M-Audio has announced the introduction of a brand-new series of keyboard controllers, the Oxygen Pro series. They say that these new keyboard controllers have been made for music producers everywhere that want professional grade features, maximum control of their virtual instruments, and precision playing options on a fun and easy to use controller. A spokesperson told us, "The M-Audio Oxygen Pro controllers are the ultimate studio and live performance tools, allowing you to keep your focus on creating music – not programming your software."
Here's the full details direct from M-Audio...
Available in 25, 49, 61, and Mini key versions, the entire Oxygen Pro Series are USB powered and all feature an OLED screen, smart chord and smart scale technology, auto-mapping, a built-in arpeggiator and note repeat, which are all essential to modern music production. The Oxygen Pro 25, 49, and 61 all have 16 RGB backlit velocity-sensitive pads, nine assignable faders (excluding the Pro 25), eight assignable knobs, 5-pin MIDI output, and an incredibly smooth-feeling keyboard bed that provides maximum control of your software. The Oxygen Pro Mini packs eight performance pads, four knobs, and four faders into a more compact design.
Building upon M-Audio's legacy of innovative workflow and playability, the Oxygen Pro series automatically map to popular DAWs such as MPC Beats, Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Studio One, and Steinberg Cubase. The Oxygen Series will also auto-map to the included Air Music Tech virtual instruments (Velvet, Mini Grand, Vacuum, Boom, DB-33, Xpand!2) so artists can easily convert their creativity into immediate, tangible results. Smart Chord lets the user play full chords with a single press of a key, while Smart Scale enables the user to set the key bed so that only notes in the selected scale are able to be played. This allows you to play within a chosen scale without the risk of playing any "wrong" notes.
The new M-Audio Oxygen Pro controllers open up worlds of expression and creativity and make it more seamless than ever to bring your production ideas to life. A comprehensive software package is included so any songwriter, producer, live streaming musician or composer has all the tools needed to create a full production out of the box.
Premium Software Suite Included:
• MPC Beats
• Pro Tools | First M-Audio Edition
• Ableton Live Lite
• Hybrid 3 - Multi-oscillator synthesiser
• Velvet - Electric Piano
• Mini Grand - Acoustic Piano
• Vacuum - Analogue Synthesiser
• Boom - Vintage drum machine
• DB-33 - Classic Organ
MPC Expansion Packs:
• MPC Beats Producer Kits - Multi-Genre Beat Production Pack
• F9 Instruments Beats Edition - 25 High Quality Instrument Samples
• LANIAKEA Sounds – TrapSoul & LoFi Production Pack
• MSX Audio - Soulful Drums Collection
• ADSR - LoFi Producer Collection
• MVP Urban Roulette Beats Edition - Urban Kits & Samples Expansion Pack
• Cr2 Deep House Beats Edition - Deep House Expansion Pack
Oxygen Pro Series Key Features
• Best-in-class, velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted keys
• (16) RGB, backlit, assignable, velocity-sensitive pads with Note Repeat for beat production, clip
launching, and more (8 for Mini)
• (8) assignable knobs for controlling virtual instruments, mix plugins, DAW controls and more
(4 for Mini)
• Preset and DAW buttons for auto-mapped DAW controls & plugin parameters
• Smart Chord mode enables playing of enharmonic or custom chord voicings
• Smart Scale mode eliminates wrong notes making it easy to craft a perfect song
• Arpeggiator with Type, Octave, Gate and Swing controls
• Ergonomically designed pitch and modulation wheels & ¼-inch sustain pedal input
• USB-MIDI connection and 5-pin MIDI Output for controlling external MIDI gear
• Intuitive layout featuring an OLED screen for quick control edits
• Includes MIDI editor software and a complete software production package
Pricing and Availability:
The Oxygen Pro series are available immediately and ship with the following MSRPs:
Oxygen Pro Mini - £99.99
Oxygen Pro 25 - £154.99
Oxygen Pro 49 - £189.99
Oxygen Pro 61 - £224.99
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