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M-Audio Axiom 49 MkII (2nd Gen) Keyboard MIDI Controller

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he Advanced M-Audio 49-Key Semi-Weighted USB MIDI Controller.The M-Audio Axiom 49 key midi keyboard controller combines all the production power and performance you need to get the most from your music software and MIDI controllers. More than just a “data entry” controller, the Axiom MIDI keyboard features piano-style, semi-weighted keys for a musically satisfying playing experience.

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Large dynamic trigger pads make it easy to program beats and trigger one-shot samples—while the encoder knobs, faders, and buttons deliver complete real-time control over your software. DirectLink mode provides easy, automatic access to common DAW functions* including transport, mixer, track pan, and virtual instrument parameters—no complicated setup required. Axiom 49 even features a sleek, angled top panel for easy viewing in any environment.

M-Audio Axiom 49 MkII (2nd Gen) Key Features:

  • 49-key velocity-sensitive semi-weighted-action keyboard with assignable aftertouch  
  • DirectLink mode automatically maps faders, buttons, and encoders to common DAW and virtual instrument parameters*  
  • dedicated Instrument mode button lets you instantly switch between controlling mixer and virtual instrument parameters*
  • intuitive custom LCD display, centered on keyboard for optimum visibility  
  • angled top panel for easy viewing in any environment 
  • 4 zone buttons for stacking and splitting sounds on up to 4 MIDI channels  
  • 8 assignable trigger pads  
  • 8 assignable rotary encoder knobs  
  • 9 assignable faders  
  • 9 assignable buttons with LED lights for DAW feedback  
  • 6 dedicated transport controls with LED lights for DAW feedback  
  • 6 edit buttons  
  • dedicated track up/down, bank </>, mute, and solo buttons  
  • dedicated patch +/– buttons  
  • assignable pitch bend and modulation wheels  
  • octave up/down; transpose up/down  
  • factory presets map controls to popular music software:
    - Xpand!2
    - Hybrid
    - Velvet
    - Strike
    - Oddity
    - ImpOSCar
    - Minimonsta
  • 20 non-volatile memory locations  
  • memory dump via SysEx  
  • 4 keybed velocity curves and 3 fixed velocity settings  
  • 4 pad velocity curves, 3 fixed settings, and unique ‘step’ velocity curves  
  • 2 assignable pedal inputs  
  • class-compliant with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Mac OS X  
  • powered via USB or optional power supply  
  • built-in USB MIDI interface including standard MIDI In and Out jacks  
  • all controllers fully programmable to MIDI controller number and channel  
  • Controller Mute function mutes controller output to avoid parameter jumps  
  • Snapshot function transmits all current controller settings  
  • on/off rocker switch

Minimum System Requirements (PC)

  • Windows XP (SP3)* 
  • 800 MHz Intel or AMD** 
  • 256 MB RAM 
  • Windows Vista 32 , 64bit (SP1) / Win7 32, 64bit 
  • 1 GHz Intel or AMD** 
  • 1 GB RAM 
  • DirectX 10 or higher 
  • Windows 7 
  • 1 GHz Intel or AMD** 
  • 1 GB RAM 
  • DirectX 10 or higher
    * Home and Professional Edition only. Windows Media Center Edition is not supported.
    ** CPU may be higher for laptops.
    Please check the minimum system requirements for your software, as they may be greater than the above. 

Minimum System Requirements (Mac)

  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or 10.6.1 
  • Intel Core Duo 
  • 1 GB RAM

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M-Audio Axiom 49 MkII (2nd Gen) Keyboard MIDI Controller Reviews


Axiom 49

Absolutely fantastic MIDI controller keyboard; it is everything I needed and more!

This keyboard has many controls which are very easily assigned to applications (I use Logic, Live, and Reason). Also, the fact the it doesn\'t require drivers is a definite plus! And latency is unnoticeable.

The keys are nice and responsive. However, the keys are not very dynamic as mentioned in another review.

Also, the sliders and knobs are smooth. The facts that the eight knobs are continuous is also very useful and a welcome addition. Although, the sliders do seem to come off once of twice since I\'ve had it, but as long as you are gentle with them you should be fine!

I\'d definitely recommend this controller as it is generally well built and is filled with features - all of which is at a great price!


M-Audio XIOM 49 Review

Excellent midi keyboard. I purchased it as I needed something to control my soft-synths, and was taken in by all the various sliders, knobs and switches. The keys are responsive without being too heavy, making it great for amateur musicians. The only downsides are that the programming can be a bit complicated at times and the touch-pads can be slightly twitchy. Overall, very much worth the money.

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Good controller, some dynamics weaknesses

I bought the Axiom about a week ago and have been very busy with it.

This makes for an excellent Midi controller. It's easy enough to assign all the sliders, etc, to controls in SONAR. The transport buttons take a bit more effort and I had to google around a bit, but no problem in the end. I get no synchronisation issues, the controller reacts fast.

Beware of the following if you are clasically piano trained (like me), or intend to play piano pieces on this: none of the 10 velocity curves will give you ideal results for a reasonably dynamic piece. It's hard to play quietly - and if you select a curve that lets you play quietly, then it's almost impossible to play loud parts without bashing the keys out.

Bearing in mind that it's a midi controller, though, not a piano, I'd buy it again any day!


M-Audio Axiom 49

Recently I've bought this midi keyboard and I must say this one is great! It has everything I need to make trance tracks. A lot of different controllers, plus drum pads and rather small size makes this product ideal for my needs.
One great feature of axiom's line is that rotating controllers have 360 degrees turns (one inc/dec per click) what gives a perfect control over likned parameters.
Alltogether gives great "functionality per price"!

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