M-Audio has announced the release of its new keyboard controller series.

Available in 25-key, 49-key, and 61-key, the new Oxygen Series (MKV) are USB powered and all feature Smart Chord and Smart Scale technology, Auto-mapping, a built-in arpeggiator and note repeat, offering powerful features for modern music production.

The Oxygen Series (MKV) keyboard controllers feature eight backlit velocity-sensitive pads, nine assignable faders (one assignable fader on the Oxygen 25), eight assignable knobs, and full velocity control of keys and pads to open worlds of precise music creation.

In today’s world of music production, controlling your digital music environment is important. It is not only how the pros improve their workflow, but also how they create unique cutting-edge signature sounds. M-Audio has updated the most iconic series of MIDI keyboard controllers on the market for software-based music production and performance. The new Oxygen Series (MKV) keyboard controllers offer innovative advancements in hardware control enabling you to create modern cutting-edge music on stage or in the studio.

Oxygen Series MKV features

  • Full-size, velocity-sensitive keys.
  • Preset and DAW buttons for auto-mapped DAW instruments and plugins.
  • Assignable faders let you mix your productions with ease.
  • Smart Chord mode enables playing of enharmonic or custom chord voicings.
  • Smart Scale mode eliminates wrong notes making it easy to craft a perfect song.
  • Arpeggiator with Type, Octave, Gate and Swing controls.
  • 2 banks of 8 velocity-sensitive trigger pads with Note Repeat for beat production.
  • (8) assignable knobs for manipulating virtual instruments and plugins.
  • Transport buttons let you control your DAW without reaching for the mouse.
  • Display provides instant parameter feedback.
  • Ergonomically designed pitch and modulation wheels & 1/4” sustain pedal input.
  • Includes MIDI editor software and a complete software production package.

The Oxygen MKV series are available for purchase, priced $129 USD for the Oxygen 25 (MKV), $179 USD for Oxygen 49 (MKV), and $229 USD for Oxygen 61 (MKV).

More information: M-Audio