M-Audio Oxygen 61 MKIV 61-Key MIDI Keyboard Controller
M-Audio has a knack for producing music gear with good features at modest price points, case in point is the Oxygen 61 MKIV with its full-size synth-action keys that rival those from more expensive units.
Complementing the keys are controls that include 8 velocity-sensitive pads, 8 assignable knobs, and 9 faders.
The automap functionality with industry standard DAWs like ProTools, Logic, Reason, Cubase and more also makes first time experience with this unit even more pleasing.
And it also helps that the Oxygen 61 MKIV looks sleek and uncluttered, reducing distractions so you can be more productive.
- Keys: 61 / full-size / synth-action / velocity-sensitive
- Pads: 8 velocity-sensitive pads
- Controls:8 assignable knobs, 9 faders, and dedicated transport control
- Automap: Pro Tools, Logic, Reason, Cubase and other popular DAWs
- Bundled Software: Ableton Live Lite and SONiVOX Twist spectral morphing synth
- Power: USB bus powered
- Connectivity: USB, Sustain pedal jack
- Compatibility: Mac OS X 10.4.11 or higher, Windows XP and up, iOS devices via Apple Camera Connection Kit
- Dimensions: 9.6 x 38.5 x 3.7 inches
- Weight: 7.5 lbs
Most users commend the keybed for exceeding their expectations, they say that it provides good traction with just the right amount of recoil while maintaining low noise operation.
There are no standout complaints other than a few who are looking for heavy piano action keys, and others who wanted more features, like color-lit pads and more buttons.
If you are looking for a reasonably priced good value 61-Key MIDI Keyboard then this is worthy of consideration, but it's not on our currently recommended list which you can see in our guide to The Best 61 Key MIDI Controller Keyboards.