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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
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M-Audio Axiom Air 49

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

  • Number of buttons
    ?

    35vs17.66
  • Total keys
    ?

    49vs43.03
  • Number of knobs
    ?

    8vs5.97
  • Memory locations
    ?

    128vs37.23
  • Drum pads
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    12vs4.83
  • Number of faders
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    9vs3.66
  • Width
    559mmvs701.78mm
  • Volume
    21723.86cm³vs173049.67cm³

Price comparison

Design

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

M-Audio Axiom Air 49
2.height
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3.weight
?

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453g

4.9kg

4.volume
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Best

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838.08cm³

21723.86cm³

5.thickness
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16mm

102mm

6.width
?

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310mm

559mm

Controls & Buttons

1.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.

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

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3.Has transpose buttons
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Transpose buttons are used for moving a collection of notes (pitches or pitch classes) up or down in pitch by a constant interval, usually in semitone increments.

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

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5.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.

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6.number of knobs
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More knobs (rotating controls) can give the user more dedicated control over the device, eg. volume, effects, EQs etc. Types of knobs may differ: endless type or step type.

Best

E-Mu Xboard 49

16

8

Keys & Pads

1.total keys
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The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

Best

Icon Logicon 8 air

88

49

2.Has velocity sensitive pads
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3.drum pads
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The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.

Best

Novation Launchkey 61

16

12

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.

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5.Has an aftertouch keyboard
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Aftertouch keyboards are sensitive to the pressure applied to keys after the initial impact, and while the keys are being held down or sustained.

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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.

M-Audio Axiom Air 49

Ports

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

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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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M-Audio Axiom Air 49
3.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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4.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.

M-Audio Axiom Air 49

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.

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2.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.

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

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128

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

M-Audio Axiom Air 49
5.Is compatible with Mac OS X
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It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.

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