Oxygen 49 (MKV)

USB MIDI Controller with Smart Controls and Auto-Mapping
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The Oxygen 49 (MKV)

Welcome to the brand-new Oxygen Series from M-Audio, the Oxygen Series (MKV). In today’s world of music production, controlling your digital music environment is important. It is not only how the pros improve their workflow, but also how they create unique cutting-edge signature sounds. M-Audio has updated the most iconic series of MIDI keyboard controllers on the market for software-based music production and performance. The new Oxygen Series (MKV) keyboard controllers offer innovative advancements in hardware control enabling you to create modern cutting-edge music on stage or in the studio.

Professional Producer Features

The Oxygen 49 (MKV) controller includes powerful features essential for creating and producing music such as Note Repeat (a staple mark in beat production), Full Velocity Control of keys and 8 pads, 8 assignable knobs for controlling effect plugins and virtual instruments, and 9 assignable faders for mixing: all opening a world of precise music creation techniques making your signature sound professional and modern.

Note Repeat allows you to hold down any of the 8 custom-made M-Audio velocity-sensitive performance pads in 2 available pad banks to hear a repeated rhythmic pattern at a selectable note division. The Note Repeat feature can be activated momentarily or can be used in Latch mode. If you choose Momentary, holding the Note Repeat button will make the note played by the pad automatically repeat. If you choose Latch, pressing any pad will cause its assigned note to repeat without having to hold down the Note Repeat button. 

Built-in Arpeggiator

Arpeggiators help add excitement and movement to music quickly and easily. The built-in Arpeggiator on the Oxygen 49 (MKV) with Type, Octave, Gate and Swing controls will creatively affect anything you are playing on the keys from any virtual instrument in your DAW. When the Arpeggiator is activated, the keyboard will repeatedly play the keys that are pressed in the selected sequence. The arpeggiator’s timing and rhythm is based on the keyboard’s time division setting in either the keyboard’s tempo, or your DAW’s tempo setting. Each note in the arpeggio will be the length selected for the time division setting. For example, if you select 1/4, each note in the arpeggio will be audible in quarter note increments. This powerful tool can operate in Latch or Momentary mode, making it easy to unleash your creativity.

Smart Controls

Smart Chord and Smart Scale technology are the bridges between your musically creative mind and your final productions. The Smart Chord feature helps bring out your inner musical genius by playing full chords with a single key press, and with the Smart Scale feature, the Oxygen 49 (MKV) keys transform into a perfect scale, playing the exact notes within a chosen scale. With Smart Chord and Smart Scale technology, creating music and unleashing your unlimited creativity has never been easier.

With Smart Chord activated, pressing a single key will play a full chord rather than just one note. The key you press will determine the root note in the chord. The rest of the chord’s properties (Major, Minor, and Voicing) are determined by the settings you choose. Smart Chord also has a Custom Mode which lets you determine the chord structure that will be assigned to each key by manually playing it. For example, if you select Custom Mode, and play a 1-b3-5-b7 chord, every key will then be assigned to play this chord structure. The note of the key you press will serve as the root of the chord and all the parameters can be edited right on your Oxygen keyboard controller.

The Oxygen series also features intelligent Smart Scale technology. With Smart Scale, you can set the keybed so that only notes in the selected scale are able to be played. This allows you to play within a chosen scale without the risk of playing any wrong notes. You can choose from over 15 different scale variations when assigning a scale to the keyboard. With Smart Scale controls right on the keys, you will have easy access to set and change Smart Scale parameters on the fly, keeping you focused on what is most important, creating music.

Auto-Mapping for Creative DAW Control

Using the Oxygen 49 (MKV) controller with any DAW is incredibly easy. The controls such as Transport, Faders, Pan, Record Arm, Solo, Mute, Select and many more, are automatically mapped to most DAWs for a fluid workflow. The Oxygen 49 (MKV) works with all major DAWs—including Ableton, Pro Tools, MPC Beats, Cubase, Logic, Studio One and many more. By simply selecting your DAW on the Oxygen 49 (MKV) keyboard controller and configuring your DAW’s preferences to the keyboard, a new world of creative production is at your fingertips. The Oxygen 49 (MKV) keyboard also includes presets for all the virtual instruments and plugins that are included (Mini Grand and Hybrid 3). These world-class plugins can be fully controlled by the Oxygen 49 (MKV) keyboard controller and used in real-time as you create, mix, and bring your music productions to the next level. 

Premium Software Suite 

Whatever your production discipline, Oxygen 49 (MKV) includes everything for immediate creative potential from the get-go. Record, sequence, arrange and mixdown your tracks with a choice of two professional DAWs including MPC Beats and Ableton Live Lite. Adding to the arsenal of DAWs are two incredible virtual instrument plugins, the critically acclaimed Hybrid 3 multi-oscillator synthesizer, and Mini Grand—an Acoustic Piano virtual instrument offering a wide array of the most realistic piano tones available on the market. Finally, dive into a world of cutting-edge sound content with a collection of Expansion Packs from Akai Professional’s legendary MPC Series – from hard hitting kicks to snares that snap, everything you need to add that professional polish to your production is here.

