I have been using it hooked by MIDI cable to my interface so far, and powered from a wall wart. The manual doesn’t go out of its way to ease the beginner — a few tutorials would be more useful — and Enigma could do with a ‘basic’ mode for one-click bank loading, though it’s still fairly simple. Global for changing the global MIDI channel, Program for sending program changes, and Preset for recalling one of the ten presets. Log in or Sign up. As more musicians got into using computers, they wanted a control surface that didn’t take up a lot of space, and could sit next to a standard QWERTY keyboard. The package hangs together well despite the slight learning curve issue, and the Lite version of Ableton Live 4 is included so you can get tweaking right away.
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In any event, the bottom line is that Oxygen8 V2 retains what people liked about the original version, fixes some of the loose ends that needed attention, and adds a bunch of new functions.
These days, however, many similarly-small MIDI controllers offer comparable functionality.
You start by moving the control you want to program, at which point it becomes necessary only to hit Advanced to access the keybed programming optionsthe Ctrl Assign key, oxygenn8 controller number, and then enter. Just What I was looking for. Keys feel right, all oxygeb8 can be programmed with the sofware of your choice. If multiple computers do not power the unit, that would essentially confirm a hardware based symptom. See details for description of any imperfections. The Oxygen8 V2 is an updated version of the original Oxygen8 mini-keyboard.
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Unfortunately, V2 doesn’t add aftertouch response. The keyboard is class-compliant, so it plugs in to either system and is recognized.
If it is damaged or something, then at least I will oyxgen8. Log in or Sign up. On the Mac side, you need OS X About the only thing you can’t do is program sys ex strings for later transmission. Official Representatives Dan R Employee.
Oxygen8 V2 USB problem strange keyboard version?
You may also like. Happen to have another computer to test? Pat How does this make you feel? I would have preferred a data slider with a oxygej8 throw, but I can cope with using switch entry.
Can anyone help connect via USB? Used seldom, works oxyben8 new. Also, the data slider is gone, replaced with switch-based data entry. Whereas V1 was a keyboard with some controllers included, V2 is more of a controller that includes a keyboard, and is definitely more versatile.
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Global for changing the global MIDI channel, Program for sending program changes, and Preset for recalling one of the ten presets. For such a simple looking machine, the v2 is rather deep and offers the ability to switch between different velocity response curves, assign CC values to each knob and send out bank change messages — handy for the live musician.
I did find there was a setting that could oxygen changed that helped a lot. You should at least get a lit display when you connect the USB cable. The rear panel MIDI out jack can carry either messages generated by the keyboard, or data coming from your computer.
The buttons are lovely too, and click satisfyingly when tapped. You can just type in controller numbers, minimum and maximum values, button assignments, and the like, then blast the whole setup into the V2.
You could chuck it in your rucksack or record bag along with your packed lunch without worrying about getting a hernia or snapping off a joystick, so it definitely gets a thumbs up on the portability front.
The package hangs together well despite the slight learning curve issue, and the Lite version of Ableton Oxygen88 4 is included so you oxyge8n get tweaking right away.
While this new Oxygen 8 isn’t quite as revolutionary as its predecessor, there can be no denying it offers a lot of bang for your buck. If I had any con about it the key sensitivty was a little different to get used to. The manual doesn’t go out of its way to ease the beginner — a few tutorials would be more useful — and Enigma could do with a ‘basic’ mode for one-click bank loading, though it’s still fairly simple.
Especially recommended to the mobile musician, the Oxygen 8 v2 is a great buy.