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49-Key MIDI Keyboard from M-Audio belonging to the Axiom series.

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  • Axiom 49 Review by C-Los

    M-Audio Axiom 49Published on 05/18/15 at 10:07
    M-Audio’s Axiom 49 MIDI keyboard controller is a great board! In my opinion, it’s probably one of the best out there. Producers who are skilled in playing piano gravitate toward this controller for the semi-weighted keys alone. I’ve seen many people from bedroom producers to long-time professionals utilize this controller in their studio, and I definitely understand, and agree, with their weapon of choice.

    UTILIZATION
    The Axiom was my second MIDI keyboard controller. I bought it used from a user on Ebay. It served it’s purpose well and though I do not have it hooked up to use in my studio anymore, it is still capable of getting the job done should I need it again. During its time of......
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    M-Audio’s Axiom 49 MIDI keyboard controller is a great board! In my opinion, it’s probably one of the best out there. Producers who are skilled in playing piano gravitate toward this controller for the semi-weighted keys alone. I’ve seen many people from bedroom producers to long-time professionals utilize this controller in their studio, and I definitely understand, and agree, with their weapon of choice.

    UTILIZATION
    The Axiom was my second MIDI keyboard controller. I bought it used from a user on Ebay. It served it’s purpose well and though I do not have it hooked up to use in my studio anymore, it is still capable of getting the job done should I need it again. During its time of service, I used this controller for everything from school projects, to commercial productions, and a lot of practicing, all within Logic Pro, Maschine, or a combination of the two. Before I bought the Maschine hardware, I also used the Axiom 49 to program my drums and different instruments I created using vocal samples I recorded. This board also has faders and knobs that useful for setting volumes or automation. I also would use the board to control basic functions within Logic.

    GETTING STARTED
    The Axiom 49 is very sturdy weighing six pounds. Like many boards this size, the Axiom 49 has nine faders, and rotary knobs, and eight soft drum pads. There’s also a modulation wheel and pitch-bend controller. The thing I like best about this keyboard is the semi-weighted keys. I now use a Nektar Impact controller and I wish I could take the keys of my Axiom and put them on the Nektar controller! I love the feel of playing a real piano no matter what instrument I’m actually playing. It just feels right. The faders are nice to have, but they are limited to being programmed to control one track. If you wanted to control another track you would have to reprogram it to do so. The transport bar is very convenient. Without having to go back and forth in between my keyboard and computer, I can play, stop, rewind, fast forward, cycle, and record right from my keyboard. The other thing I wish I can salvage from this keyboard is the rotary knobs. I love them because they are infinite not having a start and stop point. Because of this, I am able to automate any parameter I come across while producing and mixing music. The only board I know that offers this is Nektar’s Panorama series. The only reason I do not use this board now is because the sensor alignment for my pitch-bend wheel is off and it hinders what I play when creating music. It was so bad at one point, before I realized the real problem, I literally transposed and entire song I did song I made a while ago because I thought that key was off somehow, when in fact the pitch-bend knob was not resting in the “neutral” position when not being touched. Though I can turn it off, I am finding that I desire to use the wheel more often, but it would come at the expense of constantly adjusting.

    The Axiom 49 is a great controller, especially for experienced keyboard players. The price is not as competitive as others, but you will get more of the features that you need (and maybe want) by investing in this controller. Forty-nine keys may not be enough for some, but for most this board will exceed expectations.

    PROS
    Semi-weighted keys
    Infinite rotary knobs

    CONS
    Be careful when using knobs not to move unwanted parameters
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  • M-Audio Axiom 49Published on 04/10/13 at 14:30
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    The keyboard is semi-weighted and has a number of controllers important. connnectique standard (USB + midi pedal +)

    UTILIZATION

    Touch on a semi-weighted midi keyboard compact keyboard makes it a very satisfying studio.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for 2 years. This is my fourth midi keyboard and it satisfies me.
    Purchased OCCAZ but robust, so good value for money.
    I am not using key pads but against the slides or slides are really nice, it was a newTee for me and I appreciate it.
  • yuck

    M-Audio Axiom 49Published on 03/13/13 at 20:29
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    noon

    UTILIZATION

    this keyboard is noisy, I'm really disappointed, managing noon is the worst I've ever seen .. Giving errors in my incessant dawn: (

    OVERALL OPINION

    I used a few months .. but it is really unusable (this is only my opinion ... big mistakes are twelve o'clock Detuner notes .. no .. put a short day go your way.
  • M-AUDIO Axiom 49 Key MIDI

