49points

Arturia MiniLab

59points

M-Audio Axiom 25

Arturia MiniLab
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Arturia MiniLab vs M-Audio Axiom 25

Arturia MiniLab
M-Audio Axiom 25
Arturia MiniLab
M-Audio Axiom 25

Why is Arturia MiniLab better than M-Audio Axiom 25?

  • Has velocity sensitive keys
  • Has plug and play feature
  • Has velocity sensitive pads
  • Is compatible with iOS
  • The device is mappable
  • Has touch strips
  • Has pressure sensitive pads
  • 71.87% less body volume
    3562.15cm³vs12664.35cm³

Why is M-Audio Axiom 25 better than Arturia MiniLab?

  • Has a MIDI-Out port
  • Has transpose button
  • Has semi-weighted keys
  • 18 more buttons
    22vs4
  • Has a pitch wheel
  • Has a modulation wheel
  • Has a transport control section
  • 1 more faders
    1vs0

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Design

1.volume

3562.15cm³

12664.35cm³

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838.08cm³

2.weight

1.03kg

3.15kg

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453g

3.Has a display
Arturia MiniLab
M-Audio Axiom 25

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.

4.Has backlit LED buttons
Arturia MiniLab
M-Audio Axiom 25

Buttons will light up when pressed, resulting in better visibility to users.

5.thickness

50mm

90mm

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16mm

6.height

191mm

295mm

Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

97mm

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Controls & Buttons

1.Has transpose button
Arturia MiniLab
M-Audio Axiom 25

Transpose button move automatically your keyboard notes up or down tones (raise or lower the pitch by a number of semitones).

2.Has octave buttons
Arturia MiniLab
M-Audio Axiom 25

The octave buttons are used to shift the keyboard up or down in one octave increments. This extends the range of the keyboard in either direction, which lets you play notes that lie outside the number of keys available.

3.Has a bank selector button
Arturia MiniLab
M-Audio Axiom 25

The button is used to select independent banks of continuous controllers. Effectively, this allows you to control more independent parameters with the knobs, faders and buttons. The bank selector button is used to switch among the available banks.

4.number of buttons

4

22

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.

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58

5.Has a pitch wheel
Arturia MiniLab
M-Audio Axiom 25

The pitch wheel alters the pitch and timbre of a sound in real-time. It can give fine tuning control from fractions of a semi-tone to huge multi-octave pitch swings.

6.Has a modulation wheel
Arturia MiniLab
M-Audio Axiom 25

The mod wheel is used to add expression, or to modulate (change) various elements of a sound or sample.

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Keys & Pads

1.Has semi-weighted keys
Arturia MiniLab
M-Audio Axiom 25

Similar to a weighted action keys, but with less resistance and a slightly springier release, semi-weighted keys are popular with many players. If you don’t need realistic piano response, but also don’t care for spring-loaded synth actions, a semi-weighted keyboard might be ideal for you.

2.total keys

25

25

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

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3.drum pads

8

8

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.

Best

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16

4.Has velocity sensitive keys
Arturia MiniLab
M-Audio Axiom 25

Velocity sensitive keys are just spring loaded keys that sound out louder the harder you hit them. If you "lightly" press a key, the sound will be quiet; the harder you press, the louder it gets.

5.Has velocity sensitive pads
Arturia MiniLab
M-Audio Axiom 25
6.Has aftertouch keyboard
Arturia MiniLab
M-Audio Axiom 25

The keyboard also respond to the amount of force applied after initial impact. On electronic keyboards and synthesizers, this pressure sensitivity is usually called aftertouch.

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Ports

1.Has a MIDI-Out port
Arturia MiniLab
M-Audio Axiom 25

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.

2.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
Arturia MiniLab
M-Audio Axiom 25

When pressed, the sustain pedal allows all notes to sound and “vibrate” freely. All notes played will continue to sound until the pedal is released. This is perfect when you need a sturdy and responsive control over sustain.

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3.Has an input/connector for the expression pedal
Arturia MiniLab
M-Audio Axiom 25

Dedicated expression pedals let you have a hands-free control over your keyboard's volume, vibrato, and more.

4.Has a MIDI-In port
Arturia MiniLab
M-Audio Axiom 25

MIDI-In Port allows data to be received by a MIDI-compliant device. The “in” port enables the MIDI keyboard to be controlled by an external device or sequencer.

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Features

1.Has plug and play feature
Arturia MiniLab
M-Audio Axiom 25

The device is set up and ready to be used with the included software.

2.Is compatible with iOS
Arturia MiniLab
M-Audio Axiom 25

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

3.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
Arturia MiniLab
M-Audio Axiom 25

Devices can communicate in both directions with each other without any additional MIDI interface. The biggest advantage is that the USB connection can be used for everything; power supply, MIDI-in and MIDI-out. This means you need less cables.

4.Is compatible with Windows
Arturia MiniLab
M-Audio Axiom 25

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.

5.The device is mappable
Arturia MiniLab
M-Audio Axiom 25

Users can map, set and regulate the entire midi controller giving different functionalities to all different buttons, knobs and faders. The device could be also set up with different softwares.

6.Is compatible with Mac OS X
Arturia MiniLab
M-Audio Axiom 25

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

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