M-Audio Oxygen 61 MKV
The M-Audio Oxygen 61 MKV USB Keyboard is a versatile MIDI Controller with pro features that works with most DAW’s. It offers innovative advancements in hardware control that enable you to create modern cutting-edge music.
Featuring 61 full-size velocity-sensitive keys, and the 8x assignable knobs and pads can manipulate virtual instruments and plug-ins. Furthermore, the 9x assignable faders allow for precise mixing control and making your signature sound professional and modern.
The Oxygen 61 MKV also includes MPC Beats and Ableton Live Lite, which allow you to make music right out of the box. To further assist your productions, M-Audio has included Hybrid 3 and Mini Grand virtual instrument plugins.
Professional Producer Features
The Oxygen 61 MKV controller provides you with powerful features that are essential for creating and producing music. Full velocity control of 8x keys, 8x pads and a fader that is perfect for precisely mixing your tracks.
The Note Repeat feature allows you to hold down any of the 8 x custom-made M-Audio velocity-sensitive performance pads within 2x available banks. This also allows you to hear repeated rhythmic patterns at a selectable note division. You can use the Note Repeat feature in both Momentarily or in Latch Mode.
When in Momentary Mode, the pad will automatically repeat the note by holding down the Note Repeat button. In Latch Mode, pressing on any pad will cause the assigned note to repeat; without you having to hold down the Note Repeat button.
Finally, the 8x assignable knobs are a great way to control effects plugins and virtual instruments. These professional controls allow for opening a world of precise music creation techniques making your signature sound professional and modern.
Arpeggiators have always been a fantastic way of introducing excitement and movement into your music quickly and easily. The built-in arpeggiator on the Oxygen 61 MKV has controls for Type, Octave, Gate and Swing. These affect anything you are playing on the keys from any virtual instrument in your DAW.
When activating the arpeggiators, you can play the keyboard and it will repeatedly play the keys that are pressed in the selected sequence. The arpeggiator’s timing and rhythm derive from the time-division on the keyboards setting on either the DAW or the Keyboards tempo. This means that each note in the arpeggio will be the length of the time-division setting.
As an example, if you select a 1/4 note time division, each note in the arpeggio will be audible in quarter note increments. To further assist you in unleashing your creativity, the Oxygen 61 MKV offers this powerful tool in both Momentary and Latch Modes.
Smart Controls in the Oxygen 61 MKV
Smart Chord and Smart Scale technology on the Oxygen 61 MKV allow you to bridge your musical creative mind into final productions. The Smart Chord function will allow you to play full chords with a single key and within perfect scales. A great way to learn new scales and also help you stay within exact notes within a chosen scale.
By activating Smart Chord, you can press a single key and it will play a full chord because the root note determines the chord that is being played. Whether you choose a Major or Minor Voicing, the chords properties respond to the setting you have chosen.
Intelligent Smart Scale technology on the Oxygen 61 MKV allows you to play within a chosen scale without the risk of playing any wrong notes. A choice of 15 scale variations, will expand your musical horizons.
With the Smart Chord and Smart Scale technology, creating music with the Oxygen 61 MKV will unlock your full potential.
Auto-Mapping for Creative DAW Control
Using your preferred DAW and the Oxygen 61 MKV is incredibly easy. All controls such as Transport, Faders, Pan, Record Arm, Solo, Mute are automatically mapped to most DAWs for a fluid workflow. The Oxygen 61 MKV is Compatible with major DAWs such as Ableton, Pro Tools, MPC Beats, Cubase, Logic, Studio One and many more. Simply select a DAW type on the Oxygen 61 MKV keyboard controller and configure your DAW’s preferences to the keyboard.
Premium Software Suite
The Oxygen 61 MKV includes everything for an immediate creative potential for any production discipline. Adding to the arsenal of 2x DAWs are two incredible virtual instrument plugins. The critically acclaimed Hybrid 3 and Mini Grand. Hybrid 3 is a multi-oscillator synthesizer as the Mini Grand is an Acoustic Piano virtual instrument that offers a wide array of some of the most realistic piano tones available.
Additional content has been included from a collection of expansion packs from the Akai Professional MCP Series. These samples feature everything from hard-hitting kicks to snares and everything you need to polish your professional tracks.
Finally, The Oxygen 61 MKV offers you creative control and all at your fingertips. This means you can now create, mix, and bring your music productions to the next level.