M-Audio AXIOM 49 Advanced USB MIDI Controller Keyboard
Product Ref: 17615
M-Audio AXIOM 49 Advanced USB MIDI Controller KeyboardDetails
The M-Audio Axiom 49 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 49 features piano-style, semi-weighted keys for a musically satisfying playing experience.
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Large, dynamic trigger pads make it easy to program beats and trigger one-shot samples while the encoder knobs, faders, and buttons deliver complete real-time 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 49 even features a sleek, angled top panel for easy viewing in any environment.
DirectLink: Streamlined Session Control
Interfacing a MIDI controller with your software doesn't get any easier than this. 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 faders and encoder knobs to fine-tune the mix. and easily navigate through sessions using the Transport buttons.
Serious Production Power
When inspiration strikes, you need a keyboard controller that can translate ideas into killer tracks. That's why Axiom 49 is equipped with an ultra-expressive semi-weighted keyboard and eight Trigger Finger pads for programming beats with incredible feel. Automatically map Axiom 49 to your DAW with DirectLink - or delve deeper by assigning the pads, encoders, faders, and buttons 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 other MIDI keyboards, assigning encoders and faders to control virtual instruments has never been easy. Now thanks to the Axiom 49 controller's new Instrument mode, a single button instantly maps the faders, 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 49 into a dedicated hardware synth.
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 we designed Axiom 49 with a sleek angled top panel for easier viewing of the display and improved ergonomics. Smooth rotary encoders deliver precise, continuously variable parameter changes while low profile 40 mm faders give you a hands-on feel for the mix. The centrally positioned LCD screen provides informative feedback from DAW hosts, including on-screen display of parameters and settings. It all adds up to intuitive control over your MIDI software and hardware.
The Axiom series is extremely compact and lightweight and all models are powered directly from your computer's USB bus. Choose the size that's best for your needs, then take your music anywhere you want to go.
"Compared to the frail plastic on other keyboards, this is much more gig-resistant. You're paying for something just that little bit more 'pro' here, but it's worth the extra." - Tech Radar
Features and Specifications
- Keyboard: 49 velocity-sensitive semi-weighted keys with assignable aftertouch
- Mapping: DirectLink mode automatically maps faders, buttons,and encoders to common DAW and virtual instrument parameters.
- Instrument Mode: Dedicated Instrument mode button lets you instantly switch between controlling mixer and virtual instrument parameters
- Display: Intuitive custom LCD display, centered for optimum visibility
- Zone Controls: 4 zone buttons for stacking and splitting sounds on up to 4 MIDI channels
- Assignable Controls: 8 trigger pads, 8 rotary encoder knobs, 9 faders, 9 buttons with LED lights for DAW feedback, pitch bend and modulation wheels
- Transport Controls: 6 dedicated transport controls with LED lights for DAW feedback
- Edit Controls: 6 edit buttons
- Other Controls: Dedicated track up/down, bank >, mute, and solo buttons, dedicated patch +/- buttons, Octave up/down; transpose up/down
- Factory presets map controls to popular music software:
- Memory: 20 non-volatile memory locations, Memory dump via SysEx
- Keybed Velocity: 4 keybed velocity curves and 3 fixed velocity settings
- Pad Velocity: 4 pad velocity curves, 3 fixed settings, and unique 'step' velocity curves
- Pedals: 2 assignable pedal inputs
- Compatibility: Class-compliant with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Mac OS X
- Power Supply: Powered via USB or optional power supply
- I/O: Built-in USB MIDI interface including standard MIDI In and Out jacks
- MIDI: All controllers fully programmable to MIDI controller number and channel
- Mute: Controller Mute function mutes controller output to avoid parameter jumps
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