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Axiom Pro 49 vs. Akai Max 49
Old 10th September 2012
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Axiom Pro 49 vs. Akai Max 49

So I have this Axiom Pro 49 and it's working, but there's still nearly 2 weeks left for me to return it and to get my money back.

What I like:
* easy to program the way I need it, with zones and each addressing a program change number
* knobs

What I dislike:
* the keys, but that's the old topic, no current midi keyboard has amazing keys.
* the length

The length is an issue, because I'd need a suitcase longer than 80 cm for it.
I plan to carry more stuff within the same suitcase (see my other thread), and finding such a trolley suitcase over 80 cm is quite hard.

On the other side, there's this long announced Max 49 that I lust for a LOT.
It's not as long since pitch/mod are above the keybed, is lighter, is said to have very good keys and looks much better. I could live without the knobs.

So, I'm indecisive.
If the Max was available, I'd already got it for a test long ago.
I wonder if it can do split and layer zones with program numbers as easily as the Axiom. And I wonder if it really comes out soon.

Since money is an issue for me, and reselling the Axiom Pro after the 30 days period makes me lose ca. 50 Euros or even more, would you think I should return it (and now that I know it works, just is a bit long, maybe buy it again at a later point if Max49 isn't coming) or keep it because there's no safety that the Max49 is coming any time soon?

At the moment, I don't *need* it, but I could make use of it soon.
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