M-Audio Axiom 49 2nd Gen 49-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller  

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Advanced 49-key semi-weighted USB MIDI controller with assignable aftertouch, 8 MIDI trigger pads, and more.

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. Large dynamic trigger pads make it easy to program beats and trigger one-shot samples—while the encoder knobs, faders, and buttons deliver complete realtime 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 also features a sleek, angled top panel for easy viewing in any environment.

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 8 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, and fader 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 fader, 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.

Intuitive Design
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, giving you a hands-on feel for the mix. The backlit LCD screen provides informative feedback from DAW hosts, including on-screen display of parameters, settings, and track/VI names. It all adds up to intuitive control over your MIDI software and hardware.

Mobile Operation
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.

Features
  • 49-key velocity-sensitive semi-weighted-action keyboard with assignable aftertouch
  • DirectLink mode automatically maps controls to common DAW and virtual instrument parameters
  • Dedicated Instrument mode button lets you instantly switch between controlling mixer and virtual instrument parameters
  • 4 zone buttons for stacking and splitting sounds on up to 4 MIDI channels
  • 8 assignable trigger pads
  • 8 assignable rotary encoder knobs
  • 9 assignable faders
  • 6 dedicated transport controls
  • 6 edit buttons
  • Dedicated track up/down, bank , mute, and solo buttons
  • Dedicated patch +/- buttons
  • Assignable pitch bend and modulation wheels
  • Octave up/down; transpose up/down
  • Factory presets map controls to popular music software: Xpand!2, Hybrid, Velvet, Strike, Oddity, ImpOSCar, and Minimonsta:Melohman
  • 20 non-volatile memory locations
  • Memory dump via SysEx
  • 4 keybed velocity curves and 3 fixed velocity settings
  • 4 pad velocity curves, 3 fixed settings, and unique 'step' velocity curves
  • 2 assignable pedal inputs
  • Class-compliant with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Mac OS X
  • Powered via USB or optional power supply
  • Built-in USB MIDI interface including standard MIDI In and Out jacks
  • Fully programmable to MIDI controller number and channel
  • Controller Mute function mutes controller output to avoid parameter jump
  • Snapshot function transmits all current controller settings
Package Contents
  • Axiom 49 keyboard controller
  • USB cable
  • Printed quick start guide
  • PDF user guide
  • Installer CD-ROM
  • Ableton Live Lite authorization card*

Put MIDI keyboard performance at your fingertips when you order the compact Axiom 49 today.

 

Axiom 49 2nd Gen 49-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller Specifications:

  • Minimum System Requirements
  • Windows XP (SP3)*, 800 MHz Intel or AMD**, 256MB RAM
  • Windows Vista 32 (SP1) or Vista 64 (SP1), 1 GHz Intel or AMD**, 1GB RAM, DirectX 10 or higher
  • Windows 7, 1 GHz Intel or AMD**, 1GB RAM, DirectX 10 or higher
  • Mac OS X 10.5.8 or 10.6.1, Intel Core Duo, 1GB RAM
  • * Home and Professional Edition only. Windows Media Center Edition is not supported.
  • ** CPU may be higher for laptops. Please check the minimum system requirements for your software, as they may be greater than those above.
  • Specifications:
  • Dimensions, Boxed: 31.4" x 2.9" x 11.7" / 79.7cm x 7.3cm x 29.6cm
  • Weight: 10.6lb. / 4.8kg
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