One of the most essential building blocks of any MIDI system is the controller. This is where it all begins when you start a new composition or head out on stage to perform your latest track. With the M-Audio lineup of MIDI controllers, you've got total flexibility over the scale of your setup, so it's easy to match to your personal style. For instance, if you play classical piano pieces and need a full manual, you're looking at the 88-key M-Audio Keystation 88 MKII. On the other hand, if your main use of MIDI is cuing effects or simple riffs that don't need such a wide musical range, you can keep it compact with the Oxygen 25 MKIV. It's all about finding the right match for you.
Another important part of your MIDI workstation is the audio interface. When MIDI first came out in the 1980s, a setup would contain all kinds of separate electronics. Today, software-powered configurations are the standard. The connection between the computer running your MIDI software and the hardware, like your controller, is done with an interface like the M-Audio MIDIsport 4x4 Anniversary Edition USB MIDI Interface or the USB Uno 1x1 MIDI Interface. Just like the controllers, picking out one of these is as easy as determining what size is right for you.
Whether you're just getting into composing and performing with MIDI or whether it's old-school to you, M-Audio MIDI controllers and interfaces are top contenders for delivering great results. Their approach is simple: build gear with enough variety that any musician can find what they're looking for. Considering the options available in this section, it's safe to say they've come through on that commitment.