Summary: The bottom line of the previous reviews--positive and negative--is you must know if this keyboard is compatible with your DAW. ProTools and Logic users are happy as clams because the MKII works with that software. Go to the M-Audio website and look at the Direct-Link downloads.
Summary: Man This M-Audio Axiom 49 2nd Gen Midi Keyboard Is Pretty Cool......I Love It, I Use This For My ProTools M-Powered 8 And Fruityloops 9 Works Very Well With Protools. I Went On The M-Audio Site And Got The Directlink For PT8 And No Problem With The Setup Everythings Working....
Summary: I VE BEEN HAVING MY AXIOM FOR ABOUT A YEAR NOW ITS GREAT KEYS FEEL GREAT AND ARE RESPONSIVE OVERALL WONDERFUL CONTROLLER JUST WISH DIRECTLINK WORKED WITH SONAR BUT I KNEW THAT IT DIDN'T BEFORE I BOUGHT IT
Summary: My current setup is a Macbook Pro running Logic with many 3rd party AU Plugins. The keyboard and all its functions work great. Plug and Play out of the box with basic functions, download the drivers off the M-Audio website and install in Logic quickly and easily and everything works as advertised.
"Semi-weighted" key action (compared to Axion Pro too)
D. Wendel, amazon.com
25 February 2011
Summary: A lot of people have reviewed this controller in terms of its integration with various DAWs. I'll just quickly say that with my ProTools M-Powered 8, integration was a breeze. I haven't fully figured out how to use all of the features, but at least using the faders for channels and the knobs for...
Summary: This completely blew me away. This is definitely the best controller I have seen for the money, and one of the best on the market. The size is not limiting for me, but someone along the lines of a pianist might want to consider the 61 key.
Summary: Another flawless M-Audio product I'm satisfied with. Brilliant service from Amazon as well as a price way below that of M-Audio's recommended retail price. Shipping price was very reasonable, quick and on time. 5 Stars! ***** B
Summary: See description/ other reviews for functionality and features. This review deals with their support. My Axiom 49 worked for about 6 months until it suffered from the dreaded "blue screen of death.
Axiom 49 2nd gen, a great device, but some problems
28 November 2010
Summary: I love my new Axiom 49 2nd Gen, but the bundle software don't work with DirectLink... But it's don't worry for me, because I don't use Ableton Live. I work with Cockos Reaper and after a hard day programming my Axiom, now I am entering another dimension...
Summary: This is a nice midi controller. A word of warning though if you are a Cakewalk, Sonar user. Since this is a brand new version of the Axiom 49, the software writers at Roland have not had time to write code for all the functions it provides.