C-Thru Music has posted this teaser image of its AXiS-49 USB Music Interface.
Here’s what they have to say about the alternative keyboard controller:
The AXiS-49 is a USB MIDI keyboard designed for home studio or tour bus use. We are at the prototyping stage. We hope to have the ’49 available late in 2008 or early 2009.
The key mechanism is the same as the ’64.
Expected price is $500. If you’d like to be informed when it’s available please let us know.
At $500, this puts the keyboard within reach of a lot of musicians. I’d like to see them incorporate some ideas from other popular MIDI controllers, though, like a mod wheel and some function keys.
What do you think of the AXiS-49 USB Music Interface? Will it be a game changer?