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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

    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

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            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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