Here at Music Matter one of the midi keyboards we get frequently asked for is the M-Audio Oxygen 8V2. Unfortunately the 25 key MIDI controller is no longer available to buy due to M-Audio stopping production of the Oxygen 8 V2 back in 2008.
With famous music production artists such as Aphex Twin & BT introducing the Oxygen 8 V2 into their studio & live setups, the legendary MIDI keyboard quickly became a must have for any bedroom producer looking to make music on a computer.
The Oxygen 8V2 still remains one of the best selling keyboard controllers of all time…… But as it’s no longer available has the Oxygen 8V2 been replaced?
Thankfully the answer is Yes! The Oxygen 25 is M-Audio’s most recent version of the original 25 key controller.
The Oxygen 25 from M-Audio is a 25-key USB MIDI Keyboard featuring 8 assignable knobs, plus dedicated transport and track select buttons. DirectLink mode automatically maps these controls to common DAW functions including transport, mixer, track pan and plug-in parameters. Built-in factory presets offer instant support for popular virtual instruments with no complicated setup required.
Additionally, the controller offers out-of-the-box integration with Pro Tools software. With DirectLink, the Oxygen 25 controls instantly map to key parameters on the Pro Tools mixer, edit and transport windows, as well as the powerful suite of virtual instruments bundled with Pro Tools. It’s also the perfect complement to your laptop for making music anywhere inspiration strikes.
The Oxygen 25 keyboard packs an amazing amount of control for DAWs and soft synthesizers into a very small footprint, allowing it to fit on the most crowded desktops, or in efficient stage rigs or compact studios. Velocity-sensitive keys and a sleek, compact design round out a portable keyboard that’s perfect for laptop production, live DJ performance, triggering samples or composing on the go.
- 25-note, velocity-sensitive, synthesizer action keyboard with USB MIDI interface
- 4 velocity curves and 3 fixed velocity settings
- 8 fully assignable MIDI controller knobs
- Single fully assignable MIDI sliders
- 6 dedicated transport buttons
- Pitch bend and modulation wheels
- Dedicated track up/down buttons
- DirectLink mode automatically maps controls to common DAW parameters