View Full Version : Still haven't bought a keyboard. Axiom good?

Nov 20, 2006, 03:57 PM
Question as title. The Axiom 49 is what I'm considering. It'll fit in the under-table drawer for my new desking arrangement so seems ideal. I've also discovered a hack on the web of making it work with Garageband (which I'm finding quite nice to start with).

Nov 22, 2006, 06:29 AM
can't believe you need an acutal hack to make it work.

the regular driver won't let you?

i use M-Audio Keystation 61es myself. it's simply a controller, looks real simple and elegant. i don't need to go crazy on knob twisting (i got enough other gear to let me do that) MIDI wise, so i like it.

i also like the semi-weighted action. i like the regular weighted feel of piano, but i also like how quickly a non-weighed key jump back (useful for solo's, etc.). so this is happy in-between.

it also fits nicely on my table setup too.

oh yeah, no driver needed, as it's universal.

just some stuff to consider.

Nov 23, 2006, 05:44 PM
The Axiom uses the same semi-weighted action as far as I'm aware, and it dispenses with some of the needs to have a control surface. While using the temporary keyboard I actually bought the Mackie Control in the end but quite apart from the fact that I realised - after the gearhead mist had cleared - that it was massively overkill for my needs (not that that ever stopped me :D ), I found that I had nowhere realistic to put it - so back it went.

For my humble needs I'm actually quite happy with Garageband at the moment, so the fact the transport controls work with it is a bonus. (the iControl is the only surface as far as I know which natively supports garageband) I plan to add in Ableton as that method of working is how I think I prefer to fiddle with music (and the Axiom supports Ableton as well).

Dec 2, 2006, 08:25 AM
I was planning to buy the Axiom 61 myself, but it doens't work with Garageband?!:confused: