M-Audio MIDI Keyboards
M-Audio is a company that has an impressive reputation for their affordable and high quality Audio Interfaces and MIDI Keyboards. Originally named Midiman, the company was founded in the 1990’s by CalTech graduate Tim Ryan. Initially the engineer and business man manufactured Synthesizers when the company aligned with Apple and began developing MIDI software that would work with Apple computers.
Early on Midiman found success with their MIDI keyboard controllers and their audio interfaces amongst their sync devices and other products. In 2000, the brand of M-Audio was born and products like the 25 key Oxygen8 came to the world of music makers.
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Throughout Akai history of making synthesizers, the company always saw the standard in the the Roland Juno Series and always set their sights on trying to match or outdo Roland. With the two Japanese companies pushing each other for their reputations in the music industry, Akai Professional played huge role in the use of digital samples in modern music by making high quality samplers available to musicians and song writers. Akai made oscillators and drum pads and more.
Currently Akai MIDI Keyboards and MIDI Controllers are popular and of a high quality. Many of the vintage Akai Professional instruments are no longer manufactured, which has put a high value on some of the older models.
M-Audio MIDI Keyboards and other products are used by sever bands and musicians, including:
The Black Eyed Peas
The Crystal Method