M-Audio Oxygen 49 USB MIDI Controller

M-Audio Updated: 2008-11-11 RSS
M-Audio Oxygen 49 USB MIDI Controller

Oxygen 49 gives you the same control, flexibility and power as our Oxygen 61, just with an octave fewer keys to accommodate tight spaces and even greater mobility. You get the same quality keyboard, built-in MIDI interface and knobs, sliders and buttons totaling 35 MIDI-assignable controllers for complete control of your hardware and software. Store 10 different setups in on-board non-volatile memory, plus manage an infinite number with our free Enigma software for Mac and PC. Bus-powered operation and a weight of only 7.5 pounds lets you play, compose, record and mix with ultimate mobility.


49-note velocity-sensitive synth-action keyboard with USB MIDI interface
8 fully assignable MIDI controller knobs
9 fully assignable MIDI sliders
15 assignable buttons, including 6 transport buttons
assignable pitch bend and modulation wheels
octave up/down; transpose up/down
preset up/down
MIDI channel/program change up/down
7 top-panel function buttons plus additional programming functions on keybed
3-segment LED screen
USB 1.1 upstream (Type B) port
sustain pedal jack
MIDI Out jack
powered via USB or optional power supply
class-compliant with Windows XP, Vista (32 bit), and Mac OS X
10 non-volatile memories
memory dump via SysEx
compatible with free Enigma librarian/editor for storing and organizing setups
all controllers fully programmable to MIDI controller number
all controllers fully programmable to MIDI channel
controller mute function mutes controller output to avoid parameter jumps
snapshot function transmits all current controller settings
on/off switch
weighs only 7.5 lbs.
includes Ableton Live Lite music production software, so you can make music right away

Total MIDI Control
MIDI isn't just about triggering notes—and the Oxygen series has what it takes to access all those deep parameters in your software and hardware so you can get the most out of them. Use the nine MIDI-assignable sliders for software mixer volumes or as drawbars on your virtual tone-wheel organ. Map the eight knobs to any synth parameters you want to program or perform with—or to mixer controls like volume, panning and effects send. Assign the buttons to trigger samples and anything else that is MIDI-programmable. Assignment is simple, yet has the power to let you delve as deep as you want. Each controller can map to just about any applicable parameter in the MIDI spec, including independent channel addressing for each. The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.

Easy Programming
Oxygen controllers feature dedicated front-panel function buttons to easily access common operations like preset up/down, octave up/down, and transpose up/down. Use the Controller Mute button to prevent parameters from jumping when you change them, then press Snapshot to transmit all current settings. The Advanced Function button allows the keyboard to serve as a data-entry device for controller assignment and similar setup functions. The front-panel 3-segment LCD gives you the information you need about programming parameters at a glance. 10 non-volatile memory locations instantly save and recall your favorite presets—and you can manage an entire preset library on your computer via SysEx dumps and our free Enigma software editor/librarian for PC and Mac.

Free Enigma Editor/Librarian Software
Download Enigma—a powerful software editor/librarian for Mac and PC that lets you easily program, store and load setups for M-Audio and Evolution USB MIDI controllers. Enigma includes a huge library of files for your favorite VST plug-ins, instruments and host apps. Programming is as simple as dragging the software parameter you want to control onto the graphic representation of the controller on your screen. With Enigma, your library of controller presets is virtually unlimited.

Mobile Operation
The Oxygen8 defined a new era of mobile keyboard controllers—and now there's an entire line to choose from. The entire Oxygen series is extremely compact and lightweight—and all models are powered directly from your computer's USB bus. Choose the size that's best for your needs, then take your music anywhere you want to go.