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M-Audio Axiom AIR 49 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller, 49-Key, Blemished

Take control over your software synths. This MIDI controller has 12 drum pads with a roll button, 49 keys with aftertouch, DAW transport controls, and more. (2) Read 2 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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It's a MIDI Keyboard Controller -- And Serious DAW Controller, Too

Giving you a number of ways to express yourself, the M-Audio Axiom AIR 49 keyboard controller puts 49 synth-action keys and a wide spread of trigger pads, encoders, and faders at your fingertips. In addition to hands-on controls, the Axiom AIR 49 comes with Avid Pro Tools Express and Ignite by AIR music creation software, which give you easy ways to start making music out of the box. This fully featured USB/MIDI controller is your creative outlet for controlling your virtual instruments and plug-ins -- just connect the Axiom AIR 49 to your computer (Mac or PC) for seamless integration with Pro Tools or any major DAW.

Impressive Set of Expressive Controls

Its 49 synth-action keys with aftertouch give you the feel of a synth keyboard, plus more than enough octaves to get your music from controller to computer. Octave/Transpose buttons provide one-touch access to the entire note range, in any key, and selectable velocity curves match your playing style so that during a session, your focus is on your music, not your gear. Assignable pitch bend and modulation performance wheels are there to help put the human touch on your notes.

What's more, M-Audio's Axiom AIR 49 sports assignable LED lit buttons and rotary encoder knobs for easy sound tweaking, a dozen illuminated velocity-sensitive pads for tapping in beats, nine 70 mm faders, and dedicated transport and software navigation buttons for simplified recording. Its handy Drum Pad Learn feature, Identify button, and HyperControl interactive controller mapping help speed up your workflow, and 128 memory locations save your custom settings so you never forget your favorites.

Compose and Track with Included Software

Want to make music now? No problem -- the Axiom AIR 49 packs Avid Pro Tools Express and Ignite by AIR music creation software, two complementary software programs that work hand and hand to deliver polished pieces to your DAW. Jot down and arrange your song ideas using Ignite, and then use Ignite material as fodder for professionally produced tracks within Pro Tools Express.

Capture your musical ideas on the fly with Ignite. Featuring a user-friendly graphic interface, Ignite makes it easy to transform bare bones melodies and chords into complete songs. Ignite includes 275 instrument sounds, as well as easy distribution options for sharing your work on SoundCloud or importing them to Pro Tools or your DAW.

With Pro Tools Express, you can compose, record, edit, and mix using a wealth of powered effect plug-ins, virtual instruments, and high-end production tools. Work with 16 simultaneous stereo or mono audio tracks, and create original sounds with the included Boom, Xpand2, and Structure Free player virtual instruments from AIR Music Technology. Session file compatibility with Avid's entire Pro Tools line means you can take your work from Express to any other studio's Pro Tools session. It comes with an iLok 2 USB key.

Features:

- USB/MIDI keyboard controller
- 49 expressive synth-action keys with aftertouch
- 12 trigger pads respond to pressure and velocity
- Roll button aids in creating realistic drum parts
- Assignable controls offer front-panel programming
- 8 rotary encoder knobs, nine 70 mm faders, and 9 buttons
- 3 banks of pad and knob assignments with color-coded illumination
- HyperControl automatically maps controllers to popular software
- Drum Pad Learn feature and Identify button allow you to work quickly
- Dedicated transport and navigation buttons make recording easy
- Octave/Transpose buttons access the entire note range, in any key
- Assignable pitch bend and modulation performance wheels
- Selectable velocity curves to match your playing style
- 128 memory locations for saving your custom settings
- Functional design provides backlit LCD plus under-keyboard cable routing
- Class-compliant with Windows XP/Vista/7/8 and Mac OS

zZounds is an authorized dealer of M-Audio products.
- 22" x 15" x 4"
- 559 mm x 381 mm x 102 mm
- 10.8 lbs. 4.9 kg

Minimum System Requirements (PC):

Pro Tools(R) Express Minimum System Requirements:
- Avid-qualified Windows computer (avid.com)
- Pro Tools-compatible audio interface
- Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate (32- or 64- bit)
- 2 GB (4 GB recommended)
- 5 GB hard drive space for Pro Tools Express
- 1 available USB port for iLok authorization (iLok 2 included)
- Compatibility: ASIO (Windows)

Ignite Minimum System Requirements- Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional, Ultimate (Service Pack 1), Windows 8, or Windows 8 Pro
- Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz processor
- 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
- 4 GB hard drive space
- 5400 RPM hard drive
- 1 available USB port
- Compatibility: ASIO or WASAPI (Windows)

Minimum System Requirements (Mac)

