Computer Music has teamed up with C-Thru Music to give away two AXiS-49 MIDI controllers, each worth £420 GBP.
In cm144, we awarded the AXiS-49 a 9/10 review score along with our Innovation and Performance awards.
The AXiS-49 is a velocity-sensitive MIDI keyboard. It uses the Harmonic Table key layout, whereby the keys are arranged in a harmonically logical way. Chord and scale shapes are the same in any musical key, so you only have to learn them once. It’s a breeze to play complex-sounding “jazzy” chords, play triads with a single finger and even span several octaves’ worth of notes with just one hand. The AXiS-49 is also great for playing drum parts!
The competition is available from Facebook – ‘like’ Computer Music on Facebook to get the entry form link. The competition deadline is 20 May 2011.
More information: C-Thru Music AXiS-49 compo
Note: Due to competition laws, the competition is open only to UK and US residents aged 18+.
C-Thru Music has announced it is now shipping the AXiS 49, a velocity sensitive MIDI input device designed to help you make music with your computer.
This is for composing, arranging, and overdubs. There is no pitch bend or mod wheel, and no knobs or sockets for pedals, so you can tell the AXiS-49 is not designed to be primarily a live performance instrument. But the Harmonic Table is great to have with you on the tour bus, or beside you when you’re creating on your PC or Mac, or turntables. The AXiS-49 doesn’t duplicate (knobs, wheels, sounds etc.) but adds the Harmonic Table in a convenient size.
AXiS 49 features
- Keyboard features 14 columns of 7 notes in Harmonic Table format.
- Velocity sensitive.
- Plug ‘n’ Play USB device.
- Up-Octave, Down-Octave (together to reset and send All_Notes_Off) can be set from -3 to +3 octaves.
- Sends MIDI notes 0-120 (0-48,12-60,24-72,36-84,48-96,60-108,72-120).
- Includes note name stickers.
The AXiS 49 is available for purchase for the introductory price of $470 USD (US price, ex. CAT VAT, check here for details on ordering worldwide).
Visit C-Thru Music for more information.