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Re: Midi Controller with Live

I have an Axiom 61 that I have gigged with very regularly since I got it in January, and it's great. It seems pretty sturdy, about what you'd expect from a unit at its price point. I carry it to gigs in a case, and has been reliable so far. I really like the keyboard feel a lot, though I seem to be in the minority about this. I wish it had more and smaller pads, I use them more as buttons than as percussion pads though. Also, I actually wish the rotary encoders were knobs, knobs seem easier to deal with for me. But I really like it a lot in general.
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Sent: Tuesday, August 07, 2007 12:52 PM
Subject: Re: Midi Controller with Live

In a message dated 8/7/2007 1:02:58 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, matthjohnson@gmail.com writes:
At first I was looking at the M-Audio Axioms(25 and 49), but I have heard they are not the best quality and tend to break quicker than other units. However, I am still look for something in this key range, although I think a 49 would be too large.
I have the Axiom 49 and where as I haven't exactly thrown it under any buses lately, it is built pretty good and solid. I carry it to and from all over the place. I think you have to exercise caution when handling any electronic gear. As far as size is concerned, for me it's not important how many keys it has but rather what it's control surface offers. I wanted the pads and additional sliders & knobs that the 49 had that the 25 did not. Glad I did because I use them frequently.  

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