The M-Audio Oxygen 25 breathes new life into your music with their latest Oxygen USB MIDI controllers. This next-generation Oxygen series keyboard gives you full-size, synth-action, velocity-sensitive keys as well as a full set of eight velocity-sensitive pads, making it one of the most playable MIDI controllers you’ll get your hands on. Easy to navigate, assignable controls automatically map to your favorite DAW. Oxygen series keyboards are also fully compatible with iOS, so they’re perfect for your grab-and-go synth rig.
Automapping automatically assigns slider, encoder, and transport controls to parameters such as track volumes, pans values, and other common functions. If you’re using a standard DAW such as Pro Tools, Reason, or Cubase, there’s literally no setup involved. Also, your Oxygen 25 controller keyboard includes built-in factory presets that support popular virtual instruments, so you’ll rarely need to manually map out a thing.
The difference between a cool MIDI controller keyboard and a full hybrid keyboard workstation is Akai VIP3. This third-generation version of Akai’s Virtual Instrument Player software is a masterpiece of workflow management. It lets you load up just about any VST plug-in and combine up to eight virtual instruments plus effects into sophisticated arrangements with key zones, splits, and custom mappings — exactly what you’d expect from a standalone workstation. What’s more, there’s an ever-growing list of plug-ins that automatically map to your controller, but thanks to VIP3’s MIDI Learn function, you can map any plug-in with any controller in any way you like. Run it as a standalone platform or use it as a plug-in in your favorite DAW. Either way, VIP3 will revolutionize the way you approach virtual instruments.