M-Audio Audio Interface Conectiv User manual

M-Audio Audio Interface Conectiv User manual
Audio Products Guide
Elevate your music.
From platinum-selling albums, worldwide concert tours, and blockbuster films to music and movies made at home,
Avid® makes the gear that empowers you to unleash your creativity. Check out the latest from our award-winning
Pro Tools®, Artist Series, M-Audio®, and Torq® product lines—and see how these industry-leading tools deliver the
flexibility and quality to help you elevate your music.
Work the way you want.
Sound incredible.
Avid makes it easy to create professional-sounding music on your
Mac or PC. Customize the studio of your dreams by mixing and
matching Avid hardware and software with other solutions, or
choose one of our complete hardware/software systems—like the
Pro Tools + Mbox series or new Pro Tools MP studio bundles—for
simple setup and exceptional value.
Our next-generation products are designed to make you sound
great. Get unparalleled recording quality, tap into unlimited soundsculpting possibilities, and rock your next gig. From the studio to the
stage, you’ll sound incredible with Avid.
Download this guide
Watch Avid artist video
avid.com/audioproductsguide
avid.com/video-artist
Learn more at avid.com/elevate
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Software and Audio Interfaces
More Pro Tools Options
Pro Tools is the most popular,
most widely used audio creation
platform on the planet. Nearly
every award-winning album,
television show, and film was
created using Pro Tools. So why is
Pro Tools also found in more home
and professional studios than any
other music creation solution?
Simple: Pro Tools empowers you
to achieve professional results with
minimal effort.
®
If you’re just getting started or only need a streamlined feature set,
you may want to choose one of our other easy-to-use Pro Tools
solutions—Pro Tools MP and Pro Tools SE. Designed for use with
select M-Audio interfaces, Pro Tools MP software provides many of
the same features and workflows that make Pro Tools the top choice
of today’s audio pros (see page 9 for more information). Thanks
to built-in guides and templates, Pro Tools SE software makes it
incredibly easy to start creating music (see page 11 to learn more).
Watch the Pro Tools video
Software and Audio Interfaces
Pro Tools
avid.com/video-protools
Be creative using the most
comprehensive professional audio
production environment
• capture your creativity with Pro Tools
software’s complete, professional
audio recording and MIDI sequencing
functionality
• fine-tune performances using
industry-standard, sample-accurate
audio and MIDI editing features
• polish your mixes with the most
advanced mix engine trusted by
professionals around the world
Sound incredible with the world’s best-sounding
audio software
• work with the highest standards, recording and mixing up
to 24-bit/192 kHz
• take advantage of more creative options with over 70
professional effects processing plug-ins and best-in-class
virtual instruments
• ensure your mixes sound amazing with Automatic Delay
Compensation
“
Enjoy the flexibility of working the way you want
• use Pro Tools software with your favorite Avid or third-party
hardware interface—or with none at all
• collaborate with others more easily thanks to built-in OMF/
AAF/MXF support and MP3 export for easy session and file
interchange
• enjoy new options for hands-on control of your mixes with
added EUCON support—opening up access to some of the
best audio software controllers
Pro Tools is the most versatile
recording, editing, and sequencing
tool on the market today.
“
”
—Dann Huff (producer/guitarist; Keith Urban,
Bon Jovi, Michael Jackson)
Pro Tools Instrument
Expansion Pack
Supersize your sound with the Pro Tools Instrument Expansion Pack, the ultimate
virtual instrument collection for Pro Tools. This specially priced package features
the latest versions of all five best-in-class Avid instruments. It also includes a huge
55 GB collection of samples, loops, and sound generators, enabling you to create
rich and compelling music, with practically every musical instrument imaginable at
your fingertips.
Learn more at avid.com/protools
It’s amazing.
”
–Andrew Scheps (mixer/producer;
U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers)
Includes:
Strike®—mind-blowing virtual drummer
Watch Pro Tools Instrument
Expansion Pack video
Velvet®—incredible vintage electric pianos
Structure®—professional sampler workstation
Transfuser®—insane beat and loop creator
Hybrid™—high-definition synthesizer
avid.com/video-ptiep
Learn
more at avid.com/protools
avid.com
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Software and Audio Interfaces
Pro Tools + Mbox Studio Bundles
Get studio-grade quality and best-in-class performance in your personal studio with the third-generation
Mbox® family of personal recording solutions. Designed by the same engineering team behind our topof-the-line Pro Tools|HD systems, Mbox family interfaces boast premium analog signal paths and highperformance converters, delivering sound quality rivaling even the most expensive audio interfaces.
Stringent testing standards ensure rock-solid performance and integration with Pro Tools software, while
all-new drivers provide near-universal compatibility with your favorite recording software, including Logic,
Live, Record, Reason, Fruity Loops, Cubase, Nuendo, Sonar, Digital Performer, and more.
