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Portable, flexible, self-contained MIDI control!
The M-Audio Oxygen 8 v2 25-Key USB MIDI Controller is a 25-note velocity-sensitive, synth-action keyboard with +/-4 octave transposition. You get hands-on control of any 8 MIDI-assignable parameters within your favorite software programs. The Oxygen 8 v2 speaks directly to your computer without any extra devices or even a MIDI interface. Upgrades from the original version include class compliancy, transport controls, Enigma software editor for setup management, snapshot function, and plus/minus data buttons. Like the original Oxygen 8 keyboard controller it features 8 MIDI assignable knobs, one assignable slider, and a 25-key keyboard controller. It inputs and outputs 16 channels of MIDI to the computer via its USB port. Powered by USB or optional power supply, the M-Audio Oxygen 8 is light, compact, and highly portable.
Total MIDI control
MIDI isn't just about triggering notes--and the Oxygen keyboard controller has what it takes to access all those deep parameters in your software and hardware so you can get the most out of them. Map the eight knobs to any synth parameters you want to program or perform with—or to mixer controls like volume, panning and effects send. Assign the buttons to trigger samples and anything else that is MIDI-programmable. Assignment is simple, yet has the power to let you delve as deep as you want. Each MIDI 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.
The M-Audio Oxygen 8 USB MIDI controller features dedicated front-panel function buttons to easily access common operations like preset, program or channel up/down, octave up/down, and transpose up/down. Use the Controller Mute button to prevent parameters from jumping when you change them, then press Snapshot to transmit all current settings. The Advanced Function button allows the keyboard to serve as a data-entry device for controller assignment and similar setup functions. The front-panel 3-segment LCD gives you the information you need for programming parameters at a glance. 10 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 our free Enigma software editor/librarian for PC and Mac.
Free Enigma Editor/Librarian Software
Download 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.
The original Oxygen8 defined a new era of mobile keyboard controllers—and now there's an entire line to choose from. The entire Oxygen series is extremely compact and lightweight and all models can powered directly from your computer's USB bus port or an optional power supply* (12VDC, 1,000ma). Choose the size that's best for your needs, then take your music anywhere you want to go.
*(For optional power supply, see #500931)
Ableton Live Lite
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.
Oxygen 8 v2 25-Key MIDI USB Keyboard Controller
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I think this board is the best bang for the buck on the internet. All the keys, knobs, etc. feel very solidly constructed and have good action. Having transport controls built in makes it very easy to get your ideas down before you forget them - you don't even need to be looking at your DAW, just hit record and play.They don't advertise this but you can manually set the range of each of the controls, which is a nice touch. The pitch wheel is by default set up to bend two semitones up or down, but you can redefine its range to get more out of it.My sole gripe is that it takes a few keystrokes to change MIDI channels, so you have to either cope with it or set up all your instruments to use the same channel. I do the latter since only the record-armed tracks will produce sound anyway.I haven't tried it with any hardware synths but it does an awesome job with my VSTis. Much recommended.
planetsynth.comI use this to control my midi to CV convertors for the Analog Synths I build and sell.For the price it is great!
I added this keyboard to my mobile studio, I use it with fl studio. I must say its awesome for creating sounds as the knobs can be assigned to effects or volume or whatever fills your boots. works great. For the price you can't beat it.
Ok, so you don't want to spend too much money, and all you need is a simple controller. After one month, two of the keys just sprang up, for no apparent reason. Then the entire keyboard started sagging on the left. weird, right? Well, after attempting to deal with tech support--they told me to just buy a new one, as it would cost more to fix than to replace (store said same thing), I decided to take it apart. Oe of the rubber pieces was never affixed to the keyboard, so I fixed that. but two of the case screws attaching the keyboard were never installed. how stupid is that? Save your pennies and buy something more substantial. This is truly garbage.
I've used this for 2 years now until I got a new computer. Apparently, all m-audio products are not compatible with Windows Media Center Edition, and so my computer cannot read the keyboard at all.
The 25 key range is good for banging out lines and comps independently. The action is great - full feel and function keys - I've quit using my evolution keyboard. The quality of the knobs and keys is great also. Plus you get a $*** discount off Live's full version so basically you can get a great controller + Ableton Live (brilliant piece of software) for $** LESS than Live alone. Try passing that up.