Pro Tools(R) Express Minimum System Requirements:
- Avid-qualified Mac computer (avid.com)
- Pro Tools-compatible audio interface
- Max OS X 10.6.8 (Snow Leopard), Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion)
- 2 GB (4 GB recommended)
- 5 GB hard drive space for Pro Tools Express
- 1 available USB port for iLok authorization (iLok 2 included)
- Compatibility: Core Audio (Mac)

Ignite Minimum System Requirements:
- Mac OS X 10.7.5 or 10.8
- Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz processor
- 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended)
- 4 GB hard drive space
- 5400 RPM hard drive
- 1 available USB port
- Compatibility: Core Audio (Mac)
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 14 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 34 x 17 x 6 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 401-658-5765

Product Description

Take command of your studio while achieving higher levels of musical expression with Axiom AIR 49 from M-Audio. Offering unprecedented control, Axiom AIR 49 brings together unmatched ease-of-use plus empowering software to form the ultimate studio centerpiece. Get inspired by 49 synth-action keys -- with aftertouch. The illuminated pads are velocity sensitive and even respond to pressure. Experience total hands-on control of your sessions using assignable LED lit buttons and rotary encoder knobs, long-throw faders, plus an array of dedicated transport and software navigation buttons. HyperControl(R) interactive controller mapping unites your hardware and software so you can start working faster. Completing this powerful package are two complementary software selections: Avid(R) Pro Tools(R) Express and Ignite by AIR music creation software. Together, they deliver a comprehensive path for transforming the ideas in your head into a finished piece of music.

Software Synergy

Your Axiom AIR 49 hardware comes complete with both Avid Pro Tools Express and Ignite from AIR Music Technology (downloadable below). These two programs can work alone or together to help you realize your musical dreams. Capture and arrange your ideas using Ignite, then use those tracks as the foundation for your professional production with Pro Tools Express.

Pro Tools Express

Compose, record, edit, and mix using the tools the professionals use. Pro Tools Express starts with 16 simultaneous stereo or mono audio tracks. Add in the popular Boom, Xpand2, and Structure Free player virtual instruments from AIR Music Technology -- all included. Finish off with dozens of high-powered effect plug-ins, including the in-demand AIR effects. HyperControl maps provide the Axiom AIR 49 with a level of effortless Pro Tools Express integration no other keyboard controller can match. Plus, Pro Tools Express offers session file compatibility with the entire Pro Tools family, so you can take your tracks to the finest studios around the world. Pro Tools Express includes an iLok 2 USB key.

Ignite

Ignite provides a refreshingly original and musician-centric way to quickly capture, combine, and arrange your musical ideas. The intuitive graphic interface encourages you to experiment and explore. Smart MIDI Chord and Phrase Players empower your ideas and bring them to life through over 275 superior instruments sounds created by AIR Music Technology. When you're ready to collaborate with other musicians or take your ideas to the next level, you can share them through SoundCloud, or export your WAV, MP3 and MIDI files and import them into Pro Tools -- or any DAW software. Best of all, Ignite offers seamless integration with your M-Audio keyboard controller, with no set-up chores to perform.

Features:

- 49 expressive synth-action keys with aftertouch
- 12 trigger pads respond to pressure and velocity
- Roll button aids in creating realistic drum parts
- Assignable controls offer front-panel programming
- 8 rotary encoder knobs; 9 long-throw 70mm faders; 9 buttons
- 3 banks of pad and knob assignments with color-coded illumination
- HyperControl automatically maps controllers to popular software
- Drum Pad Learn feature and Identify button allow you to work quickly
- Dedicated transport and navigation buttons make recording easy
- Octave/Transpose buttons access the entire note range, in any key
- Assignable pitch bend and modulation performance wheels
- Selectable velocity curves to match your playing style
- 128 memory locations for saving your custom settings
- Functional design provides backlit LCD plus under-keyboard cable routing
- Class-compliant with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Mac OS
Customer Reviews
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "Not The Bang I Expected For My Buck!"
Overall: For the hefty price tag of $400, I expected a lot more in the quality department on this midi. Over all it has a very cheap and "plasticy" feel to it. Not a very solid feel to it at all. The pads were not very responsive as well. They improved from the Pro model axiom, but M-Audio still has a long way to go in the trigger pad department. The sliders and knobs were POORLY crafted. They looked very unfinished and they were not even or aligned. It just looked like very low quality work, and "rushed' like they just had to make the midi in hour and move on to the next one. I would have like a better quality feeling piece of equipment for the price tag. I kept it pass the return policy date, so I ended up selling it online and eating the money loss. I am next going to try the 49 key Oxygen V3 and see if that is any better. Check my review.
Style of Music: Hip-hop, jazz, House.
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