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 Post subject: Akai MPK 61 vs M-Audio Axiom 61
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:58 am 

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2 similar keyboards, The M-Audio is about A$100 cheaper.

I do not need the pads and I am not phased about the faders as I have a Padkontrol and Remote Zero.

What I am really interested in is the keys, how they feel and build quality.

I am keen to here any opinions on what you believe is a better keyboard and why you believe this.


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 Post subject: Re: Akai MPK 61 vs M-Audio Axiom 61
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:25 pm 

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Novation Remote SL61 with Fatar keyboard I Love it!


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 Post subject: Re: Akai MPK 61 vs M-Audio Axiom 61
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 4:28 pm 

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I think it really comes down to personal preference here - I really like the Axiom key feel, preferred it over the Akai and Novation I tried. Don't think there's a right or wrong answer, just... you have to try them out yourself before buying.

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 Post subject: Re: Akai MPK 61 vs M-Audio Axiom 61
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:53 pm 

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8O wrote:
I think it really comes down to personal preference here - I really like the Axiom key feel, preferred it over the Akai and Novation I tried. Don't think there's a right or wrong answer, just... you have to try them out yourself before buying.



+1 I think it's safe to say you'll like the axiom pads better tho. I also prefer the axiom keys.

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 Post subject: Re: Akai MPK 61 vs M-Audio Axiom 61
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:46 am 

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Akai

better keys, knobs, sliders

axiom

better pads, hypercontrol is solid for ableton, ok for reason,


novation

not sure if they send me one I'll let ya know :mrgreen:

korg's

are also badass

There are just keyboards as well, don't know name brands

you can get badass midi fully weighted keys without knobs and pads for something like $500

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 Post subject: Re: Akai MPK 61 vs M-Audio Axiom 61
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:56 am 

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I think at that level it's just personal preference. I personally like the Akai keys more than any other manufacturers at that price range.

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 Post subject: Re: Akai MPK 61 vs M-Audio Axiom 61
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:37 pm 

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Thanks for all the replys.

I ask for your opinions as there does not seem to be 1 place in Perth that has the Axiom's in stock (they all seem to have a very poor opinion of m-audio/Avid and their supplier here...), therefore I cannot try them out. The above comments have encouraged me to wait and try it out...

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 Post subject: Re: Akai MPK 61 vs M-Audio Axiom 61
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:28 pm 

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Can't speak for the Axiom, but I am more than pleased with my MPK61.
Nicely weighted keys and great build quality, its all the keyboard controller i will ever need.
I have heard people comment on the pads not being Akai's usual high standard, but they are fine for my needs.


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 Post subject: Re: Akai MPK 61 vs M-Audio Axiom 61
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:34 pm 

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selthym wrote:
Thanks for all the replys.

I ask for your opinions as there does not seem to be 1 place in Perth that has the Axiom's in stock (they all seem to have a very poor opinion of m-audio/Avid and their supplier here...), therefore I cannot try them out. The above comments have encouraged me to wait and try it out...

Cheers



oh yeah forgot to mention that if your on win 7 64 bit system m-audio does not have even public beta drivers for the axiom pro yet. Many people have "disowned" m-audio and avid because they have taken WAY to long to issue drivers for their products.

If your on windows 7 I'd keep checking the m-audio website but it will still be a while till their up and running.

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 Post subject: Re: Akai MPK 61 vs M-Audio Axiom 61
PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 3:40 pm 

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I have an axiom, which I bought after much research. I concluded that the akai just looks better 8O .

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