Reviews and Problems with M-Audio Axiom Pro 49 Advanced 49-Key USB MIDI Controller
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M-Audio Axiom Pro 49 USB MIDI Controller
Pro Audio Review
28 November 2009
Excerpt: The Axiom Pro line of controllers offers semi-weighted keys with Aftertouch, a numerical keypad, eight velocity/pressure sensitive drum pads, eight "endless" encoders, function keys, an LCD display and nine sliders..
Summary: On the basis of its generic MIDI control power and handy ASCII shortcut facility, the Axiom Pro represents a competitive product. Its Hyper Control feature has a long way to go, however, before it can trump the usability of Novation’s competing Automap software.
Pros: Automatic detection and adjustment of sequencer plug-ins and virtual instruments (including those bundled with the latest versions of Cubase and Logic) via the new Hyper Control software., Mixer control with dedicated track/bank selection keys., Mature generic MIDI controller with lots of hardware controls and flexible message assignment., The ability to assign ASCII keyboard commands to hardware controller buttons., Nice semi-weighted keyboard action.
Cons: Hyper Control disappointingly unwieldy in use.
Excerpt: Not so long ago, MIDI controllers were referred to as ‘dummy keyboards’. These days, however, the all-singing, all-dancing controller keyboard has become one of the most important – and tactile – components of the DAW-based studio.
Excerpt: The Axiom Pro line of controllers offers semi-weighted keys with Aftertouch, a numerical keypad, eight velocity/pressure sensitive drum pads, eight "endless" encoders, function keys, an LCD display and nine sliders.