This initial release features five software collections with sound and style contributions from four artists:
- Rui Da Silva—Deep House Collection
- Florian Meindl— Berlin Deep House and Tech-House, Sounds of Berlin
- Radio Slave—Sounds of Techno
- Thomas Schumacher—Berlin Techno
At Musikmesse 2014: M-Audio is introducing four new models in their Keystation keyboard series. The new Keystation keyboards, designed as simple solutions for sequencing music and playing virutal instruments, feature new functionality, a virtual piano instrument, music production software and new colors.
Velocity-sensitive keyboard controller. The Keystation Mini 32 features synth-action mini-keys, octave shift, and sustain and modulation buttons. The Keystation 49 (pictured, right), 61 and 88 offer an extended physical octave range and full-size keys, for use both with a DAW in the studio or in a live performance setting. New for the Keystation 49, 61 and 88 are transport and directional controls, for simple DAW operation without a mouse or track pad. A 6.3mm (1/4-inch) sustain input jack is included on each.
Virtual piano instrument. Also included with the larger Keystation 49, 61 and 88 models is the Eighty-Eight Ensemble from SONiVOX. This virtual instrument is an authentic capture of a 9-foot CD327 Steinway. Ableton Live Lite music creation software is also included.
At 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.
The 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.