Here is the link to Axiom 61 2nd gen: Hi Adriano! Sure M-Audio stuff isn't high-end or for the professional quarter and their support may be lacking, but the whole thing isn't priced to pretend otherwise. I have yet to find a source of repair parts from anyone other than buying a dead keyboard and scavenging it. How the fuck is that even remotely acceptable? Their products suck, everybody knows it. You know, I like Axiom 61. I am also considering the purchase of an Axiom Pro or Second Generation and had the same questions and concerns, particularly about replacement parts for the Pro which, as I understand it, has the best piano-like keybed of the bunch.
What I have to say about this Keyboard Controller, is quality. No need to part replacements!! The knobs work well for controlling the pan of the channel, and the drum pads work for controlling drums, although I dont find them to be necessary as this can also be done using the velocity sensitive keys. M-Audio products have been with me all of my musical life and barely ever let me down. The Axiom Pro 61 is really great for those who care a lot about expressive playing. You people have no brains I swear.
Finally, I always like better m-audio… I work with 3 m-audio: an axiom 61, an oxygen and a midiman this last one, i think is from the last century! I understand how a software issue keeping you from working properly or at all can get you to hate a manufacturer, but please don't state that their products are shit as a fact in posts that don't even talk about the piece of gear you encountered. Please, If you try it, go back and tell us If it work!!! But Axiom 61 is also a great choice, as you can see. The velocity sensitive keys work good, the sliders that people say feel cheap do in fact feel cheap but it doesnt really affect their performance, they work just fine. Maybe don't talk about products you've never owned, and don't talk bad about a manufacturer in general only because you've made some bad experiences with a tiny part of their devices. I took them many places. First, make sure that you are going not going to use windows 8 there is no drivers yet. Also considering the Novation Impulse, which has a similar keybed.
. If you want this Controller, you can buy it online: , and. I would actually put them below behringer atm. Overall the keyboard feels pretty solid, I am glad I went with this one instead of a cheaper one. Not only has semi-weighted keys, but also has its technology TruTouch.
Go post some pictures of new the gear you bought that you never use. It works as advertised with ableton live lite 7, it is pretty easy to figure out how to setup the controls. Yeah I had a bad experience with just tiny part, you know like how my two racks of delta 1010 would drop out all the time, and they state on their website that they will drop out and to just reset the device in windows. Second, Sibelius 7 claim to work with any m-audio controller , but I read some trouble between Axiom Pro and Sibelius 7 with HyperControl. Can't say the same about Behringer unfortunately.
If you care a lot of expressive playing TruTouch or you want to control everything from the keyword HiperLink , you could enjoy more the Axiom Pro. They're solidly built and have nice keybeds that are among the best among all of the controller keyboards and believe me I've tried many. Be careful about purchasing any older M-Audio products. . .
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