M-Audio is one of the most revered names in music computer interface and studio integration solutions, keyboard and controller products, and essential musical hardware from microphones to studio monitors.
M-Audio was founded in 1988 under the name of Midiman. The company was originally engaged in designing software and hardware solutions designed to address the challenges of connecting MIDI, audio, and computers together in a system in order to facilitate the composition and production of electronically-based music.
In 2000, MIDIman debuted the name “M-Audio” for their latest line of audio products. They enjoyed consistent growth from both the MIDI interface and audio hardware categories. In 2002, the first of the famous Oxygen series keyboards hit the market, establishing the important new category of portable keyboard controller.