M-Audio Axiom AIR 61 USB Keyboard Controller
Unprecedented control, the Axiom AIR 61 USB Keyboard Controller offers incredible musical expression combined with unmatched ease-of-use. Bundled with Pro Tools Express and Ignite the AxiomAir61 offers 61 semi-weighted piano-style keys with aftertouch, velocity/pressure sensitive illuminated pads and assignable LED lit buttons and rotary encoder knobs for an incredible workspace that inspires music creation. Other features include long-throw faders, plus an array of dedicated transport, software navigation buttons and HyperControl interactive controller mapping unites your hardware and software so you can start working faster.
Axiom AIR 61 Premium TruTouch Keyboard Controller Features
- 61 TruTouch semi-weighted piano-style keys with aftertouch
- 12 trigger pads respond to pressure and velocity
- Roll button aids in creating realistic drum parts
- Assignable controls offer front-panel programming
- 8 rotary encoder knobs; 9 long-throw 70mm faders; 9 buttons
- 3 banks of pad and knob assignments with color-coded illumination
- HyperControl automatically maps controllers to popular software
- Drum Pad Learn feature and Identify button allow you to work quickly
- Dedicated transport and navigation buttons make recording easy
- Octave/Transpose buttons access the entire note range, in any key
- Assignable pitch bend and modulation performance wheels
- Selectable velocity curves to match your playing style
- 128 memory locations for saving your custom settings
- Functional design provides backlit LCD plus under-keyboard cable routing
- Class-compliant with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Mac OS X
- Power Jack for external power supply (9V DC, 500 mA, 2.5mm positive tip - not included)
Your Axiom AIR 61 hardware comes complete with both Avid Pro Tools Express and Ignite from AIR Music Technology (downloadable below). These two programs can work alone or together to help you realize your musical dreams. Capture and arrange your ideas using Ignite, then use those tracks as the foundation for your professional production with Pro Tools Express.
Pro Tools Express
Compose, record, edit, and mix using the tools the professionals use. Pro Tools Express starts with 16 simultaneous stereo or mono audio tracks. Add in the popular Boom, Xpand!2, and Structure Free player virtual instruments from AIR Music Technology all included. Finish off with dozens of high-powered effect plug-ins, including the in-demand AIR effects. HyperControl maps provide the Axiom AIR 61 with a level of effortless Pro Tools Express integration no other keyboard controller can match. Plus, Pro Tools Express offers session file compatibility with the entire Pro Tools family, so you can take your tracks to the finest studios around the world. Pro Tools Express includes an iLok 2 USB key for an additional $49.99 value.
Ignite provides a refreshingly original and musician-centric way to quickly capture, combine, and arrange your musical ideas. The intuitive graphic interface encourages you to experiment and explore new directions. Smart MIDI Chord and Phrase Players empower your ideas and bring them to life through over 275 superior instruments sounds created by AIR Music Technology. When you’re ready to collaborate with other musicians or take your ideas to the next level, you can share them through SoundCloud, or export your WAV and MIDI files and import them into Pro Tools or any DAW software. Best of all, Ignite offers seamless integration with your M-Audio keyboard controller, with no set-up chores to perform.