M-Audio Axiom Pro User manual

M-Audio Axiom Pro User manual
Axiom Pro
User Guide
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“How To:” Quick Reference . .
Introduction . .
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What’s in the Box . .
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Product Features and Specifications . .
Minimum System Requirements . .
Driver Installation. .
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Windows XP/Vista Users . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Mac OS X users. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Connection Diagram. .
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Hosted Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Standalone Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Controls and Connectors . .
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Top Panel Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Rear Panel Overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Using Axiom Pro.
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Overview and Basic Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Function Buttons and Soft Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
F-Keys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Saving and Loading Axiom Pro Patches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Using Axiom Pro with a Computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Edit Mode (Main Menu) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Edit Mode > Global . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Edit Mode > Control. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Edit Mode > Group (Pad). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Edit Mode > Group (Encoder). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Edit Mode > Group (Slider). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40
Edit Mode > Group (Numerical Keypad). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Edit Mode > Zones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
Edit Mode > Zones > Data . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Edit Mode > MIDI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
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Troubleshooting. .
Appendices. .
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Appendix A: Axiom Pro Factory Patch settings. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Appendix B: Keyboard Velocity Curves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
Appendix C: Drum Pad Velocity Curves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Appendix D: MIDI Implementation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Appendix E: Useful MIDI Data Tables. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Appendix F: General MIDI Continuous Controller (CC) Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Appendix G: Hexadecimal Conversion Chart. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Technical Info. .
Warranty. .
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“How To:” Quick Reference:
This section provides a quick reference to help you accomplish specific Axiom Pro-related tasks. These tasks are grouped together in
a logical fashion and provide shortcuts to the specific page (and parameter) within the “Edit Mode” section of this guide.
To use this quick reference:
1. Locate the task you would like to accomplish from the left column.
2. For your desired task, press the Axiom Pro buttons listed in the middle column.
3. Finally, refer to the User Guide page number and parameter listed in the right column.
Note that the “Edit Mode” section of this User Guide describes every parameter and setting on a menu-by-menu basis and describes
the internal features of Axiom Pro in complete detail. For a complete feature reference, please see the “Edit Mode” section of this User
Guide.
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o learn how to navigate through the Edit Mode menus and change settings, refer to the note on Edit Mode navigation
on page 23.
“Global” Options – How do I…
On Axiom Pro, press:
… and refer to User Guide Page
Set the global MIDI Channel?
“Edit” → “1” (Global)
“Channel” parameter on pg. 25
Shift the octave range of the keyboard?
“Edit” → “1” (Global)
“Octave” parameter on pg. 25
Transpose the keyboard?
“Edit” → “1” (Global)
“Transp.” parameter on pg. 25
Set the Velocity Curve of the keyboard?
“Edit” → “1” (Global)
“VelCurve” parameter on pg. 25
Engage or disengage MIDI release velocities?
“Edit” → “1” (Global)
“VelCurve” parameter on pg. 27
Invert the colors of the display?
“Edit”
“Inverse” parameter on pg. 24
Program and Bank Change messages – How do I…
On Axiom Pro, press:
… and refer to User Guide Page
Send a program change MIDI message?
“Edit” → “1” (Global)
“Program” parameter on pg. 28
Send a Bank LSB MIDI message?
“Edit” → “1” (Global)
“BankLSB” parameter on pg. 28
Send a Bank MSB MIDI message?
“Edit” → “1” (Global)
“BankMSB” parameter on pg. 28
On Axiom Pro, press:
… and refer to User Guide Page
Assign the Data buttons?
“Edit” → “1” (Global)
“Data” parameter on pg. 27
Rename a control?
“Edit” → “2” (Control)
“Name” parameter on pg. 29
Set the type of message sent by a control?
“Edit” → “2” (Control)
“Type” parameter on pg. 30
Set a MIDI channel for a specific control?
“Edit” → “2” (Control)
“Channel” parameter on pg. 31
Display parameters as decimal or hexadecimal values?
“Edit” → “2” (Control)
“Entry” parameter on pg. 32
Configuring Individual Controls
(buttons, knobs, sliders, etc.) – How do I…
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On Axiom Pro, press:
… and refer to User Guide Page
Name the group of drum pads?
“Edit” → “3” (Group) → “P” (slider button)
“Name” parameter on pg. 34
Name the group of encoders?
“Edit” → “3” (Group) → “E” (slider button)
“Name” parameter on pg. 38
Name the group of sliders?
“Edit” → “3” (Group) → “S” (slider button)
“Name” parameter on pg. 40
Name the numerical keypad group?
“Edit” → “3” (Group) → “N” (slider button)
“Name” parameter on pg. 42
Select the MIDI channel for the drum pad group?
“Edit” → “3” (Group) → “P” (slider button)
“Channel” parameter on pg. 34
Select the MIDI channel for the encoder group?
“Edit” → “3” (Group) → “E” (slider button)
“Channel” parameter on pg. 39
Select the MIDI channel for the slider group?
“Edit” → “3” (Group) → “S” (slider button)
“Channel” parameter on pg. 40
Select the MIDI channel for the numerical keypad group?
“Edit” → “3” (Group) → “N” (slider button)
“Channel” parameter on pg. 42
Lock the velocity of drum pads?
“Edit” → “3” (Group) → “P” (slider button)
“Vel.Lock” parameter on pg. 35
Set the velocity curve of the drum pads?
“Edit” → “3” (Group) → “P” (slider button)
“Curve” parameter on pg. 35
Name one of the drum pad profiles?
“Edit” → “3” (Group) → “P” (slider button)
“1-4” parameter on pg. 37
Set the sensitivity of the encoder knobs?
“Edit” → “3” (Group) → “E” (slider button)
“Acccel. Max” parameter on pg. 39
Name one of the encoder knob profiles?
“Edit” → “3” (Group) → “E” (slider button)
“1-4” parameter on pg. 39
Toggle “drawbar” mode for the slider group?
“Edit” → “3” (Group) → “S” (slider button)
“Drawbar” parameter on pg. 41
Toggle “Null Mode” for the slider group?
“Edit” → “3” (Group) → “S” (slider button)
“NullMode” parameter on pg. 41
Zones – How do I…
On Axiom Pro, press:
… and refer to User Guide Page
Set the range of a zone?
“Edit” → “4” (Zone)
See pg. 43
Activate or deactivate a zone?
“Edit” → “4” (Zone)
See pg. 43
Set the MIDI output channel of a specific zone?
“Edit” → “4” (Zone) → Soft-Key 4 (Data)
“Channel” parameter on pg. 44
Set the octave shift range of a specific zone?
“Edit” → “4” (Zone) → Soft-Key 4 (Data)
“Octave” parameter on pg. 44
Set the transposition of a specific zone?
“Edit” → “4” (Zone) → Soft-Key 4 (Data)
“Transp.” parameter on pg. 44
Set the MIDI output port of a specific zone?
“Edit” → “4” (Zone) → Soft-Key 4 (Data)
“MIDI Port” parameter on pg. 45
Send a program change message for a specific zone?
“Edit” → “4” (Zone) → Soft-Key 4 (Data)
“Program” parameter on pg. 45
Send a Bank LSB change message for a specific zone?
“Edit” → “4” (Zone) → Soft-Key 4 (Data)
“BankLSB” parameter on pg. 45
Send a Bank MSB change message for a specific zone?
“Edit” → “4” (Zone) → Soft-Key 4 (Data)
“BankMSB” parameter on pg. 45
On Axiom Pro, press:
… and refer to User Guide Page
Select the MIDI output port for SysEx commands?
“Edit” → “5” (MIDI)
“SysEx” parameter on pg. 46
Select the “Device ID” SysEx code?
“Edit” → “5” (MIDI)
“DevID” parameter on pg. 46
Toggle whether a “Patch ID” SysEx code is issued on Patch
changes?
“Edit” → “5” (MIDI)
“PatchID” parameter on pg. 47
Select the source of the data for the MIDI Output port on the
Axiom Pro back panel?
“Edit” → “5” (MIDI)
“MIDI Out” parameter on pg. 47
Perform a complete SysEx dump of Axiom Pro memory?
“Edit” → “5” (MIDI)
“Send All” parameter on pg. 47
Perform a SysEx dump of a specific patch?
“Edit” → “5” (MIDI)
“Send Patch” parameter on pg. 48
Send a “Snapshot” of all current controls (knobs, sliders, etc.)?
“Edit” → “5” (MIDI)
“Snapshot” parameter on pg. 48
Send a “Panic” (all notes off) message?
“Edit” → “5” (MIDI)
“Panic” parameter on pg. 48
SysEx (System Exclusive) Commands – How do I…
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Introduction
Thank you for purchasing the M-Audio Axiom Pro MIDI controller. Axiom Pro premium keyboards are designed to meet the needs of
the most demanding musicians and can be used to control your MIDI hardware and audio software.
Axiom Pro 25, 49, and 61 controllers feature 25, 49, or 61 semi-weighted keys, respectively. These keyboards include eight velocity
or pressure sensitive drum pads, eight “endless” encoders, six transport control buttons, aftertouch, and a high-resolution LCD display
to make programming easy. In addition, the 49- and 61-key versions feature nine sliders, and a numerical keypad making it even
easier to control your hardware synthesizers or software applications. Nearly all of the buttons, knobs, sliders, pads, and wheels of the
Axiom Pro line are programmable, allowing the controller to adapt to your specific needs.
Another important new feature in the Axiom Pro line of controllers is the support for M-Audio’s HyperControlTM system. HyperControl
allows for bi-directional communication between Axiom Pro and your audio software, keeping your keyboard and software
synchronized at all times. Furthermore, HyperControl gives you “out of the box” control over many host applications (including
Pro Tools, Reason, Cubase and Logic Pro) and automatically configures knobs, buttons, and other controls to your software. This
system is covered in the “HyperControl Mode” section of this user guide as well as in individual HyperControl User Guides for each
supported application (these guides can be found at www.m-audio.com).
Please note that your Axiom Pro controller has many powerful features not commonly found on other controller keyboards. Even if you
are familiar with MIDI controllers, please read this User Guide to ensure you get the most out of your new purchase.
Differences between Axiom Pro 25/49/61:
The 25, 49, and 61-note versions of Axiom Pro are identical except that the 25-note version does not have sliders, slider
buttons, function keys F5-F7, or the numerical keypad. These features are not available due to the space limitations of the
smaller 25-note controller. Axiom Pro 25 users should note that this User Guide will make occasional references to these
sliders and buttons that are not available on their controllers.
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What’s in the Box
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Axiom Pro Keyboard
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Printed Quick Start Guide
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Axiom Pro Installation CD-ROM
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Software Bundle Disc
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USB Cable
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Product Features and Specifications
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25-, 49-, or 61 semi-weighted keys with aftertouch and multiple selectable velocity response curves.
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ight programmable “endless” knobs featuring non-détented encoders with customizable acceleration curves. These knobs can
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be configured to use any of seven popular increment/decrement methods to ensure compatibility with virtually any application
that supports “endless” encoders. The knobs can also function as standard MIDI controllers with a range of 0 to 127.
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ight Velocity or pressure sensitive trigger pads that can be programmed to send MIDI note, Continuous Controller (CC), and
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other useful messages. Additionally, these pads feature multiple selectable velocity response curves.
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Six Transport control buttons
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Nine 40mm sliders
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128x64 Graphic LCD
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50 Memory Locations to store customized patches
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Quick recall of 4 “profiles” of knobs and pads, effectively providing fast access to 32 knobs and 32 pads.
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yperControl Mode for bi-directional communication allowing synchronized control over major DAW applications, virtual
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instruments, and plug-ins
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ASCII keystroke messages can be sent from the controller for extended control of your applications
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Sustain and Expression Pedal inputs
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Four user definable keyboard zones
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MIDI input and output ports on rear panel for connecting hardware MIDI devices
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USB 2.0 compatible (also supports USB 1.1 and 1.0)
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Bus- or DC-powered operation
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Minimum System Requirements
Minimum system requirements can be found on the Axiom Pro product packaging as well as the M-Audio website.
✓ A Note about Operating System Updates:
Please check the M-Audio driver download page at http://www.m-audio.com/drivers for the availability of an
updated driver before you decide to install operating system updates.
Before new M-Audio device drivers are released, they are tested for use with the operating system versions that are
available at that time. When updates for an operating system are released by Microsoft or Apple, all M-Audio device
drivers have to be tested and possibly updated to ensure proper operation.
M-Audio recommends refraining from installing operating system updates until a driver has been posted to the
M-Audio website for that specific operating system.
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Driver Installation
Windows XP/Vista Users:
Axiom Pro is a class-compliant device that offers basic functionality on Windows XP and Vista systems without having to install
additional drivers. You can simply connect Axiom Pro to your computer, switch on the computer and the controller, and be ready
to go.
