We've had so many great comments from customers both unsolicited, and solicited.
Here are some examples:
When we've asked
Everytime I compose music I use Axis. Actually it is only midi device that I use.
I have disposed of my regular keyboard and now use only the AXiS or computer peripherals.
The first melody I came up with using the Axis 49 for a few minutes later became one of the best things I`ve ever made when I tweaked it in the DAW.
Typically I very often completely transform sequences in the DAW by mouse, however the start is important for me.
I totally love it and regard it as essential for my composing although I don`t have much time at the moment for making music.
I am a primarily a guitarist, and the guitar is my main composing tool. But when I use a keyboard, the Axis is my main tool.
The Axis has become my main composing unit. The layout is as advertised and more.
I have been using it a lot and my other midi keyboard controller was collecting dust until I gave it to a friend so at least it's being used.
I use the axis-49 in all my composing since purchase.
I'm very happy with the ease with which I can lay down new tracks - it's like the equivalent of jamming on a guitar but with somewhat less skill required.
Actually I do use my Axis as my primary input device for composing and doodling. I'd say I use it every time I sit down at my music computer or even take my laptop somewhere interesting. I'm a guitarist rather than a keyboardist and the patterns required to create scales and chords using the harmonic table make a lot more sense to me so to be honest, my keyboard has be become largely redundant. I would and will give a glowing review of the product, which I genuinely love.
I really like the texture and shape of all the keys. They have enough friction to press at any angle without slipping and the concave center allows me to know exactly where I am without having to look down. I prefer the short action keys of the AXiS instead of the longer action found on keyboards, which helps a lot with tremolos and traversing scales quickly. It's also great that I have almost a hundred keys at my disposal. being bus powered is a bonus too.
The AXIS-49 for me, is all about serendipity, not efficiency. Finding new patterns is fun. The newness of the Harmonic Table and the tinkering with it, is precisely what attracted me to it.
I especially like that I can carry it around in my laptop back and still have octaves upon octaves of range beneath my fingers.
Yes, the axis is fantastic I use it all the time, it is the instrument I play, which makes for an interesting conversation when I say I'm a musician.
I actually use it as my sole keyboard for composing, programming, and playing for kicks at home. I would say twice or three times a week. It is just so convenient for my little home studio.
It it the center piece of my setup now.
My keyboard skills are quite rudimentary. The AXiS works well for me for recording since I can remember the shape-patterns of chords pretty easily.
I love it. I use it for most of my music production. Plus people
always look at me, like what is that thing. It's a good conversation
piece. ... It's so easy to
play chords and get the sound you want. I can't say enough about Axis.
The only gripe I have about the Axis is that the stickers for the notes
comes off. Other than that No Problems. I really enjoy your product.
Love the Axis, I use it pretty well for all my compositions. ... Being someone who struggles with a piano keys its made such a difference.
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I found it fairly easy to play scales and simple melodies after half an hour-ish.
I knew intellectually it would be cool, but the reality is better.
It is the most intuitive instrument I have ever had my hands on.
This instrument is a delight to play. It has opened new doors to composition.
Wonderful keyboard! I am stunned. Great velocity feel.
…just wanted to let you know this is the coolest thing that i have seen in a long time
I find the 49 to be a perfect size for my desktop studio.
…technically a very well built instrument.
The harmonic table is really amazing!!!!
I showed it to a friend of mine who's a keyboardist and he said he was envious of it, he thought it unfair that he'd spent his whole life learning keyboard and piano, and that I managed to learn all the scales and chords he knows in a couple of days! ha ha ha!!
I took to it fairly quickly because it's a straightforward layout.
The coolest thing to happen for a long time.
You start to play the software rather than it play you. And the velocities are great.
It's certainly changing the way I think about harmony, which is what I was looking for.
Surprisingly there is a very easy learning curve. Dozens of runs and tricks pop up.
I do not understand, why it took time until the 21st century, to come up with a more musically oriented keyboard layout.
This is so much better than I had imagined.
You can do things on the AXIS that I cannot even imagine doing on another keyboard.
It IS the natural keyboard. It literally releases music flow.
I could not take my hands of it. This baby has soul !
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