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Clearance Axiom 49 49-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller

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M-Audio Axiom 49 keyboard controller is a compact mobile controller with 49 semi-weighted action keys featuring assignable aftertouch. 9 sliders, 8 rotary controls, 15 MIDI-assignable buttons (include... Read More

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Overview

M-Audio Axiom 49 keyboard controller is a compact mobile controller with 49 semi-weighted action keys featuring assignable aftertouch. 9 sliders, 8 rotary controls, 15 MIDI-assignable buttons (include 6 transport controls), assignable pitch bend and modulation wheels, and connections for sustain and expression pedals give you massive control of the music. The 49-key MIDI controller has 8 rubberized trigger pads that are perfect for creating drum and percussion tracks or triggering samples. A backlit LCD screen and dedicated keypad make it front-panel programmable. 20 user memory locations are provided for onboard storage, while the included Enigma editor/librarian software lets you manage unlimited setups and all your creative output on your computer.

Features
  • 49-key velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted action keyboard with assignable aftertouch
  • 8 MIDI-assignable trigger pads
  • 8 MIDI-assignable rotary encoder knobs
  • 9 MIDI-assignable sliders
  • 15 assignable buttons including 6 transport buttons
  • Assignable pitch bend and modulation wheels
  • Octave up/down; transpose up/down
  • 4 independently configurable keyboard zones
  • 10-button keypad and backlit LCD screen for total front-panel programming
  • Sustain and expression pedal jacks
  • USB MIDI interface with standard MIDI in and out jacks
  • Powered via USB port or optional power supply
  • Class-compliant with Windows XP and Mac OS X
  • 20 nonvolatile memory locations
  • Memory dump via SysEx
  • Included Enigma librarian/editor software lets you organize and store setups on computer
  • All controls fully programmable to MIDI controller number and channel
  • Controller mute function mutes output to avoid parameter jumps
  • Snapshot function transmits all current controller settings
  • Weighs under 10 lb.
Specifications
  • System requirements Windows:
  • Pentium 3 - 800MHz or higher
  • (CPU may be higher for laptops)
  • 256MB RAM
  • DirectX Ob or higher
  • Windows XP (SP1) or higher
  • Windows 98, Me, Nt, or 2000 not supported
  • System requirements Mac:
  • OS: Macintosh G3 800/G4 733MHz or higher
  • (CPU may be higher for laptops)
  • OS X 10.3.9 with 256MB RAM
  • OS X 10.4.2 or greater with 512MB RAM
  • Native USB port required. G3/G4 accelerator cards not supported.
  • Dimensions: 32"W x 3-1/2"H x 11-1/4"D
  • Weight: just under 10 lb.
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4.2

(based on 10 reviews)

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Great

Just bought this keyboard a week ago and I love it. It is a good size and has a good weight. The keys have that little resistance which makes a great deal while...Read complete review

Just bought this keyboard a week ago and I love it. It is a good size and has a good weight. The keys have that little resistance which makes a great deal while playing. I love having all those assignable Midi sliders, knobs, and buttons. Basically for this price you just have to get it. I did find i a little confusing to assign the buttons and everything-but no big deal. Even has its own pressure pads for making percussion or triggering events. Great buy

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Not going to three strikes and out

I have had two Axiom 49's in the past week and they both had issues, the first one had an issue with the modulation wheel not working and the second one had the...Read complete review

I have had two Axiom 49's in the past week and they both had issues, the first one had an issue with the modulation wheel not working and the second one had the same issue with the modulation wheel and the pitch bend also would not work. I could take the pitch bend function and put it on any of the other controls but it just would not work on A18 where it belonged, everytime I tried to reset the control it dropped it back out like it was never there. Too bad because this unit sure seemed like it would put together things well and it is solid. This second one will be heading back to the GC.

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5.0

Really Nice!!!

By Bruno Carnevalli

from S���o Paulo, SP

I̴��m not a pro. But i started to learn some keyboard/basics that helps me to my music. The axiom has a great finish and works really well! The semi weighted keys really adds realism to play! 5 stars!

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(5 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Keyboard is fine when it works, cust service terrible

By Bobby Beeman

from Dallas, TX

I bought this keyboard to use with analog synths. It worked fine for 2 months, then suddenly quit working. I looked on M-Audio's website to see about warranty service and it gave me a phone number. I called it and they told me I'm not eligible for phone service after 30 days, even though my warranty is for a year. Terrible service, I will not buy any of their products again.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Solid Controller

By Solid and Dependable

from Orlando, FL

It won't wow you, but it's well built and gets the job done. I've had my axiom for awhile now and I can't complain, but it can tend to feel a bit clunky and the weighted looking keys with the synth action feel are the main issue, and that may not jive well with some peoples playing style. If you want a good solid controller that is plug and play without killing your pocket book then look no further, but if you are willing to spend a little extra for quality then i'd check out the akai mpk 49. Now THAT is a midi controller.