For the ultimate value, check out the Pro Tools + Mbox series of powerful hardware/software systems. These bundles combine the
best of both worlds at an incredible value: the most advanced and trusted music creation and audio production software on the
planet, and a professional-grade hardware interface that delivers best in-class sound quality and performance.
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Mbox Series
Mbox Pro
•compatible with Pro Tools and popular third-party
recording software
•8 x 8 audio I/O (4 mic preamps, line, DI, MIDI,
digital connections)
•up to 24-bit/192 kHz resolution
Mbox Series Buzz
“
Mbox
• compatible with Pro Tools and popular third-party
recording software
•4 x 4 audio I/O (2 mic preamps, line, DI, MIDI,
digital connections)
Mbox Pro sounds great. It’s an excellent addition
to Mutato Muzika… and perfect for anyone that
requires transparent sound quality.
This is a huge improvement, it’s amazing.
—Jesse F. Keeler (MSTRKRFT)
—Mark Mothersbaugh (Devo)
The Mbox Pro has been vital for me at home and
on the road. The quality of recording it delivers for
the cost is pretty much unparalleled.
•up to 24-bit/96 kHz resolution
I love my Mbox Pro. It’s a must-have when
I’m on the road—for Pro Tools and other
recording/sequencing software.
—Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park)
—Kelly Pratt (Beirut, Arcade Fire)
• compatible with Pro Tools and popular third-party recording software
It’s not an overstatement to say I was shocked
by the quality of the new Mbox Pro and the line
overall… These specs are audiophile-quality and
very few interfaces meet them.
•2 x 2 audio I/O (1 mic preamp, line, DI connections)
—Craig Anderton (Keyboard; Mbox Pro received Key Buy Award)
Mbox Mini
If Avid was trying to impress us with the build
quality of the Mbox Mini, they succeeded admirably.
—Larry Oppenheimer (Gearwire)
The [3rd generation] Mbox is a huge leap
forward for the Mbox family.
—Mike Hiller (Music Tech)
”
•up to 24-bit/48 kHz resolution
Take the Mbox Listening Challenge
Watch the Mbox family video
avid.com/video-mbox
Learn more at avid.com/mboxfamily
“
The latest Mbox is a polished and well-thought-out product
that will appeal to users of Pro Tools and other DAWs alike.
—Sam Inglis (Sound On Sound)
”
We compared the Mbox Pro against three great-sounding interfaces with similar feature
sets—that cost a ton more. Take the listening challenge, get your grade, then share it
with your friends. avid.com/mbox-challenge
Learn more at avid.com/mboxfamily
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Software and Audio Interfaces
Pro Tools MP
Want to get the best results when recording your guitar? Avid offers a lineup of powerful
products designed just for guitarists. Whether you’re an analog aficionado who refuses
to compromise your tone, or you’re looking for an easy-to-use recording system that
doesn’t skimp on features, you’ve come to the right place.
Professional music creation has never been more accessible. Designed
for use with select M-Audio® recording interfaces, Pro Tools® MP—the
latest version of Pro Tools M-Powered™ software—improves upon the
industry-leading features that made it the top choice for music and
audio production. Get the software alone for use with your favorite
M-Audio interface, or choose one of three hardware/software bundles
to get a complete recording solution at an exceptional value.
Pro Tools + Eleven Rack
Pro Tools® + Eleven® Rack is the ultimate recording solution and amp
emulation system designed for guitar players—featuring Pro Tools
software, Eleven Rack hardware, and the Eleven Rack Expansion Pack
add-on. Get the ultra-realistic sound and feel of playing through dozens
of the world’s greatest guitar and bass rigs—without the expense or
hassle. Capture performances using the same pro audio recording
software used to create your favorite albums. Then take your tones from
the studio to the stage, using Eleven Rack as your standalone amp
modeler and signal processor.
Watch the Eleven Rack video
“
Pro Tools MP Software
The Eleven Rack is far and away the most
realistic and accurate amp modeler I have
played. The possibilities are endless and the
tones are absolutely pro.
—Mark Morton (guitarist; Lamb of God)
avid.com/video-elevenrack
“
”
If I had my eyes closed I wouldn’t be able to tell if I was
playing through one of my vintage amps or the Eleven Rack.
It’s the best amp modeler I’ve heard yet.
—Brent Mason (guitarist; George Strait, Shania Twain)
”
Pro Tools MP software delivers 48-track mono or
stereo audio recording, editing, and mixing with up to
24-bit/96 kHz fidelity. You can shape sounds and add
effects with over 70 included plug-ins, compose music
with full MIDI and score notation tools, get greatsounding, phase-accurate mixes with Automatic Delay
Compensation, and much more. Pro Tools MP also
makes it easy to collaborate with other Pro Tools users
in studios around the world.
