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M-Audio Axiom Air 49

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M-Audio Axiom Air 49 review: specs and price

M-Audio Axiom Air 49
M-Audio Axiom Air 49

Why is M-Audio Axiom Air 49 better than the average?

  • Total keys
    49vs43.03
  • Number of buttons
    35vs17.66
  • Drum pads
    12vs4.83
  • Memory locations
    128vs37.23
  • Number of faders
    9vs3.66
  • Number of knobs
    8vs5.97
  • Volume
    21723.86cm³vs173049.67cm³
  • Width
    559mmvs701.78mm

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Design

1.volume

21723.86cm³

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2.weight

4.9kg

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

4.thickness

102mm

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5.height

381mm

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97mm

6.width

559mm

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310mm

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Controls & Buttons

1.Has transpose button
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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
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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
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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

35

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

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5.Has navigation buttons
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Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.

6.Has a modulation wheel
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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.total keys

49

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

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2.drum pads

12

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

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3.Has velocity sensitive pads
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4.Has synth-action keys
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A synth-action keyboard feels more like an electronic organ. The spring-loaded keys are light and capable of being moved very quickly. They also tend to return to their resting position much more quickly. Synth-action keys are perfect for musicians who aren’t pianists by nature, such as guitarists wanting to add MIDI functionality to their setup.

5.Has aftertouch keyboard
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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.

6.Has pressure sensitive pads
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When pads respond to the amount of force applied after initial impact they are pressure-sensitive. The pads can be used to drum rhythmic elements of a song or to trigger samples, but can also be used to play notes.

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Ports

1.Has a MIDI-Out port
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The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.

2.Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal
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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 a MIDI-In port
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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.

4.Has an input/connector for the expression pedal
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Dedicated expression pedals let you have a hands-free control over your keyboard's volume, vibrato, and more.

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Features

1.MIDI device works and communicates via USB
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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.

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

3.The device is mappable
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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.

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

5.memory locations

128

More memory locations allow users to save their preset/setup and have them ready to use again and again.

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