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57points

M-Audio Axiom Pro 49

28points

Roland A-49

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31 facts in comparison

M-Audio Axiom Pro 49 vs Roland A-49

M-Audio Axiom Pro 49
Roland A-49
57
points
M-Audio Axiom Pro 49
28
points
Roland A-49

Why is M-Audio Axiom Pro 49 better than Roland A-49?

  • Has semi-weighted keys
    ?
  • 32 more buttons
    ?

    42vs10
  • The device is mappable
    ?
  • Has velocity sensitive pads
  • 8 more pads
    ?

    8vs0
  • Has a display
    ?
  • Has a pitch wheel
    ?
  • Has a transport control section
    ?

Why is Roland A-49 better than M-Audio Axiom Pro 49?

  • Has transpose buttons
    ?
  • Has velocity sensitive keys
    ?
  • Has a pitch/modulation stick
    ?
  • Is compatible with iOS
    ?
  • 103mm shorter
    182mmvs285mm
  • 16.12% less body volume
    12780.77cm³vs15236.1cm³

Price comparison

M-Audio Axiom Pro 49

Roland A-49

Design

1.Has backlit LED buttons
?

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

M-Audio Axiom Pro 49
Roland A-49
2.Has a display
?

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

M-Audio Axiom Pro 49
Roland A-49
3.height
?

Best

Akai Professional LPK 25

97mm

285mm

182mm

4.volume
?

Best

CME Xkey

838.08cm³

15236.1cm³

12780.77cm³

5.thickness
?

Best

CME Xkey

16mm

66mm

84mm

6.width
?

Best

Akai SynthStation25

310mm

810mm

836mm

Controls & Buttons

1.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 Pro 49
Roland A-49
2.Has transpose buttons
?

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.

M-Audio Axiom Pro 49
Roland A-49
3.number of buttons
?

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

Best

Novation SL MkII 61

58

42

10

4.number of faders
?

Faders can be either channel volume faders, pitch sliders, crossfaders or even EQs.

Best

Nektar Panorama P6

10

9

0

5.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 semitone to huge multioctave pitch swings.

M-Audio Axiom Pro 49
Roland A-49
6.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 Pro 49
Roland A-49

Keys & Pads

1.Has velocity sensitive keys
?

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.

M-Audio Axiom Pro 49
Roland A-49
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 Pro 49
Roland A-49
3.total keys
?

The amount of keys the controller has on the keyboard.

Best

Icon Logicon 8 air

88

49

49

4.Has velocity sensitive pads
M-Audio Axiom Pro 49
Roland A-49
5.drum pads
?

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

Best

Novation Launchkey 61

16

8

0

Ports

1.Has a MIDI-Out port
?

The MIDI-Out port is used for transmitting data.

M-Audio Axiom Pro 49
Roland A-49
2.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.

For example

Akai SynthStation49

M-Audio Axiom Pro 49
Roland A-49
3.Has an input/connector for the expression pedal
?

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

M-Audio Axiom Pro 49
Roland A-49
4.Has a MIDI-In port
?

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 Pro 49
Roland A-49

Features

1.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 Pro 49
Roland A-49
2.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 Pro 49
Roland A-49
3.Is compatible with Windows
?

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

M-Audio Axiom Pro 49
Roland A-49
4.Has automapping technology
?

With automapping technology it is easier to set up your MIDI device and assign all different controls to your software (DAW).

M-Audio Axiom Pro 49
Roland A-49
5.Is compatible with iOS
?

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

M-Audio Axiom Pro 49
Roland A-49
6.Is compatible with Mac OS X
?

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

M-Audio Axiom Pro 49
Roland A-49

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