M-Audio Axiom Pro 49
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M-Audio Axiom Pro 49

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

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mawou 10/19/2011

M-Audio Axiom Pro 49 : mawou's user review

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49-key master keyboard with aftertouch
fully integrated with the main software computer music HyperControl
an input / midi output
input pedal expxression / sustain pedal input
eight pads on
8 potentiometers (endless) and 9 programmable faders
9 programmable buttons
LED display clearly visible, which delivers information very useful and sufficient

UTILIZATION

used on windows 7 Reason to ProTools 6 and 9 PM
no problem of compatibility with the latest driver downloaded from m-audio

not used in midi simple, on the other hand
particular configuration, given in the user manual (two for each software manipulations)

therefore, fully pre-programmed functions for these two programs, which does not reassign if necessary such as button function (midi learn)

option, accessory, to send ASCII messages to the computer to avoid using the QWERTY keyboard (that's not necessarily very successful)

Manual quite successful

keyboard and touch pad nice and fairly realistic

all solid

Use frankly baffling, one can almost drop mouse ...
HyperControl makes a big difference compared to the standard set axiom

OVERALL OPINION

I've had a little over a year and I do not see how without it for computer music.
Even though I have a nocturn, I doubt that the keyboards on automap (especially the next impulse) are also integrated to the software.
The features that appear on the LED screen completely eliminate the need of the computer screen when the virtual instrument issued or the session Reason launched (you can easily navigate from one track to another, but to create them without screens, impossible).
Compared to a simple axiom, the contribution of HyperControl is undeniable.

Rugged: no buttons and no button "dead" since (and bought used), unlike my PADKONTROL four pads are switched several seconds ...