M-Audio Oxygen 49 3rd Generation 49-Key USB MIDI Controller
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- Bus-powered 49-key usb midi controller
- 8 assignable knobs, 9 assignable sliders
- Directlink mode automatically maps controls to common daw parameters
- Dedicated transport and track select buttons
- Pro tools compatible
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The Oxygen 49 USB MIDI controller delivers next-generation functionality from M-Audio, the leading innovator in mobile music production technology. Oxygen 49 is a bus-powered 49-key USB MIDI Controller, with easy computer connectivity.
Oxygen 49 features eight MIDI-assignable knobs and nine MIDI-assignable sliders, plus 6 dedicated transport and track up/down select buttons for streamlined session control.
DirectLink mode automatically maps these controls to common DAW functions (see list below) including transport, mixer, track pan and plug-in parameters. Built-in factory presets offer support for popular virtual instruments right out of the boxÑno complicated setup required.
Velocity-sensitive keys and a sleek, compact design round out a portable keyboard thatÕs perfect for both production and performance. No other MIDI controller in this price range has so much functionality while remaining easy to use.
Pre-mapped to popular music software
Oxygen 49 factory presets map controllers to popular music software:
MIDI Controller maximum flexibility
Oxygen 49 is Pro Tools compatible, which extends industry-standard functionality. It is also compatible with a wide range of industry standard MIDI software including Cubase, Ableton Live, GarageBand, Logic and more, allowing you the flexibility to make music the way you want.
M-Audio DirectLink Technology
The latest M-Audio Axiom and Oxygen MIDI keyboard controllers feature DirectLink technologyÑoffering easy, instant mapping to your DAW software (see list of supported DAWs below). With DirectLink enabled, the keyboard's faders, knobs, and transport buttons are automatically mapped to software controls in DirectLink-compatible DAWs, giving you intuitive, hands-on control over your sessions.
Oxygen 49 DirectLink Supported DAWs
- Ableton Live 8.0.9 and later
- Apple GarageBandÊ '08 &Ê'09
- Apple Logic Pro 8.x and later*
- Pro Tools M-Powered 8.0.1 and higher
- Pro Tools LE 8.0.1 and higher
- Pro Tools SE 8.0.3
- Propellerhead Reason 4.x**
- Steinberg Cubase 4.5.2
- Steinberg Cubase 5.x***
Your music, your way
Oxygen 49 features unique Select buttons for on-the-fly step-through of presets, program changes and MIDI channels. 4 velocity curves and 3 fixed velocity settings are included for expressive playing and thereÕs also a sustain pedal input.
Oxygen 49 is class-compliant with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OS X, no drivers required.
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Top Customer Reviews
This is the best midi keyboard i have found for the price.
A must buy for any studio.
I give the product 4 stars. Its favoritism towards pro tools is understandable but combined with the lack of weighted keys robs its of the fifth star
- Requires almost no power. Can be daisy-chained off a Mac keyboard if you like.
- Presets for all major DAW workstations.
- On-board transport controllers for rapid retakes
- Great range of faders and channel selectors
- Does not have aftertouch or weighted keys, but it plays very well. Move up to the Axiom series if you intend to play live or need better keys.
- Remember to install DirectLink for full DAW functionality..
I chose this as it looked great, had four octaves, and was apparently not too large. M-Audio have achieved this by placing the pitch bend and mod wheels above the keyboard, rather than directly to the left. This has shaved a good three or four inches off the width and so this keyboard sits nicely on my desk. All I have to do is push my computer keyboard back a few inches (I'd recommend investing in a dinky wireless / bluetooth PC keyboard to really optimise desk space - you can then pick up and move the whole keyboard if need be).
When it arrived I found it connected immediately to Windows 7 with no drivers (as it should, being class compliant) and Windows 8 too. The software I use is Mixcraft 6, which worked immediately. The Oxygen 49 has a proper on-off switch which is great. Some keyboards with no on-off switch don't get detected by music software unless you unplug and re-plug a few times but that's usually down to the cheaper keyboard, not Windows or the software. With the Oxygen 49, absolutely no problems in this regard.
One small issue that I had to refer to the online manual for was that although I could easily map all the knobs and sliders to perform specific in-program tasks, the nine buttons that sit below the slider bank all acted like one button.Read more ›
The setup software provided does not work with Logic, however using Logic's 'Learn' feature I have set up the basic controls to start, stop, record etc. - this is probably all I need, as with the Garritan instruments I use the volume is controlled by the Mod wheel; as long as I can record modulation, pitch bend (and of course the notes!) all is well. Seems a pity to waste all the other knobs and sliders, maybe I will eventually find a use!
The keyboard transmits velocity very accurately and has 3 sensitivity settings. I have it plugged into my usb hub, which is not powered and has various other things attached, but this works fine.
Being quite small and light I can have it on my lap when sitting at my Mac, and if I wish to compose at my ease with the laptop can just stick it on the bed next to me!
I would give it 5 stars if the software worked with Logic. However, it does everything I want at the moment.
Item arrived withing two days and was well packaged. Plugged it in and my DAW (FL Studio) recognized it straight away, so no fiddly setup needed. It does come bundled with software but you have to download it and it's very basic, great for just playing and basic recording but you need something more in depth for anything else.
Keyboard fits perfectly on my desk...with just half an inch left on either side so I picked one the right size!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
But sometimes the keys feel less than fully responsive.
I think it's great value if you spend <£100 on it.
It is very much fun.
It does what i expected to do with so there are no reasons to rate less than 5 star.
Some things people should consider is the size as now on my table there are only... Read more
Glad it works with my Audio software, all the necessary functions work, it's exactly what I was looking for! Great!Published on 12 April 2013 by Alexandra Nelson
This keyboard is for someone with beginner to intermediate ability looking for some extra controls for various music software and it works well without being too complicated! Read morePublished on 17 Jan. 2013 by M. Parkinson
This is being used daily , plugged into my 18yo's MAC - nothing has failed or dropped off and he uses it a lot and he has not asked for an upgrade so it must be good.Published on 14 May 2012 by LAJKB