updated 03:15 pm EDT, Wed October 14, 2009
New controllers arrive with 25, 49 or 61 keys
Avid has revamped its M-Audio Oxygen collection of USB-attached MIDI controllers. Each keyboard features DirectLink technology, which maps controls to production suites including Pro Tools, Cubase, Reason, Logic and GarageBand. Models are divided into 25-, 49- and 61-key versions.
Keys are velocity-sensitive, and accompanied by sliders, knobs and buttons for adjustments to software instruments and workstations. The Oxygen series requires Mac OS X 10.4.11 or Windows XP (SP3), along with a 1GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. The 25-key controller is $150, whereas the 49-key version is $190 and the 61-key edition is $250.