M-Audio Axiom 61
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M-Audio Axiom 61

Axiom 61, 61-Key MIDI Keyboard from M-Audio belonging to the Axiom model.

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Marshall92 31/10/2008

M-Audio Axiom 61: Produktbewertung von Marshall92 (content in English)

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Hmmm, what can I say about the M-audio Axiom 61 other than it’s amazing? It’s the perfect midi controller for any setup, unless you are restricted space wise, in which case you have the choice of the axiom 49 or 25. The 61 key version features, well, 61 velocity sensitive keys, transport buttons, nine sliders, a sustain and expresion pedal input 8 endless rotary knobs, 9 other buttons labeled zone and group (which you can assign to anything you could dream of), a pitch and mod wheel, an LED screen with lots of buttons below it for programming the controller to do pretty much anything, a number pad for selecting presets, an octave/transpose button, and my personal favorite, 8 drum pads

UTILIZATION

This keyboard controller has made writing and mixing music so much easier, you can pretty much do a whole project without touching your computer keyboard or mouse, it speeds up your workflow infinitely. Another great attribute is that the keyboard is its on midi interface, meaning you could connect another keyboard or drum pad to it if you wanted to. I personally love that you don’t have to connect a midi cable from the keyboard to an interface, less cables equals less mess. The axiom’s keyboard is equipped with after touch, meaning you can hold a note, and then push harder and the note will get louder, which is especially awesome for pad sounds. The Axiom i bought was used so it never did come with a manual, but i learnt everything i needed to know about it from the M-Audio website.

OVERALL OPINION

I have been using the Axiom for just under 5 months now and i love it. I use it with Abelton live 7 and it works amazing, that is my faovrite thing about it. I’m not sure about other software companies, but I can make a guess that in will work flawlessly with all major ones. The Axiom 61 retails at about $300 and I have no doubt that is the absolute best midi controller for the money. I mean sure, there are better controllers out there, but for the price nothing beats the Axiom. If you are leaning towards buying the Axiom id say jump towards it, it is a purchase you will never regret.