M-Audio breathes new life into its Oxygen MIDI keyboard range.

 

M-Audio continues to revise and reboot its classic Oxygen range of MIDI keyboards, with the latest versions, known as the MKV models, adding smart controls, auto-mapping, and a built-in arpeggiator.

 

The MKV series includes 25-, 49– and 61-keys models in the range, all feature full-size, velocity-sensitive keys, faders, trigger pads and more.

 

The Smart Controls relate to chords and scales. With the Smart Chord feature, you can play full chords by pressing a single key, while Smart Scale ensures that you will only be able to play notes from your chosen scale. Both the features are customisable, and you get more than 15 different scale variations.

 

In addition, the Auto-mapping feature enabled you to make setup a breeze, with multiple controls – Transport, Faders, Pan, Record Arm, Solo, Mute, Select – being automatically configured for your specific DAW. Major DAWs are supported, including Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, MPC Beats, Cubase and Studio One. All you need to do is tp select your preferred DAW on the Oxygen (MKV) and making the appropriate preference settings in your DAW.

 

The customisable arpeggiator, enables you adjust Type, Octave, Gate and Swing settings, and can operate in Latch and Momentary modes. It can run either at the tempo you set on the keyboard or sync to your DAW.

 

The new Oxygens include a range of software tools, 60 free lessons from Melodics and a 3-month subscription to Skoove.

 

Oxygen Series (MKV) Features

 

  • Full-size, velocity-sensitive keys
  • Preset and DAW buttons for auto-mapped DAW instruments and plugins
  • Assignable faders let you mix your productions with 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

 

Software bundle

  • MPC Beats
  • Ableton Live Lite
  • Hybrid 3 – Multi-oscillator synthesizer
  • Mini Grand – Acoustic piano
  • MPC Beats Producer Kits – Multi-Genre Beat Production Pack
  • F9 Instruments Beats Edition – 25 High Quality Instrument Samples
  • LANIAKEA Sounds – TrapSoul & LoFi Production Pack
  • MSX Audio – Soulful Drums Collection
  • ADSR – LoFi Producer Collection

M-Audio Oxygen 25 (MKV)

 

 

Find out more on the M-Audio website.

 

The Oxygen (MKV) series keyboards are available now.

 

 


 

 


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