Avid Revamps Axiom Controller Lineup
Avid is set to release new versions of its Axiom USB MIDI keyboard controller series designed for live performance and software-based music production: Axiom 25, Axiom 49, and Axiom 61.
» DirectLink technology: Provides dedicated control surface functionality that automatically maps keyboard controls to common mixer and virtual instrument parameters, giving users hands-on control over their mix and their music, without any complicated set up or user configuration required. DirectLink works with popular DAWs, including Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Apple Logic Pro and Steinberg Cubase.
» Enhanced keybed: An updated semi-weighted piano-style keyboard.
» Redesigned user interface: Offers better ergonomics for the studio and stage with an angled top panel that makes controls easier to access and view in any environment. New low-profile mixer-style faders (Axiom 49 and Axiom 61 only) enable a hands-on mix experience, while rotary encoders provide control over software and MIDI parameters. All models provide informative feedback via a graphic LCD, which is centrally positioned on the Axiom 49 and Axiom 61 for easy viewing.
Avid’s Axiom 61 costs $499.95; the Axiom 49 is $439.95; and the Axiom 25 is $319.95. The new controllers will be available on July 18. More information on Avid’s New M-Audio Axiom Line.