    M-Audio Axiom 49Published on 06/02/10 at 15:00
    Axiom 49 - Advanced 49-Key Semi-Weighted USB MIDI Controller

    I set up a student music studio/computer lab in college, the lab had these keyboards hooked up to them. I have experience setting up and playing with this keyboard for Garage Band, Logic Pro, and Albeton Live

    This is a great keyboard. I love the way the keys feel, the semi-weighted keys play just as I want them to. It reads velocities correctly, some other keyboards I have played will play either too soft or too loud of a velocity compared to what you are actually playing. It comes with a driver disk, but I never needed to use them. However I never tried to use it on a windows machine. But for Macs it will work no......
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    Axiom 49 - Advanced 49-Key Semi-Weighted USB MIDI Controller

    I set up a student music studio/computer lab in college, the lab had these keyboards hooked up to them. I have experience setting up and playing with this keyboard for Garage Band, Logic Pro, and Albeton Live

    This is a great keyboard. I love the way the keys feel, the semi-weighted keys play just as I want them to. It reads velocities correctly, some other keyboards I have played will play either too soft or too loud of a velocity compared to what you are actually playing. It comes with a driver disk, but I never needed to use them. However I never tried to use it on a windows machine. But for Macs it will work no problem. All of the knobs on the keyboard can be customized to different midi functions depending on what software you are using. Channel pressure, pitch bend, modulation, etc. Its a great keyboard and will work well and with minimal setup for many programs.

    I honestly can't think of any cons, It is big and not as easy to carry around as a smaller 25-key midi controller, but if you want more keys you need a bigger keyboard. Although the top and low ends of the pitch bends kind of maxed out before you extend them all the way. The best way for me to explain it is, when I go to bend the pitch up, about 1/8' before the pitch bend knob reaches its end, The controller reaches the highest point. So basically you don't have as much control of your pitch bends as you had ought to. Hope that makes sense.

    Great quality, durable construction.

    It is a great keyboard, and is no that expensive. You can do a lot with it and is a great addition for your studio, or for performance if you play through a laptop, the possibilities are endless depending on what software you use.

    This review was originally published on http://www.musicgearreview.com
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  • Strong and versatile

    M-Audio Axiom 49Published on 04/14/12 at 07:49
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    The number of buttons, knobs, faders and potards.La possibility of producing layers directly on the keyboard.

    UTILIZATION

    For the Mao should be fine, the keys on the other hand tend to "stick" a little when they are not used. but a quick press with your hands and let's go for 24 hours.

    Nevertheless there are still quite low compared to a keyboard heavy.

    The south part is very simple and very well managed, I use it with Fl studio 10 it passes wonders for all functions.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've been using 3/4 months before I had a 32 key lower bill and the change was felt!

    I recommend for a pianist who wants mao kind of a good size not too expensive. ...
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    The number of buttons, knobs, faders and potards.La possibility of producing layers directly on the keyboard.

    UTILIZATION

    For the Mao should be fine, the keys on the other hand tend to "stick" a little when they are not used. but a quick press with your hands and let's go for 24 hours.

    Nevertheless there are still quite low compared to a keyboard heavy.

    The south part is very simple and very well managed, I use it with Fl studio 10 it passes wonders for all functions.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I've been using 3/4 months before I had a 32 key lower bill and the change was felt!

    I recommend for a pianist who wants mao kind of a good size not too expensive.
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  • Anonymous

    M-Audio Axiom 49Published on 06/21/06 at 13:22
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    - What technical specifications motivated your choice?

    I wanted a keyboard 49 keys complete and versatile start in the computer music.
    The variety and number of MIDI controllers I have a big hit (+ Pads + knobs + sliders Transport bar)

    Opportunities varies rglages seemed to me, which will allow me to change the keyboard, and I think to keep a long time.

    On paper he was more attractive by adding a ca reviews the first in the SERIES, the axiom 25, trs positive and excellent quality / price 49 this axiom has become immediately ...

    - What connector (MIDI pedals ...)?...

    A MIDI In, MIDI Out A, a USB 1.1 port and a sustain pedal input and expression, an outlet for a power......
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    - What technical specifications motivated your choice?

    I wanted a keyboard 49 keys complete and versatile start in the computer music.
    The variety and number of MIDI controllers I have a big hit (+ Pads + knobs + sliders Transport bar)

    Opportunities varies rglages seemed to me, which will allow me to change the keyboard, and I think to keep a long time.

    On paper he was more attractive by adding a ca reviews the first in the SERIES, the axiom 25, trs positive and excellent quality / price 49 this axiom has become immediately ...

