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M-Audio pioneered the portable MIDI controller market with the Oxygen series of keyboard controllers. M-Audio continues to be a leader in this technology with the new Oxygen Series (MKV). In today’s world of music production, controlling your digital music environment is important. It is not only how the pros improve their workflow, but also how they create unique cutting-edge signature sounds. The new Oxygen Series (MKV) keyboard controllers offer innovative advancements in hardware control enabling you to create modern cutting-edge music on stage or in the studio.
Professional Producer Features
The Oxygen 49 (MKV) controller includes powerful features essential for creating and producing music such as Note Repeat (a staple mark in beat production), Full Velocity Control of keys and pads, eight assignable knobs for controlling effect plugins and virtual instruments, and nine assignable faders for mixing: all opening a world of precise music creation techniques making your signature sound professional and modern.
Arpeggiators help add excitement and movement to music quickly and easily. The built-in Arpeggiator on the Oxygen 49 (MKV) will affect anything you are playing on the keys from any virtual instrument in your DAW. When the Arpeggiator is activated, the keyboard will repeatedly play the keys that are pressed in the selected sequence. The arpeggiator’s timing and rhythm are based on the keyboard’s time-division setting in either the keyboard’s tempo or your DAW’s tempo setting. Each note in the arpeggio will be the length selected for the time-division setting. For example, if you select 1/4, each note in the arpeggio will be audible in quarter note increments. This powerful tool can operate in Latch or Momentary mode, making it easy to unleash your creativity.
Smart Chord and Smart Scale technology are the bridges between your musically creative mind and your final productions. The Smart Chord feature helps bring out your inner musical genius by playing full chords with a single keypress, and with the Smart Scale feature, the Oxygen 49 (MKV) keys play the exact notes within a chosen scale. Both features offer more with a Custom Mode and over 15 different scale variations. With Smart Chord and Smart Scale technology, making music and unleashing your unlimited creativity has never been easier.
Auto-Mapping for Creative DAW Control
Using the Oxygen 49 (MKV) controller with any DAW is incredibly easy. The controls such as Transport, Faders, Pan, Record Arm, Solo, Mute, Select and many more, are automatically mapped to most DAWs for a fluid workflow. The Oxygen 49 (MKV) works with all major DAWs—including Ableton, Pro Tools, MPC Beats, Cubase, Logic, Studio One and many more. By simply selecting your DAW on the Oxygen 49 (MKV) keyboard controller and configuring your DAW’s preferences to the keyboard, a new world of creative production is at your fingertips. The Oxygen 49 (MKV) keyboard also includes presets for all the virtual instruments and plugins that are included (Mini Grand and Hybrid 3). These world-class plugins can be fully controlled by the Oxygen 49 (MKV) keyboard controller and used in real-time as you create, mix, and bring your music productions to the next level.
Premium Software Suite
Whatever your production discipline, Oxygen 49 (MKV) includes everything for immediate creative potential from the get-go. Record, sequence, arrange and mix down your tracks with a choice of two professional DAWs including MPC Beats and Ableton Live Lite. Adding to the arsenal of DAWs are two incredible virtual instrument plugins, the critically acclaimed Hybrid 3 multi-oscillator synthesiser, and Mini Grand—an Acoustic Piano virtual instrument offering a wide array of the most realistic piano tones available on the market. Finally, dive into a world of cutting-edge sound content with a collection of Expansion Packs from Akai Professional’s legendary MPC Series – from hard-hitting kicks to snares that snap, everything you need to add that professional polish to your production is here.
Over 60 Free Interactive Lessons from Melodics
Melodics is the best way to build your skills and confidence with your MIDI controller. Download Melodics to your desktop or tablet for practice that is fun, relevant & effective, with a huge lesson variety and a learning structure that puts you in charge. You will learn with instant feedback, playing great-sounding music from modern genres. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned pro looking to learn advanced techniques, Melodics grows with you. It is free to download and comes with over 60 free lessons to get you started.
Includes 3-Months of Skoove Premium
Skoove is the easiest way to enhance your keyboard skills—featuring in-depth online piano courses that adapt to you and give you feedback. Develop your repertoire on your own time, at your own pace with a curated catalogue filled with everything from current chart hits to classical music. Need a little help? Skoove’s experienced team of musicians is on hand with one-on-one support to answer any of your questions. New, exclusive lessons are added every month so that you can keep expanding your repertoire with new music as well as upping your piano game with new music theory tips and tricks.
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