M-Audio Oxygen 25 Key USB-MIDI Controller KeyboardStock code: 68096
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- Bus-powered 25-key USB MIDI controller
- Ultra-mobile design
- Velocity-sensitive keys
- 8 MIDI-assignable knobs
- 6 dedicated transport controls
- Assignable slider
- DirectLink mode automatically maps controls to common DAW parameters
- Pro Tools compatible
- Sustain pedal input
The Oxygen 25 USB MIDI controller provides an excellent MIDI solution for home, portable and pro-studios alike. With 25 touch-sensitive keys (two octaves), you have a useful range, without compromising all your desk space. The Oxygen 25 features eight assignable knobs, plus dedicated transport and track select buttons. There is a 'DirectLink' mode, which automatically maps these controls to common DAW functions (See below for compatible software) including transport, mixer, track pan and plug-in parameters. Built-in factory presets offer support for popular virtual instruments right out of the box, no complicated set-up required. Velocity-sensitive keys and a sleek, compact design make the Oxygen 25 perfect for laptop production, live DJ performance, triggering samples and composing on the go. The Oxygen 25-key USB MIDI controller offers features that exceed even the highest expectations for controllers of its price range.
Streamlined Session Control
Featuring eight assignable knobs, a programmable slider, dedicated transport controls and track up/down buttons, the Oxygen 25 gives you total control over your session—allowing you to stay engaged in the creative flow of recording and mixing music rather than being interrupted by the constant back and forth between QWERTY keyboard and MIDI controller. DirectLink mode automatically maps Oxygen 25 controls to common DAW parameters—while factory presets provide instant mapping to popular virtual instruments including Xpand!™2, Hybrid™, Velvet®, Strike®, Oddity, ImpOSCar and MiniMonsta. Use the dedicated Select buttons to quickly switch MIDI channels and presets for deep tactile control over multitimbral hardware and software instruments. Interfacing a MIDI controller with your software doesn’t get any easier than this...
M-Audio pioneered the category of mobile MIDI keyboard controllers, and they continue to be the best-selling name in the game. In fact, M-Audio controllers are used by more professional producers and players than any other brand on the market. Thanks to continued innovation over the course of nearly a decade, you’ll find that the Oxygen 25 controller has a solid, reliable build—and puts as much musicality into the keyboard as it does into the complement of other MIDI controls.
Pro Tools Compatible
The Oxygen 25 MIDI controller offers out-of-the-box integration with Pro Tools® software—the industry standard DAW found in professional, project and personal studios around the world. With DirectLink, the Oxygen 25 controls instantly map to key parameters on the Pro Tools Mixer, Edit and Transport windows—as well as the powerful suite of virtual instruments bundled with Pro Tools. Together, Oxygen 25 and Pro Tools software provide streamlined workflow in a formidable system with tons of interface options and industry-standard file compatibility.
The Oxygen 25 keyboard packs an amazing amount of control for DAWs and soft synths into an incredibly small footprint. There’s always room for it—even in the most crowded desktops, efficient stage rigs or compact studios. It’s also the perfect complement to your laptop for making music anywhere inspiration strikes—whether relaxing on the couch, writing on a plane or jamming on a tour bus. With the Oxygen 25 MIDI controller, you can carry your entire mobile laptop studio in a shoulder bag.
The latest M-Audio Oxygen MIDI controllers feature DirectLink mode, which automatically maps onboard controls to common DAW functions including transport, mixer, track pan and plug-in parameters. See below for a list of audio software currently compatible with DirectLink.
|Key Stage||Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3, Key Stage 4|
|Manufacturers Link||M-Audio Oxygen 25 Key USB-MIDI Controller Keyboard|
|Model||M-Audio Oxygen 25 USB MIDI Controller|
|MIDI Data From Variable Controllers||MIDI Control Number|
|Program, Bank LSB, Bank MSB|
|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|
|Size||16.2" L x 9.4" W 3.7" H|
|Full Features||25 velocity-sensitive keys|
|8 MIDI-assignable knobs|
|6 dedicated transport controls|
|Dedicated track up/down buttons|
|DirectLink mode automatically maps controls to common DAW parameters|
|Unique Select buttons for on-the-fly step through of presets, program changes and MIDI channels|
|4 velocity curves and 3 fixed velocity settings|
|Sustain pedal input|
|Class-compliant with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OS X|
|USB bus powered|
|Inbuilt Factory Presets||Xpand!2|
For the money a very simple and sturdy piece of kit
Posted on 10/08/2012 by Dan the Man
Bought one of these a year or so ago for use in my home studio when I don't have my larger keyboard out, it's a nice size to still be usable but also fits in a pretty small space too!
The plastic casing is sturdy and protects the keys from the side, top and front, so no need to worry too much about dropping something on top of it (I've done that a few times...). The other dials, wheels and the slider are also sturdy looking and probably wouldn't snap off too easily. I particularly like the feel of the mod and pitch wheels as they have a slight rubbery feel and smooth action to them, which even my Novation doesn't have. My only slight complaint is that the USB socket on the back seems to have bent a bit with use and would need extra care to make sure it doesn't snap off.
The keyboard itself is quite springy and bouncy, but that's not necessarily a bad thing for use with synths and even piano/electric piano patches. In my opinion it responds more naturally when being used for piano stuff (with lots of dynamics) than my Novation keyboard which is semi-weighted and quite clunky at points. It of course lacks aftertouch and other facilities of more expensive keyboards, but for the price it is one of the best keyboards out.
I haven't really dived into the whole menu system as I usually just use it plugged in via USB to control VSTs in Cubase but it looks comprehensive for setting up to do other things in a live situation for instance.
All in all a great buy, especially now at the price Dawsons are selling it for!
Thanks for reading,