Eleven
Pro Tools MP Studio Bundles
Eleven is a powerful plug-in that sets a new standard for recording guitar amp
sounds. Developed using an innovative tone cloning technique, Eleven gives you
instant access to an amazing collection of sounds based on classic Fender®, VOX®,
Marshall®, Mesa/Boogie®, and Soldano amplifiers*—all right in your Pro Tools rig.
Simply call up a preset to immediately re-create a hit-making guitar tone, or design
your own sound by mixing and matching amps, cabinets, and mic models.
Get everything you need to transform your ideas into professional-quality music with our Pro Tools MP studio bundles. Pro Tools MP
software puts studio-standard recording, editing, and mixing features at your fingertips—while M-Audio recording interfaces make it
easy to connect and capture multiple sources with pristine audio fidelity. With a Pro Tools MP studio bundle, you’ll enjoy incredible
sound quality, rock-solid performance, and the industry-leading creative toolset—at an unbeatable value.
Software and Audio Interfaces
Guitar Recording
* Eleven LE is not connected with, or approved or endorsed by, the owners of the Fender®, Marshall®, Mesa/
Boogie®, Soldano, and VOX®names. These names are used solely to identify the guitar amplifiers, speaker
cabinets, loudspeakers, and microphones emulated by the Eleven LE plug-in.
Eleven Rack Expansion Pack
Add more power and versatility to the award-winning Eleven Rack guitar
recording and signal processing system with the Eleven Rack Expansion Pack.
This software add-on option delivers an assortment of new guitar amp and
effects emulations to change up your tone, plus bass guitar amp/cabinet
models and vocal channel strip effects—transforming Eleven Rack into a
powerful bass rig and vocal studio too.
Learn more at avid.com/guitar
Pro Tools MP + Fast Track C600
Pro Tools MP + Fast Track C400
Pro Tools MP + MobilePre
•includes Pro Tools MP software and Fast Track
C600 audio interface
•includes Pro Tools MP software and Fast
Track C400 audio interface
•includes Pro Tools MP software and
MobilePre audio interface
•connect and record up to six sources
simultaneously
•connect and record up to four sources
simultaneously
•connect and record up to two sources
simultaneously
•up to 24-bit/96 kHz resolution
•up to 24-bit/96 kHz resolution
•up to 24-bit/48 kHz resolution
Learn more at avid.com/protoolsmp
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Software and Audio Interfaces
M-Audio® interfaces come in a variety of sizes and configurations to fit every need, from larger multi-channel
configurations to mobile setups designed for discerning musicians and producers on the go. They deliver the
features and flexibility you need, along with sound quality specs that surpass interfaces costing much more.
You also get compatibility with most popular PC and Mac audio creation software—including Pro Tools®.
Fast Track Series
The original, bestselling* M-Audio Fast Track® recording interfaces set the standard for quality and ease of use. The latest generation
continues this legacy, making it even simpler to transform your ideas into professional-quality music. The included Pro Tools® SE
software enables you to start making music right out of the box.
Fast Track
• 2 x 2 audio I/O
Fast Track C400
• phantom-powered XLR
microphone input
• 4 x 6 I/O at 24-bit/96 kHz fidelity
• assignable Multi button
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M-Audio Interfaces
• built-in monitor management system
• onboard DSP for reverb and delay effects
Fast Track C600
Watch the C-Series video
• 6 x 8 I/O at 24-bit/96 kHz fidelity
Fast Track Ultra 8R
• assignable Multi button and transport controls
• built-in monitor management system
• onboard DSP for reverb and delay effects
• 8 x 8 simultaneous I/O
• 8 Octane-based preamps
m-audio.com/video-c-series
• rackmount design
MobilePre
ProFire Series
ProFire™ series interfaces feature FireWire connectivity, premium digital
converters, and high-resolution, 24-bit/192 kHz audio throughout the signal
path. Award-winning Octane™ preamp technology delivers clean, transparent
sound with low noise and exceptional headroom. Other features include flexible
onboard DSP mixing, JetPLL jitter-elimination technology, a user-assignable
master volume knob, MIDI, S/PDIF, and dual headphone outputs.
ProFire 2626
• 26 x 26 simultaneous analog/
digital I/O
• 8 Octane-based preamps for
pristine sound
The MobilePre turns your Mac or PC computer into a powerful music
recording and production studio. Building on the success of the bestselling MobilePre USB, this next-generation audio interface makes it
easy to record guitar, vocals, keyboard, and more with pristine sound
quality. The included Pro Tools SE software enables you to start making
music right out of the box.
