First of all, I am so happy that the mini keystation 32 was no longer available. Why, because I would not have bought this one. I am so glad that i did buy the Axiom Air mini 32. I am only using it with my iPad Air, hooked up via the lightning USA camera kit connector. Also, make sure you only buy the original Apple lightning USB camera kit connector.
My main synth is the awesome Z3TA+ synth from Cakewalk recording it to Garageband. Simply amazing!!!!
The keys of the midi controller as extremely sensitive which i really love cause you can play really softly or play hard and what ever you do, it gets recorded exactly as you play into Garageband. I love the extra keys cause i am able to play bass keys as i play and i find that extremely more enjoyable.
The midi keyboard is so small that it fits in my laptop bag, which perfectly holds my iPad, cables, and keyboard with no problems. It is also built really well, the buttons feel really solid and when i play the Z3TA+ synth, i love how the mod wheel is also automatically routed to the first knob of the midi keyboard, so i don't worry about pressing the MOD button. Although it is pretty cool to press the button sometimes, as some of the patches work really well with it. But I love the fact that the very first know is already pre programmed by default to work as a Modulation controller.
I took my axiom air and my iPad to my local Starbucks for lunch at work and i had so many people checking me out, that I even got an offer to join a band! People were so amazed how professional this little setup looked and it all worked just with a single cable from the midi keyboard to the iPad. So amazing!!!!
Do your self a favor, and buy this little gem. I truly am so grateful from M-Audio for making my portable music dreams come true by making this awesome little keyboard. I can now make music anywhere, anytime and professionally. Oh, did I mention the pads...They are awesome!!!!
I can go on and on, but this is a must buy for any serious IOS musician. I also highly recommend the Cakewalk Z3TA+ synth, it is so amazing all the power of this amazing sounding synth. I even used it live at church for worship services with my iPad hooked up to a korg triton as a midi controller.
My recommendation: A must buy!!!!