M-Audio Axiom Air 49
M-Audio Axiom Air 49
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M-Audio Axiom Air 49 review: 32 facts and highlights

1. Has a MIDI-Out port

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
M-Audio Axiom Air 49
74% have it

2. volume

CME Xkey: 838.08cm³

3. Has a modulation wheel

The mod wheel is used to add expression, or to modulate (change) various elements of a sound or sample.
M-Audio Axiom Air 49
66% have it

4. Has velocity sensitive pads

M-Audio Axiom Air 49
36% have it

5. The device is mappable

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.
M-Audio Axiom Air 49
79% have it

6. Has a bank selector button

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.
M-Audio Axiom Air 49
38% have it

7. Has navigation buttons

Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.
M-Audio Axiom Air 49
20% have it

8. Has a pitch wheel

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.
M-Audio Axiom Air 49
66% have it

9. Has aftertouch keyboard

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.
M-Audio Axiom Air 49
40% have it

10. Has octave buttons

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.
M-Audio Axiom Air 49

11. Has synth-action keys

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.
M-Audio Axiom Air 49
17% have it

12. Has a display

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
M-Audio Axiom Air 49
68% have it

13. weight

Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g

14. number of buttons

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
Novation SL MkII 61: 58

15. Has an input/connector for the sustain pedal

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.
M-Audio Axiom Air 49
49% have it

16. drum pads

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
Novation Launchkey 61: 16

17. memory locations

More memory locations allow users to save their preset/setup and have them ready to use again and again.
M-Audio Axiom Air 61: 128

18. Has a transport control section

The transport controls are used to control playback, set the position of the playhead, start recording, activate the cycle region, or to move to the project start or end.
M-Audio Axiom Air 49
58% have it

19. number of faders

Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.
Nektar Panorama P6: 10

20. width

Akai SynthStation25: 310mm

21. number of knobs

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.
E-Mu Xboard 49: 16

22. thickness

CME Xkey: 16mm

23. Has pressure sensitive pads

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
11% have it

24. Is compatible with Mac OS X

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
M-Audio Axiom Air 49
99% have it

25. Is compatible with Windows

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
M-Audio Axiom Air 49
99% have it

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