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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
on September 18, 2010
This is a unique keyboard and is really useful if you do any music production of any kind on your computer. It works with all major music sequencers that matter. This will save you boatloads of time mixing and probably spark some creativity. I'm not even a keyboardist...I play guitar, but being able to mix with this, use it as a sample trigger, the velocity pads...laying down some simple lines on the keyboard....all on one device..it's a life saver, not to mention a space saver. Buy it on Amazon...the other musical go to sites out there can not hold a candle to Amazon on pricing. Look for yourself.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on August 5, 2010
Best price that I could find anywhere else was $479 plus tax or shipping. $372 total at amazon. I plugged it into my USB hub and hypercontrol automatically mapped the hardware to ProTools 8.0.4 on my Win 7 64-bit 3.2 GHz Phenom II box. I have an old Korg N1 that I have connected via an MBox2 (midi cables to MBox - MBox USB to PC. Pro Tools instruments work fine and the EAST/WEST Complete Composers Pack works fine (PLAY2 engine)both standalone or within ProTools. It was pretty easy to figure out how to map one set of sounds to one keyboard and another to the other. Keys are semi weighted and the action is what was expected. The N1 has 88 fully weighted keys so I didn't need a full keyboard or fully weighted keys on the Axiom. It might have been nicer to have purchased the Axiom Pro 61, but there was a serious price difference for the extra octave without any other benefit.

So far I am very happy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on August 22, 2013
Just picked this baby up about a week ago. First thing I noticed was the box was extremely heavy, more so than most synths even, let alone MIDI controllers. When I pull it out of the box, I realize the thing is built like a tank! I love using the sliders to control the mixer in Sonar while being re-wired to Reason and I sometimes use leftover sliders to control mixer channels in Reason as well. I don't like how the rotary knobs turn in clicks. The drivers I downloaded had trouble installing on Win 7, but other than that I have no complaints. This is the unit to buy. I checked out the Akai and liked the sliders on the Axiom much better. The Akai did have better pads and knobs though, but I'm all about sliders, I depend on them for so much, probably more than I should ;) Seriously, if you're still using a piano roll, do whatever you can to go out and get one of these and your musical life and productivity/workflow will improve 100%. Having all the pads, knobs, sliders and keys makes this an all-in-one workstation, no need for conflicting software with other MIDI pad controller peripherals. You can be a one man band with just this controller and the proper software, I'm performing with just this and my laptop!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on December 13, 2013
Sliders and knobs come off. Other wise very good controller for professional performances. Works very well with Apple. Body is durable.
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on September 1, 2015
Do not purchase this anymore. The software is old, and they won't update it. The compatibility is a nightmare for some programs. You're better off finding a keyboard that is still manufactured. This is discontinued. The M-Audio website doesn't even have the drivers and firmware there anymore.
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on January 31, 2013
This thing has everything you need for a mid range midi controller. It worked perfect with Cubase...I highly recommend it.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on May 11, 2014
This is long over due, i bought this a couple years ago as a bday gift for my Fiancee who does a little producing. He loves it uses it every single day, he uses this best with ableton live.

Great Keyboard
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on February 20, 2013
Bought this for my son who wanted it for his Pro Home Studio. He's knows that this is of exellent quality and was grateful for the M-Audio Axiom Pro 49. Delivery was fast and on time.
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2 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on October 5, 2010
I like most of M-Audio products and this one is included in this set. HyperControl functionality is great for controlling Cubase 5, which I extensively use and speeds up any music creation process in times, making able to concentrate on idea rather than implementation.
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10 of 21 people found the following review helpful
on March 25, 2010
I really wanted to like this controller. The keyboard itself is solid, well-built, nice action, etc. My big gripe is with the Hypercontrol, which is the big selling feature of the Pro series over the non-Pro Axiom 49. Hypercontrol is supposed to auto-magically map the knobs, sliders, buttons, to the DAW software for you with presets that make general sense. This saves you a lot of time trying to map these things yourself.

It kind of works, but then I upgraded to Snow Leopard on my Mac, and it stopped working with Reason 4.0.1. It seems the only way to contact tech support at M-Audio is via the public web forums. I did, and eventually was told that Snow Leopard isn't working with Hypercontrol, and they don't have an ETA on when it will get fixed. This is a bummer, since now this thing isn't much more than a midi controller with just the keyboard, since none of the knobs, sliders, etc. do anything very useful.

I also have problems with Hypercontrol and Ableton Live 8. In the web forums, M-Audio claims the issue is with Ableton. Nice support.

I'm considering selling this controller and buying something that has better software integration. I've been happy with the Novation products and their Automap software.
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