Ableton Announces M-Audio Axiom Support

Ableton and M-Audio are pleased to announce that Live will soon be updated to support the new Axiom series of keyboards, which will automatically control many of Live’s features via built-in mapping.

When a user selects an Axiom keyboard as a Remote Control Surface in Live’s preferences, the Axiom will automatically follow device selection and know whether a user is in Session or Arrangement view. The mapping is further customizable using the intuitive programming features of the Axiom line and M-Audio’s free Enigma software.

The advanced 25, 49, and 61-key USB mobile MIDI controllers feature both semi-weighted action and assignable aftertouch, plus eight rubberized trigger pads that put drum programming and performance at your fingertips. Eight endless rotary encoder knobs let you get your hands on synth parameters, virtual mixer controls, and more. Six transport controls can also be assigned to control other MIDI parameters.

The next generation of Edirol controller keyboards

A new generation of Edirol’s popular Keyboard MIDI Controllers has also been introduced. In addition to providing more physical controls than previous models, the PCR-300, PCR-500 and the PCR-800 also offers new innovative and intuitive controls. All three models are solidly built, and optimized for both music production and live performance.

  

from left: PCR-300, PCR-500, PCR-800

The new ultra-sensitive keyboards provide a wider dynamic range under the player’s fingertips, while new aftertouch sensors allow the keyboardist to play more expressively. Smooth key action, keys shaped for comfortable glissando playing, silent operation, and stable key mounting all contribute to the enhanced playability of these keyboards.

The new PCR series has all the existing controls of the previous range, but adds exciting new features, such as velocity pads — perfect for playing drums and triggering sampler phrases. These precision pads can operate as buttons or velocity pads, and the handy LED indicators identify if they are velocity or fixed-velocity.