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M-Audio Code MIDI Keyboard Controller

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The Code MIDI Keyboard Controller combines all the production power and performance you need to get the most from your music software and MIDI gear. ...Click To Read More About This Product

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Robust control over your DAW and virtual instruments.

The Code MIDI Keyboard Controller combines all the production power and performance you need to get the most from your music software and MIDI gear. It has an all-new custom keybed for natural playability with aftertouch.

There are 16 RGB velocity-sensitive backlit pads and you can split the keyboard into four assignable zones to maximize the flexibility and functionality of your setup. The buttons, knobs and faders are also color-coded to indicate what mode they’re in so there’s no confusion, no guessing.

Comprehensive controls map to popular DAWs, plus you get unrestricted access to some of the best creative tools—Ableton Live Lite, AIR Music Technology Loom and Hybrid 3.0—all included with the Code 49.

FEATURES
  • Full-size, velocity-sensitive keys with aftertouch
  • 16 velocity-sensitive pads with completely assignable RGB
  • LEDs, Note, and CC values
  • Touch X/Y pad for unique control of virtual instrument and
  • effect controls
  • Assignable pitch & mod wheels, knobs, faders, buttons
  • (with macro ASCII support) and transport control with Mackie Control® and HUI® modes give you control of your DAW, virtual instruments and effect plugins
  • Split keyboard with four assignable zones for quick access
  • to multiple virtual instruments at once
  • Included software: Ableton Live Lite, AIR Music Technology Loom and Hybrid 3.0 and editor software for Mac and PC
  • 5-pin MIDI Input and Output jacks allowing you to control
  • your favorite synths
  • Volume and sustain pedal inputs
  • 6-digit LED display
  • USB-bus-powered for portability and ease of use

For an affordable, powerful controller, the Code is among the most attractive products available. Order one soon.

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M-AudioCode MIDI Keyboard Controller
 
3.3

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4.0

Nice features at a nice price

By bjeadeh

from Las Vegas, NV

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Pros

  • 16 pads
  • Aftertouch
  • Big readout
  • fits on desktop better than others
  • keys and controls feel good
  • MIDI in and out not just USB
  • under 10 lbs.
  • very colorful

Cons

  • Function key controls missing on black model.
  • keyboard keys not level to each other
  • Manufacturer not committed to customer.
  • No power supply with keyboard
  • X/Y pad indented too much cannot touch edge

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    Comments about M-Audio Code MIDI Keyboard Controller:

    I purchased this keyboard with much skepticism. In the past, the M-Audio stuff has come out strong, but quickly suffers from cheap materials and poor quality control. I have seen their keyboards with broken keys, missing knobs, non functioning buttons, for many years. I need a gigging keyboard that can take a beating. This has all of the features I need, including aftertouch, but it hasn't left my studio yet. The keys feel great, although they are not all level. The black code keyboard doesn't have the edit keys screen printing above the first two octaves, as does the white code models. This is a slight annoyance since I have to refer to the manual, either on line or the poorly printed documentation, to figure out how to save parameters mostly, but all other edit key functions. I emailed M-Audio, and they basically told me that there are no plans to provide a simple sticker so that I can easily access these keys, or that I am an important customer. Hence the review.

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    1.0

    Stay Away From This Controller!

    By FrankieC

    from Brentwood, TN

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    Pros

    • Looks Nice

    Cons

    • Not Functional
    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Collecting Dust In Your Studio

    Comments about M-Audio Code MIDI Keyboard Controller:

    Read the posts on M-Audio's Community Support Forum prior to purchasing any model in this series of controllers. I just packed it up and sent it back to its maker! It's too bad. The features, workflow and design are all great but this series of controllers has issues that still need to be worked out and I'm not willing to take a chance that M-Audio will correct them one day. This is the second keyboard I have purchased from M-Audio that I had to return (the Venum froze too). I don't think I will be purchasing another one from them ever. These things should just work these days and if they don't the vendor should be doing everything they can to correct the issue. Apparently that is not the case here.

    Now, before anyone says that I did not give it enough time or that its probably my fault because I am clueless, take this in to consideration: I have 35 plus years of experience dealing with electronic music devices. I am currently a full time employee (engineer) for one of the best known technology companies in the world and prior to this employment I was employed at another one of the best well known technology companies in the world. I know my stuff! This series of controllers are terrible! Don't waste your time and money. Just stay away from it.

    I have tried everything possible short of taking the unit apart and reverse engineering its circuitry. I tried swapping a plethora of USB cables. I tried USB with a DC power adapter. I tried standard MIDI with a DC power adapter. I tried on several different PCs - Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 10 64-bit, multiple desktops and laptops. This thing froze within a matter of minutes on all of them. I even tried on clean installs of each OS. I have already wasted enough time on this thing. Life is too short. I'm moving on to another controller.

     
    5.0

    PERFECT!

    By Brett

    from Boone, NC

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    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Good Quality

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Studio

      Comments about M-Audio Code MIDI Keyboard Controller:

      I have a small music studio at my house and I was looking for a 49 key midi keyboard. The M-Audio Code 49 was perfect. Everything about it is phenomenal. The keys are somewhat weighted, which is a nice touch. The 16 pad portion is great! I have no complaints with this midi keyboard. I always trust M-audio, and I always trust Musicians Friend.

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