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M-Audio Axiom Air 61
M-Audio Axiom Air 61
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M-Audio Axiom Air 61 review: 32 facts and highlights

1. Has a MIDI-Out port

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.
M-Audio Axiom Air 61
74% have it

2. Has semi-weighted keys

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.
M-Audio Axiom Air 61
37% have it

3. volume

37773.86cm³
CME Xkey: 838.08cm³

4. Has velocity sensitive pads

M-Audio Axiom Air 61
36% have it

5. number of buttons

The more buttons the device has, the more complex the input can be.
39
Novation SL MkII 61: 58

6. 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 61
79% have it

7. 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 61
49% have it

8. Has a display

The device has an electronic display to present information to the user.
M-Audio Axiom Air 61
68% have it

9. 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 61
38% have it

10. Has navigation buttons

Navigation buttons allows users to navigate through their files/data.
M-Audio Axiom Air 61
20% have it

11. drum pads

The pads section is ideal to trigger loops and samples, using your finger drum skills.
12
Novation Launchkey 61: 16

12. 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 61
66% have it

13. 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 61
66% have it

14. 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 61

15. weight

6.84kg
Akai Professional LPK 25: 453g

16. 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 61
40% have it

17. encoders

A type of knob that has a push button functionality built in. Encoders are for browsing and selecting your digital sound files or turning on a function that makes use of a control's rotation such as sound effects or tempo/tap tempo selection.
0
Novation SL MkII 61: 8

18. memory locations

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

19. width

972mm
Akai SynthStation25: 310mm

20. MIDI device works and communicates via USB

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.
M-Audio Axiom Air 61

21. thickness

102mm
CME Xkey: 16mm

22. 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 61
58% have it

23. Is compatible with Mac OS X

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
M-Audio Axiom Air 61
99% have it

24. Is compatible with Windows

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
M-Audio Axiom Air 61
99% have it

25. Has transpose button

Transpose button move automatically your keyboard notes up or down tones (raise or lower the pitch by a number of semitones).
M-Audio Axiom Air 61
44% have it

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