtually infinite library via Mac or PC.
Get Into the Action
The mobile Axiom 49 USB controller has everything it takes to get the most from your MIDI software and hardware. Semi-weighted action complete with aftertouch gives you great feel and expression for both synth parts and pianistic passages. Eight rubberized trigger pads put your drums at your fingertips for programming with feel—or easy fire samples or visual effects.
Total MIDI Control
Assign the eight rotary encoders to mixer controls like panning and effects sends, or to any synth parameters you want to control. Map the nine sliders to software mixer faders or drawbars on your virtual organ. 15 buttons, pitch and mod wheels, and sustain and expression pedal jacks round out a tour de force of MIDI domination. Assigning controllers is simple, yet has the power to let you delve as deep as you want. Each controller can map to just about any applicable parameter in the MIDI spec, including independent channel addressing for each. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
Intuitive Front-Panel Programming
M-Audio Axiom 49 MIDI controller features a large backlit LCD screen for visual feedback—and the 61-key and 49-key models also place a 10-key pad right on the front panel for direct, intuitive programming. You’ll also find 9 dedicated front-panel function buttons to easily access common operations like preset / program change or MIDI channel +/-, octave +/-, and transpose +/-. Use the Controller Mute button to prevent parameters from jumping when you change them, for example, then press Snapshot to transmit all current settings. 20 non-volatile memory locations instantly save and recall your favorite presets—and you can manage an entire preset library on your computer via SysEx dumps and M-Audio's free Enigma software editor/librarian for PC and Mac.
The M-Audio Axiom 49 is extremely compact and lightweight and is powered directly from your computer’s USB bus, allowing you to take your music anywhere you want to go.
|Model||Oxygen 49 USB MIDI Controller|
|Dimensions (H x W x D)||66 x 810 x 285 mm|
|MIDI Data From Variable Controllers||MIDI Control Number RPN/NRPN Program, Bank LSB, Bank MSB Pitch Bend GM/GM2/XG SysEx Messages|
|MIDI Data From Buttons/Switches||Note On Note On/Off toggle MIDI CC On/Off toggle Program, Bank LSB, Bank MSB presets MIDI Machine Control functions GM/GM2/XG SysEx messages|
|Compatibility||MME Mac OS X Core MIDI|
|Minimum System Requirements||PC Pentium 3 – 800 MHz (CPU may be higher for laptops) 256 MB RAM DirectX 9.0b Windows XP (SP2)* / Vista (32 bit) (Windows 98, Me, NT, or 2000 not supported) * Home and Professional Edition only. Windows Media Center Edition is not supported. ** M-Audio suggests you also check the minimum system requirements for your software, as they may be greater than the above. (Mac) Macintosh G3* 800/G4* 733 MHz (CPU may be higher for laptops) OS X 10.3.9 with 256 MB RAM OS X 10.4.2, 10.5.1 with 512 MB RAM * M-Audio suggests you also check the minimum system requirements for your software, as they may be greater than the above. ** Native USB port required; G3/G4 accelerator cards are not supported.|
|Included Accessories||Ableton Live Lite|
Perfect home studio kit
Posted on 04/10/2012 by Callum
The Axiom 49 is the perfect piece of kit for those wishing to set up a home studio.
Whilst slightly bulky, the Axiom definitely makes up for it in performance, particularly with Ableton. The 8 assignable pads are perfect for drum machines, and the sliders and knobs are incredibly useful for controlling track volumes and pans, or whatever other things you may wish to assign them to.
Complete with a bank of pre-sets, the Axiom is suitable for plug in and play set-up and is more than equipped for more advanced productions with its pitch bend and modulation wheels. The transport controls allow for ease of access and minimal time wasting. Overall a brilliant keyboard to have.