    - What connector (MIDI pedals ...)?...

    A MIDI In, MIDI Out A, a USB 1.1 port and a sustain pedal input and expression, an outlet for a power supply. (Not included: S)

    Comes with a USB cable, you can just regret that the power supply is not provided but hey we will not quibble :-)

    UTILIZATION

    -Installation, handling and first contact:

    Out of the box the keyboard has a very good aspect, it's been robust, ergonomic and functional even if the number of buttons may be a little scared at the beginning ...

    Installation without problem on Windows XP in any case, drivers cd rom COPIS and installs in 2 minutes, keyboard and recognized branch, reason recognizes it and accepts it instantaneously.

    Trs positive first contact!

    - The touch keyboard is it enjoyable? Should you use?

    I beginners and I've never done a piano I think will be pretty subjective ...

    Touch is enjoyable, the notes respond well, and after touch works perfectly.

    For my use (composition electro / house) I think it is perfect ...

    - The configuration gnrale Is it easy?

    There bcp button, read the manual to really understand what each was used and how to configure it but I think with a minimum of hours passes over the beast must be tamed quite easily.

    - The select MIDI channels, patches is easy?

    Here too it will read the manual (at least for a beginner like me) but the record is rather clear and obvious enigma software makes it easy!

    - The manual is clear and sufficient? ...

    Once printed on the website of M-Audio manual is clear and prcis, easy to understand if you know a minimum of technical terms.

    OVERALL OPINION

    - How long have you use it?

    24 Hours

    - What is the particular feature you like best and least?

    The best: the diversity of controllers twelve o'clock and settings, customizable presets and patches.

    This cot M-Audio has released the stops! The controllers are in addition to good quality, It looks solid, it's just getting used to check the pots and notched Longevity pads.

    - Have you tried many other models before acqurir?

    I tried a couple of MODELS This category but there was always something wrong, I think at this price M-Audio has released a very very good product!

    - How do you report qualitprix?

    I think the best quality REPRESENTATIVES market prices in this CATEGORY.

    - With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...

    To determine in a few weeks :-)
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  • M-Audio Axiom 49Published on 09/09/06 at 03:57
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    I wanted to start ds computer music! I would not put more than 260 euros and I chose this one because it looked very very full knobs and faders! I also wanted a Midi keyboard to use the ac groove box!

    UTILIZATION

    The keyboard is very pleasant touch in general, all the buttons (all assignable without exeptions!) Is very pleasant. I am a neophyte dc I have a little trouble with the software ableton but it is well done
    However I find it very regrettable from M-Audio do not put instructions in the box because if the installation is easy on the computer, it is difficult to understand what each corresponding buttons on the keyboard directly prog! I wish not to be compelled to seek......
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    I wanted to start ds computer music! I would not put more than 260 euros and I chose this one because it looked very very full knobs and faders! I also wanted a Midi keyboard to use the ac groove box!

    UTILIZATION

    The keyboard is very pleasant touch in general, all the buttons (all assignable without exeptions!) Is very pleasant. I am a neophyte dc I have a little trouble with the software ableton but it is well done
    However I find it very regrettable from M-Audio do not put instructions in the box because if the installation is easy on the computer, it is difficult to understand what each corresponding buttons on the keyboard directly prog! I wish not to be compelled to seek information on the internet! Finally, spend!

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for a month and what I like most, are the pads;) In fact, I think it's an idea to have exelente coupled keyboard and pads!
    I have not had time to try many others because this one got rained on tt but a couple of other keyboards that I tried did not give me the feeling of "quality "M-Audio (I mean it feels like the fiabilté simply by touching the faders)
    I would do without any doubts that choice!
    I sincerely advice is really good value!
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  • Good midi board for a starter

    M-Audio Axiom 49Published on 09/25/11 at 21:22
    The M audio axiom 49 is a great keyboard for your midi production system. With enough knobs and sliders to program to all of your functions that you program has. I have used this will Logic and fl studio and had no problem doing so.


    UTILIZATION

    I like being able to mute, solo, play, stop, rewind, forward, and record without ever touching the mouse and the fact that pressing stop twice brings the marker to the beginning of the session or loop point. The new keybed is also nice too. It's not as stiff as the first Axiom controllers. It kinda has this extremely light piano feel but yet the keys aren't so heavy where you'll still feel comfortable whether you're playing pianos, synth, or......
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    The M audio axiom 49 is a great keyboard for your midi production system. With enough knobs and sliders to program to all of your functions that you program has. I have used this will Logic and fl studio and had no problem doing so.


