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|Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2006 2:20 am Post subject: 'What's Hot' from Doctor Audio: New from M-Audio
|M-Audio, a leading provider of creative tools for computer-centric musicians, is proud to announce the release of the new MidAir line of wireless USB MIDI controllers and interfaces-including MidAir 25 and MidAir 37 controllers. Featuring wireless technology from Frontier Design Group, MidAir products are designed to meet the needs of performers who desire more freedom of movement, as well as studio musicians who are looking to eliminate long cable runs and clutter.
Packed with many of the features that have made other M-AudioŽ keyboards
so popular, the new MidAir 25 delivers 25 velocity-sensitive keys in a
totally wireless chassis. The MidAir 25 and the included MidAir
receiver-both 2.4 GHz wireless devices-deliver an effective range of 30
feet with the same consistent, real-time response and low latency as
wired controllers. Users also get eight MIDI-assignable knobs, mod and
pitch bend wheels, assignable sustain button and a pedal input. The
larger MidAir 37, which includes all of the core features of the MidAir
25, ups the number of keys to 37 and adds nine assignable faders. With
both the MidAir 25 and the MidAir 37, keyboard players no longer have to
be anchored to a host computer or a rack of gear sitting in the
Each controller ships with the MidAir receiver-a 2.4GHz wireless
interface that easily connects to a Mac or PC and relays MIDI data from
the controller. The MidAir receiver also functions as a standard
USB-MIDI interface, which allows users to work with other MIDI gear
without the need for separate interfaces. Like many other M-Audio
peripherals, the MidAir receiver is a class-compliant device-no drivers
The power of these new controllers is not limited to the world of soft
synths and DAWs; the MidAir receiver can also be used without a host
computer and connected directly to a standard MIDI instrument. Complete
with preset and octave +/- buttons as well as assignable physical
controllers, the MidAir 25 and MidAir 37 allow users to take control of
any MIDI instrument-no cables required. For greater flexibility, both
controllers can be powered with either the included 9V DC power adapter
or with standard batteries.
M-Audio will also ship the MidAir wireless MIDI interface after the
release of the controller versions of this technology.
"Wireless MIDI hasn't made it into the mainstream until now," explains
Adam Castillo, marketing director for M-Audio. "We felt the time was
right to integrate available wireless technology into our proven
keyboard designs to create a product that truly speaks to the future of
keyboard instruments. The MidAir 25 and MidAir 37 give keyboard players
a new level of freedom to perform wirelessly on stage; and anytime you
can eliminate a cable or two in the studio, it's a move in the right
The MidAir 25 is currently expected to ship in June and carries an MSRP
of USD $249.95.
The MidAir 37 is currently expected to ship in July and carries an MSRP
of USD $299.95.
The MidAir wireless MIDI interface is currently expected to ship in
August, pricing to be announced
For more info see http://www.m-audio.
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