M-Audio has introduced a trio of new USB pad/keyboard controllers – the Axiom AIR series.
Available in 25, 49 and 61-key versions, they also feature a range of illuminated trigger pads, knobs, faders and transport/navigation buttons.
The 25 and 49 key models have synth-style keys, where the 61-key model features semi-weighted keys. All keyboards have aftertouch. Other features vary in number as the size of the keyboard increases.
Here’s a quick comparison of the main features:
|Feature||Axiom AIR 25||Axiom AIR 49||Axiom AIR 61|
|Pitch Bend Wheel||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Other||3 banks of pad and controller assignments with color-coded illumination|
Selectable velocity curves
Ignite software and Ableton Live Lite included
Pricing and availability to be confirmed.