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. The company continued to expand with an ever-growing product line distinguished by sophisticated engineering with an emphasis on versatility and usability. M-Audio now offers state-of-the-art products in a wide range of categories that serve both the amateur and professional musical markets including MIDI interfaces keyboard controllers drum machines recording monitors and subwoofers headphones and microphones.