Get in Control and Get Your Hands on Your DAW!Everyone into recording needs a MIDI keyboard controller, that's fact. And lucky for you, you can get more than just keyboard control at an awesome low price. Check out the M-Audio Oxygen 25. If you're really getting into music production, recording, and all-around software tinkering (and who isn't, it's fun!), the Oxygen 25 has eight MIDI-assignable knobs and a MIDI-assignable slider... not to mention CD-player-style buttons to stop/start playback and recording in your software of choice. Speaking of which, you get a free download of Avid Ignite music creation software.
M-Audio's slick DirectLink trick automatically assigns all those controls to the DAW you're using... and that's not just one or two DAWs, it works with Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, Reason, and a bunch of plug-ins... so, high-speed workflow, here you come. You can also assign what you want the slider or those eight knobs to do, so you can customize your Oxygen 25 to fit the way you want to work.
Using your keyboard and mouse to perform is lame. It's not expressive, it's awkward, and it's a waste of time. You could be making music faster, with more expression... and be having a heck of a lot more fun... by slipping the Oxygen 25 under your fingers. Fits in your backpack too, so you can be the cool one in the corner working on music at the coffee shop. Love it.
M-Audio Oxygen 25 25-Key Controller Keyboard and Control Surface Features:
- 25 velocity-sensitive keys
- 8 MIDI-assignable knobs
- 1 MIDI-assignable slider
- 6 dedicated transport controls
- Dedicated track up/down buttons
- DirectLink mode automatically maps controls to common DAW parameters
- Unique select buttons for on-the-fly step-through of presets, program changes and MIDI channels
- 4 velocity curves and 3 fixed velocity settings
- Sustain pedal input
- USB bus powered
- Compatible with Windows and Mac OS X