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Reddit mentions of M-Audio Oxygen 25 IV | USB Keyboard and Pad MIDI Controller Featuring Pad/Velocity - Sensitive Keys

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We found 6 Reddit mentions of M-Audio Oxygen 25 IV | USB Keyboard and Pad MIDI Controller Featuring Pad/Velocity - Sensitive Keys. Here are the top ones.

M-Audio Oxygen 25 IV | USB Keyboard and Pad MIDI Controller Featuring Pad/Velocity - Sensitive Keys
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Compact, ultra portable performance keyboard controller with 25 full size, synth action velocity sensitive keys and on board pitch bend and modulation wheels for expressive performancesDedicated octave up and down buttons increase the keyboard to the full melodic range and transport buttons let you control your DAW without reaching for the mouseInnovative DirectLink automatically maps controls to popular DAWs including Ableton Live, Pro Tools, Logic, Cubase and moreClass compliant, plug and play functionality and USB powered specification for simple user friendly setupComprehensive production software package for Mac and PC worth over $100 included; Ableton Live Lite, SONiVOX Twist and AIR Music Tech Xpand8 velocity sensitive trigger pads for beat production and clip launching, and 8 assignable knobs for manipulating virtual instruments, DAW parameters and plugins on board LCD screen provides instant parameter feedback

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Found 6 comments on M-Audio Oxygen 25 IV | USB Keyboard and Pad MIDI Controller Featuring Pad/Velocity - Sensitive Keys:

u/eimaj89 · 1 pointr/edmproduction

The axiom's pads aren't the best if you're planning to use them for playing drum parts. Theyre fine for clip launch buttons and OK to trigger samples but they were a bit stiff for me for playing drums, even with the different velocity curves.

I might consider the oxygen 25 [~$70]which will get you 8 faders in place of the pads. The build quality might be a bit more "plastic" but a friend has the 49 key and it is solid enough. The faders and knobs aren't the best but they're perfectly useable. It automaps in Ableton pretty intuitively, and controls stock devices well. Not sure about any other DAWs.

If you're looking for pads, the new oxygen 25 is probably worth a look at $120, I don't have any experience with it, but buying new you have an option to return and a warranty.

u/empathetical · 1 pointr/edmproduction

Honestly this will be good for starting out. https://www.amazon.com/Nektar-IMPACT-LX25-Impact/dp/B01M0KBF9F

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This is what I use. Bought it at a pawn shop for $80 https://www.amazon.com/M-Audio-Oxygen-25-Keyboard-Controller/dp/B00IWTZZ8S/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=m-audio+oxygen+25+mk+iv&qid=1572493501&sr=8-3

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Either one is great for beginning. Don't blow 4k on a bunch of stuff. keep an eye on sales for plug in's too. I have got a few good ones that cost me no more then $15 on sale. Hybrid 3 was on sale the other day for a few bucks. Get it if it still is. Also black friday/cyber monday is coming up. I also got a serum subscription for $10 a month.

u/ieatfunk · 1 pointr/Learnmusic

You should ask in /r/WeAreTheMusicMakers but since I'm here anyway...

You should definitely get a MIDI keyboard, it helps so much more to write melodies. Depending on what you want to do depends on the keyboard; have you played much keyboard/piano? Are you planning on composing long, classical pieces? Or are you composing simple, EDM music?

Here are a few different keyboards that are good for different reasons:

M-Audio 25 - Cheap and cheerful, only 25 keys - for EDM and simple melody writing

Samson 61 semi-weighted This keyboard is pretty high quality, 61 keys which is 5 octaves, this keyboard would be for someone that can/wants to play piano pieces that are more complicated than your simple EDM melody line. Semi-weighted keys make it feel closer to playing actual hammer-action piano keys.

M-Audio 88 Weighted Keys this is for a pianist; it has the full range and has weighted keys, it feels like playing an actual piano. Obviously not for the casual EDM producer.

Now, pretty much every single modern keyboard you can buy today will be USB powered, which means the keyboard will be powered by plugging it into your laptop/PC and the USB will also carry MIDI, so you wont need any extra hardware in order to send MIDI data.

Eventually you'll probably want to get some nice headphones, some nice monitors (speakers) and an audio interface to interface between your PC and the monitors.

Head over to /r/WATMM and search for beginner posts. There are thousands.

Hope this helps!