M-Audio Oxygen 25 MK V USB MIDI Controller Keyboard
Overview by GAK
M-Audio have upgraded and enhanced one of their best selling ranges to produce the highly-anticipated MK V version of their popular MIDI controller keyboard. With a host of new features such as Smart Controls, a built-in arpeggiator, Note Repeat and auto-mapping as well as a free premium software suite, M-Audio have made one of best MIDI keyboards for the price better than ever.
This is the most compact and affordable version of M-Audio’s Oxygen MK V series of MIDI controller keyboards. Equipped with 25 slick, responsive and full-size synth action keys, this is the one to go for if portability and space is a priority. The 25-key version boasts the same internal features as its larger siblings and condenses them into an easily transportable package that lends itself well to producers on-the-go and those working in a compact studio. Throw in the 8 trigger pads, 8 assignable knobs & a slider and you’ve got a versatile MIDI controller solution.
Make sure you download the latest firmware update to experience fresh features and deeper integration with Ableton Live. In addition to improved pitch & mod wheel performance, time clock and an enhanced Preset Editor, the new firmware adds Automatic Mapping for Ableton Live. Now you can control clips with pads, use the faders to control track functions and more. You can learn about the Oxygen Series’ tighter intergration with Ableton here.
If you’re in the market for a compact, feature-packed USB MIDI keyboard at an affordable price - the M-Audio Oxygen MK V 25 is a fantastic choice.
- 25 full-size, velocity-sensitive keys
- Preset and DAW buttons for auto-mapped DAW instruments and plugins
- Assignable fader lets you mix your productions with controls & plugin parameters ease
- Smart Chord mode enables playing of enharmonic or custom chord voicings
- Smart Scale mode eliminates wrong notes making it easy to craft a perfect song
- Arpeggiator with Type, Octave, Gate and Swing controls
- 2 banks of 8 velocity-sensitive trigger pads with Note Repeat for beat production
- (8) assignable knobs for manipulating virtual instruments and plugins
- Transport buttons let you control your DAW without reaching for the mouse
- Display provides instant parameter feedback
- Ergonomically designed pitch and modulation wheels & 1/4” sustain pedal input
- Includes MIDI editor software and a complete software production package featuring Ableton Live Lite, MPC Beats, 2 Virtual Instruments from AIR Music Technology (Hybrid, Mini Grand) and 5 MPC Beats Expansion Packs
- Power: USB bus-powered
- Dimensions (Width x Depth x Height): 19.3” x 9.6” x 3.7”, 492 mm x 243 mm x 94 mm
- Weight: 4 lbs., 1.8 kg