M-Audio announced the availability of its newly updated Oxygen Series MIDI keyboard controller line.

M-Audio Oxygen 25

The Oxygen series expand on playability and include a wide array of sounds with two virtual instruments for players, songwriters, and producers.

Available in 25-, 49-, and 61-key models, the Oxygen series build upon a legacy of innovative workflow and playability with its expansive MIDI control surface for the modern studio setup. Each model comes equipped with a number of faders, buttons, knobs, pitch & mod wheels, transport controls, and velocity-sensitive trigger pads. With Directlink, these controls will automatically map to popular DAW’s such as Ableton Live, Apple GarageBand, Apple Logic, Pro Tools, and Steinberg Cubase.

The Oxygen series include a comprehensive software package with a sonic palette to suit a variety of music styles. Ableton Live Lite provides a DAW platform to work out of the box along with its own host of sample content. Also included is Twist, a powerful spectral morphing synthesizer by SONiVOX. Xpand!2 by AIR Music Technology, is a multitimbral all-in-one workstation that lets you create a multitude of combinations of 4 active layers for a unique sound set.

“These new keyboards are now a complete solution for creating music,” commented J.C. Sutherland, M-Audio Product Manager. “Adding trigger pads and the included software package, users now have everything they need to get their music creation started, out-of-the-box.”

Oxygen series features

  • 25, 49, or 61 full-size, synth-action velocity-sensitive keys.
  • 8 velocity-sensitive trigger pads for beat production, clip launching, and more.
  • 8 assignable knobs for manipulating virtual instruments and plugins.
  • 9 assignable faders (Oxygen 49, Oxygen 61) lets you mix your productions with ease.
  • Transport buttons let you control your DAW without reaching for the mouse.
  • Directlink automatically maps to popular DAWs: Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase, and more.
  • LCD screen provides instant parameter feedback.
  • USB-powered, plug-and-play support, and USB-MIDI connectivity.
  • Sustain pedal input for further creative control.
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite for immediate music creation.
  • Includes SONiVOX Twist, a powerful spectral morphing synthesizer.
  • Includes AIR Music Technology Xpand!2, a multitimbral all-in-one workstation.
  • Works with Apple’s iPad Camera Connection Kit (sold separately) for use with iOS devices.

The Oxygen series keyboard controllers are available for a street price of $119 USD (Oxygen 25)/$169 USD (Oxygen 49)/$229 USD (Oxygen 61).

More information: M-Audio / Oxygen Series