Three new models with enhancements in capability and content 11/03/14
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M-Audio has introduced the new Oxygen controller series. Created for musicians and producers, they introduce a host of controls, an intuitive layout, and a cutting-edge software suite for making music.
Available in 25-, 49- or 61-key models, the Oxygen series combines a velocity-sensitive keybed with a series of 8 trigger pads. Used for launching audio clips, triggering percussion sounds and more, the pads also provide velocity-sensitive response and illuminated feedback.
Control capabilities expand with 8 assignable knobs – perfect for adjusting plugin parameters and mixing tasks. The Oxygen 25 features an assignable master fader while the Oxygen 49 and 61 provide 9 total faders for virtually limitless MIDI manipulation.
Each keyboard in the series features an LCD screen and transport controls for seamless operation with digital audio software. A 6.3mm (¼-inch) sustain input jack is built in for expressive performances.
Every keyboard in the Oxygen series includes a powerful software package for creating music right away, starting with Ableton Live Lite music creation software and Twist, a spectral-morphing software synthesizer from SONiVOX.
Oxygen Series Highlights:
25, 49 or 61 full-size, synth-action velocity-sensitive keys
8 velocity-sensitive trigger pads for beat production, clip launching & more
8 assignable knobs for mixing and tweaking plugins
9 assignable faders (Oxygen 49, Oxygen 61)
Transport controls let you operate your DAW without reaching for the mouse
Auto-maps to popular DAWs: Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase
LCD screen provides instant parameter feedback
USB powered; a single cable provides power and MIDI connectivity
Works with Apple's iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately) for use with iOS devices
Includes Ableton Live Lite for immediate and powerful music creation
Includes SONiVOX Twist spectral morphing synthesizer
JC Sutherland, M-Audio Product Manager, told us, "We wanted to give musicians and producers more tools, more control, and thus more capability. The Oxygen series features the most in-demand hardware and software for making compelling music without restrictions."
Pricing and Availability:
The new M-Audio Oxygen 25, Oxygen 49, and Oxygen 61 will be available in Summer 2014 with a $99, $149, and $199 USD street price, respectively.