M-Audio (formally Midiman) was founded by Tim Ryan in the late 1990s. Initially the main products manufactured by Midiman were hardware solutions designed to connect audio, MIDI and computer based production tools together. The first commercially successful products from Midiman were the Midisport and Bi-Port MIDI interfaces. Later, Midiman went on to release a line of A/D / D/A converters and their first audio interface called the DMAN 2044. The Dman 2044 featured 4 analogue inputs and outputs as well 20-bit converters.
In 2002 Midiman introduced their first product under the name M-Audio. The Oxygen8 was a portable, cost effective 25-key MIDI controller and was shortly followed by M-Audio’s first studio monitors the Studiophile SP5B, which were 5 inchnearfield active monitors. Later that year Midiman dropped their original name and officially re-branded M-Audio.
Since then M-Audio has expanded its product line. Now selling multiple ranges of keyboards including the premium Axiom range, available in 25, 49 & 61 key. As well as the M-Track range of audio interfaces, an impressive range of both budget and premium Studio Monitors.