M-Audio Launches New Oxygen Controller Models

M-Audio_Oxygen61At Musikmesse 2014: Today gear maker M-Audio introduced a new series of Oxygen controllers.

The Oxygen series, available in 25-, 49- or 61-key models, combines a velocity-sensitive keybed with a series of 8 trigger pads for launching audio clips, triggering percussion sounds and more. Control capabilities expand with 8 assignable knobs for adjusting plugin parameters and mixing tasks.

M-Audio_Oxygen25The Oxygen 25 (pictured, right) features an assignable master fader, while the Oxygen 49 and Oxygen 61 (top right) provide 9 total faders for “virtually limitless” MIDI manipulation. Each keyboard in the series features an LCD screen and transport controls for seamless operation with digital audio software. A 6.3mm (1/4-inch) sustain input jack is built in for expressive performances.

Every keyboard in the Oxygen series includes a powerful software package for creating music right away, including Ableton Live Lite, and spectral-morphing soft synth Twist from SONiVOX.

M-Audio_Oxygen49Oxygen Series Highlights:

  • 25, 49 or 61 full size, synth-action velocity-sensitive keys
  • 8 velocity-sensitive trigger pads for beat production, clip launching and more
  • 8 assignable knobs for mixing and tweaking plugins
  • 9 assignable faders on the Oxygen 49 (pictured, right), and Oxygen 61
  • Transport controls allow the user to operate their DAW without reaching for the mouse
  • Auto-maps to popular DAWs: Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase
  • LCD screen for instant parameter feedback
  • USB powered: a single cable provides power and MIDI connectivity
  • Works with Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit (not included) for use with iOS
    devices
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite
  • Includes SONiVOX Twist spectral morphing synthesizer

Pricing and Availability. The new M-Audio Oxygen 25, Oxygen 49, and Oxygen 61 controller keyboards will be available later this summer with a “street” price of $99, $149, and $199 USD, respectively. More information can be found on the M-Audio website.

6 thoughts on “M-Audio Launches New Oxygen Controller Models

  1. So now INmusic is selling new 2014 controllers under the Akai, Alesis and M-Audio brands.

    I hope someone does a comparative review so we can see what the real differences are

    1. I just want a 37 key version of the Alesis Q25. I like the lack of controls (and that aftertouch is a slider).

      I don’t need some all in one solution. I just want a simple keyboard that’s 37 keys and has a midi out din connection.

      1. Would something like the alesis micron suit you – just consider the fact that there is a synth attached a bonus. I’m baffled by the number of cheap controller keyboards out there when there are used synths that are cheaper and have more features like aftertouch for a given number of keys.

  2. We seem to have more cheap and cheerful controllers than we need, and hardly any professional grade controllers (particularly 88 note) .
    Still waiting for a descent controller keyboard.

    1. The physis k4/k5. you remember the mc1/2/3000? same form factor, less weight, more controls that you can imagine, 88weighted or 73 lightweighted, a bunch of midi ports aaaaaaaand the possibility to add a card with the sound engine of the phisys piano. however, probably at a very high price

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