However, M-Audio strongly recommends that Windows users install the Axiom Pro drivers from the included CD-ROM or
(if Internet access if available) the most recent drivers from the M-Audio website. These drivers add functionality and allow you to: 1. Use Axiom Pro with more than one application at the same time.
2. Use long system exclusive (SysEx) commands.
3. Simultaneously use other class-compliant USB devices with audio capabilities.
The installation procedure is described in the printed Quick Start Guide that comes with Axiom Pro.
Mac OS X users:
The class-compliant drivers built into Mac OS X provide full support for all features of Axiom Pro. This means that no additional
M-Audio drivers are necessary (or available) when using Axiom Pro on Mac OS X — simply connect the controller keyboard to the
computer using the supplied USB cable, configure your audio software (this is described in the printed Quick Start Guide), and
start making music.
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Windows XP, Vista and Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) users:
When using Axiom Pro class-compliant (i.e. without installing the M-Audio driver) in Windows XP/Vista or in
Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger), the Axiom Pro MIDI ports will not be displayed with their proper port names.
Windows XP or Vista users:
Please follow the driver installation instructions found in the printed Quick Start Guide.
Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) users:
No Mac drivers are available, since the class-compliant MIDI driver built into Mac OS X supports all features of Axiom Pro.
Please see the table below for more information on port naming.
Axiom Pro Class-Compliant Port Names per Operating System
Macintosh
Axiom Pro MIDI Input Ports
Mac OS X 10.4 MIDI Input Ports
Mac OS X 10.5 MIDI Input Ports
Axiom Pro 61 USB A In
Axiom Pro 61 Port 1
Axiom Pro 61 USB A In
Axiom Pro 61 HyperControl In
Axiom Pro 61 Port 2
Axiom Pro 61 HyperControl In
Axiom Pro 61 MIDI In
Axiom Pro 61 Port 3
Axiom Pro 61 MIDI In
Axiom Pro 61 USB B In
Axiom Pro 61 Port 4
Axiom Pro 61 USB B In
Axiom Pro MIDI Output Ports
Mac OS X MIDI Output Ports
Mac OS X 10.5 MIDI Output Ports
Axiom Pro 61 MIDI Out
Axiom Pro 61 Port 1
Axiom Pro 61 MIDI Out
Axiom Pro 611 HyperControl Out
Axiom Pro 61 Port 2
Axiom Pro 61 HyperControl Out
Axiom Pro MIDI Input Ports
Windows XP MIDI Input Ports
Windows Vista MIDI Input Ports
Axiom Pro 61 USB A In
USB Audio Device
Axiom Pro 61
Axiom Pro 61 HyperControl In
USB Audio Device [2]
MIDIIN2 Axiom Pro 61
Axiom Pro 61 MIDI In
USB Audio Device [3]
MIDIIN3 Axiom Pro 61
Axiom Pro 61 USB B In
USB Audio Device [4]
MIDIIN4 Axiom Pro 61
Axiom Pro MIDI Output Ports
Windows XP MIDI Output Ports
Windows Vista MIDI Output Ports
Axiom Pro 61 MIDI Out
USB Audio Device
Axiom Pro 61
Axiom Pro 611 HyperControl Out
USB Audio Device [2]
MIDIOUT2 Axiom Pro 61
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Windows
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These MIDI port names will display the corresponding number of keys, based on the Axiom Pro model you use: 25, 49 or 61.
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Connection Diagram
Hosted Mode:
MIDI
MIDI
sustain or
expression pedals
Synthesizer,
Sound Module, etc.
USB
Computer
Rear of Axiom Pro
Axiom Pro
When using Axiom Pro with a computer:
• Connect Axiom Pro to your computer using the supplied USB cable.
• If you own sustain or expression pedals, connect them to the “Sustain” and “Expr” inputs on the back of the keyboard.
• If you would like to connect Axiom Pro to an external MIDI-capable device (such as a synthesizer, sound module, etc.),
connect the MIDI output port to the external device’s MIDI input, while connecting the MIDI input port of Axiom Pro to the
external device’s MIDI output port.
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Standalone Mode:
MIDI
MIDI
Synthesizer,
Sound Module, etc.
sustain or
expression pedals
9V DC, 500mA
Rear of Axiom Pro
Axiom Pro
When using Axiom Pro without a computer:
• Connect a 9V DC, 500mA power supply to the Power Socket on the rear panel of the keyboard. This power supply is
optional and can be purchased from the M-Audio webstore (store.m-audio.com). Alternatively, a USB-type power supply
can be connected to the USB port instead of the standard 9V power supply.
• If you own sustain or expression pedals, connect them to the “Sustain” and “Expr” inputs on the back of the keyboard.
• Connect the MIDI output port of your Axiom Pro to the MIDI Input port of your sound module, synthesizer, or other MIDIcapable device.
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Controls and Connectors
Top Panel Overview
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1.LCD Display: This 128x64 pixel display indicates the current status of the Axiom Pro controller. This display changes
depending on the currently selected mode of the controller. The “Edit Mode” section of this User Guide covers the various
menus and pages of Axiom Pro in detail.
2.Sliders: The Axiom Pro 49/61 controller has nine fully assignable sliders that provide real time control over your MIDI
hardware and software through MIDI messages. Each slider is assignable and can be configured to send out many kinds of
control data, including MIDI Continuous Controller (CC) messages. See the “Edit Mode > Control“ and
“Edit Mode > Group (Slider)” sections of this guide to learn how to program these sliders.
3.Encoders: Like the Sliders, these knobs can be configured to control your MIDI-capable hardware and software by
sending out many kinds of MIDI commands. See the “Edit Mode” > “Control and Edit Mode > Group (Encoder)” sections
of this guide to learn how to program these knobs.
4.Transport Buttons: These buttons allow you to control your DAW application or hardware sequencer through the
use of ASCII keystrokes and MIDI Machine Control (MMC) messages. These buttons are customizable and can be
reprogrammed to send out other kinds of commands to suit your particular needs. See the “Edit Mode > Control” section
of this manual to learn how to set these buttons.
5.Slider Buttons: These illuminated buttons can be configured to control your MIDI hardware and virtual instruments by
sending out many kinds of MIDI commands. See the “Edit Mode > Control” and “Edit Mode > Group (Slider)” sections of
this guide to learn how to program these buttons.
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hese buttons can also be programmed to send ASCII keystrokes just like a computer keyboard. These ASCII keystrokes
can correspond to your audio application’s “keyboard shortcuts” allowing you to access various features of your software
straight from Axiom Pro (i.e., without having to touch your computer keyboard).
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6.Trigger Pads: These eight velocity sensitive pads transmit MIDI note and velocity information. The pads can be used to
drum rhythmic elements of a song or to trigger samples, but can also be used to play notes just like the piano keys of
Axiom Pro.
Alternatively, the pads can be configured to be pressure-sensitive. Pressure-sensitive pads will transmit MIDI CC
information based on how hard you press down on the pads, just like the aftertouch functionality of the keyboard.
F
inally, these pads can also be programmed to send ASCII keystrokes just like a computer keyboard. These ASCII
keystrokes can correspond to your audio application’s “keyboard shortcuts” allowing you to access various features of your
software straight from Axiom Pro (i.e., without having to touch your computer keyboard).
See the “Edit Mode > Control” and “Edit Mode > Group (Pad)” sections of this guide to learn how to program these pads.
✓NOTE: Each drum pad can be programmed to send either MIDI note data or MIDI CC
data at one time; it cannot send both note and CC data at the same time.
7.Function Buttons: These buttons allow you to access various features and menu pages of the keyboard. These buttons
are covered in greater detail in the “Function Buttons, F-Keys, and LCD Screen” section of this guide.
8.Numerical Keypad: When Axiom Pro is in Performance Mode, the numerical keypad buttons can be used to send
MIDI commands and ASCII keystrokes just like a computer keyboard. ASCII keystrokes can correspond to your audio
application’s “keyboard shortcuts” allowing you to access various features of your software straight from Axiom Pro (i.e.,
without having to touch your computer keyboard).
When Axiom Pro is in Edit Mode, these buttons allow Axiom Pro 49/61 users to enter numerical values quickly.
Axiom Pro 25 users can enter values by using the black piano keys (the keys range from 0-9 as you move from left to right
on the keyboard).
See the “Edit Mode” > “Control and Edit Mode > Group (Numerical Keypad)” sections of this guide to learn how to
program these pads.
9.Data buttons: These buttons can operate in two modes: Octave shift or a user-defined mode, in which you can assign
these buttons to control a specific function of your choosing. By default, these buttons are set to control the octave range
of the keyboard. The right data button shifts the octave range of the keyboard “upward” while the left buttons shifts the
keyboard “downward.” Pressing the left and right data buttons simultaneously toggles their operation and activates their
user-defined function.
See the “Data” parameter in the “Edit Mode > Global” section of this guide to learn how to program and use these buttons.
10.Pitch Bend Wheel: This wheel lets you create expressive changes in your performances by raising and lowering pitch.
Rolling the Pitch Bend wheel upward will raise an instrument’s pitch whereas rolling it downward will lower the pitch. The
upper and lower pitch bend limit is determined by settings on your hardware or software synthesizer, not by the Pitch Bend
wheel on the Axiom Pro keyboard itself. Typically, this can be either a half note or an octave up/down. This wheel is springmounted and will return to the center detent position when released.
11.Modulation Wheel: This wheel is used to add expressivity to your performance by changing the intensity of certain
effects. By default, most synthesizers assign this wheel to control vibrato (change in intonation) or tremolo (change in
volume) although it is usually possible to reassign the function of this wheel through the instrument’s control panel.
The MIDI data range of the Modulation wheel is 0 to 127, with 0 being the note-unchanged position. Like the Pitch
Bend wheel, the amount of actual modulation that takes place depends on your instrument’s settings, not the Axiom Pro
keyboard.
12.Keyboard: Axiom Pro 25, 49, and 61 have two-, four-, and five-octave keyboards, respectively. All units feature velocitysensitive keys with aftertouch.
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Rear Panel Overview
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13. Expression Pedal Input (Expr): Connect your expression pedal’s 1/4” connector to this jack.
14.Sustain Pedal Input: Connect your sustain pedal’s 1⁄4” connector to this jack. The Axiom Pro keyboard supports all
sustain pedal polarities by auto-sensing the pedal’s orientation during startup.
15.MIDI Out Port: This standard 5-pin MIDI connector transmits signals to any MIDI compatible device such as a synthesizer,
sound module, or drum machine.
16.MIDI In Port: This standard 5-pin MIDI connector accepts signals from any MIDI compatible device such as a synthesizer
or drum machine.
17.USB Port: The USB port handles all communication between Axiom Pro and your computer. Connect this jack to an
available USB port on your computer.
✓NOTE: When using the USB connection, the controller is powered via the host computer
and a power adapter is not required. Also note that USB hubs (particularly USB hubs that
do not have a dedicated external power supply) may result in inadequate power being sent
to Axiom Pro and are not recommended for use with M-Audio products.
18.Power Socket: Connect an optional 9V DC, 500mA power supply here. Note that a power supply is not necessary if
Axiom Pro is connected to a computer through a USB connection.
19. Power Switch: This switch turns the controller on and off.
20.Kensington® Lock Connector: Connect a standard laptop-style locking security cable here to protect your Axiom Pro
from theft.
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Using Axiom Pro
Axiom Pro operates in one of two primary modes: Performance Mode and Edit Mode. Most of the time, the keyboard will be in
Performance Mode so that you can play your synthesizers and control your audio software. This section covers the operation of the
keyboard when it is in Performance Mode. Please see the “Edit Mode” section of this guide to learn how Axiom Pro functions when
the keyboard is in Edit mode.
Overview and Basic Operation:
The LCD Screen
When Axiom Pro is in Performance Mode, the LCD screen (shown below) gives you a quick overview of the keyboard. The
contents of the screen may change slightly depending on what type of control (i.e., knob, slider, pad, etc.) was used most
recently, but the basic layout remains the same.
The top-left of the screen displays
the Axiom Pro patch that is
currently loaded.
The center of the
screen shows a visual
representation of active
controls (this can be knobs,
sliders, drum pads, etc.).
The active control (i.e.,
the last control that was
manipulated) is highlighted
and its name is listed
just below the graphical
representation of the
controls.
The top-right displays
the control group that is
currently active.
A lock appears if the “Hold”
functionality is engaged. See
the “Function Buttons and LCD
Screen” section of this guide to
learn more about this function.
The output value of the
active control is displayed
in large letters on the right
side of the display.
The encoder knobs and drum pads can have up to four “profiles.”
