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M-Audio Axiom 25 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller
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With the M-Audio Axiom 25 USB MIDI keyboard controller, you get an array of MIDI controls in a USB-powered package that won't eat up much desk space....Click To Read More About This Product
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An advanced 25-key USB MIDI controller that's compact yet powerful.
With the M-Audio Axiom 25 USB MIDI keyboard controller, you get an array of MIDI controls in a USB-powered package that won't eat up much desk space. It has velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted key action with assignable aftertouch, 8 rubberized trigger pads for drum programming, 8 endless rotary encoder knobs, 6 transport controls, pitch/mod wheels, and a backlit LCD. The 25-key MIDI controller also offers assignable sustain/expression pedal jacks, octave up/down keys, transpose up/down keys, 20 memory locations, and USB or AC power operation. The M-Audio Axiom 25 comes with Enigma librarian/editor software for unlimited control of MIDI setups with your computer and Ableton Live Lite music production software.
- Velocity-sensitive semi-weighted keyboard with assignable aftertouch
- Backlit LCD screen
- 8 MIDI-assignable trigger pads
- 8 MIDI-assignable rotary encoder knobs
- 6 transport buttons reassignable to other MIDI parameters
- Assignable pitch bend and modulation wheels
- Sustain and expression pedal jacks
- USB port and MIDI I/O
- USB bus or AC powered
- Class-compliant with Windows XP and Mac OS X
- 20 non-volatile memory locations
- Comes with Enigma librarian/editor software and Ableton Live Lite music production software
- Dimensions: 18-7/8"W x 11-1/4"H x 3-3/8"D
- Weight: 5-1/2 lb.
- PC requirements: Windows XP SP2 or higher (Windows 98/Me/NT/2000 not supported); 800MHz or higher Pentium 3; 256MB RAM; DirectX 9.0b or higher
- Mac requirements: 800MHz G3/733MHz G4 or higher; OS X 10.3.9 with 256MB RAM; 10.4.2 or greater with 512MB RAM; native USB port required; CPU accelerator cards not supported
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Like this guy:"I've never had a Midi keyboard or been into electronic music, but I finally decided to go for it. I had to read the manual about 2 times to finally...Read complete review
Like this guy:"I've never had a Midi keyboard or been into electronic music, but I finally decided to go for it. I had to read the manual about 2 times to finally understand it and get it going...I don't think it could've been more difficult to understand."So...your trying something totally new, and it's so confusing, that you had to read the manual TWO WHOLE TIMES?! Well thats surely cause to come on the internet, call the product defective, and try to apparently get people to buy some other keyboard, which for the most part are more expensive and less effective? Either your a sniper for EMU, or perhaps just clueless, but either way, some of us are here to share knowledge and enhance our musical projects. Believe it or not (I know it's hard), but once upon a time, it was even MORE difficult to produce music.M-Audio stuff is usually fair to average in my opinion, but they got it on the nose here. Great Product.
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Not as great as it seems.
They made the Axiom so much more complicated than it needs to be. I've never had a Midi keyboard or been into electronic music, but I finally decided to go for it. I...Read complete review
They made the Axiom so much more complicated than it needs to be. I've never had a Midi keyboard or been into electronic music, but I finally decided to go for it. I had to read the manual about 2 times to finally understand it and get it going. The manual is horrible by the way, I don't think it could've been more difficult to understand. By the way I'm not a complete idiot, I've been recording bands for about 2 years now, but i wanted to get into something new. I'd definitely trade this keyboard for another.
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I don't use the drum pad (top right) much, but when I'm in the studio making beats this piece of equipment is awesome for laying down bass lines and synth chords. If you want the best bang for your buck, seriously considering getting this.
This thing is just perfect. The drum pads are good and have a great feel. The keys are perfect for playing short melodies. I haven't even looked at the software but I will because it could give me more options. The only thing that sucks and it does suck are the 8 endless rotary dials. Dials are already not the best thing to use for sliders in your software and the click mechanism of the dials totally make this even more ackward. This thing would be perfect if it came with the knobs on the O2 or Oxygen.
i have been messing with this for 2 hours out of the box and still no sound. horrible instructions. i have vista and maybe thats the problem, but after sitting on hold for 45 min with m auido i gave up.
I just purchased this puppy today. As a musician for over 25 years, I finally dove in to the arena of midi and computer recording.Out of the box and three hours later I laid down four midi tracks (percussion, bass, piano and ambiance) then two analog tracks (acoustic and electric guitar) using Sonar 8. The final mixdown was spectacular!!After researching for a couple of months, the Axiom 25 was the unit that kept surfacing. The price is more than affordable for the solid construction, highly configurable and very sleek-looking unit. I would recommend it to beginners and professionals alike.
I use a big keyboard rig . I was looking for a small controller to play mellotron and moog samples . I liked the way the Axiom looked so I took a chance and bought one without trying it . It has a great keyboard feel . The controller fuction are layed out good . Love it !!!
Best value for usb controller. Very sturdy and proffesional, unlike some of the crappy flimsy options out there for the same price. My only complaint is the endless rotary knobs arent made to take a beating- but then again, what studio equipment is, eh? anyway, it has my praise. make sure you have an external asio or you could run into latency issues. If you have the space for it, get the 49 key version, no questions asked.
The USB port failed on me after about a year, with no considerable wear. I never traveled with it, dropped it, etc. The connection to my MacBook would just intermittently flicker while it was plugged in, and I was NOT using a USB hub, it was a native, powered port. Sending it in this week. Considering just buying a new, cheaper midi keyboard like the KORG K25.
I've worked with many different keyboards over the years, & have to say I'm truly impressed w/ this board. The build quality is pro-level, the key feel is great, & the feature set amazing for the price. My need was for a controller that had trigger pads for percussion as well as the ability to add keyboard sounds via an outboard Roland sound module. I was up & running in minutes, & the octave up/down buttons make covering a full keyboard w/ the Axiom's 25 keys a breeze. The response & feel of the trigger pads is great, & I can't imagine the full power of this board once I read the manual cover to cover & see what it can do. I would highly recommend the Axiom series to anyone. I can't wait to take this board live!
I immidiately fell in love with this keyboard. It sounds great and provides so many sounds. I love the beat pad and the lcd screen is very clear and accurate. it does sit much higher then I thought it would but it is very durable.
I was looking for a 25 Key midi controller just to be a little more portable. This thing is very well built, Id use this live for sure. The keys feel nice and not terribly cheesy like most controllers out there. I really like the drum pads, the endless rotary knobs are interesting, the mod and pitch wheel are sturdy, it has a great blue backlit display.....Great features, Great price, built like a tank. Excellent for live applications. The Axiom is worth checking out for sure.