• doubles as 8-channel mic pre
and A/D-D/A converter
ProFire 610
Pro Tools SE
• 6 x 10 simultaneous analog/
digital I/O
Included with select M-Audio interfaces, Pro Tools SE recording
software lets you create pro-sounding music with up to 24 audio and
virtual instrument tracks. Get started quickly and easily with integrated
learning tools, a wide array of templates, and a huge audio loop library.
Pro Tools SE also delivers professional effects, as well as composing
and editing tools, to make your performances sound great.
• 2 Octane-based preamps for
pristine sound
• doubles as 2-channel mic pre
and A/D-D/A converter
• bus powered
* Source: MI SalesTrak® reports (January 2008 – January 2011).
Learn more at m-audio.com/interfaces
Learn more at m-audio.com/interfaces
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Good
Pro Tools SE systems
provide the easiest, most
affordable entry to the world
of Pro Tools.
Better
High-value, high-quality
solutions. Get the best
value with a Pro Tools MP
bundle.
Best
Premium, studio-grade
solutions. Get the best
value with a Pro Tools
bundle.
Simultaneous Simultaneous
I/O
Analog I/O
Other I/O
PreMax
amps Resolution
Product
Type
Avid Recording Studio
USB 1.1
2x2
2x2
—
1
24-bit/
48 kHz
Avid KeyStudio
USB 1.1
2x2
2x2
—
1
16-bit/
44.1 kHz
Avid Vocal Studio
USB 1.1
1x2
1x2
—
—
16-bit/
48 kHz
Fast Track
USB 1.1
2x2
2x2
—
1
24-bit/
48 kHz
Pro Tools MP + MobilePre
MobilePre
USB 1.1
2x2
2x2
—
2
24-bit/
48 kHz
Pro Tools MP + Fast Track C400
Fast Track C400
USB 2.0
4x6
2x4
S/PDIF, MIDI
2
24-bit/
96 kHz
Pro Tools MP + Fast Track C600
Fast Track C600
USB 2.0
6x8
4x6
S/PDIF, MIDI
4
24-bit/
96 kHz
Fast Track Ultra 8R
USB 2.0
8x8
8x8
S/PDIF, MIDI
8
24-bit/
96 kHz
ProFire 610
FireWire
6 x 10
6 x 10
S/PDIF, MIDI
2
24-bit/
192 kHz
8
24-bit/
192 kHz
ProFire 2626
FireWire
26 x 26
8x8
S/PDIF, ADAT,
MIDI,
Word clock
Pro Tools + Mbox Mini
Mbox Mini
USB 1.1
2x2
2x2
—
1
24-bit/
48 kHz
Pro Tools + Mbox
Mbox
USB 2.0
4x4
2x2
S/PDIF, MIDI
2
24-bit/
96 kHz
Pro Tools + Mbox Pro
Mbox Pro
FireWire
8x8
6x6
S/PDIF, MIDI
4
24-bit/
192 kHz
Pro Tools + Eleven Rack
USB 2.0
8x8
6x6
AES, S/PDIF,
MIDI
1
24-bit/
96 kHz
When it comes to composition and notation, top composers, arrangers, copyists, publishers, instrumentalists,
teachers, and students trust Avid. Our intuitive solutions make it easy to create beautiful scores quickly, publish
and sell your music, and even practice and perform on the go.
Sibelius
Sibelius 7 is the fastest, smartest, easiest way to write music.
Sophisticated enough to meet the
demands of the world’s top professional
composers, arrangers, and publishers,
yet simple enough for beginners and
students, Sibelius is the world leader
in music notation software. Featuring a
brand-new, task-oriented user interface,
professional-quality sampled sound
library, full MusicXML interchange
support, and advanced typography and
graphics support, Sibelius 7 is even
more versatile than ever before.
Sibelius First
Music Composition and Notation Software
Music Composition and Notation Software
Recording Solutions Comparison Chart
If you feel more comfortable with a guitar or keyboard than the
intricacies of musical notation, Sibelius® First software is for
you. The program features easy-to-use templates and plug-ins
that help you create lead sheets, guitar tablature, and complete
scores. Simply play your MIDI keyboard or MIDI guitar—or use your
computer mouse and keyboard—and Sibelius First turns your music
into notes and chord symbols.
Buy Avid Scorch on iPad 2
Scorch
avid.com/download-scorch-app
Transform your iPad mobile device into an interactive music stand, score library,
and sheet music store with the Avid® Scorch® app. Viewing your Sibelius and
Sibelius First scores is just the beginning—you can also purchase new scores in the
integrated store, easily learn songs or adapt them to your instrument, give a great
performance using Music Stand mode, and more.