When encoders and pads are being displayed, their profiles are listed
along the bottom of the screen. The active profile is highlighted. Use
soft-button 1-4 to select the group that you would like to control.
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Function Buttons and Soft Keys
The Function Buttons and Soft Keys of Axiom Pro are located directly below the LCD screen. These buttons allow you to access
various important features of the keyboard (such as loading and saving customized patches, accessing Edit mode, etc.) as well as
navigating through menus displayed on the LCD screen.
While the 25, 49, and 61-key version of Axiom Pro feature nearly identical functionality, the layout of the Function Buttons and
Soft Keys vary slightly between Axiom Pro 49/61 and Axiom Pro 25 due to the space limitations of the smallest keyboard.
Axiom Pro 49/61:
Axiom Pro 25:
F 1-4
Mode
These buttons function as follows:
LoadThis button brings up a prompt allowing you to load a stored Axiom Pro patch. Loading of patches
is covered in detail later in this chapter.
SaveThis button brings up a prompt allowing you to save the current settings of your Axiom Pro. Saving
of patches is covered in detail later in this chapter.
Soft Keys 1-4These buttons allow you to select various options that are displayed at the bottom of the LCD screen.
These options differ from one page to another. For example, certain menus and pages may provide
functionality on all four Soft Keys whereas other pages will not have any Soft Key options at all.
EditThis button lets you enter and exit Edit Mode. Please see the “Edit Mode” section to learn more
about this mode.
Zone/GrpThis button switches the functionality of the buttons beneath the Sliders (on Axiom Pro 49/61) or
Transport Control (on Axiom Pro 25) to allow selection of Performance Groups and Zones. When
the button is not illuminated (i.e., not pressed), the associated buttons send out MIDI commands.
When the button is pressed, it becomes illuminated, and the associated buttons can then be used
to select Zones and Groups. The “Edit Mode > Zones” section covers this subject in greater detail.
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F1-4This button is only available on Axiom Pro 25. When the “F1-4” button is pressed, the button
becomes illuminated, and the Soft Keys mimic the first four F-Keys of Axiom Pro 49/61.
L
oad+Save
(Hold) Whenever Axiom Pro is in Performance Mode, the LCD screen displays the status of the last used
c
ontrol and its group. For example, if the screen is displaying the status of the pad group and you
turn an encoder knob, the LCD will immediately switch to the encoder group, highlight the encoder
that was turned, and display that encoder’s MIDI CC value to the right of the screen.
In certain cases, you may wish to “Hold” the LCD so that the display remains locked on a specific
page (for example, the pad group remains on-screen even if an encoder knob is turned). To do this,
simultaneously press and hold the Save and Load buttons. A lock icon (
) will appear directly
beneath the group name any time a display is being held.
Edit+Zone/Grp
(Peek)
When you manipulate one of the controls of Axiom Pro (i.e., turn an encoder knob, tap a drum pad, etc.), the keyboard immediately sends out MIDI data generated by that knob, slider, or other control.
In certain scenarios, you may wish to view the names of a group of controls at once without
generating any MIDI data. To do this, simultaneously press and hold both the Edit and Zone/Grp
buttons to enter “Peek” Mode:
Axiom Pro 49/61 users can press the N, S, E, and P group buttons to view the Numerical Keypad,
Slider, Encoder Knob, or Pad groups. Axiom Pro 25 users can press the Play and Record buttons
to access the Encoder Knob and Pad groups.
To exit Peek Mode, press both the Edit and Zone/Grp buttons again or move any of the controls.
✓ TIP: T
his page can be “held” by simultaneously pressing the Load and Save buttons. This is
useful as it allows you to always see the names of the parameters that are assigned to
the Encoder Knobs, even if a knob is turned.
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F-Keys
These are assignable buttons that can be used to control your audio applications and virtual instruments. By default (when the
first Axiom Pro patch is active), these buttons are configured to send ASCII keystrokes and Axiom Pro patch change messages
but can be re-configured to control many other functions within your audio application or a connected synthesizer. Like many of
the other assignable controls on Axiom Pro, these buttons can send either MIDI commands or ASCII commands (i.e., keystrokes
like the ones generated by your computer’s “QWERTY” keyboard).
The default mapping of these buttons is shown below:
F-Key
Message
F-Key
Message
F1
Enter
F5
Down
F2
Left
F6
Patch –
F3
Right
F7
Patch +
F4
Up
ote that Axiom Pro 25 features F-Keys 1-4 only. To access these buttons, users must press the “F-Keys” button in the top row
N
to convert the Soft Keys (i.e., the buttons on the bottom row) into F-Keys.
Saving and Loading Axiom Pro Patches
Axiom Pro can store up to 50 patches in memory containing all your controller assignments (i.e., button, knob, drum pad settings,
etc.). This allows you to configure Axiom Pro for various scenarios (i.e., studio, live performance, portable studio setup, etc.) and
quickly recall these patches when necessary.
Saving Patches:
To save your current settings:
1.Press the Save button. The button becomes illuminated and the Save page is displayed on the LCD.
2.Turn Encoder knob E5 to select the patch number that you would like to use to store your patch.
✓ T I P : A
xiom Pro 49/61 users can also use the +/- buttons or enter the patch number using
the numerical keypad.
3.By default, all of the Axiom Pro controller groups (i.e., the encoder knobs, drum pads, etc.) will be saved with the patch.
If you would like any of the groups to not overwrite the settings of the patch:
a. Axiom Pro 49/61 users: Press the “N,” “S,” “E,” and “P” buttons 2 to uncheck the Number, Slider, Encoder, and
Pad groups. Axiom Pro 25 users: Press the Record and Play buttons to uncheck the encoder and pad groups,
respectively.
b. Use Soft Keys 2-3 to uncheck the Keyboard and Transport Control groups, respectively
4.Press Soft Key 4 (Save) to bring up a prompt allowing you to name your patch. The “Editing Name Parameters” section
in the “Edit Mode > Control” section of this guide details how to create patch names.
5.Once a name has been entered into the prompt, press Soft Key 4 (Enter) to confirm the entry, save the patch, and
return to Performance mode. Press Soft Key 1 (Exit) to cancel the new name and to return to the Save page.
Soft Key 1 (Exit) can be pressed at any time to exit this page without saving a patch.
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OTE: Since Axiom Pro 25 does not feature sliders (“S”) or a numerical keypad (“N”), these groups will not appear on
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Loading Patches:
To load a saved patch:
1.Press the Load button. The button becomes illuminated and the Load page is displayed on the LCD.
2. Turn Encoder knob E5 to select the patch that you would like to load.
✓ T I P : Axiom Pro 49/61 users can also use the +/- buttons or enter the patch number using the
numerical keypad.
3.By default, all of the controller groups of Axiom Pro (i.e., the encoder knobs, drum
pads, etc.) will be loaded from the saved patch. If you would like to load a new
patch but keep the current settings of a group:
a.Axiom Pro 49/61 users: Press the “N,” “S,” “E,” and “P” buttons 3 to uncheck
the Number, Slider, Encoder, and Pad groups. Axiom Pro 25 users: Press
the Record and Play buttons to uncheck the encoder and pad groups,
respectively.
b.Use Soft Keys 2-3 to uncheck the Keyboard and Transport Control groups,
respectively
4. Press Soft Key 4 (Load) to load the patch and return to Performance mode.
When a new Axiom Pro
patch is recalled, the Program
change and Bank LSB/
MSB settings of the newly
loaded patch are also
recalled. If you would like to
load a new Axiom Pro patch
without transmitting Program
Change and Bank LSB/MSB
messages, use Soft-Key 2
to ensure that the keyboard
group is not checked.
Soft Key 1 (Exit) can be pressed at any time to exit this page without loading a
patch.
3 N
OTE: Since Axiom Pro 25 does not feature sliders (“S”) or a numerical keypad (“N”), these groups will not appear on
the Load Page.
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Using Axiom Pro with a Computer:
Software Configuration
When using Axiom Pro in “hosted” mode (i.e., with a computer), you may need to set up your music software to send
and receive MIDI data from Axiom Pro. This process varies from application to application, but is usually done through a
“Preferences” or “Setup” menu. Refer to your software’s documentation to learn how to do this.
You may also need to configure the application’s MIDI tracks and/or HyperControl functionality to send and receive signals
from the correct input and output ports of Axiom Pro. The controller will appear as four input ports and two output ports:
MIDI Input sources (as seen in your music software)
• Axiom Pro 61 4 USB A In
The various controls (keys, pads, buttons, knobs, etc.) of Axiom Pro generate MIDI data on this port by
default, and selecting this port within your music software will allow you to record this data. In most cases,
this port should be selected to record your performances.
• Axiom Pro 61 4 HyperControl In
This port is reserved for HyperControl input data only. To learn more about HyperControl, please refer to the
individual HyperControl User Guide that was created for your specific audio application (these guides can
be found on the M-Audio website.)
• Axiom Pro 61 4 MIDI In
This corresponds to the hardware MIDI Input port on the back of the keyboard.
• Axiom Pro 61 4 USB B In
This corresponds to USB MIDI port B within the Axiom Pro keyboard. If you have configured any of the
Axiom Pro controls to transmit data on this port, you will need to select “Axiom Pro 61 USB B In” within your
music software to record the data generated by these controls. Please see the Axiom Pro User Guide to
learn how this port can be selected and when it can be used.
MIDI Output destinations (as seen in your music software)
• Axiom Pro 614 MIDI Out
This corresponds to the hardware MIDI Output port on the back of the keyboard.
• Axiom Pro 614 HyperControl Out
This port is reserved for HyperControl output data only. To learn more about HyperControl, please refer to
the individual HyperControl User Guide that was created for your specific audio application (these guides
can be found on the M-Audio website.)
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HyperControl Mode
About HyperControl Mode
HyperControl Mode is a two-way communication protocol that allows your Axiom Pro controls (i.e., knobs, buttons,
sliders, etc.) to automatically map and remain synchronized with all supported audio applications (including many
popular programs such as Pro Tools, Reason, Cubase, and Logic Pro). This means that the controls of your
Axiom Pro are automatically assigned within the audio application (or specific virtual instrument within the application)
and the buttons, knobs, and other controls of Axiom Pro can be used to control the software without any further
configuration. For example, once HyperControl is activated within Pro Tools, the transport controls, knobs, sliders,
and other Axiom Pro controls automatically map to the selected virtual instrument while the Axiom Pro LCD display
always shows what track/instrument is selected along with the current position of the knobs or sliders.
Furthermore, HyperControl mode allows your Axiom Pro hardware and recording software to remain synchronized
at all times. For example, if a knob is turned on Axiom Pro, its corresponding on-screen knob will update as well.
Alternatively, if a knob is turned on-screen (using the mouse), the corresponding knob position of Axiom Pro (as
shown on the LCD display) is updated as well. If a new virtual instrument is selected, the name and various controller
positions automatically update on the Axiom Pro display.
In short, HyperControl mode allows Axiom Pro to be tightly integrated with your audio software and makes the
keyboard controller feel like a “dedicated” control surface that was custom built for that software. It saves you from
the tedious task of having to manually assign MIDI controllers to software functions and from having to save/load
stored Axiom Pro patches each time you switch instruments. This lets you work more quickly and creatively.
✓ T I P : M
ost applications that do not directly support HyperControl technology can still be controlled by
Axiom Pro through a “MIDI Learn” function or by manual assignment of MIDI CC numbers. Refer to
your application’s documentation to see if you can use these (or other) methods to control your software
through MIDI.
HyperControl Installation and Usage
Since HyperControl integration varies from one application to another, the installation and usage of HyperControl
Mode is covered in separate User Guides for each supported application. Please see the Axiom Pro support pages
on www.m-audio.com/manuals to learn more about how to use HyperControl with your specific application.
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Edit Mode
! IMPORTANT:
If you are using Axiom Pro in HyperControl Mode, nearly all of the configuration that would normally take place
using Edit Mode (described in this chapter) happens automatically. However, if your application does not support
HyperControl or if you are using Axiom Pro to control a hardware MIDI device, this section will cover all of the inner
workings of the controller.
Axiom Pro has two primary modes of operation: Edit Mode and Performance Mode. Most of the time, the controller stays in
Performance Mode so you can use the keyboard to control your MIDI compatible hardware and software; Edit Mode is only
used when you need to configure various parameters such as button, knob, or pad assignments or to change
keyboard-specific parameters such as the global MIDI output channel or the velocity response curve of the keys and pads.
Pressing the Edit button illuminates the button and places the Axiom Pro keyboard into Edit Mode. Pressing the button again
exits Edit mode and the Edit button will no longer be illuminated.