Key Features

  • 49 full-size, velocity-sensitive keys
  • Preset and DAW buttons for auto-mapped DAW controls & plugin parameters
  • Smart Chord mode enables playing of enharmonic or custom chord voicings
  • Smart Scale mode eliminates wrong notes making it easy to craft a perfect song
  • Arpeggiator with Type, Octave, Gate and Swing controls
  • 2 banks of 8 velocity-sensitive trigger pads with Note Repeat for beat production
  • (8) assignable knobs for manipulating virtual instruments and plugins
  • (9) assignable faders let you mix your productions with ease
  • Transport buttons let you control your DAW without reaching for the mouse
  • Display provides instant parameter feedback
  • Ergonomically designed pitch and modulation wheels & 1/4” sustain pedal input
  • Includes MIDI editor software and a complete software production package

Educational Software Included

Melodics

Join over 100,000 musicians building their skills with Melodics. Melodics is a desktop app that teaches you to play and perform with MIDI keyboards, pad controllers, and drums. Whether you are just starting out or a seasoned pro looking to learn advanced techniques Melodics grows with you. It is free to download and comes with over 60 free lessons to get you started! However, because you own one of our premium Keyboard controllers you also unlock 40 Exclusive Lessons to help take your skills to the next level. Its Plug and Play no setup required, you will get something from your first 5 minutes. Take it straight to your next track or performance.  

Skoove

Skoove is the easiest way to learn piano—featuring in-depth online piano courses that adapt to you and give you feedback. Develop your repertoire on your own time, at your own pace with a curated catalogue filled with everything from current chart hits to classical music. Need a little help? Skoove’s experienced team of musicians is on hand with one-on-one support to answer any of your questions. New, exclusive lessons are added every month so that you can keep expanding your repertoire with new music as well as up your piano game with new music theory tips and tricks. 

DAW Software Included:

Ableton Live Lite

Ableton Live Lite is one of the most popular performance and production programs available in the world. A powerful music creation tool, Ableton Live Lite enables musicians and producers to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise, and edit musical ideas in a fluid audio/MIDI environment. Explore sonic possibilities in real time whether on stage or in the studio. When you are satisfied with your work, Ableton Live Lite lets you save it or mix it down.

MPC Beats

Whatever you set out to achieve, MPC Beats will get you started. Incorporating the finest parts of the legendary MPC workflow, MPC Beats features all the essential tools for pro production. Edit samples, mixdown your tracks, find any sound with the synth engines found on the legendary MPCs, record audio and much more. MPC Beats will host your AU/VST plugins so as you expand your arsenal, know you’ll have complete compatibility with industry standard virtual studio technology.

Virtual Instruments Included:

AIR Music Technology Hybrid 3

Hybrid 3.0 is the next generation in synthesis. This high-definition virtual synthesizer combines the coveted warmth of analog synths with a full range of futuristic digital manipulation capabilities. The result is the best of both worlds — a virtual instrument with a comprehensive set of precisely adjustable parameters that can sound like a synth you remember or something no one has ever heard before.

AIR Music Technology Mini Grand

AIR Music’s Mini Grand is a simple-to-use yet powerful virtual piano instrument with seven different acoustic piano sounds to suit a broad range of musical styles and production needs. Combining premium quality piano samples, innovative re-pedaling technology, built-in room simulation and equal and stretched tuning, Mini Grand is the go-to plugin for authentic, emotive piano sounds.

Expansion Packs Included:

MPC Beats Producer Kits

If you love making beats & productions, MPC Beats Producer Kits expansion is just for you! Delivering over 1.5GB of cutting-edge drum kits and samples created by the world’s leading producers and sound designers. Get access to everything from Hip Hop, Trap, Electronic kits to DnB, Trap Soul, Funk and RnB.

From deep dropping 808s, punchy kicks, crisp snares, and claps, to dark melodic loop textures and vocal chops, which have all been created into ready to load MPC drum kits, for instant creative inspiration. Get ready to produce your next hit inside MPC Beats using the Producer Kits expansion pack.

F9 Instruments

F9 Audio proudly presents F9 Beats Edition Instruments Collection for the MPC Beats platform. Power your MPC Beats with everything from “Deep 808” bass presets to silky smooth Rhodes and deep lush pads. The patches load up quickly and efficiently directly into your MPC workflow and thanks to the remarkable native AIR FX chains that accompany each patch, sound powerful and present straight out of the box in any genre.

F9 have pioneered multi-sampled instrument design over the last 5 years and now in this release, they have taken it even further with a ‘triple-cooked’ sampling process.

Laniakea Sounds “Trapsoul & Lofi Beats 

Laniakea sounds bring you a collection of radio ready Trap Soul & LoFi Beats production ready inside your MPC to ignite your creative skills. Laniakea Sounds is a unique sample label founded by a team of professional sound designers who are captivated by only one passion – music. They specialize in cutting-edge sample pack for various genres, with deep and atmospheric sounds for producers from all over the world.

MSX Audio Soulful Drums Collection

Bringing you the vintage flavour of classic HipHop Drums blended with inspirational soulful melodics. Give instant soul to your beatmaking with this incredible pack giving you all you need for a creative level up.

ADSR Lofi Producer Collection 

The Producer Collection delivers a modern injection of LoFi MPC Kits ready for today’s most demanding HipHop/Trap production. With this pack you will be well on your way to mastering this genre—ADSR are sound-design legends.



What’s In The Box

Oxygen 49 (MKV)

USB Cable

Software Download Card

Quickstart Guide

Safety & Warranty Manual

Dimensions

32" x 9.6" x 3.7"

814 mm x 243 mm x 94 mm

Weight

6.4 lbs.

2.9 kg

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