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M-Audio Oxygen 8 v2 25-Key MIDI USB Keyboard Controller

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The M-Audio Oxygen 8 v2 25-Key USB MIDI Controller is a 25-note velocity-sensitive, synth-action keyboard with +/-4 octave transposition. You get hands-on control of any 8 MIDI-assignable parameters w... Click To Read More About This Product

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The M-Audio Oxygen 8 v2 25-Key USB MIDI Controller is a 25-note velocity-sensitive, synth-action keyboard with +/-4 octave transposition. You get hands-on control of any 8 MIDI-assignable parameters within your favorite software programs. The Oxygen 8 v2 speaks directly to your computer without any extra devices or even a MIDI interface. Upgrades from the original version include class compliancy, transport controls, Enigma software editor for setup management, snapshot function, and plus/minus data buttons. Like the original Oxygen 8 keyboard controller it features 8 MIDI assignable knobs, one assignable slider, and a 25-key keyboard controller. It inputs and outputs 16 channels of MIDI to the computer via its USB port. Powered by USB or optional power supply, the M-Audio Oxygen 8 is light, compact, and highly portable.

Total MIDI control

MIDI isn't just about triggering notes--and the Oxygen keyboard controller has what it takes to access all those deep parameters in your software and hardware so you can get the most out of them. Map the eight knobs to any synth parameters you want to program or perform with”or to mixer controls like volume, panning and effects send. Assign the buttons to trigger samples and anything else that is MIDI-programmable. Assignment is simple, yet has the power to let you delve as deep as you want. Each MIDI controller can map to just about any applicable parameter in the MIDI spec, including independent channel addressing for each. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

Easy programming

The M-Audio Oxygen 8 USB MIDI controller features dedicated front-panel function buttons to easily access common operations like preset, program or channel up/down, octave up/down, and transpose up/down. Use the Controller Mute button to prevent parameters from jumping when you change them, then press Snapshot to transmit all current settings. The Advanced Function button allows the keyboard to serve as a data-entry device for controller assignment and similar setup functions. The front-panel 3-segment LCD gives you the information you need for programming parameters at a glance. 10 non-volatile memory locations instantly save and recall your favorite presets”and you can manage an entire preset library on your computer via SysEx dumps and our free Enigma software editor/librarian for PC and Mac.

Free Enigma Editor/Librarian Software

Download Enigma”a powerful software editor/librarian for Mac and PC that lets you easily program, store and load setups for M-Audio and Evolution USB MIDI controllers. Enigma includes a huge library of files for your favorite VST plug-ins, instruments and host apps. Programming is as simple as dragging the software parameter you want to control onto the graphic representation of the controller on your screen. With Enigma, your library of controller presets is virtually unlimited.

Mobile operation

The original Oxygen8 defined a new era of mobile keyboard controllers”and now there's an entire line to choose from. The entire Oxygen series is extremely compact and lightweight and all models can powered directly from your computer's USB bus port or an optional power supply* (12VDC, 1,000ma). Choose the size that's best for your needs, then take your music anywhere you want to go.

*(For optional power supply, see #500931)

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Ableton Live Lite delivers much of the functionality of Ableton Live”the revolutionary, multi-award winning music production solution that allows you to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise and edit your musical ideas in a seamless audio/MIDI environment. Live brings your acoustic, electronic and virtual instruments”as well as your digital audio recordings and MIDI sequences--together in a single interface with unparalleled ease of use.


25-note velocity-sensitive, synth-action keyboard with (+/-4 octave transposition)
8 controller knobs assignable to any MIDI channel/parameter
Powered via USB bus or optional AC adapter
Less than 4lb, fits in Studio Pack, Oxygen Tank or 19" rack
Pitch and mod wheels
Sustain pedal jack (pedal optional)
Dual MIDI outputs--one from keyboard, one from computer
Keyboard doubles as elegant user interface
Includes Ableton Live Lite music production software
Ready for immediate use
Dimension: 16-1/2"W x 3-1/4"H x 9-5/8"D
Weight: 3.6 lb.

PC system requirements:
Windows 98SE/Me/2000(SP4)/XP(SP1)
MAC system requirements:
OS 9.2.2 with OMS 2.3.8 (included)
OS X 10.1.5 or greater
OMS 2.3.8 (included) for MIDI under OS 9.2.2
* native USB port required. G3/G4 accelerator cards not supported
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M-AudioOxygen 8 v2 25-Key MIDI USB Keyboard Controller

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(23 of 25 customers found this review helpful)


a great keyboard for producing

By duttysean

from tallahassee, fl

Comments about M-Audio Oxygen 8 v2 25-Key MIDI USB Keyboard Controller:

I use this keyboard with Reason 3, and make all kinds of music. I use it to write hip hop beats, dancehall tracks, breakbeat and house music, and drum and bass. It is a solid little keyboard, and great for anywhere where space is an issue. The knobs are all assignable to supporting software, and make it easier to tweak sounds. I know djs that do live pa shows of their music with one of these hooked up to a laptop running Reason. It is a solid keyboard, and won't break the bank. I reccomend it to anyone.

(13 of 14 customers found this review helpful)


A decent purchase

By musical.penguin

from Fullerton, CA

Comments about M-Audio Oxygen 8 v2 25-Key MIDI USB Keyboard Controller:

I've stuck with M-Audio for quite some time as I've never had any problems with the actual hardware nor any driver issues. The Oxygen8 has not failed either. Does the basic needs of 25 key size controller as far as portability and some extra knobs and transport functions. Would be nice to have some extra assignable features that help you scroll through different instruments on sequencers considering that there are a lot of other equivalent controllers for cheaper. Playability is great, even without weighted keys. But still, I'm happy with the purchase.

(12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)


A Nice Midi Controller

By DJ Stereo/Pigeon-Toed Entertainment

from Chicago

Comments about M-Audio Oxygen 8 v2 25-Key MIDI USB Keyboard Controller:

This is a great midi controller for producing. I use it with my existing studio and it works very well. A++ quality!

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)


Cheap, and AWESOME

By Ian

from Philly

Comments about M-Audio Oxygen 8 v2 25-Key MIDI USB Keyboard Controller:

You need this. Right when you open up the package, the first thing that comes to mind is 'Wow, this feels like a toy'. It's extra, extra lightweight and seemingly plasticy and cheapmade (though nothing creaks or bends when you pick it up from just one side). When you plug it in, Windows XP knows exactly what to do - no drivers are really needed... which is a huge plus for morons like me. Boot up Ableton Live, and you'll also see you can sync your newly purchased oxygen 8 to work perfectly with live straight out of the box. You got your pitchbend/mod wheels, 8 assignable turny knob thingies, record/stop/play buttons, and two octaves of keyboard to experiment on (not to mention transposing between 10 or some odd number of octaves) All in all, this is PERFECT. Especially for somebody with no knowledge of what they're doing.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


Happy with the purchase

By Travis

from Las Vegas, NV

Comments about M-Audio Oxygen 8 v2 25-Key MIDI USB Keyboard Controller:

I'm completely new to Midi & pretty new to digital music production in general... I have been using this on my UbuntuStudio desktop & Indamixx netbook & found that it worked right out of the box with very few problems. However because of my lack of experience, I have had a tough time getting it programmed the way I want. M-Audio has some tutorials for other products in ther line on their web site, but unfortunatley not for the Oxygen8 :-( Too bad. That being said though, I don't think I can really complain :-)

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