M-Audio Oxygen 49 IV USB MIDI Keyboard Controller, 49-Key

A studio staple, M-Audio's 49-key USB MIDI keyboard controller is back with 8 drum pads -- plus knobs and faders that automap to Ableton, Pro Tools and more.
M-Audio pioneered the portable MIDI controller market with the Oxygen series of keyboard controllers. M-Audio continues to be a leader of this technology by developing intuitive controllers for software-based music production and performance. Thanks to continued innovation over the course of nearly a decade, the Oxygen series controllers offer more control, deep hardware/software integration, and come equipped with a reliable build that enables you to make music on the go or implement these controllers into any studio.

Streamlined Control

With an array of assignable knobs, pads, and faders, Oxygen 49 gives you total control over your software, allowing you to stay engaged in the creative flow of recording and mixing music without ever reaching for the mouse. It features 49 velocity-sensitive keys for playing chords, bass lines, and melodies; eight assignable knobs for tweaking effect plugins and virtual instruments; eight velocity-sensitive pads for triggering samples or finger drumming; and nine assignable faders for mixing tracks together and controlling the master output. Oxygen 49 also has dedicated transport controls and track-up and -down buttons that allow you to initiate play, stop, and record in the DAW environment right from your keyboard controller.

Use Your Favorite DAW

The Oxygen 49 MIDI controller offers out-of-the-box integration with popular DAWs including Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, and many more. Oxygen 49's controls read more instantly map to key parameters in your favorite DAW, enabling you to immediately tweak the mixers, editors, and transport windows. Additionally, Oxygen 49 has built-in customizable mapping presets that quickly interface Oxygen 49 with your favorite effect plugins and virtual instruments. The factory presets map Oxygen 49 to the bundled software, SONiVOX Twist, so you can plug in and start making music right out of the box. Setting up a MIDI controller with your software doesn't get any easier than this.

Ableton Live Lite

Ableton Live Lite is included with Oxygen 49 for immediate music creation. One of the most popular performance and production programs available in the world, Ableton Live Lite is a powerful music creation tool that enables musicians and producers to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise, and edit musical ideas in a fluid audio/MIDI environment. Host plugins and use Oxygen 49 to produce, compose, or perform all within Ableton Live Lite. When you are satisfied with your work, Ableton Live lets you save it or mix it down.


SONiVOX Twist is a spectral morphing synthesis virtual instrument. Comprised of a dynamic interface, an advanced pattern generator, and onboard effects, Twist lets you create serious sounds using simple controls. Two swirling sound layers provide unique harmonic controls and form the basis of every patch. Sculpt your sound with a multi-mode filter, independent amp and filter envelope generators, and a LFO that can be sync'd to tempo.


- 49 full-size, synth-action velocity-sensitive keys
- 8 velocity-sensitive trigger pads for beat production, clip launching, and more
- 8 assignable knobs for manipulating virtual instruments and plugins
- 9 assignable faders built in so you can mix with ease
- Transport buttons let you control your DAW without reaching for the mouse
- Automaps to popular DAWs: Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, and more
- LCD screen provides instant parameter feedback
- USB-powered, plug-and-play support, and USB-MIDI connectivity
- Sustain pedal input for further creative control
- Ableton Live Lite is included for immediate music creation
- Includes Ableton Live Lite, a powerful music performance and creation software
- Includes SONiVOX Twist, a powerful spectral morphing synthesizer
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Product Package Contents: Oxygen 49 Keyboard Controller, Ableton Live Lite, SONiVOX Twist, USB Cable, Quickstart Guide, Safety & Warranty Manual

Minimum System Requirements (PC):
- 1.5 GHz Pentium 4 or Celeron compatible CPU or faster (multicore CPU recommended)
- 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
- Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP
- Windows compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended)
- QuickTime recommended
- Available USB Port

Minimum System Requirements (Mac) :
- 1.25 GHz G4/G5 or faster (Intel Mac recommended)
- 1 GB RAM (2 GB recommended)
- Mac OS X 10.4.11 (10.5 or later recommended)
- Available USB Port
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Base Item
Shipping Weight: 8.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 34 x 12 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): MII OXYGEN49IV
Warehouse Resealed
Shipping Weight: 8.25 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 34 x 12 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): NFS MIIOXYGEN49IV
For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 401-658-5765
(2 ratings)
Submitted April 14, 2017 by Billy Sells in madison, TN
"Fast replacement"
Verified Customer zZounds has verified that this reviewer made a purchase from us.
I ordered the M-Audio Oxygen 49 IV and two of the keys were not working correctly. I returned the defective keyboard and received the replacement with the week. I am always impressed by zZounds' customer service and fast turn around!
Musical Background:
Music producer/arranger
Musical Style:
Jazz pop, electronic, classical
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