Oxygen_2014_61The pioneering Oxygen Series by M-Audio has had an upgrade to the MKIV version, developing an intuitive MIDI Controller for software-based music production and performance. The Oxygen Series has been leading the way fro MIDI controllers over the last decade and the new MKIV has continued this innovation, offering more control, hardware/software integration and robust construction so you can make music on the go in any studio.

The velocity sensitive keys give you the feeling of a real piano, allowing you to fully control the emotion and feeling in your music. You can then layer samples down using the 8 trigger pads that are also velocity sensitive; these are perfect for launching slips and beat production. You also get 8 assignable knobs that can be used to manipulate your virtual instrument sounds directly from the controller.

Oxygen_2014_49_IIThe new Series gives you an array of knobs, fader and pads so you can have absolute control and never need to reach for that mouse. You can play your chords and melodies, tweak virtual instruments and controls the plugins using the eight knobs. The sample pads allow you to trigger samples and mix tracks together using the fader. There are also transport controls that give you the option to play, stop and record directly from you controller.

The Oxygen is also compatible with all the popular DAWs including Pro Tools, Ableton, Cubase and Logic. Additionally, Oxygen has built-in customisable mapping pre-sets that quickly interface Oxygen with your favourite effect plugins and virtual instruments. The factory pre-sets map Oxygen to the bundled software, SONiVOX Twist, so you can plug in and start making music right out of the box. Setting up a MIDI controller with your software doesn’t get any easier than this.

Specification:

  • 61 full size, velocity sensitive keys
  • 8 trigger pads (velocity sensitive)
  • 8 assignable knobs
  • 9 assignable faders for mixing
  • LCD screen
  • Transport buttons
  • USB-powered, plug and play support
  • USB-MIDI connectivity
  • Sustain pedal input
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite
  • Includes SONiVOX Twist
  • In the box: Oxygen 61 controller keyboard, USB cable, quick start guide, Ableton Live Lite and SONiVOX Twist

The Oxygen MIDI Controller is available in 25, 49 and 61 key versions.

Thanks, Jack.

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