Learn more at m-audio.com/interfaces
Learn more at avid.com/notation
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Control Surfaces
Venom
The M-Audio® Venom® 49-key synthesizer combines the character of classic analog synths with modern digital
Take control of your favorite audio and video software with the Artist Series—high-quality control surfaces that
provide deep, integrated, hands-on control. Artist Series controllers deliver best-in-class industrial design, highly
responsive feel, and extensive functionality to free you from the tedium of working with a mouse and keyboard.
They also feature EUCON™ (Extended User Control), a high-speed open control protocol that provides a tightly
connected “software as hardware” experience with Pro Tools 9 and greater, as well as many other software applications.
processing to deliver an aggressive, infectious new sound. Whet your appetite with the included presets, then sink your
teeth into creating original sounds—from subtle to downright nasty. Perform bass lines and leads with a 49-note, full-size
keybed. Easily tweak parameters from the top-panel interface, or explore endless possibilities with the included software
Keyboards
Artist Series
Control Surfaces
editor. You can also use Venom as an audio interface with software including Pro Tools®.
Artist Control
Get deep, hands-on control of your favorite audio and video applications with
Artist Control—a compact control surface with unmatched integration and
programmability that acts and feels like a physical extension of your software. Artist
Control accelerates and enhances your workflow with functionality far beyond what
a mouse and keyboard can provide—and lets you focus on being creative.
Artist Mix
Elevate your mixing with Artist Mix, a sleek control surface that gives you the feel and
deep software integration of a professional console at a more affordable price. Artist
Mix delivers fast access to a variety of software functions right from the surface. You
can adjust audio levels, plug-in parameters, panning, automation modes, and much
more—with excellent visual feedback—all in a compact footprint.
Venom Features
• 49-key, full-size, synth-action keyboard
• 12-voice polyphony
• 3 oscillators per voice
Vyzex Venom software editor
• ring modulation
“
The Artist Series has completely changed the way I work and
undoubtedly raised my game to a new level.
—Chris Cox (producer/remixer/DJ; Rihanna, Fall Out Boy, Big Boi)
Artist Transport
Experience a new level of control with Artist Transport—a compact media
controller that enables you to quickly navigate and edit projects with just one
hand. You get the features and tactile feel of a high-end console transport
section in a more affordable, portable solution that’s ideal for laptop use.
”
• tube-style saturation
• 6 resonant filter types
• 512 onboard Single patches
• 256 onboard Multi (layered) patches
“
Venom is deep without being overwhelming.
—Francis Prève (producer/remixer/sound designer)
• onboard effects
You created a monster! All hail Venom!
• classic arpeggiator
—The Crystal Method
• built-in USB 2.0 audio/MIDI interface
A sound that can get ear-shatteringly,
gut-wrenchingly huge.
• includes Vyzex Venom software editor
—Electronic Musician
Watch the Venom video
They’ve turned Jason Bourne into a synth; it’s
dangerous, sexy and unforgettable.
—AIR Users Blog
m-audio.com/video-venom
The Venom is a good deal more synth than meets
the eye, so be careful—this baby bites.
—MusicRadar
Learn more at avid.com/artist-series
”
Learn more at m-audio.com/venom
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Keyboards
Axiom Pro Series
Starting with the groundbreaking Oxygen8—the
first-ever 25-note USB keyboard controller—
innovative, road-worthy M-Audio® products led
the mobile studio revolution. Today, M-Audio
keyboards stay ahead of the pack with features
that make production and performance a breeze—
from automatic MIDI mapping to best-in-class
keybed design. With a variety of options, it’s easy
to find the one that’s right for you. (Compare all
keyboards on page 19.)
The top-of-the line Axiom Pro series delivers unmatched playability, intuitive operation, and deep
DAW integration thanks to premium TruTouch™ action, proprietary HyperControl® MIDI mapping
technology, and other cutting-edge features. HyperControl automatically maps the keyboard’s
controls to commonly accessed parameters in digital audio workstations including Pro Tools®, Cubase,
Logic, Reason, and Live. The constant two-way link with your music software means the keyboard’s
controls and graphic LCD are always in sync with your software’s active parameters. Tweak plug-in
settings, record new parts, create your mix, and navigate your sessions, all from the Axiom Pro—
without having to switch back and forth between your controller and computer keyboard.
Axiom Pro 25
Axiom Pro 49
• 25 TruTouch semi-weighted,
professional-action keys
• 49 TruTouch semi-weighted,
professional-action keys
Axiom 25
Watch the Axiom Pro series video
• 8 knobs, 8 pads, transport
• 9 sliders, 9 buttons, 8 knobs, 8 pads,
keypad, transport
“
Axiom Pro 61
• 61 TruTouch semi-weighted,
professional-action keys
The Axiom Pro’s features and performance
make it a world-leading MIDI keyboard.
