Summary: The M-Audio Oxygen 61 is an amazing USB/midi controller for the price. I was originally using a Roland A-800Pro 61 key controller until a recent "slightly too energetic" live performance caused me to crack the casing and subsequently the circuit board inside, laying it to waste. So instead of dropping 500 bucks to get another Roland I decided to give M-Audio a try as I've heard good things about their boards from other musicians and 170 dollars sounded more fitting for a...
Summary: So just picked up the Oxygen 61. sleek, keys feel good, lots of sliders and knobs! USB POWER sustain input on/off NOTE this cannot be directly hooked to an amp right out the box. Strictly a MIDI controller, but there are ways to get it going in concert. very easy to use on the mac, just plug and play. Enjoy!
Great cheap, full-featured and classy looking keyboard
A. Landry, amazon.com
12 August 2011
Summary: I previously had a separate keyboard, a device with knobs and another device with faders. After my old keyboard died, I was looking to consolidate some of the electronics sitting on my desk. Now every control I need comes from one device. I'm mainly using it with Cubase 6 on Windows 7. After installing the drivers and plugging it in, the keyboard function worked immediately, as well as the fader bank.
Summary: This is a great keyboard for anyone getting into music production or anything of that sort. The keys feel great and the it has lots of features for the price. As far i know its really good with reason and i recommend it to anyone.
Summary: I did a lot of research before I bought this product. I wanted a big enough keyboard to play so I could express myself, midi controlled, usb powered, pressure sensitive, good design and feel. I was not disappointed in my purchase of the M-Audio Oxygen 61. It's perfect for me. Setting it up was easy. I plugged it in, started up garageband (my program of choice) and I was jamming away in no time.
Summary: This is really quite a decent controller. Velocity-sensitivity, sliders/knobs and transport controls, pitch-bend and mod wheel and good feeling keys with a 1/4" jack for sustain pedal. Definitely good feature set right off the bat. However, there are a couple things I'm not fond of. 1. No MIDI output jack - this device can only be used as a usb connection to the computer, you cannot use this with midi-based hardware (hardware synths, rackmount soundbanks, etc.
Summary: I have had an earlier (first, probably, though I don't know how to tell for sure) revision of the Oxygen 61 for a year or two, and been very happy with it. So needing another keyboard controller, I bought another Oxygen 61. Big mistake. They've revised it, and this is now a revision three, and is a big step backward from the original. 1) It no longer has a MIDI out connector. The only way to use this is via USB.
Summary: If you're looking for an entry level controller with lots of keys and good functionality with some knobs and sliders, this is the one for you. Although I wish the transport controls worked with Logic 9, at the price it's hard to ask for that. The one issue I do have with the Oxygen 61 is that I seem to have to press the keys hard and fast for them to trigger the soft ware synths I use... as in the actual trigger point of the keys is at the very bottom of the key motion.