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.
|Keyboard||61 semi-weighted, velocity-sensitive keys with assignable aftertouch|
|Presets||20 (shared with user memory)|
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)
1 x MIDI
1 x USB (shared with input)
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)|
Intel Core Duo
OS X 10.5.8 or 10.6.1
|Specialties||"Controller Mute" function mutes controller output to avoid parameter jumps|