    UTILIZATION

    I like being able to mute, solo, play, stop, rewind, forward, and record without ever touching the mouse and the fact that pressing stop twice brings the marker to the beginning of the session or loop point. The new keybed is also nice too. It's not as stiff as the first Axiom controllers. It kinda has this extremely light piano feel but yet the keys aren't so heavy where you'll still feel comfortable whether you're playing pianos, synth, or expressive drum parts. The pads are cool as well. Even though M-Audio could make em' a tad bit "fatter" like MPC style pads, they still feel good when i'm doing drums from Ultrabeat or my own personal sounds in the EXS24. The only thing I have against it is that when you're "slam-dancin" on the pads to much, they tend to blank out a little but it dosen't happen that often. Not to mention i'm sure that M-Audio will work out the minor bugs in future versions of the OS. Above all else it's a great feeling controller and my next move will probably be the 61 key version when I install Logic on my new MacBook Pro. I recommend it for flawless workflow in sequencing or recording on Logic, or anything else for that matter. New buyers don't forget to download the HyperControl protocol for whatever software you're using from m-audio.com


    OVERALL OPINION

    Overall its great, it comes in the 49 and a few other versions, I must say the feel of it is great. Like I said before the keys arent too heavy so you can still play your leads on it well. But when you first get it if you buy it brand new the keys will be kinda stiff. But they will loosin right up for you after a few uses.
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  • M-Audio Axiom 49Published on 06/07/07 at 16:25
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    49 keys, 8 pads of potentiometers and encoders
    possde a midi interface to connect a device such rhythm box, in addition to the USB connection

    UTILIZATION

    Stupfait by the quality of the keyboard! certainly not so heavy that a good but trs rponse the game, thundering in its price range. pad not bad, super encoder practices and sliders

    fly or plug is live and logic

    pity that the screen does not show the name (it shows numros) CC; I ask bcp can be, I know

    OVERALL OPINION

    I used a few days I t trs happy. I Achteras no problem when I have space for more music. it is a good report quality price trs ...
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    49 keys, 8 pads of potentiometers and encoders
    possde a midi interface to connect a device such rhythm box, in addition to the USB connection

    UTILIZATION

    Stupfait by the quality of the keyboard! certainly not so heavy that a good but trs rponse the game, thundering in its price range. pad not bad, super encoder practices and sliders

    fly or plug is live and logic

    pity that the screen does not show the name (it shows numros) CC; I ask bcp can be, I know

    OVERALL OPINION

    I used a few days I t trs happy. I Achteras no problem when I have space for more music. it is a good report quality price trs
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  • M-Audio Axiom 49Published on 01/23/08 at 10:22
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    <p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>What connector (MIDI pedals ...)?...</span> Self-powered USB MIDI keyboard possdant 8 pads, 8 sliders
    20 presets
    49 semi-weighted keys (touch uncomfortable) 8pads pressure aftertouch sensitive
    pedal footswitch
    Sustain pedal

    UTILIZATION

    <p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>The key is it enjoyable? Should you use?</span>
    is rather special adire
    about 3 / 4 of the race of the key you are in a vacuum and the Veloci-detection is on the bottom of the race
    <p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>configuration is pretty simple</span>
    for someone who has some knowledge of noon and if a free software (enigma) charge in the keyboard corresponding......
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    <p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>What connector (MIDI pedals ...)?...</span> Self-powered USB MIDI keyboard possdant 8 pads, 8 sliders
    20 presets
    49 semi-weighted keys (touch uncomfortable) 8pads pressure aftertouch sensitive
    pedal footswitch
    Sustain pedal

    UTILIZATION

    <p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>The key is it enjoyable? Should you use?</span>
    is rather special adire
    about 3 / 4 of the race of the key you are in a vacuum and the Veloci-detection is on the bottom of the race
    <p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>configuration is pretty simple</span>
    for someone who has some knowledge of noon and if a free software (enigma) charge in the keyboard corresponding to the preset software related (Cubase, Logic, Live, Reason, Native, Wizoo)
    <p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...</span> manual clear and simple

    OVERALL OPINION

    <p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- How long have you use it?</span>
    1 year
    <p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- What is the particular feature you like best and least?</span>
    the + pads
    the problem-feeding even though the keyboard was plugged into usb ale on root port on hub on the USB power supply spare, AUBOUT of 6 months the keyboard started having this default dcevant
    <p class="bbcode-cite"> Quote: <span>- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...</span>
    not bad quality
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