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M-Audio AXIOM 25-Key Semi-Weighted Keyboard USB MIDI Controller

by / Monday, 31 October 2011 / Published in Keyboards

M-Audio AXIOM 25-Key Semi-Weighted Keyboard USB MIDI Controller – Product Description:

Don’t let the compact size of the Axiom 25 fool you. This advanced 25-key USB mobile MIDI controller features both semi-weighted action and assignable aftertouch, plus eight rubberized trigger pads that put drum programming and performance at your fingertips. Eight endless rotary encoder knobs let you get your hands on synth parameters, virtual mixer controls and more. Six transport controls can also be assigned to control other MIDI parameters. Virtually everything is freely MIDI-assignable–and the backlit LCD screen makes programming easy and intuitive. You get 20 memory locations for on-board storage, plus free Enigma editor/librarian software to manage an unlimited number of setups via computer.

Get Into the Action
The Axiom series of mobile USB MIDI controllers 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.

Eight rubberized trigger pads put your drums at your fingertips for programming with feel.
Features a switch to change between cable and wireless systemsAssign mixer controls or synth parameters to the eight rotary encoders.

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. Six 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 MIDI controllers all feature 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.

Mobile Operation
The Axiom series is extremely compact and lightweight and all models are powered directly from your computers USB bus. Choose the size that’s best for your needs, then take your music anywhere you want to go.

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.

Minimum System Requirements (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.

Specifications

MIDI Data from variable controllers: – MIDI Controller Number
– RPN/NRPN
– Program, Bank LSB, Bank MSB
– Pitch Bend
– GM/GM2/XG SysEx Messages
MIDI Data from buttons/switches: – MIDI Controller Number
– Note On
– Note On/Off toggle
– RPN/NRPN
– MIDI CC On/Off toggle
– Program, Bank LSB, Bank MSB presets
– MIDI Machine Control
– GM/GM2/XG SysEx messages
size: 18.8 x 11.2 x 2.6 (inches); 47.8 x 28.5 x 6.6 (cm)
weight: 5.5 pounds; 2.5 kg

 

Bundled Software

Ableton Live Lite delivers much of the functionality of Ableton Live–the revolutionary, multi-award winning music production solution that allows you to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise and edit your musical ideas in a seamless audio/MIDI environment. Live brings your acoustic, electronic and virtual instruments–as well as your digital audio recordings and MIDI sequences–together in a single interface with unparalleled ease of use.

Free Enigma Editor/Librarian Software
This product includes the free download and full registration of Enigma–a powerful software editor/librarian for Mac and PC that lets you easily program, store and load setups for M-Audio and Evolution USB MIDI controllers. Enigma includes a huge library of files for your favorite VST plug-ins, instruments and host apps. Programming is as simple as dragging the software parameter you want to control onto the graphic representation of the controller on your screen. With Enigma, your library of controller presets is virtually unlimited.

Product Features :

  • 25-key velocity-sensitive semi-weighted action keyboard with assignable aftertouch
  • All controllers fully programmable to MIDI controller number and channel
  • Snapshot function transmits all current controller settings
  • Built-in USB MIDI interface including standard MIDI In and Out jacks
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite 4 music production software so you can make music right away

Our Other Recommended Products:

M-Audio Axiom 25 Advanced 25-Key USB MIDI Controller, 2nd Gen Akai Pro MPK mini M-Audio Oxygen 25 25-Key USB MIDI Controller M-Audio Oxygen 49 49-Key USB MIDI Controller

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