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M-Audio Axiom 61 - USB MIDI Controller (Version 2)

B&H # MAA61V2 MFR # 9900-53120-10
M-Audio Axiom 61 - USB MIDI Controller (Version 2)

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Product Highlights

  • 61 Piano-Style, Semi-Weighted Keys
  • Assignable Aftertouch
  • 8 Rotary Encoders
  • 9 Mixer-Style Faders
  • 8 Trigger Pads
  • Transport Controls
  • 20 Non-Volatile Memory Locations
  • DirectLink Mode
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista/7
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The Axiom 61 from M-Audio is a compact, 61-key controller for use with your music software and MIDI gear. In addition to being a comprehensive "data entry" controller, the keyboard features piano-style, semi-weighted keys for a musically satisfying playing experience.

Large dynamic trigger pads make it easy to program beats and trigger one-shot samples, while encoder knobs and buttons deliver complete real-time control over your software. DirectLink mode provides easy access to common DAW functions, including transport, mixer, track pan, and virtual instrument parameters, with no complicated setup required.

Each controller can be mapped to just about any MIDI message available, along with independent channel addressing for each, allowing endless possibilities for control. And with the new Instrument mode, a single button press instantly maps the faders, buttons, and encoders to any virtual instrument inside your DirectLink-compatible host.

The keyboard also features a sleek, angled top panel for easy viewing in any environment, providing all the right information and controls at your fingertips, whether you're on stage or in the studio. The backlit LCD screen provides informative feedback from DAW hosts, including on-screen display of parameters, settings, and track/VI names. The Axiom 61 is extremely compact and lightweight and is powered directly from your computer's USB bus.

61-key, velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted-action keyboard with assignable aftertouch
DirectLink mode automatically maps controls to common DAW and virtual instrument parameters
Dedicated Instrument mode button lets you instantly switch between controlling mixer and virtual instrument parameters
4 zone buttons for stacking and splitting sounds on up to 4 MIDI channels
8 assignable trigger pads
8 assignable rotary encoder knobs
9 assignable, low-profile 40mm faders
9 assignable buttons with LED lights for DAW feedback
6 dedicated transport controls
6 edit buttons
Dedicated track up/down, bank, mute and solo buttons
Dedicated patch +/- buttons
Assignable pitch bend and modulation wheels
Combination octave/transpose up/down rocker switch
Factory presets map controls to popular music software:

  • Xpand!2
  • Hybrid
  • Velvet
  • Strike
  • Oddity
  • ImpOSCar
  • Minimonsta:Melohman
20 non-volatile memory locations
Memory dump via SysEx
4 keybed velocity curves and 3 fixed velocity settings
4 pad velocity curves, 3 fixed settings, and unique "step" velocity curves
2 assignable pedal inputs
Class-compliant with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Mac OS X
Powered via USB or optional power supply
Built-in USB MIDI interface including standard MIDI In and Out jacks
All controllers fully programmable to MIDI controller number and channel
Controller Mute function mutes controller output to avoid parameter jumps
Snapshot function transmits all current controller settings
On/off rocker switch
Keyboard 61 semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive keys with assignable aftertouch
Presets 20 (shared with user memory)
User Memory 20
Controllers 1 x Pitch wheel (assignable)
1 x Modulation wheel (assignable)
8 x Drum Trigger pads
8 x Rotary encoders
9 x Faders (assignable)
1 x Octave/Transpose buttons (rocker)
6 x Transport controls
9 x Buttons with LED lights (assignable)
12 x Function buttons (assignable)
Output 1 x MIDI
1 x USB (shared with input)
Inputs 1 x MIDI
1 x USB (shared with output)
1 x 1/4" TS phone Sustain Pedal
1 x 1/4" TRS phone Expression Pedal
Display Large backlit LCD
Power Requirements USB or via optional power adapter
Dimensions 38 x 11.7 x 2.9" (966 x 296 x 73mm)
Weight 13.7 lbs (6.2 kg)
System Compatibility Mac:
Intel Core Duo
OS X 10.5.8 or 10.6.1

800MHz Intel or AMD for Windows XP
1GHz Intel or AMD for Windows Vista, 7 (CPU may be higher for laptops)
Windows XP (SP3) or higher, Vista, Windows 7
256MB RAM for XP
1GB RAM for Vista and 7
DirectX 10 or higher

Specialties "Controller Mute" function mutes controller output to avoid parameter jumps
M-Audio Axiom 61 - USB MIDI Controller (Version 2)
  • USB Cable
  • Installer CD-ROM
  • Ableton Live Lite Authorization Card
  • One (1) Year Warranty
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