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M-Audio To Ship Radium Keyboard

Successor to Oxygen8 MIDI controller offers 61 notes, eight assignable knobs By Dave Nagel
M-Audio has announced its new Radium USB MIDI controller. The device is a 61-note MIDI keyboard built upon the foundation of the company's Oxygen8 25-key MIDI controller. It will be available in early November.

The Radium supports 61 notes and offers eight MIDI-assignable knobs and eight MIDI-assignable sliders for real-time control of up to 16 MIDI parameters within a software application. It also includes five user-definable preset banks for control of up to 80 parameters.


The Radium also includes a built-in MIDI interface that communicates 16 channels of MIDI data to the computer without the need for a separate interface. And it has two separate MIDI outs for sending data to external devices from the keyboard and computer. Other features include:

  • Pitch wheel
  • Modulation wheel
  • Octave up/down buttons
  • Bus-powered or externally powered
  • Functions with computer or as a stand-alone device
  • Second layer of functions on each key.


The Radium should be available in early November for $299. M-Audio has not announced platform support, though all of its current MIDI keyboards, including the Oxygen8, support Mac OS 9, Mac OS X and various flavors of Windows. For more information, visit http://www.m-audio.net.


Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at dnagel@digitalmedianet.com.

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