M-AUDIO OXYGEN 61 (3RD GENERATION)

M-AUDIO100 - 250 euros | 130 - 330 dollars

Oxygen 61 features eight assignable knobs and nine assignable sliders, plus dedicated transport and track select buttons. DirectLink mode automatically maps these controls to common DAW functions* including transport, mixer, track pan and plug-in parameters. Built-in factory presets offer support for popular virtual instruments right out of the box—no complicated setup required. Velocity-sensitive keys and a sleek, compact design round out a portable keyboard that’s perfect for both production and performance. No other MIDI controller in this price range has so much functionality while remaining easy to use.

Streamlined Session Control

Featuring eight assignable knobs, nine assignable sliders, dedicated transport controls and track up/down buttons, Oxygen 61 gives you total control over your session—allowing you to stay engaged in the creative flow of recording and mixing music rather than being interrupted by the constant back and forth between QWERTY keyboard and MIDI controller. DirectLink mode automatically maps Oxygen 61 controls to common DAW parameters*—while factory presets provide instant mapping to popular virtual instruments including Xpand!™2, Hybrid™, Velvet®, Strike®, Oddity, ImpOSCar and MiniMonsta. Use the dedicated Select buttons to quickly switch MIDI channels and presets for deep tactile control over multitimbral hardware and software instruments. Interfacing a MIDI controller with your software doesn’t get any easier than this.

Professional Quality

M-Audio pioneered the category of mobile MIDI keyboard controllers, and we continue to be the best-selling name in the game. In fact, M-Audio controllers are used by more professional producers and players than any other brand on the market. Thanks to continued innovation over the course of nearly a decade, you’ll find that the Oxygen 61 controller has a solid, reliable build—and puts as much musicality into the keyboard as it does into the complement of other MIDI controls.

Pro Tools Compatible

The Oxygen 61 MIDI controller offers out-of-the-box integration with Pro Tools® software—the industry standard DAW found in professional, project and personal studios around the world. With DirectLink, the Oxygen 61 controls instantly map to key parameters in the Pro Tools Mixer, Edit and Transport windows—as well as the powerful suite of virtual instruments bundled with Pro Tools. Together, Oxygen 61 and Pro Tools software provide streamlined workflow in a formidable system with tons of interface options and industry-standard file compatibility.

Features

- 61 velocity-sensitive keys
- 8 MIDI-assignable knobs
- 9 MIDI-assignable sliders
- 6 dedicated transport controls
- dedicated track up/down buttons
- DirectLink mode automatically maps controls to common DAW parameters
- factory presets map controllers to popular music software:

  • Xpand!2
  • Hybrid
  • Velvet
  • Strike
  • Oddity
  • ImpOSCar
  • Minimonsta

- unique Select buttons for on-the-fly step-through of presets, program changes and MIDI channels
- 4 velocity curves and 3 fixed velocity settings
- sustain pedal input
- class-compliant with Windows XP, Windows Vista and Mac OS X
USB bus powered

MIDI Data from variable controllers
- MIDI Control Number
- RPN/NRPN
- Program, Bank LSB, Bank MSB
- Pitch Bend
- GM/GM2/XG SysEx Messages

MIDI Data from buttons/switches
- Note On
- Note On/Off toggle
- MIDI CC On/Off toggle
- Program, Bank LSB, Bank MSB presets
- MIDI Machine Control functions
- GM/GM2/XG SysEx messages
- weight: 7.5lbs. (3.4kg)
- size: 35.7" L x 9.4" W x 3.7" H

Reviews on Web

- Youtube (en)
- Sound On Sound (en)
- Musician’s Friend (en)
- Thomann (de)
- Harmony Central (V2) (en)
- Meet Music (V2) (fr)

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