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Perfect for me! - Reviews M-Audio Axiom Pro 61

What motivated my choice is primarily the overall quality of the keyboard next to its price relatively content. Then, integrating the various software used (in my case, it's ProTools and plug-ins, Reason occasionally too, and sometimes Logic Pro) without making head or twisted configuration. All this is made possible thanks to the protocol house HyperControl ... The connection is classic: USB, midi in and out, expression pedal jacks and sustain. Side there is a plethora controllers, mod wheel, pitch bender, faders, rotary encoders, buttons, transport controls and pads, not to mention the excellent keyboard notes 61 semi-weighted keys. All this is of course programmable, if ever HyperControl dedicated profile does not suit you.

UTILIZATION

Much to say right now, I'm only an occasional keyboard player for bosser of arrangement and record parts using software instruments (synths, pianos, organs, etc ...), all that to say that for I touch this keyboard is well above my expectations. But no doubt he could displease a good pianist grumpy ... However, the use of all other controllers mentioned above works well, although I'm not very keen on the side "control surface" of the thing, because I had a long history of "drawing "all my automation with the mouse and the screen, which I find much faster. But it remains that the transport keys are handy, the encoders also makes me quite certain service plug-ins, and the ability to assign keyboard shortcuts to keys is just gorgeous!
The manual is clear, simple configuration and general use clear. Again, thank you for HyperControl make things much easier! Integration with Mac OSX is 100% plug n play, plug and it works now! I still had to make updates to the firmware, because I encountered a slight problem when installing a new version of ProTools (the 9HD if I remember correctly). Otherwise no problem blocking or crash, it's solid.

OVERALL OPINION

Almost 3 years in my studio, and impossible to find fault. Before making that choice, I also squinted on equivalents at Studiologic and CME keyboards, but the price argument, the presence of HyperControl, and native integration with Protools tipped the balance in favor of Axiom Pro.
I'm trying to find a fault, I do not see ... Given the overall quality, features, and its capabilities, I do not think I am right in saying that this keyboard is a very good deal compared to its price. I clearly do it again this choice.