M-Audio Oxygen 49 49-Key USB MIDI Controller

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M-Audio Oxygen 49 49-Key USB MIDI Controller

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Price: $135.85

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The Oxygen-49 from M-Audio is a 49-key synth-action MIDI controller with 9 sliders, 8 knobs, a transport control section and 9 generic buttons. DirectLink mode automatically maps these controls to common DAW functions including transport, mixer, track pan and plug-in parameters. Built-in factory presets offer support for popular virtual instruments right out of the box, with no complicated setup required. Velocity-sensitive keys and a sleek, compact design round out a portable keyboard that’s perfect for both production and performance. This is a great MIDI controller and works perfectly with any type of software, be it Ableton, Pro Tools, Logic, Reason, Fl Studio, Max MSP or whatever you might be using.

The feeling of this keyboard is great, since the faders and knobs are nicely weighted and have a solid feel to them. The keys are quick and responsive.The keys aren’t fully weighted though, but you can expect this for this price. The semi weighted keys work just fine. The transport buttons are conveniently-placed for quick use. I would recommend getting the M-Audio SP-2 US65010 Sustain Pedal Piano Style Sustain Pedal for Keyboards to go with it. It should be the only other hardware device you need as there are only 2 ports (USB and sustain pedal). The only drawback is that the 3-digit LED display is sometimes hard to decode. Some people have also complained about latency issues and delay between key press and response from software, but if you use ASIO4All drivers, and there should be little to no latency. Price, performance, quality, ease of use and portability are what makes this MIDI controller stand out from the other similar products.

The M-Audio Oxygen 49 49-Key USB MIDI Controller allows someone just getting into electronic music production to have a flexible midi keyboard without spending hundreds of dollars. This is a must have MIDI controller for all those who know what they need and it’s really a great bargain for the price.


Conclusion Rating
M-Audio Oxygen 49 49-Key USB MIDI Controller is a great and very popular MIDI controller…
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