Edit Mode contains a main menu and six sub-menus. This chapter explains each of these six pages in detail.
✓ T I P : T
his section of the User Guide is written as a “reference” manual and describes every parameter and setting
on a menu-by-menu basis. This is useful if you are on a specific page within Edit Mode and want to know more
about an individual parameter or setting. However, if you would like to learn how to accomplish a specific
task (e.g., “How do I change the MIDI assignment of an encoder knob?” or “How do I change the global MIDI
channel?”) please see the “How To:” section earlier in this User Guide. The “How To:” section presents tasks
in a logical fashion and provides shortcuts to the page (and parameter within that page) to help you quickly
accomplish your tasks.
A note on Edit Mode navigation: There are a number of ways to select and modify the parameters contained
within Edit Mode:
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To select a parameter for editing:
• Press Soft Keys 2 or 3
OR
• Turn encoder knob E1
To change a parameter’s setting:
• Turn encoder knob E5
OR
• Use the “+” and “-“ buttons on the numerical keypad (Axiom Pro 49/61 only)
Certain pages and parameters will require you to use additional encoder knobs or other controls. These pages
and parameters will be discussed individually throughout the rest of this section.
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Edit Mode (Main Menu)
This top-level menu appears when Axiom Pro enters Edit mode.
To navigate this menu, use the numerical keypad on Axiom Pro 49/61 or the black keys of Axiom Pro 25 (each black key on
Axiom 25 corresponds to the number that is silk-screened above the note).
• Options 1-5 (Global, Control, Group, Zones, MIDI): These items are sub-menus pertaining to specific features of
Axiom Pro. Each sub-menu is described in detail in the following pages.
• Option 6: This “LCD” option allows you to invert the colors of the display as this may increase visibility under certain
lighting conditions.
• Option 0: The HyperControl Mode parameter can be toggled between “Normal” and “Transport.” When this parameter
is left in the default “Normal” setting, HyperControl functionality spans across most controls on the keyboard (i.e. knobs,
F-Keys, sliders, etc.) When the parameter is set to “Transport,” HyperControl functionality only applies to the transport
controls while the remainder of the controls (knobs, F-Keys, sliders, etc.) function like a typical MIDI controller. This is
useful for users who wish to create their own Axiom Pro patches, but still require transport controls that automatically
map to the software within your computer.
✓ NOTE: If HyperControl is active and you would like to do any of the following, set this parameter to “Transport”:
• Control external MIDI hardware via a selected MIDI track in your DAW
• Create and use customized controller assignments for your software or plug-in
• Run additional audio applications alongside your “main” HyperControl sequencing application and
control both from Axiom Pro
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Edit Mode > Global
The Edit Mode > Global page contains common parameters that affect all areas of Axiom Pro.
press 1
Parameter: Channel
Value Range: 1-16
This parameter sets the global MIDI output channel of Axiom Pro.
If the “Channel” parameter on any other page of Edit mode is set to “Global,” that parameter will be
set to the value selected here.
Parameter: Octave
Value Range: -4 through +5 (Axiom Pro 25)
-3 through +4 (Axiom Pro 49)
-3 through +3 (Axiom Pro 61)
This parameter shifts the octave range of the keyboard either up or down. Setting this parameter to
“0” leaves the keyboard in its default (unaltered) key range.
Parameter: Transp.
Value Range: -12 through +12
This parameter simultaneously shifts all keys up to 12 semitones in either direction. Setting this
parameter to “0” leaves the keyboard in its default “centered” position.
Parameter: VelCurve
Value Range: Low, Low-Normal, Normal, Normal-High, High, Low Range, Mid Range, Hi Range, Fixed 64,
Fixed 100, Fixed 127, Fixed Control
his parameter adjusts the sensitivity of the Axiom Pro keys by changing the keyboard’s velocity
T
response curve. This allows keyboard players to fine-tune the “feel” of Axiom Pro to suit their
playing style.
The velocity curve settings break down into four categories as described in the table below.
Appendix B includes detailed graphs of each velocity curve:
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Low
Low-Normal
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Description 5
These options gradually vary the sensitivity of the keys from “Low” to “High.” “Low” is the least sensitive setting (i.e., you have to strike
the keys with more force to achieve the highest MIDI velocities). In contrast, “High” is the most sensitive setting (i.e., you don’t have to
strike the keys with as much force to achieve the highest MIDI velocities). “Normal” is the default setting of Axiom Pro.
These options allow you to access the entire dynamic range of MIDI velocities (i.e. from 0 through 127).
Normal
Normal-High
High
Low
Low-Normal
Normal
Normal-High
High
This “curve” setting results in a 1:1 (or linear) correlation between strike force and MIDI velocity.
Linear
This setting should be used when using a virtual instrument or other music software that expects a
linear input and scales velocity information internally.
Linear
Low Range
Mid Range
Hi Range
Unlike the settings listed above, these “Range” settings limit the MIDI velocity range of the keyboard at the lowest and highest velocities.
This has the effect of compressing the MIDI velocities of your performances and can “even out” the dynamics of a MIDI performance.
This is a useful feature for players requiring more control over their velocities.
The “Low Range” settings lets you access velocities 0-64 and average playing will yield values of 32-40. The “Mid Range” setting lets
you access velocities 32-96 and average playing will yield values of 64-72. The “High Range” setting lets you access velocities 64-127
and average playing will yield values of 96-104.
Low Range
Fixed 64
Mid Range
Hi Range
When “Fixed 64,” “Fixed 100,” and “Fixed 127” are selected, Axiom Pro keys always generate MIDI velocities of 64, 100, or 127,
regardless of how much force is used to strike the keys.
Fixed 100
Fixed 127
Fixed 64
Fixed 100
Fixed 127
The “Fixed Control” parameter lets you use a knob, slider, or other control of Axiom Pro to select the MIDI velocity generated the keys.
Fixed Control
5
To use this setting, you must first assign the “Type” parameter of a knob, slider, or other control to “Kybd. Velocity.” To do this, see the
“Type” parameterv
All of the graphs in this table feature strike force along the horizontal axis (minimum on the left, maximum on the right) and
MIDI output velocity on the vertical axis (minimum on the bottom, maximum on the top). Appendix C includes more detailed
graphs of each velocity curve.
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✓ Advanced MIDI users:
Release Velocity
When the VelCurve parameter is selected, Soft-Key 4 displays a note-off logo ( -Off ) that can be checked and
unchecked. When this option is unchecked, each time you release an Axiom Pro note, a basic MIDI “note off”
command is transmitted. However, if this option is checked, each time you release a note, Axiom Pro transmits a
note off message containing release velocity information (i.e., the speed at which you release the note). Note that
not all applications or synthesizers make use of “release velocity” data. If the application or synth does not support
this data, leave this box unchecked.
Parameter: Data
Value Range: Octave, Transpose, Channel, Program, Bank LSB, Bank MSB, Load Patch
The Data Buttons 9 can perform two functions: Octave shift and a user-defined mode. The
functionality of the buttons is toggled by pressing both buttons at the same time. This parameter
determines the user-defined functionality of the Data Buttons and can be set to the following:
• OctaveData buttons shift the keyboard up or down in one octave increments. The right
button shifts the keyboard upward (i.e., note C3 becomes C4) while the left button
shifts the keyboard downward. Note that octave shift is already the primary mode
of operation for the Data Buttons. If you set the Data parameter to “Octave”, both
the primary and user-defined operation of the Data Buttons will be octave shift.
This means the Data Buttons cannot be used for a secondary function. Some
users may find this to be useful since it will prevent them from accidently switching
to another mode during a performance.
• TransposeData buttons transpose the keyboard up or down in semi-tone steps. The right
button shifts the keyboard upward (i.e., note C3 becomes C#3) while the left
button shifts the keyboard downward.
• ChannelData buttons select the global MIDI output channel of the keyboard. The right
button increases the current selection by one whereas the left button decreases
the selection.
• ProgramData buttons send program change messages. The right button increments the
current program number by one (i.e., if program 32 is currently selected, and the
right data button is pressed, program change number 33 will be transmitted) while
the left button decrements the current program number by one.
• Bank LSBData buttons send Bank LSB messages. The right button increments the current
Bank LSB value by one whereas the left button decreases the current value.
• Bank MSBData buttons send Bank MSB messages. The right button increments the current
Bank MSB value by one whereas the left button decreases the current value.
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OTE: Bank LSB and MSB messages must be followed by a
“Program Change” message for them to take effect.
• Load PatchData buttons can be used to load patches stored within Axiom Pro. Axiom Pro can
store up to 50 patches in its internal memory containing button, pad, knob, zone
assignments as well as other parameters relating to the controller’s operation. The
right data button increments your current patch by one whereas the left button
decrements the current value.
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Parameter: Program
Value Range: 0-127
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This parameter sends Program Change MIDI messages on your selected Global channel and can
be used to select the different sounds contained within your sound module (or virtual instrument).
For example, if you set this parameter to “20,” your connected software or sound module will
immediately load program number 20.
Parameter: BankLSB
Value Range: 0-127
This parameter sends Bank LSB messages on your selected Global channel. In other words, a Bank
LSB message is transmitted as soon as you set this parameter to the desired number. Note that
Bank LSB messages will not have any effect until a Program Change message is sent.
Parameter: BankMSB
Value Range: 0 - 127
This parameter sends Bank MSB messages on your selected Global channel. In other words, a
Bank MSB message is transmitted as soon as you set this parameter to the desired number. Note
that Bank MSB messages will not have any effect until a Program Change message is sent.
✓ Why are BankLSB/BankMSB messages needed?
The MIDI protocol generally uses 7-bit messages to exchange
data, giving parameters a numerical data range from 0 to 127. This
explains why MIDI CC values usually range from 0-127, or why
many early MIDI modules have 128 sounds (i.e., sounds 1 through
127, plus sound number “0”).
Nowadays, many MIDI devices contain hundreds (or even
thousands) of sounds and a simple 7-bit “Program Change”
message cannot address any instruments beyond number 127. If
this is the case, the sounds are usually separated into “banks” of
128 instruments that are accessed using “Bank LSB” and “Bank
MSB” messages.
Axiom Pro can generate Program Change as well as Bank
LSB/MSB messages. However, your device must be capable of
receiving and interpreting these messages for bank changes to take
place. Please consult the user manual of your MIDI device to see
how the bank change numbers relate to the sounds on your device.
✓ N
OTE: Program change commands, as
well as Bank LSB/MSB messages are
sent to all active keyboard zones. For
example, if two zones are selected and
set to transmit on different channels,
any Program or Bank LSB/MSB
messages you generate will be sent
on both channels. This means you
may inadvertently override one zone’s
current program or Bank LSB/MSB
setting when trying to change the other
zone’s program.
If you would like a zone not to receive a
Bank LSB message, disable that zone
before sending the message
(disabling of zones is described in the
“Edit Mode > Zones” section of this
guide).
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Edit Mode > Control
press 2
The Edit Mode > Control page contains parameters relating to the operation of a specific control on Axiom Pro (i.e., an individual
pad, encoder knob, button, etc.).
The Control page is automatically set to modify the last item that was manipulated before entering Edit mode. For example, if you
adjusted the modulation wheel prior to entering the Edit Mode > Control page, the modulation wheel will be selected for editing. Alternatively, different groups of controllers (pads, encoders, etc.) can be selected by turning encoder knob E2. Encoder knob E3
can then be used to select the specific control (i.e., the individual pad, encoder, etc.) that you would like to modify. Finally, the
Axiom Pro controls (encoder knobs, pads, etc.) that can be programmed in “profiles” can be accessed by using encoder knob E4.
Parameter: Name
Value Range: (varies)
This parameter lets you name the control that is currently selected for editing.
Editing Name Parameters:
To edit the name parameter found on any of the Edit Mode pages:
<
Select the Name parameter and Press Soft Key 4 (Enter)
<
Use the lower row of Encoder Knobs to select letter, numbers, and characters:
• Turn Encoder knob E5 to select capital letters
• Turn Encoder knob E6 to select lower-case letters
• Turn Encoder knob E7 to select numbers
• Turn Encoder knob E8 to select additional characters (such as spaces, parentheses, exclamation
points, etc.)
<
“Use Encoder knob E1 or Soft Keys 2 and 3 to move the editing prompt left and right
Once you have finished editing a Name parameter, press Soft Key 4 (Enter) to confirm your change. To cancel
any changes you have made, press Soft Key 1 (Exit).
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Parameter: Type
Value Range: (varies; see table below)
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This parameter sets the type of message that will be generated by the selected controller. Your
selection for this parameter determines what sub-parameters are displayed on the lower half of
the page. For example, certain Type selections (such as “MIDI CC”) will have “Min” and “Max”
sub-parameters displayed (as shown in the picture above) whereas other Type selections (such as
“Feedback”) will result in the Min parameter being changed to “Level” and the Max parameter being
removed from the page (since it is not required). The table below lists every “Type” parameter that
is available on Axiom Pro as well as what sub-parameters are available for each type.
