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M-AudioAxiom 49 - USB MIDI Controller (Version 2)
 
4.4

(based on 7 reviews)

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86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (3)
  • Responsive / good action (3)
  • Touch sensitive keys (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • MIDI (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (3)

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5.0

Well worth the price

By MrMarty

from Burlington, VT

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Responsive / Good Action
  • Touch Sensitive Keys

Cons

  • No bundled power cord

Best Uses

  • MIDI

Comments about M-Audio Axiom 49 - USB MIDI Controller (Version 2):

The keyboard is sturdy and durable. The keys feel strong and weighted and have a wonderful pop. The sliders look cheap, but they have good action. The only disappointment for me is it doesn't come with a power cord. But for the low price, I wouldn't buy a different keyboard.

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5.0

Works for me

By Charlie

from Los Angeles

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Responsive / Good Action
  • Touch Sensitive Keys
  • Works great with Logic Pr

Cons

  • Poor Instructions

Best Uses

  • MIDI

Comments about M-Audio Axiom 49 - USB MIDI Controller (Version 2):

Pure and simple. I wouldn't buy another keyboard at any price.

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4.0

Very good

By Dean

from Nj

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Collaborate Across Programs
  • Easy to Customize
  • Easy to Navigate
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Multimedia

    Comments about M-Audio Axiom 49 - USB MIDI Controller (Version 2):

    It does what it says. It's a great bang for ur buck. Keys are really nice. Would recommend to anyone

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac

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    2.0

    Good luck with the documentation.

    By Scoops1

    from New York

    Pros

    • Huh

    Cons

    • Ridiculous Documentation

    Best Uses

    • Live is OK
    • Studio probably better

    Comments about M-Audio Axiom 49 - USB MIDI Controller (Version 2):

    I use this controller for LIVE performance, which means I have to CONTROL external modules. You would think an explanation of programing the units 9 buttons would be FRONT AND CENTER in the documentation. Its not. Its not even IN the manual. I was lucky to find the 17 step process under an online FAQ: "Setting Pads & Buttons to send combinded Program & Bank Change messages".
    Is this not Keyboard Controller Course 101?!! Tell that to the morons at AVID.
    I dont mind a 17 step process because theoretically you only have to do it ONCE. Well, docs about saving the presets were also in a relatively obscure location.
    The POINT: Good luck, chuck. Hopefully you KNOW someone who has figured out how to program it.
    Only PRO: This is a solid well-built piece of hardware, with great weighted keys, which is the only reason I can recommend it.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • PC

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    5.0

    M Audio Axiom 49

    By Robert M

    from Austin, Texas

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about M-Audio Axiom 49 - USB MIDI Controller (Version 2):

    I love this keyboard. Plugged it into my Macbook Pro and Logic Pro 9 immediately recognized it. No need to download drivers, etc.

    The semi-weighted full size keys feel great. This is very nice 49 key controller for a home recording set-up.

    Highly recommended.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Computer Platform:
    • Mac

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    5.0

    Better than Version 1

    By Dragonfyre

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Professional Musician

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Responsive / Good Action
    • Touch Sensitive Keys

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • MIDI

      Comments about M-Audio Axiom 49 - USB MIDI Controller (Version 2):

      I'm using this keyboard to control Logic and works exactly as expected. The new Direct Link works great. Keyboard feels much better than the older version and everything feels solid. No complaints yet.

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      5.0

      Solid MIDI Keyboard for Studio

      By Oliver Kalen

      from Columbus, OH

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio

        Comments about M-Audio Axiom 49 - USB MIDI Controller (Version 2):

        I do not use this device for live performances. Nor have I aggressively utilized the programmable controls. The USB MIDI implementation works flawlessly. Once configured, the playback has nearly no latency (about 10ms). The percussive pad is a nice addition.

        For an experienced musician, the keys will feel a bit sticky, and they should probably be looking at a higher-end device. However, for studio sessions, and MIDI editing, the Axiom 49 is a great tool to have.

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