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M-Audio Oxygen 49 49-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller

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  • Bus powered 49-key USB MIDI controller-easy computer cnnnectivity
  • 8 assignable knobs, 9 assignable sliders-control DAW and virtual instrument parameters
  • DirectLink mode-instant controller mapping to DAW functions
  • Dedicated transport and track slected buttons-streamlined session control
  • Pro Tools compatible-extends industry-standard functionality
  • Bus powered 49-key USB MIDI controller-easy computer connectivity
  • Bus powered 49-key USB MIDI controller - easy computer cnnnectivity
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 29 x 9.4 x 3.7 inches ; 6.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 12.9 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B0031SCV46
  • Item model number: Oxygen 49
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (75 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,900 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 19, 2006

Product Description

AVID
M-Audio Oxygen 49

49-Key USB MIDI Controller

M-Audio Oxygen 49

The M-Audio Oxygen 49 USB MIDI controller delivers next-generation functionality from Avid, the leading innovator in mobile music production technology. Oxygen 49 features eight assignable knobs and nine assignable sliders, plus dedicated transport and track select buttons.

DirectLink mode automatically maps these controls to common DAW (digital audio workstation) 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.

M-AUDIO OXYGEN 49 AT A GLANCE

  • Bus-powered 49-key USB MIDI controller—easy computer connectivity
  • 8 assignable knobs, 9 assignable sliders—control DAW (digital audio workstation) and virtual instrument parameters
  • DirectLink mode—instant controller mapping to DAW functions
  • Dedicated transport and track select buttons—streamlined session control
  • Pro Tools compatible—get hands-on control of the industry-standard DAW

A Portable Keyboard That’s Perfect for Both Production and Performance

Streamlined Session Control

Streamlined session controlFeaturing eight assignable knobs, nine assignable sliders, dedicated transport controls and track up/down buttons, Oxygen 49 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 49 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 software instruments. Interfacing a MIDI controller with your software doesn’t get any easier than this.

 

*For a list of DAW applications currently compatible with DirectLink mode, visit: www.m-audio.com/directlink.

Professional Quality

M-Audio MIDI controllers revolutionized mobile music production, and 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, the Oxygen 49 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

pro-tools compatibleThe Oxygen 49 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 49 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 49 and Pro Tools software provide streamlined workflows in a formidable system with tons of interface options and industry-standard file compatibility.

Full Features Overview

  • 49 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
We Are AVID

We're Avid

From the most prestigious, award-winning productions, to music and movies made at home, Avid creates the technology that people use to make the most listening to, most watched, and most loved media in the world. The shows, commercials, and news programs you watch on TV. The entertaining video and film stories you see on the web and on the big screen. The personal audio and video treasures that people make at home to preserve their favorite moments in life. Our innovative digital audio and video solutions continue to revolutionize the art of creative storytelling, and have earned us hundreds of awards, including two Oscar statuettes, a Grammy, and 14 Emmys.

Specifications

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:
  • 6.4lbs. (2.9kg)
Size:
  • 29" L x 9.4" W x 3.7" H

 

Minimum System Requirements

Windows XP (SP3)*
  • 1 GHz Intel or AMD**
  • 512MB RAM
Windows Vista 32 , 64bit (SP1) / Win7 32, 64bit
  • 1.6 GHz Intel or AMD**
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 128MB RAM
Mac
  • Mac OS X 10.4.11 or 10.5.6
  • Macintosh G4 1GHz**
  • 512MB RAM
  • G4 accelerator cards not supported

* Home and Professional Edition only. Windows Media Center Edition is not supported.
** CPU may be higher for laptops.
M-Audio suggests you also check the minimum system requirements for your software, as they may be greater than above.

Compatibility

  • MME
  • Mac OS X Core MIDI

What’s in the Package?

  • Oxygen 49 keyboard controller
  • USB cable
  • Printed quick start guide
  • PDF user guide
  • Installer CD-ROM


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

Keys feel good.
Hermit
I highly recommend this to anyone who's looking for a reasonably priced, solid midi controller/keyboard.
newgrounds
It was definitely a good buy and i believe he would recommend it to anyone else.
Charity Mc Carter

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

168 of 190 people found the following review helpful By Nick Tracy on October 14, 2010
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A video review of the m-audio oxygen 49 (silver) midi control keyboard... Just another spectacular product from m-audio. looking forward to purchasing more items from them.

