Summary: Just realize a few things about midi keyboards before ordering this one. This keyboard is a plug and play controller. It has no on-board sounds - it's completely dependent on your computer's processor and software. If you know what you're doing, this keyboard is an incredible tool for creating music. Every button and knob is completely customizable via your digital audio software. Semi-weighted keys are very nice - plays extremely well.
Summary: Installed fine on 64-bit Windows 7 Home. The CD had the latest drivers and the Axiom came right up. Reason 4's auto-detect wouldn't pick up the Axiom but the manual Add surface dialog did. Sonar 8.5, Sibelius 6, and Kontakt 4 saw the Axiom right away. Tip: If you're replacing a currently configured control surface, remove it from your software first while still connected before installing the Axiom.
Summary: I sweated this purchase for a longtime, looked and looked, read all the reviews and landed on this: This is the most keyboard for the money by far. There is some talk of screen failures and the company does stand behind the product and replaces it. So if you are looking for a midi keyboard and you are just playing around with music, not a performer, and you want something that is not a cheap piece of you know what then this is your keyboard.
Summary: My friend had originally given me an M-Audio49 key midi keyboard. I liked it but it didn't have all of the functions that I wanted it to have. So I decided to make an investment in this larger, more function based keyboard. It payed off. I used it with both garage band and logic pro and it worked perfectly. I have a macbook pro 15in so I did not have to install any of the drivers that must be installed if you have a PC.
M-Audio Axiom 61 advanced MKII USB MIDI controller
H.M. van Hoesel, bax-shop.nl
12 February 2012
Summary: polderfolk 12 februari 2012 laatst de m-audio axiom 61 mk11 usb midi controller gekocht uiteraard was de levering vlot en goed verpakt de volgende dag is huis het is een prima heel veelzijdige controller ik heb de werking van alle knoppen nog niet helemaal door maar dat komt wel de manual is wel duidelijk, aansluiten op de pc driver installeren en klaar ik ben zeer tevreden over de aankoop.