The M-Audio Axiom 49 is an advanced, semi-weighted USB MIDI Controller. If you need total MIDI control and playability in a compact package, check out the Axiom 49. This advanced 49-key USB mobile MIDI controller delivers semi-weighted action plus assignable aftertouch, along with eight rubberized trigger pads that are perfect for handson drum programming and performance. Nine sliders complement eight endless rotary encoder knobs to control just about any software studio parameter you can think of 15 MIDI-assignable buttons–including six transport controls–and assignable wheels and foot pedals round out total control. The dedicated front-panel keypad and backlit LCD screen provide intuitive setup. There’s room for 20 non-volatile memory locations for instant access to setups, plus compatibility with our free Enigma editor/librarian software for managing a virtually infinite library via Mac or PC.If you need total MIDI control and playability in a compact package, check out the Axiom 49. This advanced 49-key USB mobile MIDI controller delivers semi-weighted action plus assignable aftertouch, along with eight rubberized trigger pads that are perfect for hands-on drum programming and performance. Nine sliders complement eight endless rotary encoder knobs to control just about any software studio parameter you can think of. 15 MIDI-assignable buttons–including six transport controls–and assignable wheels and foot pedals round out total control. The dedicated front-panel keypad and backlit LCD screen provide intuitive setup. There’s room for 20 non-volatile memory locations for instant access to setups, plus compatibility with our free Enigma editor/librarian software for managing a virtually infinite library via Mac or PC.

Total MIDI Control and Playability in a Compact Package

Eight rubberized trigger pads let you program with feel or easily trigger samples or visual effects.

Assign the eight rotary encoders to mixer controls like panning and effects sends, or to any synth parameters you want to control.

Large backlit LCD screen for visual feedback.

Six reassignable transport buttons.

Get Into the Action
The Axiom series of mobile USB MIDI controllers has everything it takes to get the most from your MIDI software and hardware. Semi-weighted action complete with aftertouch gives you great feel and expression for both synth parts and pianistic passages. Eight rubberized trigger pads put your drums at your fingertips for programming with feel–or easy fire samples or visual effects.

Total MIDI Control
Assign the eight rotary encoders to mixer controls like panning and effects sends, or to any synth parameters you want to control. Map the nine sliders to software mixer faders or drawbars on your virtual organ. 15 buttons, pitch and mod wheels, and sustain and expression pedal jacks round out a tour de force of MIDI domination. Assigning controllers 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.

Intuitive Front-Panel Programming
M-Audio Axiom MIDI controllers all feature a large backlit LCD screen for visual feedback–and the 61-key and 49-key models also place a 10-key pad right on the front panel for direct, intuitive programming. You’ll also find 9 dedicated front-panel function buttons to easily access common operations like preset / program change or MIDI channel +/-, octave +/-, and transpose +/-. Use the Controller Mute button to prevent parameters from jumping when you change them, for example, then press Snapshot to transmit all current settings. 20 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.

Mobile Operation
The Axiom 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.

Axiom 49 Specs

MIDI Data from variable controllers:

  • MIDI Controller Number
  • RPN/NRPN
  • Program, Bank LSB, Bank MSB
  • Pitch Bend
  • GM/GM2/XG SysEx Messages

MIDI Data from buttons/switches:

  • MIDI Controller Number
  • Note On
  • Note On/Off toggle
  • RPN/NRPN
  • MIDI CC On/Off toggle
  • Program, Bank LSB, Bank MSB presets
  • MIDI Machine Control
  • GM/GM2/XG SysEx messages

Size: 31.9 x 11.2 x 2.6 inches; 81 x 28.5 x 6.6 (cm)

Weight: 10 lbs.; 4.5 kg

What’s in the Box

Axiom 49 Advanced 49-Key Semi-Weighted USB MIDI Controller, User’s Manual, Ableton Live Lite Software

Product Features

  • 49-key velocity-sensitive semi-weighted action keyboard with assignable aftertouch
  • 8 MIDI-assignable trigger pads
  • Compatible with free Enigma librarian/editor for storing and organizing setups
  • Controller Mute function mutes controller output to avoid parameter jumps
  • Includes Ableton Live Lite 4 music production softwareso you can make music right away