—Keyboard
Keyboards
Keyboards
m-audio.com/video-axiompro
• 9 sliders, 9 buttons, 8 knobs, 8
pads, keypad, transport
”
• 25 velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted keys
• 1 slider, 8 knobs, 8 pads, transport
Axiom Series
The second-generation M-Audio® Axiom® controller series delivers everything
you need to maximize your production power and live performance. The semiweighted keybed offers a musical playing experience—while the pads,
encoder knobs, and buttons provide complete hands-on control. DirectLink
mode* automatically maps the controls to transport, mixer, track pan, and virtual
instrument parameters—no complicated setup required.
Axiom 61
Axiom 49
• 49 velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted keys
• 9 sliders, 9 buttons, 8 knobs, 8 pads, transport
• 61 velocity-sensitive, semi-weighted keys
• 9 sliders, 9 buttons, 8 knobs, 8 pads, transport
Oxygen Series
Oxygen 88
M-Audio® Oxygen controllers deliver next-generation functionality from the leading
innovator in mobile music technology. The keyboards feature a variety of assignable
controls, plus dedicated transport and track select buttons. DirectLink mode
automatically maps these controls to common music software functions* including
transport, mixer, track pan, and plug-in parameters—no complicated setup required.
A sleek design completes a mobile keyboard line that’s perfect for both production
and performance.
Watch the Oxygen series video
Oxygen 25
• 25 velocity-sensitive keys
• 1 slider, 8 knobs, transport
m-audio.com/video-oxygen
Learn more at m-audio.com/keyboard-controllers
• 88 graded hammer-action keys
• 9 sliders, 9 buttons, 8 knobs, transport
Oxygen 49
Oxygen 61
• 61 velocity-sensitive keys
• 9 sliders, 9 buttons,
8 knobs, transport
• 49 velocity-sensitive keys
• 9 sliders, 9 buttons,
8 knobs, transport
* For a list of software applications that are compatible with
DirectLink, visit www.m-audio.com/directlink.
Learn more at m-audio.com/keyboard-controllers
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Keyboards
Keyboard Controller Comparison Chart
Keystation Series
The Keystation series of keyboards makes it easy to start creating computer-based music—simply plug in the USB
cable, fire up your music software, and start playing. Each keyboard in the line delivers best-in-class feel—from the ultraportable Keystation Mini 32 to the semi-weighted Keystation 88. To top it all off, built-in controls make it easy to play and
program synths, samplers, drum sounds, and more.
Keystation Mini 32
Product
Good
• selectable velocity curves
“
Watch the Keystation Mini 32 video
m-audio.com/video-keystationmini32
Relative size to keyboards below
I can actually play two-hand parts on the
Mini 32!
—Steve Ferlazzo (keyboardist; Avril Lavigne)
”
USB
25 velocitysensitive keys, 3
fixed velocities, 4
curves
1 slider, 8 knobs, pitch
wheel, mod wheel
6
—
DirectLink, 3-digit
LED
USB
Oxygen 25
affordable mobile
music production
with full-sized keys
and automatic
mapping of
controllers to
mixers in popular
DAWs
49 or 61 velocitysensitive keys, 3
fixed velocities, 4
curves
9 sliders, 8 knobs,
pitch wheel, mod
wheel
6
—
DirectLink, 3-digit
LED
USB
Oxygen 49
Oxygen 61
affordable music
production and
performance with
automatic mapping
of controllers to
mixers in popular
DAWs
getting started
49 velocitymaking computersensitive keys,
based music with a variable sensitivity,
simple keyboard
split, layer
pitch wheel, mod
wheel, slider
—
—
—
USB
Keystation 49
8 rotary encoders, 1
slider, pitch wheel,
mod wheel, 2 pedals
6
8
DirectLink, LCD,
USB,
20 memories
MIDI in/
out jacks
Axiom 25
mobile music
25 semi-weighted,
production with
velocity-sensitive
automatic mapping keys, 4 zones, 3
of controllers to
fixed velocities, 4
virtual instruments
curves
and mixers in
popular DAWs
6
8
Axiom 49
Axiom 61
music production
49 or 61 semi9 sliders, 8 rotary
and performance weighted, velocity- encoders, 9 assignable
with automatic
sensitive keys,
buttons, pitch wheel,
mapping of
4 zones, 3 fixed
mod wheel, 2 pedals
controllers to virtual velocities, 4 curves
instruments and
mixers in popular
DAWs
DirectLink, LCD,
USB,
20 memories
MIDI in/
out jacks
pitch wheel, mod
wheel, volume/control
slider, function button
—
—
Keystation 61
Keystation 88
keyboard players
61 or 88 semiwanting to perform weighted, velocityand record with
sensitive keys
computer-based
music software and
sounds
8 rotary encoders,
keypad, pitch wheel,
mod wheel, 2 pedals,
(28 assignable
controllers total)
6
8
Axiom Pro 25
