Published by katstudio on 29th November 2012
M AUDIO Oxygen 49
I really love this MIDI keyboard. The specs: 49 keys, 8 sliders with 3 banks, 8 knobs with 3 banks, mod/pitch wheels, transports, LED screen.
This thing is fantastic and simple with ableton live 8, providing great sound on a budget.
EDIT: My Oxygen stopped working completely. so it lasted just over two months. so it's not durible at all. As well the lack of MIDI in/out has become quite annoying.
By Stevism on 30th November 2012
Excellent value and extremely useful!
This little midi keyboard makes all the right compromises, and includes all the necessary features. Sure, it may not have a dedicated midi out, but if you're running most of your stuff from your daw, that will never be a problem.
The sliders and knobs have a pretty good feel to them, and are just begging to be assigned to all variables possible. Dedicated transport buttons are a useful touch.
The keys are springy and responsive, and the pitch and mod wheels are fluid.
At this price point, this is a clear winner.