about the best 25 key midi controller you can get for the price...but you get what you pay for.
T. Ryan Arnold "Teknohed", amazon.com
7 November 2011
Summary: The oxygen is a good "starter" controller, but if you're really in need of a 25 key midi controller there are much better (albiet slightly more expensive) options available. The biggest problem I have with this unit is the lack of true Midi ports. It uses USB midi, which is OK for users who are going soft synth only but is really not useable for individuals who need to interface with midi devices other than a lap top.
Summary: I just converted from PC to Mac. I went to an Apple seminar on GarageBand. I was shown not just how to record from a guitar and microphone but all the wonderful instruments built into GarageBand. All I needed was a keyboard! I bought the Oxygen 25 as it seemed small enough to carry around with my laptop. Though small, the keys are full size and felt just like a larger controller but without the heft and price.
Summary: For the price, this thing is a perfect little Midi Controller. Works with my laptop excellently. I recommend this product to anyone trying to get their hands on a controller and not wanting to pay a boat load of cash for it.
Summary: I needed a compact unit for my Pro Tools 8 M-powered 8.05 setup on Windows 7 64-bit running on an i7-930 CPU. I'm not a keyboard player by trade but needed a keyboard for control over the virtual instruments. Installation is easy... Attach it via USB to your PC (the drivers install automatically; no disk needed), fire up Pro Tools and pick your midi device (instructions right on the m-audio.com site). Create an instrument track and choose an instrument insert.
Summary: Item was ordered and shipped just a few days later, and performs as expected, right out of the box- it interfaced with my music software with no problems after doing a little adjusting to my ASIO driver. That is a flaw of my laptop soundcard, though, rather than of the Oxygen 25. I bought this with the purpose of fitting it into my laptop case along with my laptop for travel purposes, and this should do the trick nicely.
Summary: It is very small for a compact midi keyboard. Great for using in confined areas and sticking in a bag with your laptop. The knobs are great, I actually prefer them to the type that turn infinitely. The main thing you will really feel in my opinion is the lack of semi-weighted keys. My friend has an akai mpk-25 and the keys feel a lot better, but he is currently trying to sell it because it is too bulky.
Hevin Jaimes "We don't do things because we t..., amazon.com
20 January 2011
Summary: I am not a music expert, just love the way Electronic Music sounds and all I know is the basics of sound waves and how filters work. When looking for ways to express myself in that scenario, not long ago, I heard about Reason 4.0, Pro Tools, Logic and others, so I went to Youtube, bought a couple of videos, magazines and a couple of books and asked friends (actual musicians) about these tools trying to figure out what was the best suitable for my beginner "ambitions".
Summary: It's tough to find a small, portable MIDI keyboard. I tried a couple of the few that are available. The Korg Nano was too fragile and made a clacking noise. The Akai LPK25 was nice and small but difficult to manipulate. Plus there was some sort of bug in the firmware that made certain key combinations cancel notes out. (Strange...) So, I decided to give M-Audio a try. (I own the trigger finger and it's pretty sturdy.