UPDATE: it has now been a few years since i purchased this item and did the video review. It was my first time on camera and I was obviously very nervous. I might do an updated video review. As for the keyboard, it has been very useful in my music and it is still working flawlessly. I have discovered all the features it has such as the midi control and interface functions you can add this to your existing midi patch network and interface it with other midi protocol devices. the only down side I can think of is the fact that it does not have weighted keys. I'm also going to purchase an M-Audio Axiom 49 for the drum pads and weighted keys, at a higher cost. I will be using both however in my set-up. Thanks for the positive votes. I'm sorry to those of you who did not find my review helpful. I only covered the basics.
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful By Baker on October 26, 2010
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I am a audio production major, and on my first day at the art institute of California, they had the oxygen8's in class and I in was in love. The oxygen8 never gives me any issues with pro tools or logic, and for that matter max MSP. The oxygen49 worked flawlessly with the driver (from the disk)
In reason 4. I love the feeling of this keyboard, the knobs and faders are nicely weighted, the only negeitive I have to say is the keys arent fully weighted, but for this price, I won't complain:) and in all honesty semi weight is better then nothing. This keyboard is everything you see in the picture.
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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Deacon Boogie on July 14, 2010
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I am not a professional musician, but I know what I am doing when it comes to keyboards. This is a great MIDI controller and works perfectly with Ableton (both the included Lite version and full-on Live version). Knobs and sliders have a solid feel to them. Keys are quick and responsive. This is a meat and potatoes keyboard for those who know what they need and for the money, it can't be beat! Caveat: if you are a pianist, you may want a more expensive hammer-action keyboard or else you'll find this keyboard way too fast.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A. R. Masters on July 2, 2011
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I just got Garage Band on the Mac, and decided to pick up keyboard again after a lapse of many years. Just plugged it in and it worked. More functionality than I need--maybe more than I will ever need--but not expensive.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Hermit on February 3, 2013
Took this controller out of the box and plugged it into my Mac. I use Garage Band and Reason 6 software. I plugged in the USB cable, turned it on and started making music. Keys feel good. Just the right amount of resistance that lets you really pound on it if you so need or a soft touch if inspiration requires it. Controls are well placed and respond well when adjusted. I did not attempt to install the Ignite software since I already have some great software. If you're just starting out in recording and making computer based music this is a great little controller for a decent price.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By D. rice on February 24, 2011
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I have had this keyboard for about a month and find its a really nice keyboard.

I would recommend getting the M-Audio SP-2 US65010 Sustain Pedal Piano Style Sustain Pedal for Keyboards to go with it. It should be the only other hardware device you need as there are only 2 ports (USB and sustain pedal).

As one reviewer said, there is no DAW with it, but I didn't expect there to be one as its not mentioned in the description. So if you don't have garage band, or another DAW, you may have to buy that, or look for a free one on the net.

No drivers was required to work with Garage Band, and direct link works well with Garage band, after installing a package from M-Audio's website.

As someone just starting out with a keyboard, I can't compare it with a real piano, or even with another keyboard. But it does seem well made, and looks great. I have enjoyed learning on it.
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10 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Bob on May 6, 2011
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The Oxygen-49 is a 49-key synth-action MIDI controller with 9 sliders, 8 knobs, a transport control section and 9 generic buttons. You'll never be fooled into thinking it's a real piano keyboard, but that's not what it is for. (A StudioLogic 990XP feels much more like a hammer-action weighted piano keyboard.)

Of all the buttons, the ones I use most are the transport controls. They took me a while to find the correct setup procedure (buttons in Sonar are rather obscure to program).

drawbacks: The 3-digit LED display is a puzzzle to decode sometimes. (A backlit LCD would probably require too much current.) Programming can be awkward because of the lack of dedicated programming utttons, though at least the keys are labeled.The sliders seem a bit fragile, and it is very difficult to enter precise values with them; you can usually get within or 2 of the number but hittting it dead on takes luck.The mod wheel doesn't have a centering spring but the pitch bender does, and both wheels are located in an awkward place,

But these issues are minor. The keyboard has a good feel, and the transport buttons are conveniently-placed (and very convenient). I've usually been saatisfied with M-Audio's equipment, and the Oxygen 49 is no exception.
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