advanced mobile 25 semi-weighted,
music production
piano-style keys
and programming
with aftertouch
with automatic,
instant control of
popular DAWs and
virtual instruments
HyperControl,
USB,
graphic LCD
MIDI in/
with dedicated out jacks
keypad/buttons,
50 memories
49 or 61 semiweighted, pianostyle keys with
aftertouch
9 sliders, 8 rotary
encoders, 9 buttons,
keypad, pitch wheel,
mod wheel, 2 pedals
(65 assignable
controllers total)
6
8
Axiom Pro 49
Axiom Pro 61
advanced music
production,
programming, and
performance with
instant, intimate
control of popular
DAWs and virtual
instruments
HyperControl,
USB,
graphic LCD
MIDI in/
with dedicated out jacks
keypad/buttons,
50 memories
88-note graded
hammer-action
keyboard
8 knobs, 9 sliders,
pitch wheel, mod
wheel
6
—
Oxygen 88
serious
keyboardists
wanting piano feel
and range in a
robust, lightweight
DAW/synth
controller
Keystation 49
• 49 velocity-sensitive keys
•1 slider, buttons, pitch/
modulation wheels
Keystation 61
• 61 semi-weighted keys
•1 slider, buttons, pitch/
modulation wheels
Best
Sophisticated
integration of your
music software
and controller
into a music
production and
performance
powerhouse
Keystation 88
• 88 semi-weighted keys
•1 slider, buttons, pitch/
modulation wheels
Learn more at m-audio.com/keyboard-controllers
MIDI
—
Better
Streamlined
computer-based
music production
and performance
on a budget
Transport Trigger Programming
Controls
Pads
—
The touch response is amazing, it plays like
a regular keyboard.
—James Dewees (keyboardist; My Chemical Romance)
Main Controllers
32 velocity3 buttons, 1 knob,
via
sensitive lowpitch bend, modulation assignable
profile mini keys,
buttons
selectable velocity
• 4 assignable controls, including
1 knob
• works with iPad (iPad Camera
Connection Kit required)
Keyboard
ultra-mobile music
production with
laptop or iPad
Easily get into
Keystation Mini
making music
32
with the sounds
and recording
capabilities of your
computer or iPad
• 32 velocity-sensitive mini-keys
Ideal for…
—
3-digit LED
Learn more at m-audio.com/keyboard-controllers
USB,
MIDI out
jack
USB
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Studio Monitors
Studio Monitors
Studio Monitors
Whether you’re recording, mixing, or mastering, your monitors are your primary source of reference. Accurate
monitors let you hear exactly what’s happening in your mixes—and give you the assurance that your music will
translate well to other speakers. M-Audio® monitors leverage a decade of monitor engineering expertise to deliver
exceptional transparency and sonic definition—allowing you to enjoy marathon mixing sessions with minimal
listening fatigue.
BX5 D2
• 70 watts bi-amplified
• 5” low-frequency Kevlar drivers
• 1” high-frequency drivers
BX D2 Series
“
The M-Audio® BX studio monitor series is trusted by more
musicians and recording professionals than any other. Now, the
BX D2 monitors extend the bestsellers’ legacy* with an elegant
new design that’s more than skin deep. We leveraged high-end
technology to extend the frequency response and reveal every
detail in your mix. With the BX D2 series, you’ll enjoy the utmost
accuracy in an engaging listening experience.
[The BX5 D2 monitors] sound great—open and
musical even at low volumes.
—Andrew Scheps (producer, mixer; U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers)
My M-Audio monitors are accurate and easy on the
ears at a variety of volumes and listening positions,
even after 12-hour sessions.
–Mark Isham (Academy Award-nominated composer; Crash,
A River Runs Through It, Men of Honor, October Sky)
”
BX8 D2
• 130 watts bi-amplified
• 8” low-frequency Kevlar drivers
• 1.25” high-frequency drivers
SBX10
The SBX10 subwoofer is ideal for any environment requiring accurate low-frequency
response down to 20 Hz—perfect for M-Audio BX series monitors. Features include a 10”
fiberglass/paper composite driver, 240-watt all-discrete internal amplifier, variable 50-200
Hz crossover, and subwoofer bypass footswitch.
Q40
Whether you’re tracking, mixing, or listening, you can expect
sonic accuracy from your M-Audio® Q40 headphones.
With professional-grade dynamic drivers and ear cups that
completely surround the ears, the Q40 headphones deliver
full-range specs with excellent isolation from outside noise.
Lightweight construction and comfortable earpads make them
ideal for long studio sessions or hours of listening.
* The M-Audio BX5a Deluxe monitors are the best-selling monitors in the United
States (Source: MI SalesTrak® reports January 2009 – December 2010).