✓ N
OTE: The description column in the table below only provides additional
information for non-standard “Type” parameters along with their associated
sub-parameters (such as “Note OnOff Toggle” or “Rel. Bin Offset”). Standardized MIDI parameters (such as Continuous Controllers “CC” or
“Master Volume”) are not described in this guide. Detailed information about
standard parameters is beyond the scope of this guide and is commonly
available on the Internet as well as in books about the MIDI protocol. To
learn more about standard parameters, please refer to one of these books or
websites.
Control Assignment List
Type
Control Type
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MIDI Ch.
Param. A
Param B
Param C
Param D
Description*
OFF
-
-
-
-
-
Selecting this parameter disables its associated controller.
MIDI CC
1-16, Zone 1-4, Group, Global
Min (0-127)
Max (0-127)
CC# (0-127)
Entry (DEC, HEX)
MIDI CC
1-16, Zone 1-4, Group, Global
Release (0-127)
Press (0-127)
CC# (0-127)
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Pitch Bend Range
1-16, Zone 1-4, Group, Global
Min (0-127)
Max (0-127)
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Pitch Bend Range
1-16, Zone 1-4, Group, Global
Value (0-127)
-
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Chan Fine Tune
1-16, Zone 1-4, Group, Global
Min (0-127)
Max (0-127)
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Chan Fine Tune
1-16, Zone 1-4, Group, Global
Value (0-127)
-
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Chan Coarse Tune
1-16, Zone 1-4, Group, Global
Min (0-127)
Max (0-127)
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Chan Coarse Tune
1-16, Zone 1-4, Group, Global
Value (0-127)
-
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Channel Pressure
1-16, Zone 1-4, Group, Global
Min (0-127)
Max (0-127)
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Channel Pressure
1-16, Zone 1-4, Group, Global
Value (0-127)
-
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
RPN coarse
1-16, Zone 1-4, Group, Global
RPN LSB (0-127)
RPN MSB (0-127)
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
RPN coarse
1-16, Zone 1-4, Group, Global
RPN LSB (0-127)
RPN MSB (0-127)
Value (0-127)
Entry (DEC, HEX)
RPN fine
1-16, Zone 1-4, Group, Global
RPN LSB (0-127)
RPN MSB (0-127)
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
RPN fine
1-16, Zone 1-4, Group, Global
RPN LSB (0-127)
RPN MSB (0-127)
Value (0-127)
Entry (DEC, HEX)
NRPN coarse
1-16, Zone 1-4, Group, Global
NRPN LSB (0-127)
NRPN MSB (0-127)
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
NRPN coarse
1-16, Zone 1-4, Group, Global
NRPN LSB (0-127)
NRPN MSB (0-127)
Value (0-127)
Entry (DEC, HEX)
NRPN fine
1-16, Zone 1-4, Group, Global
NRPN LSB (0-127)
NRPN MSB (0-127)
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
NRPN fine
1-16, Zone 1-4, Group, Global
NRPN LSB (0-127)
NRPN MSB (0-127)
Value (0-127)
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Master Volume
-
Min (0-127)
Max (0-127)
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Master Volume
-
LSB (0-127)
MSB (0-127)
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Control Type Key
= Pads Group
= Encoders Group
= N
umerical Keypad Group, Sustain Pedal, Function Keys,
Transport Controls
= S
lider Group, Pitch Bend, Keyboard Aftertouch, Modulation
Wheel, Expression Input
*N
OTE: This column only describes the “non-standard” parameters and their associated sub-parameters within Axiom Pro (such as “Note OnOff Toggle” or “Rel. Bin Offset”). Standardized MIDI parameters (such as Continuous Controllers “CC” or “Master Volume”) are not described in this
guide. If you require more information, please note that standard MIDI parameters are well documented on the Internet as well as in a number books about the MIDI protocol. To learn more about these standard parameters, please refer to one of these books or websites.
Control Assignment List
Type
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MIDI Ch.
Param. A
Param B
Param C
Param D
Master Pan
-
LSB (0-127)
MSB (0-127)
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Coarse Tune
-
Min (0-127)
Max (0-127)
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Coarse Tune
-
LSB (0-127)
MSB (0-127)
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Fine Tune
-
Min (0-127)
Max (0-127)
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Fine Tune
-
LSB (0-127)
MSB (0-127)
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Chorus Mod rate
-
Value (0-127)
-
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Chorus Mod Depth
-
Value (0-127)
-
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Feedback
-
Level (0-127)
-
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Send to Reverb
-
Level (0-127)
-
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Pitch Bend
1-16, Zone 1-4, Group, Global
Min (0-127)
Max (0-127)
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Pitch Bend
1-16, Zone 1-4, Group, Global
LSB (0-127)
MSB (0-127)
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Kybd. Velocity
-
Min (0-127)
Max (0-127)
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Kybd. Velocity
-
Velocity (0-127)
-
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Pad Velocity
-
Min (0-127)
Max (0-127)
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Pad Velocity
-
Velocity (0-127)
-
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Master Pan
Control Type
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-
Min (0-127)
Max (0-127)
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Description*
This parameter functions similarly to the fixed velocity setting found on the
Edit Mode > Global page. However, this parameter lets your selected control
determine the velocity of the keys in real-time (e.g. during a performance).
This parameter functions similarly to the fixed velocity setting found on the
Edit Mode > Global page. However, this parameter lets your selected control
determine the velocity of the keys in real-time (e.g. during a performance).
This parameter functions similarly to the fixed velocity setting found on the
Edit Mode > Group (Pads) page. However, this parameter lets your selected control
determine the velocity of the drum pads in real-time (e.g. during a performance).
This parameter functions similarly to the fixed velocity setting found on the
Edit Mode > Group (Pads) page. However, this parameter lets your selected control
determine the velocity of the drum pads in real-time (e.g. during a performance).
Control Type Key
= Pads Group
= Encoders Group
= N
umerical Keypad Group, Sustain Pedal, Function Keys,
Transport Controls
= S
lider Group, Pitch Bend, Keyboard Aftertouch, Modulation
Wheel, Expression Input
*N
OTE: This column only describes the “non-standard” parameters and their associated sub-parameters within Axiom Pro (such as “Note OnOff Toggle” or “Rel. Bin Offset”). Standardized MIDI parameters (such as Continuous Controllers “CC” or “Master Volume”) are not described in this
guide. If you require more information, please note that standard MIDI parameters are well documented on the Internet as well as in a number books about the MIDI protocol. To learn more about these standard parameters, please refer to one of these books or websites.
Control Assignment List
Type
Control
Type
Global Param Set
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MIDI Ch.
Param. A
Param B
Param C
Param D
Description*
-
Octave
-
Value (-4 through +4)
-
This parameter lets you use a button or drum pad to quickly change the Octave shift setting on the Edit Mode > Global page to a specific value.
Transpose
Value (-12 through +12
-
This parameter lets you use a button or drum pad to quickly change the Transpose setting on the Edit Mode > Global page to a specific value.
Channel
Value (1-16)
-
This parameter lets you use a button or drum pad to quickly change the Global MIDI Channel setting on the Edit Mode > Global page to a specific value.
Program
Value (0-127)
Entry (DEC, HEX)
This parameter lets you use a button or drum pad to quickly change the Program setting on the Edit Mode > Global page and transmit that Program change message.
Bank LSB
Value (0-127)
Entry (DEC, HEX)
This parameter lets you use a button or drum pad to quickly change the Bank LSB setting on the Edit Mode > Global page and transmit that Bank LSB change message.
Bank MSB
Value (0-127)
Entry (DEC, HEX)
This parameter lets you use a button or drum pad to quickly change the Bank MSB setting on the Edit Mode > Global page and transmit that Bank MSB change message.
Patch
Value (0-50)
-
This parameter lets you use a button or drum pad to quickly change the Patch setting on the Edit Mode > Global page and load that Axiom Pro patch.
Vel. Curve
Value
(Low, Low-Normal, Normal, Normal-High, High, Linear, Low
Range, Mid Range, High Range, Fixed 64, Fixed 100, Fixed 127,
Fixed Control)
-
This parameter lets you use a button or drum pad to quickly change the Vel Curve (Keys) setting on the Edit Mode > Global page.
Voice recall
1-16, Zone 1-4,
Group, Global
Bank LSB (0-127)
Bank MSB (0-127)
Program (0-127)
Entry (DEC, HEX)
This parameter lets you use a button or drum pad to recall a specific preset within your virtual instrument or sound module
Toggle MIDI CC
1-16, Zone 1-4,
Group, Global
Press 2 (0-127)
Press 1 (0-127)
CC# (0-127)
Entry (DEC, HEX)
This parameter lets your selected button or drum pad toggle between two CC values. For example, if the “MIDI CC” parameter is assigned to “64” (Sustain), and the
Press 1 is assigned to “127” whereas the “Press 2” parameter is set to “0”, your button or drum pad can be used to simulate the functionality of a sustain pedal. One press
will engage, while pressing the button again will disengage MIDI sustain.
MIDI Note
1-16, Zone 1-4,
Group, Global
Off Vel (0-127)
On Vel (0-127)
Note (C-2 through G8)
Entry (DEC, HEX)
This parameter lets your selected button or drum pad generate a MIDI note. The “On Vel” number determines the velocity of the note whereas the “Off Vel” determines
the release velocity when the button or drum pad is released. In many cases, the “Off Vel” parameter should be set to “0” to generate a regular “note off” command.
Note OnOff toggle
1-16, Zone 1-4,
Group, Global
Off Vel (0-127)
On Vel (0-127)
Note (C-2 through G8)
Entry (DEC, HEX)
This parameter lets your selected button or drum pad toggle between two MIDI note values. For example, if the “Note” parameter is set to “C-1,” while “Press 1” is set
to “127” and “Press 2” is set to “0”, you can tap the pad once to trigger the note and tap it a second time to stop the note.
MMC Command
-
Type (0-127)
-
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
This parameter lets your selected control generate a MIDI Machine Control (MMC) command
1=Stop;
2=Play
3=Deferred Play
4=Forward
5=Rewind
6=Record Strobe
7=Record Exit
8=Record Pause
9=Pause;
10=Eject
11=Chase
12=Command Error Reset
13=MMC Reset
Reverb type GM2
-
Type (0-127)
-
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
This parameter lets your selected controller adjust the reverb type of your GM2-compatible software or sound module. This parameter may not function properly if your
MIDI device does not support the GM2 (General MIDI 2) specification.
Reverb time GM2
-
Time (0-127)
-
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
This parameter lets your selected controller adjust the reverb time on your GM2-compatible software or sound module. This parameter may not function properly if your
MIDI device does not support the GM2 (General MIDI 2) specification.
Chorus type GM2
-
Type (0-127)
-
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
This parameter lets your selected controller adjust the chorus type of your GM2-compatible software or sound module. This parameter may not function properly if your
MIDI device does not support the GM2 (General MIDI 2) specification.
MIDI CC Value -
1-16, Zone 1-4,
Group, Global
Start (0-127)
End (0-127)
CC# (0-127)
Entry (DEC, HEX)
This parameter lets you use a button or drum pad to decrement your selected MIDI CC each time that button or drum pad is tapped.
MIDI CC Value +
1-16, Zone 1-4,
Group, Global
Start (0-127)
End (0-127)
CC# (0-127)
Entry (DEC, HEX)
This parameter lets you use a button or drum pad to increment your selected MIDI CC each time that button or drum pad is tapped.
Global Param -
-
Octave, Transpose, Channel, Program, Bank LSB,
Bank MSB, Patch, Vel. Curve
-
-
-
This parameter lets your selected control decrement the selected global parameter each time that button or drum pad is tapped.
Global Param +
-
Octave, Transpose, Channel, Program, Bank LSB,
Bank MSB, Patch, Vel. Curve
-
-
-
This parameter lets your selected control increment the selected global parameter by each time that button or drum pad is tapped.
Control Type Key
= Pads Group
= Encoders Group
= N
umerical Keypad Group, Sustain Pedal, Function Keys,
Transport Controls
= S
lider Group, Pitch Bend, Keyboard Aftertouch, Modulation
Wheel, Expression Input
*N
OTE: This column only describes the “non-standard” parameters and their associated sub-parameters within Axiom Pro (such as “Note OnOff Toggle” or “Rel. Bin Offset”). Standardized MIDI parameters (such as Continuous Controllers “CC” or “Master Volume”) are not described in this
guide. If you require more information, please note that standard MIDI parameters are well documented on the Internet as well as in a number books about the MIDI protocol. To learn more about these standard parameters, please refer to one of these books or websites.
