M-Audio Axiom 49
M-Audio Axiom 49

Axiom 49, 49-Key MIDI Keyboard from M-Audio in the Axiom series.

Leulapin 02/10/2010

M-Audio Axiom 49 : Leulapin's user review


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Value For Money : Excellent
I was looking for a keyboard not too expensive, programmable, with connections noon. In fact I use it in USB.

For the price I'm not sure what they could add


The touch is nice, that's what made me decide against yamaha that had a built-in arpeggiator.

The manual is clear but the general configuration, even for someone accustomed to the south is not so simple. Especially for the pads, besides, I could not get them to work as I wanted (on a different channel Canal General synth pads for drums / samples, piano ... piano) at the beginning.
In fact a lot of parameters are stored in different places in their software settings which means that we never know which one outweighs the others. You end up using their grid rather than the visual mode finally.

The selection of presets is unclear and I find switche not fast enough for my taste. Kind you're forced to wait for the master keyboard in your piece ...

There is no way learn (the keyboard controller assigns to what he receives as a signal as a learn mode is activated which, like the control surfaces are super behringer on this point). I tried not too but I think it does not handle sysex level potentiometers. Personally I'm doing but for someone who has an absolute need to control a synth beware.

Then we will not moan too much either, by spending time one gets his way and saw its price can not wait for a microcontroller that switches with the millisecond.


I use it for a year and a half.

Before I had a synth yamaha psr such low range for beginners, I tested the akai, yamaha and so on. before choosing MAUDIO to his touch that I found most natural (guitar today, I started with the "real" piano and am more comfortable with buttons the size of those of a piano) . I'm glad to have taken akai seen the quality that has usb sync my buddy ...

The value for money is good but not too much to want to be programmed. Must not play musical styles that need to go too fast on the break pads like core, metal, industrial etc.. because they follow not (to my knowledge no competitor is really better on this point) with the same velocity curves limit set in binary:)

With experience I will ever be the choice I think but I'll take a careful look at the speed of switch from one memory to another and that there is a way learn from the competition. Yamaha pTet genre was not so bad actually:) The arpeggiator or a few presets or simple as a click on the isp I miss more than I thought actually, just to complete a riff as we get the idea head without having to open the sequencer and make the battery to the pads.