M-Audio Oxygen 25 25-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller
- Bus-powered 25-key USB MIDI controller - Ultra-mobile design
- 8 MIDI-assignable knobs - control DAW and virtual instrutment parameters
- DirectLink mode - instant controller mapping to DAW functions
- Dedicated ransport and track skect buttons - sreamlined session control
- Assignable slider - quick to Masster Volume. Pro Tools compatible - extends industry-standard functionality
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Size was very important to me. It's always hard to tell on pictures how big something actually is.. But it's smaller and more compact than I thought. The build quality is also very very good.. just like the axiom 61. I even prefer the knobs on the oxygen 25 because they turn smoothly (like on a dj mixer) and not like on the axiom where they click.
I was thinking about getting the akai pro lpk25 because that seems to be really good for mobile use. Already tried out the korg nanokey which is in my opinion a joke. Akai pro doesn't have full size keys either so I went for the oxygen 25. Of course the oxygen can't compete with the akai/korg size-wise but it's still really compact. It'll fit in a normal sized backpack, no problem.
So overall it's a great midi controller. For at home or on the go. I assume it would be pretty awesome for live use/djing as well.
One thing extra I would have liked would be one or two more faders... But you can't have everything : )
I've used this at a couple of live shows, djing using ableton. It works great! Of course more knobs and faders would be preferable (and of course you can't compare it with 2cdjs/mixer) but if you're on the go and need a small but effective keyboard this is it. Plug it in, map it with ableton and you're ready to go.
Then again I use it mainly for producing. And for that purpose it's more than perfect. For at home it's not too small and for on the go it's not too big. Highly recommend!
The Korg Nano was too fragile and made a clacking noise.
The Akai LPK25 was nice and small but difficult to manipulate. Plus there was some sort of bug in the firmware that made certain key combinations cancel notes out. (Strange...)
So, I decided to give M-Audio a try. (I own the trigger finger and it's pretty sturdy.)
The Oxygen 25 is much bigger than it appears in the product image panel but it still fits into a large back pack.
The keys are FULL SIZE and feel pretty good.
Getting it to work with Cakewalk Sonar X1 was a bit of a chore. There is no ACT preset for the Oxygen 25. I knew this before I bought the unit. It's primary built for PRO TOOLS. But Cakewalk has pretty decent customization control surface software so I took a gamble based on the low price.
In cakewalk I chose the CAKEWALK GENERIC SURFACE template and chose OXYGEN 25 for the MIDI IN's and OUT's.
From there I was able to get Cakewalk to "learn" the control buttons for PLAY, RW, FF, RECORD and STOP.
The line up of 8 knobs on the top and remaining control buttons turned out to be really difficult to program. I gave up.
So, in real world use, the board works great as MIDI controller, a really basic transport (You can start and stop record or play), the mod and pitch wheels work fine and the keys feel really good.
I'll have to experiment a little more with it but it appears that the 1-127 sensitivity is a little choppy. I didn't detect a lot of levels using most synth modules. Soft Medium and hard is all I can detect. 'Not a micro level.
There are no Standard MIDI in and out ports. JUST USB.Read more ›
Update : I've been using this controller for awhile....still love it. The Avid software is available ...all you have to do is go to MAudios website and find your keyboard ( in this case oxygen 25) and you will see in fine print to download avid and ableton light live 8 I believe. Anyhow, this MIDI device is awesome and well worth the money.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I plugged it into my laptop while on the road and boom. Love this thing. Fast delivery.Published 17 days ago by glockface
Perfect for my needs as a home recording songwriter. I would probably go for more keys if I were to do it again, but for my needs this works great.Published 1 month ago by Tom Elliott
This used unit has a short in the LED screen. It should never have been put on the market.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
Avoid this model - yes it's cheap, but every one I've had (4) has developed an issue with the pitch wheel where it will start sending out intermittent pitch data without warning. Read morePublished 5 months ago by E. A Ward
Great midi keyboard keys feel great and springy. The color is more of a darker navy blue. I Use it on a Mac with Logic, Ableton, Fl Studio, but haven't used it on Pro Tools yet. Read morePublished 6 months ago by t434
Perfect for what I needed. Doesn't take up alot of space. Recommended.Published 7 months ago by Anthony Rodriguez
Keys were way too bouncy. Not a great feeling keyboard at all. Controls did feel solid.Published 8 months ago by Metz