Control Assignment List
Type
ASCII Keystroke
Control Type
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MIDI Ch.
-
Param. A
A-Z
-
Param B
1-9
=
[
Caps Lock
Insert
0
Return
]
Right Arrow
Num Lock
\ (Mac)
F1-F12
Home
Type**
Control Type
#
Print Screen
Page Up
Delete
Left Arrow
Keypad /
Keypad ENTER
\ (PC)
Escape
Backspace
Tab
;
.
~
Scroll Lock
End
Down Arrow
Keypad *
Keypad 0-9
,
Spacebar
Description*
Modifier
None
/
Ctrl; Shift
Windows/Mac key
Pause
Page Down
Ctrl+Shift
Alt
Ctrl+Alt
Ctrl+Windows/Mac key
Shift+Alt
shift+Windows/Mac key
Ctrl+Shift+Windows/Mac key
Alt+Windows/Mac Key
Shift+Alt+Windows/Mac Key
Ctrl+Shift+Alt+Windows/Mac key
This parameter lets your selected controller generate an ASCII keystroke just
like your computer keyboard. Note that the “Modifier” parameter can be used
to add additional keypresses (e.g., pressing the “shift” or “control” keys) to
your selected keystroke.
Ctrl+Alt+Windows/Mac Key
Up Arrow
Keypad -
Keypad +
Keypad.Del
Modifier Only
MIDI Ch.
Param. A
Param B
Param C
Param D
Description*
Program Change
1-16, Zone 1-4, Group, Global
Min (0-127)
Max (0-127)
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Rel. Bin Offset
1-16, Zone 1-4, Group, Global
CC# (0-127)
-
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
This incrementing/decrementing system is used by Native Instruments to software
Rel. 2’s Comp
1-16, Zone 1-4, Group, Global
CC# (0-127)
-
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
This is one of the methods used by Ableton Live.
Signed bit 1
1-16, Zone 1-4, Group, Global
CC# (0-127)
-
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
This is one of the methods used by Ableton Live.
Signed bit 2
1-16, Zone 1-4, Group, Global
MIDI CC (0-127)
-
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
This is one of the methods used by Ableton Live.
Single Step -/+
1-16, Zone 1-4, Group, Global
MIDI CC (0-127)
-
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Some older plug-ins and applications may support this method, however it is no longer commonly used.
RPN Rel. -/+
1-16, Zone 1-4, Group, Global
RPN LSB (0-127)
RPN MSB (0-127)
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
NRPN Rel. -/+
1-16, Zone 1-4, Group, Global
NRPN LSB (0-127)
NRPN MSB (0-127)
-
Entry (DEC, HEX)
Control Type Key
= Pads Group
= Encoders Group
= N
umerical Keypad Group, Sustain Pedal, Function Keys,
Transport Controls
= S
lider Group, Pitch Bend, Keyboard Aftertouch, Modulation
Wheel, Expression Input
*N
OTE: This column only describes the “non-standard” parameters and their associated sub-parameters within Axiom Pro (such as “Note OnOff Toggle” or “Rel. Bin Offset”). Standardized MIDI parameters (such as Continuous Controllers “CC” or “Master Volume”) are not described in this
guide. If you require more information, please note that standard MIDI parameters are well documented on the Internet as well as in a number books about the MIDI protocol. To learn more about these standard parameters, please refer to one of these books or websites.
** To learn more about relative encoder messages, please see the “About the “Endless” Encoders” section on page 33.
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About the “Channel” sub-parameter:
This parameter sets the MIDI output channel of the selected control. The
parameter can be set in the following ways:
• GlobalYour selected control will transmit on the global MIDI channel
as specified on the Edit > Global page.
• 1-16Your selected control will transmit on a MIDI channel between
1 and 16.
• Zone 1-4Your selected control will transmit on the same MIDI channel used by the chosen keyboard zone (1 through 4).
(see Edit Mode > Zones > Data to learn how to set these output channels).
• GroupYour selected control will transmit on the same MIDI channel as set for its associated group of controls
(e.g. encoder group). See Edit > Group to learn how to set a MIDI channel for a group of controls.
✓
OTE: Axiom Pro allows you to assign any control to any MIDI channel through the
N
Edit Mode > Control menu. However, please note that certain MIDI devices reserve
channel 10 for drums and percussion. Appendix E6 features a General MIDI drum
map table to show you how drum sounds are commonly assigned to the keys of
controllers. Please refer to your device’s documentation to learn more about this.
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About the “Entry” sub-parameter:
This parameter determines how the Min, Max, and CC# parameters will be
displayed on screen. When this parameter is set to “DEC” all values will
be displayed in decimal format whereas setting this parameter to “HEX” will
display the same information in hexidecimal format. A decimal to hexadecimal
conversion chart can be found in Appendix G.
Note that this parameter only changes the formatting of the displayed Min,
Max, and CC# parameters--it does not actually change the type of numerical
information contained within those parameters.
✓ N
OTE: When this parameter is set to “HEX,” it is possible to enter HEX values when
editing other parameters on the page, however, it is not possible to directly select A-F
values using the numerical keypad (on Axiom Pro 49/61) or the keys (Axiom Pro 25). To
select these values, users must select “0” or “9” and use the “-“ or “+” buttons
(Axiom Pro 25 users must use the “-” and “+” keys on the keyboard) to access values in
the A-F (10-15) range.
✓ TIP: M
any of the controls on Axiom Pro allow you to set a minimum and maximum limit
via the Edit Mode > Control menu. This makes it possible to reduce the data range
within which the selected control operates. When configuring sliders, the expression
pedal or the aftertouch strip this way, the entire “physical range” will become
available for the reduced data range, essentially enabling you to make more precise
edits.
If you set the minimum and maximum limits of a slider, expression pedal, or aftertouch
strip in the Edit Mode > Control menu, you can use the entire “physical range” of the
slider, pedal, or aftertouch strip to send out MIDI data for your restricted range. This
makes it easier to create precise edits.
or example, if you limit the range of a slider between 32 and 64, you can use the
F
entire “travel” of the slider to select values between 32 and 64 (the bottom of the
slider is value 32 whereas the top is 64). Note that this does not make the actual
MIDI CC data more precise—it simply means that the physical slider can travel more
distance to reach the next MIDI CC “step.”
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About the “Endless” Encoders:
he Encoder knobs can function just like the “fixed” knobs found on many synthesizers or MIDI controllers (i.e., fixed knobs
T
stop rotating and sending MIDI data once you reach the minimum or maximum “ends” of the knob). This is how the Axiom
Pro encoders behave if the “Type” parameter of an encoder is set to “MIDI CC.” In this case, when the minimum or maximum
limit is reached, no more data is sent, even if you continue to turn the knob in the same direction (data is only sent again once
the knob is turned in the other direction).
This method means that the knobs send “absolute” MIDI values. For example, if the knob is set to value “64,” turning the knob
clockwise will send values “65, 66, 67” and so on. If you change presets (or virtual instruments) while you’re playing, and the
new preset contains different controller values, you run the risk of having your keyboard’s knobs to be “out-of-sync” with what
the MIDI hardware or software is expecting (i.e., your physical knob may be in position “64” whereas the new preset/virtual
instrument expects position “0.”) This may cause your synthesizer settings to jump or “snap” from 0 to 65 when you turn the
encoder—this can be a jarring experience if the parameter is assigned to master volume or filter!
To resolve this common problem, Axiom Pro encoders can also send “relative” MIDI messages. This means that when an
Axiom Pro encoder is turned, a message is sent to your software (or connected MIDI device) stating “Take the current value—
whatever it may be—and increase/decrease it by one.” This method is preferable to the traditional “absolute” value method
since there is no risk of having your controller knobs and music hardware/software to be “out-of-sync” since Axiom Pro does
not need to know the “expected” position of a knob.
Please note that not all hardware/software supports relative MIDI messages. If your software does not support relative MIDI
data, you must use absolute MIDI CC messages.
Furthermore, applications that do support relative MIDI messages can differ in the way encoder support is implemented.
For that reason, Axiom Pro encoders can be configured to send out many different kinds of relative MIDI message types to
ensure support with nearly all popular applications. Check your hardware/software’s user guide to see what message type is
supported (and to activate the feature, if necessary). Next, take a look at page 4 of the Control Assignment list found earlier
in this guide and select the appropriate “Type” parameter for your Axiom Pro encoder assignments.
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Edit Mode > Group (Pad)
press 3
press P
Axiom Pro 49/61
Axiom Pro 49/61
or
press record
Axiom Pro 25
Axiom Pro 25
Press the Edit Mode button, select option number 3 and then press “P” (Axiom Pro 25: press the
“Record” button) to open the Pad Group page.
✓ Tip:
You can directly
access this page by
The Edit Mode > Group (Pad) page displays parameters relating to the drum pads.
first tapping any of
You can select one of the other groups of controls for editing by pressing the “N” “S” “E” and “P”
group buttons on Axiom Pro 49/61. On Axiom Pro 25, use the “Play” and “Record” buttons to
select the encoder and pad groups, respectively. 6
the pads, pressing
Note that this section of the User Guide covers the Pad group (the other groups are covered in the
following sections of this guide).
number 3.
Parameter: Name
Value Range: (varies)
the Edit Mode button
and selecting option
This parameter lets you name the group of pads. Note that this name only appears within the
Axiom Pro controller and does not affect your audio application in any way.
To learn more about entering or changing Name parameters, see the box titled “Editing Name
Parameters” in the “Edit Mode > Control” section.
Parameter: Channel
Value Range: Global, 1-16, Zone 1-4
This parameter sets the MIDI output channel of the drum pads group. The parameter can be set in
the following ways:
• GlobalThis sets the “group” MIDI channel for the drum pads to the same channel as specified
on the Edit > Global page.
• 1-16
• Zone 1-4This sets the “group” MIDI channel for the drum pads to the same channel as used
by the selected keyboard zone (1 through 4). See Edit Mode > Zones > Data to
learn how to set these output channels.
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This sets the “group” MIDI channel for the drum pads to a channel between 1 and 16.
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Parameter: Vel.Lock
Value Range: Off, On
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This parameter engages and disengages velocity locking for the pads.
When this parameter is set to “Off,” pads are velocity sensitive. If this parameter is set to “On,” each
pad will always transmit at the velocity specified on its Edit > Control page.
Note that this feature is only available on pads that are configured to send MIDI note data. Velocity
locking is automatically disabled if the pad is not configured to send MIDI note data.
Parameter: Curve
Value Range: Low, Normal, High, 4Steps, 3Steps, 2Steps, Low Range, Mid Range, High Range, Fixed 64, Fixed
100, Fixed 127
his parameter sets the velocity curve of the eight drum pads and allows you to adjust the sensitivity
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of the pads to suit your playing style.
The velocity curve settings break down into four categories as described in the table below.
Appendix C includes detailed graphs of each velocity curve:
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Description 7
Normal
These options gradually vary the sensitivity of the pads from “Low” to “High.” “Low” is the least sensitive setting (i.e., you have to strike
the keys with more force to achieve the highest MIDI velocities). In contrast, “High” is the most sensitive setting (i.e., you don’t have to
strike the keys with as much force to achieve the highest MIDI velocities). “Normal” is the default setting of Axiom Pro.
High
These three settings allow you to access the entire dynamic range of MIDI velocities
(i.e. from 0 through 127).
Low
Low
4 Steps
3 Steps
Normal
High
The “4 steps,” “3 steps,” and “2 steps” settings give the pads four, three, and two discreet velocity levels respectively (as shown below).
These settings allow you to play rhythmic parts in “levels” (i.e., this makes it easier to perform with a consistent velocity level, while giving
the option to add louder or softer accents).
2 Steps
4 Steps
Low Range
Mid Range
High Range
2 Steps
These “Range” settings limit the MIDI velocity range of the pads at the lowest and/or highest velocities. This has the effect of
compressing the MIDI velocities of your performances and can “even out” the dynamics of a MIDI performance. This is a useful feature
for players requiring more control over their velocities.
The “Low Range” setting lets you access velocities 0-64 and average playing will yield values of 32-40. The “Mid Range” setting lets
you access velocities 32-96 and average playing will yield values of 64-72. The “High Range” setting lets you access velocities 64-127
and average playing will yield values of 96-104.
Low Range
Fixed 64
3 Steps
Mid Range
Hi Range
When “Fixed 64,” “Fixed 100,” and “Fixed 127” are selected, Axiom Pro keys always generate MIDI velocities of 64, 100, or 127,
regardless of how much force is used to strike the keys.
