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M-Audio Axiom MK II 25 , 49 ,61 Keys
MIDI Controller in three variants – 25, 49 & 61 Keys
The compact M-Audio® Axiom® Series mobile controller merges all the production power and performance you need to get the most from your music software and MIDI gear with a sleek, angled top panel for easy viewing in any environment.
DirectLink: Streamlined Session Control
The latest version of the Axiom series features DirectLink, which automatically maps the onboard controls to common parameters in DAWs* like Pro Tools®, Logic, Cubase, Live, and Reason. Your software studio is at your fingertips with the Axiom Series. Utilize the fader and encoder knobs to fine-tune the mix. The Transport buttons allow you to navigate through sessions with ease. Interfacing a MIDI controller with your software makes it child’s play.
Serious Production Power
The Axiom series is equipped with an ultra-expressive semi-weighted keyboard and eight Trigger Finger® pads for programming beats with incredible feel. Automatically map the Axiom to your DAW with DirectLink—or delve deeper by assigning the pads, encoders, and fader to whatever controls you wish. Each controller can map to just about any MIDI message available, along with independent channel addressing for each. Bring your imagination and inspiration to life!
Axiom Instrument Mode
Thanks to the Axiom series’ controller’s new Instrument mode, a single button instantly maps the fader, buttons, and encoders to any virtual instrument inside your DirectLink-compatible host. You get direct access to synthesis parameters such as filter cutoff, LFO rate, and envelope settings—without having to manually configure anything. It’s almost like turning Axiom series into a dedicated hardware synth.
The design of the Axiom series keeps in mind the need for all the information and controls at your fingertips. A sleek angled top panel for easier viewing of the display and improved ergonomics helps you create music in a studio or play on stage without interrupting your flow. Smooth rotary encoders deliver precise, continuously variable parameter changes, giving you a hands-on feel for the mix. The backlit LCD screen provides informative feedback from DAW hosts, including on-screen display of parameters, settings, and track/VI names. It all adds up to intuitive control over your MIDI software and hardware.
The Axiom series are of 25, 49 and 61 keys, compact and lightweight, making it easy to carry around. All models are powered directly from your computer’s USB bus.
Technology to Upgrade Making Music
With Ignite, you can now capture your ideas as phrases, better known as clips. Multiple clips can be played back together, or even grouped to create more complex phrases and song sections. Ignite provides flawless integration with any current M-Audio keyboard controller. Once connected to your computer, the key parameters will be automatically assigned, or mapped, to the front panel controllers. This MIDI controller gives creativity no end!
Ableton Live Lite delivers much of the functionality of Ableton Live—the revolutionary, multi-award winning music production solution that allows you to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise and edit your musical ideas in a seamless audio/MIDI environment. Live brings your acoustic, electronic and virtual instruments—as well as your digital audio recordings and MIDI sequences—together in a single interface with simplicity and functionality.
Sound Your Best
The Ignite carries over 275 remarkable instrument sounds developed by AIR Music Technology as well as a versatile arpeggiator, Smart MIDI technology provides both a Chord Player and a Phrase Player that can introduce new musical parts to enhance your production—even a drum pattern. Email your musical ideas and songs or share them with other musicians through SoundCloud—all without ever leaving Ignite. Other than that, you can export WAV and MIDI files, and then import them into any DAW recording software—including Pro Tools.