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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

worth the upgrade

By mike mcaloon

from houston, tx

I was considering getting the axiom 25, because I do not really need all the keys to do what I do, but the 49 is worth it. This is also a big upgrade from the oxygen series. The drum pads are a great feature, and feel great. The difference between the axiom 25 and the 49 is the extra sliders and buttons you get on the 49. I use the buttons to arm different tracks in abelton, and use the sliders to mix. I also have one slider set to adjust tempo so I can slow down the song to program drum and then speed it back up and switch to a bass synth, or a pad. I also use this with garage band, and it works really well with preset 1. You do have to get an system preference for your mac to enable the transport controls to work. The best feature of this keyboard is AFTERTOUCH. If you learn how to use this with synths it will make your playing very expressive. I compared this to the akai usb controller, and the drum pads on the akai felt cheap and I could feel the plastic creaking and giving. The m-audio is built like a rock. It feels very solid.

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great when it works...

By Charles

from Greensboro

I'm student and currently into music production. I've owned this board about a year now and although all of the features and functions are fine, the board has never been moved or damaged, and the USB connection is now damaged in the keyboard. So regardless of which computer it is connected to the display constantly flickers, resulting in power failure, and the board disconnecting from the computer. So to make a long story short, if you get it, get the warranty.

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(5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Well built and awesome...when it works.

By Stereojr

from Nashville, TN

I bought this keyboard brand new from Guitar Center about 6 months ago and it has been an excellent tool for music creation, but not without some problems. When I first opened it out of the box, the middle D key was completely depressed but managed to fix itself when I put it back into the box, thus no longer making it an issue. The keyboard has had pretty bad syncing problems with windows XP, requiring drivers to be reinstalled everytime the USB cable was even moved to a different USB slot (this became very annoying quickly). About a week ago I noticed the LCD screen would randomly flicker just before it would drop out and the computer would no longer recognize it as a usable midi controller requiring a full restart of both the project I was working on in my DAW (Ableton, Reason, and FL Studio 6) and the device itself. This is only something recent so I'm taking advantage of the 3 year performance plan I'm glad I bought. I think I may get this controller again since it's been very useful. Hopefully all these problems were defects in that one particular device!

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(35 of 36 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great

By Bootlegg

from Atlanta

Just bought this keyboard a week ago and I love it. It is a good size and has a good weight. The keys have that little resistance which makes a great deal while playing. I love having all those assignable Midi sliders, knobs, and buttons. Basically for this price you just have to get it. I did find i a little confusing to assign the buttons and everything-but no big deal. Even has its own pressure pads for making percussion or triggering events. Great buy

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(20 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best for the money... period

By Ian Perge

from Akron, OH

As a bassist setting up a home studio and the farthest thing from a trained keyboardist as you can imagine, I can only comment on the physical aspects of this controller... which are superb. Solidly built compared to the vast majority of other keyboard controllers on the market, a vast array of assignable buttons and controls, with the Axiom 49 I don't even have to deal with move to-and-from my laptop to control recording functions - they're built right in on the unit itself. The semi-weighted keys and aftertouch let you know that you're playing much more than a "toy" controller. Quite possible the most important piece of gear I purchased for my studio.

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(9 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Not going to three strikes and out

By Mountain man

from Rochester NY

I have had two Axiom 49's in the past week and they both had issues, the first one had an issue with the modulation wheel not working and the second one had the same issue with the modulation wheel and the pitch bend also would not work. I could take the pitch bend function and put it on any of the other controls but it just would not work on A18 where it belonged, everytime I tried to reset the control it dropped it back out like it was never there. Too bad because this unit sure seemed like it would put together things well and it is solid. This second one will be heading back to the GC.

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(11 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Can't Beat It For The Price!

By Static2313

from Florida

I recently went to the local Guitar Center where I live to pick up some cable and decided to take a look at the MIDI controllers while I was there. I tried out a few different ones from M-Audio, Novation and Korg. This was the one that stood out among all of them. The action of the keys is great. The drum pads are a great addition along with the transport controls. Though the Enigma software is the real power behind this. The Axiom has 20 banks which you can save templates for hardware instrumets, software instrumets, or pretty much anything that accepts MIDI CC messages. Within a couple of hours, I had the keyboard installed and running with my sequencer and all of my favorite synths setup in different banks. For the look, feel, price and ease of use... You can't go wrong.

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