Fixed 100
Fixed 127
Fixed 64
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Fixed 100
Fixed 127
All of the graphs in this table feature strike force along the horizontal axis (minimum on the left, maximum on the right) and
MIDI output velocity on the vertical axis (minimum on the bottom, maximum on the top). Appendix C includes more detailed
graphs of each velocity curve.
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Parameter: 1-4
Value Range: (varies)
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The Encoder knobs and drum pads can have up to four profiles allowing you to quickly and easily
control up to 32 parameters. When viewing this page in Edit Mode, a selected profile can be
enabled and disabled using the “+” and “-“ buttons. Pressing Soft-Key 4 (Edit) lets you edit the
name of the selected profile.
To learn more about entering or changing Name parameters, see the box titled “Editing Name
Parameters” in the “Edit Mode > Control” section.
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Edit Mode > Group (Encoder)
press 3
press E
Axiom Pro 49/61
Axiom Pro 49/61
or
press play
Axiom Pro 25
Axiom Pro 25
Press the Edit Mode button, select option number 3 and then press “E” (Axiom Pro 25: press the
“Play” button) to open the Encoder Group page.
The Edit Mode > Group (Encoder) page displays parameters relating to Encoder knobs.
You can select one of the other groups of controls for editing by pressing the “N” “S” “E” and “P”
group buttons on Axiom Pro 49/61 or the “Play” and “Record” buttons to select the encoder and
pad groups on Axiom Pro 25. 8
✓ Tip:
You can directly
access this page by
first turning any of
the encoder knobs,
pressing the Edit
Mode button and
selecting option
ote that this section of the User Guide covers the Encoder group (the other groups are covered in
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the preceding and following sections of this guide).
Parameter: Name
Value Range: (varies)
number 3.
This parameter lets you name the encoder group. Note that this name only appears within the
Axiom Pro controller and does not affect your audio application in any way.
To learn more about entering or changing Name parameters, see the box titled “Editing Name
Parameters” in the “Edit Mode > Control” section.
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Parameter: Channel
Value Range: Global, 1-16, Zone 1-4
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This parameter sets the MIDI output channel of the encoder group. The parameter can be set in the
following ways:
• GlobalThis sets the “group” MIDI channel for the encoder knobs to the same channel as
specified on the Edit > Global page.
• 1-16This sets the “group” MIDI channel for the encoder knobs to a channel between
1 and 16.
• Zone 1-4This sets the “group” MIDI channel for the encoder knobs to the same channel as
used by the selected keyboard zone (1 through 4). (see Edit Mode > Zones > Data
to learn how to set these output channels).
Parameter: Accel. Max
Value Range: 0-10
When the Axiom Pro encoders are turned slowly, their associated parameters update in singlestep increments. However, as the encoders are turned quickly the parameters update in multi-step
increments and let you make large changes with only one or two fast turns of an encoder.
The Accel.Max setting determines the maximum speed at which parameters will update as an
encoder is turned quickly. The default setting is “5” To make encoders more precise (but less
sensitive) at high speed, reduce this setting. Conversely, to make encoders more sensitive (but less
precise) at high speeds, increase this setting.
Parameter: Value Range:
1-4
(varies)
Encoder knob and drum pad groups can up to four profiles allowing you to quickly and easily control
up to 32 parameters. When viewing this page in Edit Mode, a selected profile can be enabled and
disabled using the “+” and “-“ buttons. Pressing Soft-Key 4 (Edit) lets you edit the name of the
selected profile.
To learn more about entering or changing Name parameters, see the box titled “Editing Name
Parameters” in the “Edit Mode > Control” section.
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Edit Mode > Group (Slider)
press 3
press S
Axiom Pro 49/61
Press the Edit Mode button, select option number 3 and then press “S” to open the Slider Group
page.
The Edit Mode > Group (Slider) page displays parameters relating to the Sliders.
✓ Tip:
You can directly
access this page by
You can select one of the other groups of controls for editing by pressing the “N” “S” “E” and “P”
group buttons on Axiom Pro 49/61 or the “Play” and “Record” buttons to select the encoder and
pad groups on Axiom Pro 25.
first moving any of
ote that this section of the User Guide covers the Slider group (the other groups are covered in
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the preceding and following sections of this guide).
and selecting option
Parameter: Name
Value Range: (varies)
the sliders, pressing
the Edit Mode button
number 3.
his parameter lets you name the slider group. Note that this name only appears within the
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Axiom Pro controller and does not affect your audio application in any way.
To learn more about entering or changing Name parameters, see the box titled “Editing Name
Parameters” in the “Edit Mode > Control” section.
Parameter: Channel
Value Range: Global, 1-16, Zone 1-4
This parameter sets the MIDI output channel of the slider group. The parameter can be set in the
following ways:
• GlobalThis sets the “group” MIDI channel for the sliders to the same channel as specified
on the Edit > Global page.
• 1-16
This sets the “group” MIDI channel for the sliders to a channel between 1 and 16.
• Zone 1-4This sets the “group” MIDI channel for the sliders to the same channel as used by
the selected keyboard zone (1 through 4). See Edit Mode > Zones > Data to learn
how to set these output channels.
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Parameter: Drawbar
Value Range: Off, On
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This parameter engages Drawbar Mode. When this mode is engaged, the operation of the sliders
is reversed and the maximum MIDI CC value (127) is reached when the slider is at the bottom
whereas the minimum CC value (0) is reached when the slider is pushed to the top. This operation
mimics the behavior of typical organs with draw bars.
Parameter: NullMode
Value Range: Off, On
When this parameter is set to its default “on” position, the MIDI output of the sliders is muted if the
physical slider is out-of-sync with the “expected” position of the slider shown on the LCD display.
This prevents associated parameters within your audio applications from potentially “jumping” or
“snapping” to a different MIDI CC value as soon as a slider is moved.
Unsynchronized sliders feature a horizontal line across the LCD display’s on-screen fader 1 that
represents its expected position. A square represents the location of the physical slider 2 . Once
the square moves over the line, the physical and on-screen sliders are synchronized 3 and that
slider begins to output MIDI data once again.
An Unsynchronized
Slider
1. Your DAW (or Virtual
Instrument) is expecting
the slider to be in this
position.
A Synchronized
Slider
3. Once the hardware
slider passes over
the “expected” slider
position, the slider
becomes synchronized
and linked.
2. This is the actual
position of the
hardware slider on
Axiom Pro.
When this parameter is set to “off,” the horizontal line representing the “expected” slider position does not appear.
Note that the values of the Sliders are remembered each time a patch change occurs. When that patch next becomes
active, the values are restored.
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Edit Mode > Group (Numerical Keypad)
press 3
press N
Axiom Pro 49/61
Press the Edit Mode button, select option number 3 and then press “N” to open the Numerical
Keypad Group page.
The Edit Mode > Group (Numerical Keypad) page displays parameters relating to the Numerical
Keypad.
You can select one of the other groups of controls for editing by pressing the “N” 9 “S” 9 “E” and
“P” group buttons on Axiom Pro 49/61 or the “Play” and “Record” buttons to select the encoder
and pad groups on Axiom Pro 25.
Note that this section of the User Guide covers the Numerical Keypad group (the other groups are
covered in the preceding sections of this guide).
Parameter: Name
Value Range: (varies)
✓ T
ip:
You can directly
access this page
by first pressing a
button on the keypad
group, pressing the
Edit Mode button
and selecting option
number 3.
This parameter lets you name the keypad group. Note that this name only appears within the
Axiom Pro controller and does not affect your audio application in any way.
To learn more about entering or changing Name parameters, see the box titled “Editing Name
Parameters” in the “Edit Mode > Control” section.
Parameter: Channel
Value Range: Global, 1-16, Zone 1-4
This parameter sets the MIDI output channel of the numerical keypad group. The parameter can be
set in the following ways:
• GlobalThis sets the “group” MIDI channel for the numerical keypad to the same channel
as specified on the Edit > Global page.
• 1-16This sets the “group” MIDI channel for the numerical keypad to a channel between
1 and 16.
• Zone 1-4This sets the “group” MIDI channel for the numerical keypad to the same channel
as used by the selected keyboard zone (1 through 4). (see Edit Mode > Zones >
Data to learn how to set these output channels).
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Edit Mode > Zones
press 4
The Edit Mode > Zones page lets you configure the parameters for each of the four zones contained within Axiom Pro.
To select the range of a keyboard zone:
1. Use Soft Keys 2-3 (or Encoder Knob E1) to select the zone you would like to edit.
2. Use Encoder Knob E5 to set the lowest note contained in your range. 10
3. Use Encoder Knob E6 to set the highest note contained in your range. 10
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eyboard zone ranges can also be set by pressing the lowest and highest notes of the range on the
keyboard itself. 10
4.Press Soft Key 4 (Data) to access additional parameters relating to the selected zone (the parameters contained on the
“Data” sub-menu are covered in the following section of this guide.)
To activate or deactivate a zone:
The radio buttons on the left edge of the screen indicate which zones are currently active (active zones have filled in buttons
while inactive zones are not filled in). Use Slider Buttons “1” through “4” (“Loop,” “Rewind,” “Fast Forward,” and “Stop”
buttons on Axiom Pro 25), to activate a corresponding zone. To activate more than one zone, press and hold multiple buttons
at the same time.
To deactivate a zone, press that zone’s corresponding Slider button again.
Note that when selecting keyboard zones, octave shift and transposition are ignored (i.e., Axiom Pro is assumed to be
in its default transposition/octave-shift range).
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Edit Mode > Zones > Data
press 4
press
soft-key 4,
“DATA”
You can open the Data page for a Zone by entering Edit Mode, selecting the Zone for editing, and then pressing soft-key 4
(Data). This gives access to additional parameters relating to the operation of an individual zone.
Parameter: Channel
Value Range: Global, 1-16
This parameter sets the MIDI output channel of the selected zone. The parameter can be set in the
following ways:
• GlobalThis sets the MIDI channel for the selected zone to the same channel as specified
on the Edit > Global page.
• 1-16
Parameter: Octave
Value Range: -4 through +4
This sets the MIDI channel for the selected zone to a channel between 1 and 16.
This parameter shifts the octave range of the selected keyboard zone either up or down. Note
that this parameter works in conjunction with any global shift you may have set using the “Octave”
parameter on the Edit Mode > Global page. For example, if you have set the global octave shift to
“+1” and set this parameter to “+2” your selected zone will be shifted upward by three octaves.
Parameter: Transp.
Value Range: -
12 through +12
his parameter simultaneously shifts all keys in the selected keyboard zone up to 12 semitones in
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either direction. Note that this parameter works in conjunction with any global transposition you may
have set using the “Transp.” parameter on the Edit Mode > Global page. In other words, if you have
set the global transposition shift to “+1” and set this parameter to “+2”, your selected zone will be
transposed upward by three semitones.
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Parameter: MIDI Port
Value Range: O, A, A&O, B, B&O, A&B, All, Off
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Each of the four zones can be individually configured to transmit MIDI data on any combination of
Axiom Pro ports:
• A
Axiom Pro 6111 USB A
• B
Axiom Pro 6111 USB B
• O
Axiom Pro 6111 MIDI Out (External MIDI port)
• All
MIDI data is transmitted on all ports
• Off MIDI data is not transmitted
Parameter: Program
Value Range: 0-127
This parameter sends Program Change MIDI messages on your selected keyboard zone’s MIDI
output channel when an Axiom Pro patch is loaded. Note that Program Change messages are only
sent on active zones. Please see the “Edit Mode > Zones” section of this guide to learn how to
activate/deactivate zones.
Parameter: BankLSB
Value Range: 0-127
This parameter sends Bank LSB messages on
your selected zone’s MIDI output channel when
an Axiom Pro patch is loaded. Note that Bank
LSB messages are only sent on active zones and
will not have any effect until a Program Change
message is sent.
Parameter: BankMSB
Value Range: 0-127
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OTE: If you load an Axiom Pro
patch containing program change,
bank LSB, or bank MSB messages
for the zones, each zone will transmit
its assigned program change or
bank LSB/MSB message when
the patch is loaded. If you would
like to load a patch without sending
these messages, make sure that the
keyboard icon is unchecked on the
Load page. Please see the “Loading
Patches” section in the “Saving and
Loading your Axiom Pro Patches”
chapter to learn more about this topic.
This parameter sends Bank MSB messages on your selected zone’s MIDI output channel when an
Axiom Pro patch is loaded. Note that Bank MSB messages are only sent on active zones and will
not have any effect until a Program Change message is sent.
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Edit Mode > MIDI
press 4
This page contains a variety of options relating to MIDI.
