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M-Audio AXIOM 61 Advanced 61-Key Semi-Weighted USB MIDI Controller | StuffGeeksWant

I’ve never been musically inclined, unless you count being able to push the play button on any one of my dozen iPods. In 5th grade I took trumpet lessons for 3 months—that experiment failed miserably.

Then in high school I decided that since I spend so much time typing on a keyboard, I should try my hand (or hands) at the piano. I took lessons on and off for a couple years, made some progress, but never had much of the time or desire to take it any further.

But with the excellent new iLife ’09 from Apple that offers built-in music lessons, I thought I’d give it another shot. The only problem: I don’t have a piano.

So I’ve settled on buying the M-Audio AXIOM 61 Advanced 61-Key Semi-Weighted USB MIDI Controller. I had been looking at the M-Audio OXYGEN 61 since it’s $100 cheaper, but decided the semi-weighted keys of the AXIOM were worth the extra money, even if I’ll never use any of the other features.

On the plus side, if I give up it looks like I’ll only be out about 50 bucks if I go the eBay route and sell it, and that’s about what you’d pay for a single private lesson, anyway.

Buy the OXYGEN 61 for $160.15 from Amazon or
Buy the AXIOM 61 for $259.99 from Amazon, both with free shipping

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