M-Audio Oxygen 49 MKV USB MIDI Controller, 49-Key

M-Audio Oxygen 49 MKV USB MIDI Controller, 49-Key

More than just a MIDI controller, the M-Audio Oxygen 49 MKV provides you with a full set of production features for music creation in the studio or onstage.

MAudio Radium 49-Key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard

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49-Keys. 16-MIDI Channels. Powered by USB. Lightweight, only 6.54 Pounds.

MAudio Radium 49-Key USB MIDI Controller Keyboard
Radium49 gives you the same control, flexibility and power as the Radium, just with an octave fewer keys to accommodate tight spaces and even greater mobility. You get the same quality keyboard, 16 MIDI-assignable controllers and built-in MIDI interface - and we're only talking 6 pounds. You can even power Radium49 from the USB bus or batteries so that you can play, compose, record and mix with ultimate mobility.

Flexibility and control
Radium is perfect for applications like real-time soft synth control, virtual mixing, drum programming, live performance and more. The keyboard even doubles as an intuitive user interface, making control assignments a breeze.

Radium Applications At A Glance
Radium lends itself to a wide variety of applications that help blur the difference between stage and studio.

Soft Synths
Software synths are very much a reality, and along with them come dozens of parameters just begging to be tweaked. Radium lets you leave the tedium of the mouse behind and put your hands on any 16 MIDI parameters of your choice in real time.

Getting Deeper
Radium makes it easier for you to get deeper into your software programs. Unleash the full potential of your musical tools and push your creativity to the limit.

Live Performance
Radium gives you more freedom of expression on the stage than you've ever had before. And at only 8 pounds, Radium won't break your back.

Programming Drums
Why take read more hours to program drums with a mouse? Now you can use Radium to play grooves into your software in real time. Then use the eight knobs and eight sliders to manipulate the dynamics, feel, effects and more.

Hardware Access
Synthesists can use Radium to put their hands on parameters normally buried deep within their hardware. Now it's easy to express yourself without having to navigate through dozens of menus.

Virtual Mixing
Who wants to mix with a mouse? Now you can use Radium's eight sliders to control your virtual faders. Radium's knobs can also control pan, effects send amount and much more.

Features

49 keys (+/-3 octave transposition)
8 assignable MIDI control knobs
8 MIDI-assignable sliders
built-in USB MIDI interface
dual MIDI outputs--one from keyboard, one from computer
powered via USB bus, batteries or AC
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Physical Specs:
Dimensions: 29.5 in. x 12 in. x 5 in.
Weight: only 6.54 lbs.

System Requirements:
PC: Available USB Port and Windows 98, Windows ME, Windows 2000, and Windows XP
Macintosh: Native USB Port, Mac OS 9.1 or later using OMS 2.3.7 or later; OS X or later.

***All MAudio USB products send or receive version 1.0 USB information but can be used with version 2.0, though will not take advantage of the additional 2.0 benefits.

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

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 9 out of 10 stars. (34 ratings)
Submitted May 19, 2005 by a customer from comcast.net
"Good value"
Overall: 9 out of 10 stars
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The thought of spending $500 on up for a top of the line controller is not very appealing. I'd just buy a real synth with onboard sounds that can double as a controller if I were going to spend that sort of money. MIDI controllers should work well and be inexpensive in my opinion. The technology involved in making a strong controller is FAR from rocket science and should NEVER be the cost of a space shuttle. Anyway this controller fits the bill pretty well... no problems with the one I own or it's price point.

Sound
n/a

Features
Microsoft XP Pro doesn't recognize the drivers as "offical" Microsoft approved drivers. But I installed them anyway trusting M-Audio gear to work properly in this environment without conflict (I also have a M-Audio Soundcard which is great). The drivers installed and work fine. Granted this should not be an issue or even discussed here.... shame on M-Audio for allowing this to be an issue at all.

Quality
Quality is quite good at this price range. Yes it's got a plastic case and may not be for serious live work. but at home on the home studio desk it is just fine. The knobs, keys, sliders, etc. all work perfectly and feel quite excellent... on my unit anyway... I am here at this site because I am considering buying an additional Radium 49 for another computer. So yes I'm satisfied with the quality of the one I own.

Value
My experience is that this read more is a great value at this price.

Manufacturer Support
n/a have not used it.

The Wow Factor
Considering buying a second one. That says it all.

Musical Background:
home studio

Musical Style:
experimental, IDM. and ambient
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