Axiom 25 - Advanced 25-Key Semi-Weighted USB MIDI Controller

Top Features

25 piano-style semi-weighted keys with aftertouch > play with expression
8 comfortable, dynamic pads > intuitive beat programming and sample triggering
8 knobs, 1 slider, 9 buttons and more > DirectLink mode provides instant DAW mapping
Angled top panel with backlit LCD > easy viewing in any environment
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The compact M-Audio® Axiom® 25 mobile controller combines all the production power and performance you need to get the most from your music software and MIDI gear. More than just a “data entry” controller, the Axiom 25 features piano-style, semi-weighted keys for a musically satisfying playing experience—yet it’s small enough to fit in a backpack. Large dynamic trigger pads make it easy to program beats and trigger one-shot samples—while the encoder knobs and buttons deliver complete real-time control over your software. DirectLink mode provides easy, automatic access to common DAW functions* including transport, mixer, track pan, and virtual instrument parameters—no complicated setup required. The Axiom 25 controller even features a sleek, angled top panel for easy viewing in any environment.

* For a complete list of compatible DAW applications and a description of how DirectLink mode works, visit www.m-audio.com/directlink.
               
DirectLink: Streamlined Session Control      

Direct LinkBuilding on the best-selling MIDI keyboard controllers of all time**, the updated Axiom series features DirectLink, which automatically maps the onboard controls to common parameters in DAWs* like Pro Tools®, Logic, Cubase, Live, and Reason. Take control over your software studio—directly from the keyboard. Use the fader and encoder knobs to fine-tune the mix. Easily navigate through sessions using the Transport buttons. Interfacing a MIDI controller with your software doesn’t get any easier than this.

     Serious Production Power      


When inspiration strikes, you need a keyboard controller that can translate ideas into killer tracks. That’s why Axiom 25 is equipped with an ultra-expressive semi-weighted keyboard and eight Trigger Finger® pads for programming beats with incredible feel. Automatically map Axiom 25 to your DAW with DirectLink—or delve deeper by assigning the pads, encoders, and fader to whatever controls you wish. Each controller can map to just about any MIDI message available, along with independent channel addressing for each. The possibilities are as endless as your imagination.

                 Axiom Instrument Mode      

With other MIDI keyboards, assigning controls to virtual instruments has never been easy. Now thanks to the Axiom 25 controller’s new Instrument mode, a single button instantly maps the fader, buttons, and encoders to any virtual instrument inside your DirectLink-compatible host*. You get direct access to synthesis parameters such as filter cutoff, LFO rate, and envelope settings—without having to manually configure anything. It’s almost like turning Axiom 25 into a dedicated hardware synth.

     
 Intuitive Design      

Whether you’re on stage or in the studio, your keyboard controller should fuel your creativity—providing all the right information and controls at your fingertips. That’s why we designed Axiom 25 with a sleek angled top panel for easier viewing of the display and improved ergonomics. Smooth rotary encoders deliver precise, continuously variable parameter changes, giving you a hands-on feel for the mix. The backlit LCD screen provides informative feedback from DAW hosts, including on-screen display of parameters, settings, and track/VI names. It all adds up to intuitive control over your MIDI software and hardware.

     Mobile Operation      

The Axiom series is extremely compact and lightweight and all models are powered directly from your computer’s USB bus. Choose the size that’s best for your needs, then take your music anywhere you want to go.
       
       ** The Axiom series is the best-selling MIDI controller line in the U.S. (MI SalesTrak: January 2007 – December 2009).

       A New Approach to Making Music      

With Ignite, you can now capture your ideas quickly with professional results. Individual musical ideas are captured as phrases, simply called clips. Multiple clips can be played back together, or even grouped to create more complex phrases and song sections. Ignite provides seamless integration with any current M-Audio keyboard controller. Once connected to your computer, the key parameters will be automatically assigned, or mapped, to the front panel controllers. This tight integration provides an out-of-the-box solution that simply works—with no set-up chores to perform.

     Sound Your Best      

Included with Ignite are over 275 remarkable instrument sounds developed by AIR Music Technology. In addition to a versatile arpeggiator, Smart MIDI technology provides both a Chord Player and a Phrase Player that can introduce new musical parts to enhance your production—even a drum pattern. Email your ideas to the rest of the band. Share your musical ideas and songs with other musicians through SoundCloud—all without ever leaving Ignite. Plus, you can export WAV and MIDI files, and then import them into any DAW recording software—including Pro Tools.

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Reviews
“The Axiom's major features as a keyboard controller are solid and as they should be. The added features of knobs, sliders, and drum pads make it a creative tool. The 20 user preset layouts are the killer feature - I can jump between Reason & Pro Tools and use the Axiom fully for both.”
- Joe Randeen, HowAudio.com
"Wherever I go, I take my Axiom 25, a FireWire 410 and my laptop. I’m able to get a lot of things done that I could never do with a piano."
- Patrick Leonard - Record Producer
"Músico Pro Magazine Cover, August 2006"
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"Overall, the Axiom 25 is a well-built, highly evolved controller. It's one of those products that instantly makes itself at home in the studio."
- Pro Sound News, July 2006
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"M-Audio's modus operandi has always been to out-feature...the competition, and their MIDI keyboards tend to offer not just the generous quantity of controls for the price, but impressive flexibility, and clarity about what's going on, when it's time to program them."
- Keyboard, February 2007
"Every once in a while, just when you think a type of keyboard has saturated the market, along comes something with feature tha make it distinctive enough to reresh the whole concept." - "With semi-weighted action, aftertouch, pressure sensitive drum pads, multiple zones and rugged construction, the Axiom 25 definitely sets a new standard for super-compact MIDI keyboards."
- Keyboard
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