M-Audio Axiom 49 Advanced 49 key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard (ex-display)
The M-Audio Axiom 49 is a 49-note MIDI controller. Along with a host of assignable controls, including sliders, dials, buttons, transport controls and pads, the Axiom 49 features piano-style semi-weighted keys for an expressive playing experience. The Axiom 49 attaches to your computer via USB and comes with DirectLink software, which automatically maps the Axiom's hardware controls to common parameters in a compatible DAW.
- 49 piano-style, semi-weighted keys
- 9 mixer style faders and 8 smooth rotary encoders
- Angled top panel and centrally positioned backlit LCD screen
- DirectLink mode
- Axiom Instrument Maps
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DirectLink: Streamlined Session Control
Building on 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 the Axiom 49 is equipped with an ultra-expressive semi-weighted keyboard and eight Trigger Finger pads for programming beats with incredible feel. Automatically map the Axiom 49 to your DAW with DirectLink - or delve deeper by assigning the pads, encoders, and faders 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 controls to 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 your 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 M-Audio designed the 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.
Axiom 49 Minimum System Requirements
Windows XP (SP3)*, 800 MHz Intel or AMD**, 256 MB RAM
Windows Vista 32 (SP1) or Vista 64 (SP1), 1 GHz Intel or AMD**, 1 GB RAM, DirectX 10 or higher
Windows 7, 1 GHz Intel or AMD**, 1 GB RAM, DirectX 10 or higher
* Home and Professional Edition only. Windows Media Center Edition is not supported
** CPU may be higher for laptops
Mac OS X 10.5.8 or 10.6.1, Intel Core Duo, 1 GB RAM
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Brand M-Audio Condition Ex-display