Learn more at m-audio.com/monitors
Learn more at m-audio.com/monitors
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DJ Tools
The Torq® digital DJ line takes you far beyond the limits of traditional DJ systems. Torq software provides
quick, seamless compatibility with the M-Audio® Conectiv® and Xponent® DJ hardware—and can also be
used with popular third-party DJ devices. With total flexibility and an industry-leading creative toolset, Torq
empowers you to define your unique sound and advance the art of DJing.
Torq 2.0
Torq 2.0 DJ software takes you beyond basic beat
matching and into the future of DJ performance and
production. Create complex, dynamic mixes with all four
decks. Develop your sound using innovative effects and a
built-in sampler. You can combine Torq 2.0 with turntables,
CD decks, and a variety of popular DJ controllers—or run
the software alone. Designed for rock-solid stability and
peak performance, Torq 2.0 gives you unlimited ways to
create your own sound on the dance floor, in the studio,
and beyond.
GSR Series
Live Sound
DJ Performance and Production
Developed by the same engineering team behind our
industry-leading studio reference monitors, the M-Audio®
GSR series of portable active sound reinforcement speakers
delivers exceptional, pro-quality sound and reliable, roadworthy performance. Designed for musicians and DJs in
small- to mid-size venues, the GSR series includes 10” and
12” full-range PA cabinets, and an 18” subwoofer to provide
extra bass in larger spaces.
designed by the engineers behind industry-leading
M-Audio reference monitors
> professional-quality sound
Class D amplifiers
>u
nmatched clarity and ultra-high output for
extended use
ergonomic design
> easy setup and transport
Watch the GSR series video
m-audio.com/video-gsr
Watch the Torq 2.0 video
GSR12
• 300-watt active sound reinforcement speaker
• 12” LF driver and Class D amplifier
• 4 specially tuned EQ presets
avid.com/video-torq2
Torq Xponent
The Torq Xponent system tightly integrates Torq 2.0
DJ software with the full-featured Xponent controller,
signaling a new era in digital DJing. Xponent combines
the features of a two-channel DJ mixer with DJ CD playerstyle tactile controls, letting you cue, mix, and manipulate
digital files without touching your computer.
Torq Conectiv
The Torq Conectiv system is designed for DJs who want to
integrate the power of the computer with their turntables and
DJ CD players. It features Torq 2.0 DJ software, the Conectiv
USB interface, and Torq control vinyl/CDs for hands-on
control over digital music files.
Learn more at avid.com/DJ
GSR18
GSR10
• 500-watt active sound reinforcement subwoofer
• 250-watt active sound reinforcement speaker
• 18” LF driver and Class D amplifier
• 10” LF driver and Class D amplifier
• variable low-frequency crossover
• 4 specially tuned EQ presets
Learn more at m-audio.com/gsr
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Easy Music Creation
Avid® makes it easy to create original music on your Mac or PC—even if you’ve never recorded before. Our
complete systems are tailored to the way you want to make music, and include easy-to-use Pro Tools® SE
music software. Simply add our studio speakers and you’ll be making pro-sounding music in minutes.
Recording Systems
Transform your Mac or PC into a full-featured music creation studio with Avid Recording Studio, Avid Vocal Studio, or Avid
KeyStudio™. Each system includes professional-quality music hardware and Pro Tools SE software. With many of the same powerful
features that studio pros use to create award-winning albums, Pro Tools SE lets you build out your tracks with loops and virtual
instruments, add effects, and polish your mix.
Avid Recording Studio
Avid KeyStudio
Avid Vocal Studio
• features Fast Track® interface for recording
guitars, instruments, and vocals
• features KeyStudio keyboard
for playing and composing
• features Producer USB microphone
for recording vocals
• includes Pro Tools SE software
• includes Pro Tools SE software
• includes Pro Tools SE software
Monitor Speakers
To create your own music and videos, you need a serious speaker system with accurate sound. Unlike plastic multimedia
speakers, M-Audio® AV speakers use technology that’s trusted by top musicians: premium woofer and tweeter components
for rich lows and crystal highs; waveguides for clarity and detail; and wooden cabinets for tight, punchy sound. They’re
perfect for creating all kinds of media.
Learn more at m-audio.com/easymusic
AV 40
AV 30
• 4” woofers
• 3” woofers
•TRS and RCA
inputs, 1/8” stereo
aux input, 1/8”
headphone output
•RCA inputs,
1/8” stereo
aux input,
1/8” headphone
output
The artists featured in this brochure received consideration from Avid, either
monetary or in the form of free or reduced-price product(s).
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© 2011 Avid Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Product features, specifications, system requirements, and availability are subject to change without notice. All prices are MSRP
for the U.S. and Canada only and are subject to change without notice. Contact your local Avid office or reseller for prices outside the U.S. and Canada. Avid, the Avid logo, Axiom,
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