61 Stories December 2, 2015

expiredHome Recording: M-Audio 61-Key MIDI Keyboard $85 (Reg. $169), M-Audio’s best selling monitors $99 (Reg. $150), more

Woodwind & Brasswind (97% positive over the past 12 months w/ 68,733 total ratings) via Amazon is offering the M-Audio Keystation 61 II 61-Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller for $84.99 shipped right now. That’s about half the price it still fetches at Guitar Center/B&H and is the best price we can find.

Perfect for beginner and experienced musicians alike, this is a full-size 61 key MIDI controller with touch sensitivity, pitch bend/modulation wheels and hardware transport to control playback in Logic (or other DAWs). It comes with SONiVOX Eighty-Eight Ensemble (“a world-class virtual piano instrument”). Rated 4.2/5 stars from 150 Amazon customers.

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Also from Woodwind & Brasswind on Amazon, you can grab the M-Audio AV42 Professional Studio Monitor Speakers (Pair) for $99 shipped (price appears in cart). That’s $50 under the average selling price, $30 below the B&H sale price and the best we can find.

As well as being the best selling powered speakers (don’t require an amp) on Amazon, they have 4-inch polypropylene-coated woofers, 1-inch Ferro fluid-cooled silk cone tweeters, RCA inputs and more. They are rated 3.9/5 stars from only 30 Amazon customers, but just about all the M-Audio monitors have 4+ ratings from hundreds.

Head below for the rest of today’s best home recording deals including MK II M-Audio interfaces from $80, more MIDI controllers from $40, Amazon music deals and much more:

61 Stories May 19, 2015

M-Audio 61-key Oxygen Series bus-powered MIDI keyboard $123 shipped (Reg. $200)

Amazon has the M-Audio Oxygen Series 61 Ignite MIDI Controller keyboard for $123.23 shipped. That’s around $76 below the the original $200 price tag it is still fetching from retailers like Guitar Center and as much as $20 under the best price we can find.

This is a bus-powered, 61 key MIDI keyboard that will integrate with your favorite recording software on your Mac right out of the box. It features 8 assignable knobs, 9 assignable sliders and dedicated transport and track buttons to run your DAW without the need for a mouse (optional).

It has received a 4/5 star rating from 35 Amazon customers. Be sure to check out the rest of Amazon’s discounted musical instruments store for up to 50% off accessories, instruments, keyboards, recording gear and more.

More on the M-Audio Oxygen Series 61 Ignite:

The Oxygen 61 USB MIDI controller delivers next-generation functionality from M-Audio, the leading innovator in mobile music production technology. Oxygen 61 features eight assignable knobs and nine assignable sliders, 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 support for popular virtual instruments right out of the box—no complicated setup required. Velocity-sensitive keys and a sleek, compact design round out a portable keyboard that’s perfect for both production and performance. No other MIDI controller in this price range has so much functionality while remaining easy to use.

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