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Rating and Reviews: M-Audio Axiom 61 Keyboard

61-key velocity-sensitive semi-weighted action keyboard with assignable aftertouch

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"Great when it works, but the support is horrible." submitted July 11, 2008

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Musical Background: Active Musician
Music Style: Country, Rock
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Sound: Works fine for controlling other MIDI units. Touch response is decent. The extra control knobs, faders, and pads are nice. Feature: Loads of buttons, knobs, features, presets, etc. Works MIDI and USB. Ease of Use: Works out of the box, but to get the most out of it you should spend some time on the website and forums to get presets and other nice functionality. Quality: Mine broke after 4 months. D and G# keys stopped working through USB, and when plugged in via MIDI the controllers would not record in ProTools. Value: As long as you don't have problems with it I suppose your fine. But if you have to ship it in, get ready for shipping charges at very least and if it does go out of warranty after 12 months...you then get hit with labor charges. Manufacturer Support: Miserable excuse for support. When you submit a problem, they rattle off items from the Knowledge Base as if we can't look those up and perform them ourselves. And then when those have been exhausted, it's a 4-week turnaround for repair and the owner (YOU) have to pay for shipment both ways. Buy crap, get crappy service. The Wow Factor: I'm pretty sure based on my experience with support I won't buy any more M-Audio equipment. 4-month old equipment shouldn't have problems and an owner shouldn't have to pay for shipping or labor to have it repaired if it does break. Overall: All in all, if it works and you don't have problems it's a good piece of equipment to have in the studio...but keep your fingers crossed because the support people at M-Audio don't have it.
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"Good Product for Great Price" submitted December 30, 2008

By a customer from tempoaryinbox.com
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Musical Background: Active Musician
Music Style: Electronic, Jazz Ensemble, Alternative
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Sound: does not have sound Feature: This product has great features and gives me excellent control. I like how it's powered via USB. Ease of Use: Once you get going with it, the Axiom is really quite simple. Quality: It's okay... nothing too bad. As far as I've used it, it's pretty dependable. Value: Great price. Manufacturer Support: none needed The Wow Factor: The features all appealed to me and made me want to get it. As far as aesthetics go, the Axiom is fairly good looking with cool rubber pads on the sides as walls. Overall: Great price; however, the keys stick once in a while. The touch is kind of awkward.
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M-Audio Axiom 61 Keyboard Customer Review submitted July 20, 2009

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Overall: I've been pounding on this fella for two years and haven't had a thing go wrong with it. It is simple to use and easy to control. LOVE IT.
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"I wouldn't suggest.... But its a good Midi." submitted March 6, 2010

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Musical Background: Keyboardist/Pianist, Guitarist, Bassist
Music Style: Rock, Alterative,
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Sound: N/A Feature: Useful for MIDI and USB. No real features, except for various knobs for MIDI really only useful for running it through a sound module. Which in comparison to just getting a synthesizer, is a deal easier to deal with. Ease of Use: Fairly simple. Download the software and apply common sense. Quality: After about 6 months of basically sitting in my room a knob came off and the pitch bend became less reactive. Value: Your mostly paying for the software if you want the keyboard I would suggest getting it second hand from someone. Manufacturer Support: Never had to deal with supposrt. The Wow Factor: I'd be regretful selling mine to someone for 100$ but really it just gathers dust in my room. Overall: Useful at first but I'd rather have my $300 back and a better keyboard
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"great piece" submitted August 22, 2007

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Sound: lots of programming to curve sound to work the wat you want with your music application Feature: plenty of nobs for progamming Ease of Use: fairly eay to use and program considering all that can be done with programming keys Quality: could have been more solid Value: best thing for your money in my opinion Manufacturer Support: no need for it yet The Wow Factor: could look better not bad Overall: good product for the money definitly
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"great features , abismal keyboard quality" submitted November 8, 2006

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Musical Background: 24 years of synth programming and production
Music Style: film scores , progressive trance
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Sound: it doesnt have sound , therefore i wont comment Feature: a ton of features for midi control Ease of Use: fairly self explanitory if you have basic knowledge of midi controllers. good documantation Quality: the keyboard sucks really badley , spongy feel , not the slightest bit weighted but there again that is the same for most m-audio keyboards , only slightly better than the average korg synth keyboard. Value: features are good let down by a cheap nasty keyboard , too bad i'd rather see it priced $100 more and a better keyboard ( READ: novation) Manufacturer Support: no experience here The Wow Factor: no i dont Overall: read above as per value
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"It's a great set of keys/controllers for your home studio, what puts it over the top is the low price for so much functionailty." submitted September 22, 2006

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Musical Background: home studio amateur
Music Style: electronic
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Sound: Aftertouche, you can set velocity, tons of controllers, nice feel to the pitch and mod wheels. Good control over your midi sounds. Feature: 9x Sliders, 8x 360 degree nobs, 8x drum pads, came with a usb cable. Ease of Use: Fairly easy setup with Enigma software (download free from M-Audio) Quality: Unreal quality - it's the best build at this price you will ever find. It's got a solid feel. Value: The Axiom 61 could have easily been priced higher. Way more features and quality than other manufacturers that are at higher prices. Manufacturer Support: There are known problems with the driver (which you don't really need since the Axiom is class compliant--plug and play). But M-Audio typically is fairly helpful on the phone. The Wow Factor: It's awesome for your home studio, but it doesn't have any sex appeal. I wouldn't flaunt it's looks at a live performance. But the sides are made of these rounded rubber pads with "M-Audio" carved in them - looks cool. Overall: This keyboard will always have a place in my mini studio, but I will probably buy another small controller without semi-weighted keys.
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