This M-Audio Axiom keyboard MIDI Controller has 61 piano-style semi-weighted keys with aftertouch to let you play with expression. It also has 8 comfortable, dynamic pads for intuitive beat programming and sample triggering, plus 8 knobs, 9 sliders, and 9 buttons. The DirectLink mode provides instant DAW mapping, and the angled top panel with backlit LCD gives you easy viewing in any environment. It comes with Ignite music creation software. The new M-Audio Axiom AIR 61 is the latest version and has extra features.