Frankfurt Musikmesse 2014: M-Audio’s new Keystation/Oxygen Series

M-Audio are unveiling their updated Keystation and Oxygen ranges at this years Musikmesse in Frankfurt. The new Keystation range The Keystation 49, 61 and 88 offer an extended physical octave range and full-size keys–ideal for use with a digital audio workstation or in a live performance setup.

The Oxygen range of controllers feature an LCD screen and transport controls for seamless operation with digital audio software. A 6.3mm (¼-inch) sustain input jack is built in for expressive performances. For more detailed info read on below

 

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Keystation Press Release

Cumberland, RI, USA – March 11, 2014. M-Audio (m-audio.com), a premier manufacturer of keyboard controllers, introduces the updated Keystation keyboard series. Designed to be simple, powerful solutions for sequencing music and playing virtual instruments, the new Keystation series boasts even more functionality, a world class virtual piano instrument, music production software and a sleek new colorway.

The four new Keystation models suit a wide range of musicians needing a pure, velocity-sensitive keyboard controller. The Keystation Mini 32 features synthaction mini-keys, octave shift, and sustain and modulation buttons for the travelling musician or producer. The Keystation 49, 61 and 88 offer an extended physical octave range and full-size keys–ideal for use with a digital audio workstation or in a live performance setup.

Lightweight and durable, they travel with ease and compliment nearly any musician’s studio. New for the Keystation 49, 61 and 88 are transport and directional controls for simple DAW operation without a mouse or trackpad. A 6.3mm (¼-inch) sustain input jack is included oneach for expressive performance capabilities.

Also included with the Keystation 49, 61 and 88 is a powerful software suite forcreating music. The acclaimed Eighty-Eight Ensemble from SONiVOX lets you play one of the most sought after pianos in the world from the comfort of your Keystation keyboard. This powerful virtual instrument is an authentic capture of a 9-foot CD327 Steinway– meticulously recorded and expertly sampled. Ableton Live Lite, a music creation software, is included so you can create with professional flair right out of the box.

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Keystation Mini 32 Highlights:
• 32 velocity-sensitive, synth-action mini keys
• USB powered; a single cable provides power and MIDI connectivity
• Pitch bend, sustain, and modulation buttons add expression to your performances
• Octave-shift controls let you access the entire range of playable notes
• Includes Ignite music creation software by AIR Music Tech
• Works with Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit for use with iOS devices Keystation 49, 61 and 88 Highlights:
• 49, 61 or 88 full-size velocity-sensitive keys
• Transport and directional controls let you operate your DAW from the keyboard
• USB powered; a single cable provides power and MIDI connectivity
• Includes SONiVOX Eighty-Eight Ensemble virtual piano instrument
• Includes Ableton Live Lite digital audio workstation
• 6.3mm (¼-inch) sustain pedal input
• Works with Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit for use with iOS devices

“There are legions of musicians that want the pure player experience that our Keystation line brings,” said JC Sutherland, M-Audio Product Manager. “By
coupling an outstanding keybed with practical features and a professional software suite, we are enabling the creation of great music.”

The new M-Audio Keystation Mini 32, Keystation 49, Keystation 61 and Keystation 88 will be available in Summer 2014 with a £39.99, £79.99, £109.99
and £149.99 anticipated MSRP, respectively. M-Audio will showcase the Keystation series at Musikmesse, Hall 5.1, Booth B45, March 12-15 in Frankfurt, Germany. For more information, visit: m-audio.com/messe2014 

 

 

Oxygen Series Press Release

Cumberland, RI, USA – March 11, 2014. M-Audio (m-audio.com), a leading manufacturer of keyboards and recording studio solutions, introduces the new Oxygen controller series. Created for musicians and producers, they introduce a host of controls, an intuitive layout, and a cutting-edge software suite for making music.

Available in 25-, 49- or 61-key models, the Oxygen series combines a velocity sensitive keybed with a series of 8 trigger pads. Used for launching audio clips, triggering percussion sounds and more, the pads also provide velocity-sensitive response and illuminated feedback. Control capabilities expand with 8 assignable knobs – perfect for adjusting plugin parameters and mixing tasks. The Oxygen 25 features an assignable master fader while the Oxygen 49 and 61 provide 9 total faders for virtually limitless MIDI manipulation. Each keyboard in the series features an LCD screen and transport controls for seamless operation with digital audio software. A 6.3mm (¼-inch) sustain input jack is built in for expressive performances.

Every keyboard in the Oxygen series includes a powerful software package for creating music right away, starting with Ableton Live Lite – a dynamic music creation software, lets musicians develop songs with extensive MIDI and audio processing tools. Twist, an acclaimed spectral-morphing software synthesizer from SONiVOX, creates swirling sonic textures that come to life with inspiring depth and motion.

Oxygen Series Highlights:
• 25, 49 or 61 full-size, synth-action velocity-sensitive keys
• 8 velocity-sensitive trigger pads for beat production, clip launching & more
• 8 assignable knobs for mixing and tweaking plugins
• 9 assignable faders (Oxygen 49, Oxygen 61)
• Transport controls let you operate your DAW without reaching for the mouse
• Auto-maps to popular DAWs: Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase
• LCD screen provides instant parameter feedback
• USB powered; a single cable provides power and MIDI connectivity
• Works with Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately) for use with iOS devices
• Includes Ableton Live Lite for immediate and powerful music creation
• Includes SONiVOX Twist spectral morphing synthesizer

“We wanted to give musicians and producers more tools, more control, and thus more capability,” said JC Sutherland, M-Audio Product Manager. “The Oxygen
series features the most in-demand hardware and software for making compelling music without restrictions.”

The new M-Audio Oxygen 25, Oxygen 49, and Oxygen 61 will be available in Summer 2014 with an anticipated £69.99, £99.99, and £129.99 MSRP, respectively. M-Audio will showcase the Oxygen series at Musikmesse, Hall 5.1, Booth B45, March 12-15 in Frankfurt, Germany. For more information, visit: maudio.com/messe2014.

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