M-Audio Oxygen 61 MKV USB MIDI Controller, 61-Key

M-Audio Oxygen 61 MKV USB MIDI Controller, 61-Key

Don't get a MIDI controller -- get a music production hub. The Oxygen 61 MKV gives you pads, faders, and knobs for full control of instruments and plug-ins.

M-Audio Oxygen 61 USB MIDI Keyboard Controller

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61-note velocity-sensitive keyboard. 35 MIDI controllers.

Total MIDI Control
MIDI isn't just about triggering notes-and the Oxygen series 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 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
Oxygen controllers feature 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 the free Enigma software editor/librarian for PC and Mac.

Free Enigma read more Editor/Librarian Software
Download Enigmaa 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 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.

61-note velocity-sensitive synth-action keyboard with USB MIDI interface

8 fully assignable MIDI controller knobs

9 fully-assignable MIDI sliders

15 assignable buttons, including 6 transport buttons

assignable pitch bend and modulation wheels

octave up/down; transpose up/down

preset up/down

MIDI channel/program change up/down

7 top-panel function buttons plus additional programming functions on keybed

3-segment LED screen

USB 1.1 upstream (type-B) port

sustain pedal jack

MIDI Out jack

powered via USB or optional power supply

class-compliant with Windows XP, Vista (32 bit), and Mac OS X

10 non-volatile memories

memory dump via Sys Ex

compatible with free Enigma librarian/editor for storing and organizing setups

all controllers fully programmable to MIDI controller number

all controllers fully programmable to MIDI channel

controller mute function mutes controller output to avoid parameter jumps

snapshot function transmits all current controller settings

on/off switch

weighs only 9 lbs.

includes Ableton Live Lite music production software, so you can make music right away
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PC Requirements
Available USB Port
DirectX 9.0b or higher
Windows XP (SP1) or higher
Windows 98, Me, NT, or 2000 not supported

Macintosh Requirements
Native USB Port
Mac OS X 10.2.8 w/ 256 MB RAM, OS X 10.3.4 or greater w/ 512 MB RAM

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 401-658-5765

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (58 ratings)
Submitted July 5, 2008 by a customer from sbcglobal.net
M-Audio Oxygen 61 USB Customer Review
Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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Doesn't make any sounds of course.
You get exactly what you pay for on this keyboard. Assigning parameters is done automatically for some programs and to do it manually takes me all of 1 second. Very simple to use. Also come with Ableton Live, which is a cool looking program but I'm able to accomplish anything I want with what I already got.
Ease of Use
Like I said assigning parameters to the knobs or sliders takes me 2 clicks of the mouse literally. Very easy and simple to use.
Feels nice for the most part. For $170 it works. I wasn't expecting it to be made out of titanium or nothing.
You get what you pay for definitely. I have owned keyboards that cost $500 and they feel very similar and do exactly the same thing. If you're on somewhat of a budget and want a larger midi controller, then I highly recommend this keyboard.
Musical Background:
Musical Style:
Rap, Hip Hop, R&B
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