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M-Audio Axiom 25 2nd Gen 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller  

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    25-key semi-weighted USB MIDI controller with 8 rotary encoders, mixer-style fader, and trigger pads, and more.

    The compact M-Audio Axiom 25 mobile controller combines all the production power and performance you need to get the most from your music software and MIDI gear. More than just a data entry controller, the Axiom 25 features piano-style, semi-weighted keys for a musically satisfying playing experience—yet it's small enough to fit in a backpack. Large, dynamic trigger pads make it easy to program beats and trigger one-shot samples—while the encoder knobs and buttons deliver complete realtime 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 25 also features a sleek, angled top panel for easy viewing in any environment.

    DirectLink: Streamlined Session Control
    Building on the one of the best-selling MIDI keyboard controllers of all time, the updated Axiom series features DirectLink, which automatically maps the onboard controls to common parameters in DAWs like Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Live, and Reason. Take control over your software studio—directly from the keyboard. Use the fader and encoder knobs to fine-tune the mix. Easily navigate through sessions using the Transport buttons. Interfacing a MIDI controller with your software doesn't get any easier than this.

    Serious Production Power
    When inspiration strikes, you need a keyboard controller that can translate ideas into killer tracks. That's why Axiom 25 is equipped with an ultra-expressive semi-weighted keyboard and 8 Trigger Finger pads for programming beats with incredible feel. Automatically map Axiom 25 to your DAW with DirectLink—or delve deeper by assigning the pads, encoders, and fader to whatever controls you wish. Each controller can map to just about any MIDI message available, along with independent channel addressing for each. The possibilities are as endless as your imagination.

    Axiom Instrument Mode
    With the Axiom 25 controller's Instrument mode, a single button instantly maps the fader, buttons, and encoders to any virtual instrument inside your DirectLink-compatible host. You get direct access to synthesis parameters such as filter cutoff, LFO rate, and envelope settings—without having to manually configure anything. It's almost like turning Axiom 25 into a dedicated hardware synth.

    Intuitive Design
    Whether you're on stage or in the studio, your keyboard controller should fuel your creativity—providing all the right information and controls at your fingertips. That's why the Axiom 25 was designed with a sleek, angled top panel for easier viewing of the display and improved ergonomics. Smooth rotary encoders deliver precise, continuously variable parameter changes, giving you a hands-on feel for the mix. The backlit LCD screen provides informative feedback from DAW hosts, including on-screen display of parameters, settings, and track/VI names. It all adds up to intuitive control over your MIDI software and hardware.

    Mobile Operation
    The Axiom series is extremely compact and lightweight, and powered directly from your computer's USB bus.

    Features
    • 25-key velocity-sensitive semi-weighted-action keyboard with assignable aftertouch
    • DirectLink mode automatically maps controls to common DAW and virtual instrument parameters
    • Dedicated Instrument mode button lets you instantly switch between controlling mixer and virtual instrument parameters
    • 4 zone buttons for stacking and splitting sounds on up to 4 MIDI channels
    • 8 assignable trigger pads
    • 8 assignable rotary encoder knobs
    • 1 assignable fader
    • 6 dedicated transport controls
    • 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, and Minimonsta:Melohman
    • 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
    Package Contents
    • Axiom 25 keyboard controller
    • USB cable
    • Printed quick start guide
    • PDF user guide
    • Installer CD-ROM
    • Ableton Live Lite authorization card*

    Put MIDI keyboard performance at your fingertips. Order the compact Axiom 25 today.

     

    Axiom 25 2nd Gen 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller Specifications:

    • Minimum System Requirements
    • Windows XP (SP3)*, 800 MHz Intel or AMD, 256MB RAM
    • Windows Vista 32 (SP1) or Vista 64 (SP1), 1 GHz Intel or AMD**, 1GB RAM, DirectX 10 or higher
    • Windows 7, 1 GHz Intel or AMD, 1GB RAM, DirectX 10 or higher
    • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or 10.6.1, Intel Core Duo, 1GB RAM
    • *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
    • Specifications:
    • Dimensions: 18.7" x 2.9" x 11.7"/47.5cm x 7.3cm x 29.6cm
    • Weight: 7.1lb. / 3.2kg
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    M-AudioAxiom 25 2nd Gen 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller
     
    3.1

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Does not work in Pro Tools 8.0.x

    By Kevin Violette

    from Astoria, Oregon

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • None I Could Discover

    Cons

    • Not Functional

    Best Uses

    • Boat Anchor

    Comments about M-Audio Axiom 25 2nd Gen 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller:

    I tried for two weeks to get it to work with Pro Tools LE 8 without success. I spent hours updating drivers, configuring and reconfiguring my settings, installing and uninstalling software, reading user forums, talking on the phone with various help desks...it was a waste of time. The software never recognized it. It's funny because the DirectLink feature is advertised as a seamless interface with all major software. If you are running Pro Tools, stay away.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Great music production tool.

    By Click_OK_to_Continue

    from Riverside, California

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Concerts
      • Practicing

      Comments about M-Audio Axiom 25 2nd Gen 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller:

      I am an experienced musician, using this for studio work right now with no live performances. It works really well for what I'm doing with it. (Electronic dance music and indie electronic pop music.)
      I think it would work very well for live performance too, I just haven't had the opportunity yet.
      I use this with Ableton Live, Native Instruments Reaktor, NI Massive and Propellerheads Reason. Works flawlessly. Highly recommended.
      The only drawback I see is that it only has eight drumpads, I'd rather have sixteen, but for the price it is a greatly valuable music production tool.

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Received a unit with screws falling out!

      By PtothaBass

      from East Bay, California

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about M-Audio Axiom 25 2nd Gen 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller:

          I can't believe this actually happened, but: I received this keyboard and it wasn't even fully assembled! There were screws falling out of the bottom of the body and there are parts rattling around inside! On top of that, the shell is cracked above the 25th key and the last 5 keys are all marred. I have never, ever seen anything like this in years of ordering gear online. To make things worse, MF won't issue me a refund because I used PayPal when I checked out. After over 10 years of doing business with MF, I will never order from them again. This is positively the worst experience I've ever had.

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          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          This Controller Is Great!

          By Natey Love Star

          from Portland, Oregon

          About Me Professional Musician

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          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Good Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Compact
            • Concerts
            • Controller
            • Great
            • Midi
            • Practicing

            Comments about M-Audio Axiom 25 2nd Gen 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller:

            I've Had This MIDI Controller For A While & There Is A Reason I Haven't Gotten Rid Of It Yet. Its Compact, Versatile & Has Great Connectivity. This Is A Must Have For Any Performer Or Studio Musician. Pick One Of These Up & I Promise You Won't Be Sorry.

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            (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Product

            By David Jablonski

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about M-Audio Axiom 25 2nd Gen 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller:

            I think this Axiom 25 is great, plugged it in and Logic immediately found it and I was ready to go. I've had it about 2 months, its a lot of fun to play. Definitely recommend it.

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            (9 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Simple

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about M-Audio Axiom 25 2nd Gen 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller:

            I plugged it in and it worked. The pads and controls are easy to use and map. Plus it works with my Pro Tools really well.

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            (3 of 49 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            DO NOT BUY THIS!!!!

            By Anonymous

            from Undisclosed

            Comments about M-Audio Axiom 25 2nd Gen 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller:

            i orderd this about 6 months ago and one day i was playing it and it just quit working

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