Parameter: SysEx
Value Range: Off, O, A, A&O, B, B&O, A&B, All
SysEx messages can be transmitted on any combination of Axiom Pro ports:
• A
Axiom Pro 6112 USB A
• B
Axiom Pro 6112 USB B
• O
Axiom Pro 6112 MIDI Out (External MIDI port)
• All
MIDI data is transmitted on all ports
• Off MIDI data is not transmitted
✓ N
OTE: SysEx messages are not MIDI channel specific, instead, a “Device ID”
number is used. If a SysEx message is sent out of a specific Axiom Pro MIDI
port, all connected devices (or software) will receive that data. More info about
SysEx transfers and Device IDs can be found below.
Parameter: DevID
Value Range: 0-127
This parameter sets the “Device ID” code used when transmitting SysEx messages from Axiom Pro.
The default value is 127.
The default setting of 127 lets your Axiom Pro respond to all incoming SysEx messages that are
compatible with Axiom Pro controllers. However, if you change the Device ID to any other value,
your Axiom Pro will only respond to SysEx messages that contain the same Device ID number. This
is useful in situations in which multiple Axiom Pro controllers are connected to your sequencer but
you would like to send SysEx information to a specific controller with a unique Device ID number.
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Parameter: PatchID
Value Range: On, Off
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When this option is enabled, a “system exclusive” (SysEx) MIDI message that contains all the
settings of the selected Axiom Pro patch is sent out whenever a patch is recalled from the Load
Page.
Parameter: MIDI Out
Value Range: USB, Keyboard
The MIDI Out port on the back of Axiom Pro can be configured to transmit MIDI data generated by
the Axiom Pro keyboard or from the computer via the USB connection:
• USB he MIDI output port transmits data received from your audio application via the
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USB connection. When this parameter is set to “USB,” the MIDI output port will
not transmit any data generated by the controls of the keyboard (i.e., buttons,
knobs, keys, etc.)
• Keyboard
he MIDI output port will transmit the data generated by the controls of the
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keyboard (i.e, keys, buttons, knobs, etc.) When this parameter is set to “Keyboard,”
any data sent to Axiom Pro through the USB connection will not be transmitted
through the MIDI output port.
✓ N
OTE: MIDI data that is generated by the controls of Axiom Pro is always sent
to your computer through the USB connection, regardless of how this parameter
is configured. This parameter only affects the MIDI output port on the rear of
the keyboard and determines what data is transmitted through the port.
Parameter: Send All
Value Range: Send
When this parameter is selected, a “Send” option appears for Soft Key 4. Pressing this button will
send a SysEx dump of the entire memory contents of Axiom Pro out of the selected SysEx port (see
the SysEx parameter above to select a SysEx output port).
✓ T
ip for advanced MIDI users: It is also possible to trigger this function
externally. This is done by sending the following SysEx message to Axiom Pro:
F0 00 01 05 20 7F 01 7F F7
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Parameter: Send Patch
Value Range: Send
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When this parameter is selected, a “Send” option appears for Soft Key 4. Pressing this button
will send a SysEx dump of the memory contents of the currently loaded Axiom Pro patch out of the
selected SysEx port (see the SysEx parameter above to select a SysEx output port).
✓ T
ip for advanced MIDI users: It is also possible to trigger this function
externally using a SysEx message requesting the data. To request the contents of the currently
loaded patch, the following SysEx messsage must be sent to Axiom Pro:
F0 00 01 05 20 7F 01 00 F7
If you would like to transfer the contents of a patch that is not currently loaded, the following
SysEx message must be sent to Axiom Pro:
F0 00 01 05 20 7F 05 xx F7
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he placeholder “xx” represents the number of the patch you would like to request. Note that
this number must be entered as a hexadecimal value (i.e., 01-32 in hexadecimal instead of 0-50
as a decimal). Please see Appendix G for a decimal-to-hexidecimal conversion chart.
✓ About Sysex and Snapshot data:
Parameter: Snapshot
Value Range: Send
When this parameter is selected, a “Send”
option appears for Soft Key 4. Pressing
this button will send the current values of all
encoder knobs and sliders (Axiom Pro 49/61
only). This data is sent out of the MIDI ports
that have been selected for the Encoder and
Slider groups. See the “Edit Mode > Group
(Encoder)” and “Edit Mode > Group (Slider)”
sections of this guide to learn how to set the
output ports of a group.
Parameter: Panic
Value Range: Send
The “Send All,” “Send Patch,” and “Snapshot,”
options sends MIDI data that can be
recorded into a sequencer. This information
can then be played back to Axiom Pro to
quickly set all of the controller assignments
or positions to your preferred positions. For
example, if you’ve created customized control
assignments or would like controls to be set
in a certain way before you begin playing
a song, record the “patch” and “snapshot”
information at the beginning of a sequence.
This way, when the sequencer begins playing
back, the assignments and positions will
always be in the correct position.
When this parameter is selected, a “Send” option appears for Soft Key 4. Pressing this button will
send an “All Notes Off” (or “Panic”) message on all 16 MIDI channels.
This feature should be used to stop any “stuck” notes (i.e., notes that continue to play even after the
key has been released) on your virtual instrument or connected MIDI module.
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9
Troubleshooting
Axiom Pro is a professional keyboard controller that has been tested under a wide variety of conditions to ensure trouble-free
performance. However, in the event that you do experience difficulty while using Axiom Pro, this section provides tips to help resolve
some basic issues that you may encounter.
1. My Axiom Pro keyboard suddenly stopped working after having performed well since installation.
Close any music applications you are using, switch Axiom Pro off, and restart your computer. Once your computer has
completely restarted, switch Axiom Pro back on and try again to see if the problem resolves.
2. I have connected a sustain pedal to my Axiom Pro, but its operation is reversed (i.e., the notes sustain when the
pedal isn’t pressed, but the notes stop sustaining once the pedal is pressed).
The polarity of the sustain pedal is determined by the keyboard upon startup. When Axiom Pro is powering up, the sustain
pedal is assumed to be in the “up” (i.e., off) position. It is important that the sustain pedal is not pressed down during startup,
otherwise its operation may be reversed.
3. I have connected the keyboard to my computer with the USB cable, but I cannot locate the Axiom Pro USB
keyboard in my software’s MIDI devices dialog box.
Solution 1: Axiom Pro may not be receiving enough USB bus power to function correctly. Try plugging Axiom Pro into a
different USB port or use an optional 9V, 500mA power supply to see if the problem resolves.”
Solution 2: In Windows XP, Axiom Pro will appear as “USB Audio Device” if the optional drivers have not been installed.
Select “USB Audio Device” as your audio and MIDI input and output device. See the printed Axiom Pro
Quick Start Guide for instructions on how to install the Axiom Pro drivers.
4. My virtual instrument software (or hardware MIDI module) always recalls the sound next to the program
change number that I have sent to it from Axiom Pro. For example, if I send a program change number 40
(Violin), my MIDI module or software loads sound number 41 (Viola).
This behavior is normal. Some MIDI devices count their sound presets from 1 – 128 instead of 0-127. As a result, there may
be an offset of +/-1 between the program change number sent from the keyboard and the recalled sound preset on your
module.
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5. When I press the keys or use any of the MIDI controls (wheel, knob, data buttons, etc.), no data is transmitted
from the MIDI output port on the rear of the Axiom Pro.
This may be the result of the Axiom Pro “MIDI Out” parameter being set to “USB.” The MIDI Out port can be configured to
transmit MIDI data from either the Axiom Pro keyboard or from the computer via the USB connection. If the MIDI Out mode
is set to USB, the controls on the keyboard will not send any data to the MIDI Out port.
See the “Edit Mode > MIDI” section of this User Guide to learn how to toggle the MIDI Out parameter back to transmit MIDI
events generated by the Axiom Pro keyboard.
6. Windows XP/Vista users: I connected Axiom Pro to my computer and noticed that a question mark appears in
the Windows Device Manager under Other Devices > M-Audio DFU. Does this indicate that there is a problem
with Axiom Pro?
This behavior is normal and your Axiom Pro will function normally as a class-compliant device (i.e., without any drivers).
Installing the Axiom Pro drivers extends the keyboard’s functionality in various ways (i.e., multi-client support, support for
qualified versions of the Pro Tools M-Powered software, and allowing large SysEx transfers), resolves any “DFU” related
messages that may otherwise appear when drivers are not present, and should also resolve the question mark that appears
next to the product in the Windows Device Manager.
7. When playing a virtual instrument loaded in my music software, there is a noticeable delay before I hear any
sound.
This delay is known as latency, and it may be possible to reduce it through the Control Panel of your audio interface. Please
refer to your audio interface’s User Guide to see if this is possible.
8. The Axiom Pro LCD setting has changed and I can no longer see the contents of the screen.
It is possible to bring the LCD to its viewable default settings without having to see the actual contents of the display. To do
this, press the Edit Mode button, press “6” on the numerical keypad (Axiom Pro 49/61) or the “6 MNO” D# key
(Axiom Pro 25) to step through the various LCD screen settings.
9. I have changed many parameters and would like to go back to the keyboard’s default settings.
Axiom Pro 49/61 can be reset to its “factory” settings by holding down the “+” and “-” numerical keypad buttons as the unit is
switched on; Axiom Pro 25 can be reset to its default settings by simultaneously pressing the “+” and “-” Data buttons as the
unit is switched on.
Note that all assignments and modified patches will be lost once you perform this action—use this function with caution!
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Appendices
Appendix A: Axiom Pro Factory Patch settings
Axiom Pro comes preconfigured with a variety of factory patches:
Patch # Name
Encoders
Profile 1
Profile 2
Sliders
Profile 3
Profile 4
1 GM Patch
2 Pro Tools (Mac)
See below for more information
3 Pro Tools (PC)
4 Xpand 2
Part A
Part B
Part C
Part D
Global parameters, FX sends (Part A)
5 DB-33
(Various
Controls)
N/A
N/A
N/A
Nine drawbars
6 Vacuum
(Various
Controls)
N/A
N/A
N/A
Two envelopes
7 Hybrid A (Part A)
Oscillators
Filters
Modulation
FX
Global controls
8 Hybrid B (Part B)
Oscillators
Filters
Modulation
FX
Global controls
9 Velvet
EQ/Tube
Delay
Wah/
Distortion
Modulation
Velocity curve (timbre and amplitude),
reverb, chorus
10 Strike 13
Mics & Timbre
Pan
Inserts
Solo
Drum levels (first eight)
11 ImpOSCar
Oscillators
Filters
Modulation
Velocity
VCA and VCF envelopes
12 Oddity
VCO 1
VCO 2
VCF
LFO/S&H
Main ADSR, three mixer sources
13 MiniMonsta
Oscillator
Filter
(Various
Controls)
N/A
Mixer inputs, ADSR envelope
14 Logic
15 Cubase (Mac)
16 Cubase (PC)
17 Reason (Mac)
See below for more information
18 Reason (PC)
19 Ableton Live
20 Numbers
13
When using Strike, the mapping of Axiom Pro drum pads varies depending on your selected profile.
Profile 1 (Mics & Timbre): Pads play individual instruments
Profile 2 (Pan): Pads mute individual parts of a drum kit (or loop)
Profile 3 (Inserts): Pads trigger Part A loops
Profile 4 (Solo): Pads trigger Part B loops
About the F-Keys:
All Axiom Pro factory patch settings contain the same F-Key assignments:
F1
Enter
F2
Left arrow
F3
Right arrow
F4
Up arrow
F5
Down arrow
F6
Decrement selected Axiom Pro patch
F7
Increment selected Axiom Pro patch
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DAW Patches
The DAW patches can be used to control various audio applications (Pro Tools, Reason, Cubase, etc.) These patches mainly
vary in terms of Numerical Keypad assignments.
Note that in all of the DAW patches (1-3 and 14-20) the Axiom Pro Transport Controls transmit ASCII keystrokes that
correspond to the transport of your DAW software.
Patch 1: GM Patch
Axiom Pro Numerical Keypad
MIDI Message
1
Program Change: “1”
2
Program Change: “2”
3
Program Change: “3”
4
Program Change: “4”
5
Program Change: “5”
6
Program Change: “6”
7
Program Change: “7”
8
Program Change: “8”
9
Program Change: “9”
—
Program Change: Decrement by one
0
Program Change: “0”
+
Program Change: Increment by one
Encoders and Sliders
Sliders and Encoders generate the following MIDI CC numbers.
Axiom Pro Control
MIDI CC#
Encoder Knob E1
10
Encoder Knob E2
02
Encoder Knob E3
12
Encoder Knob E4
13
Encoder Knob E5
75
Encoder Knob E6
76
Encoder Knob E7
92
Encoder Knob E8
95
Slider S1
74
Slider S2
71
Slider S3
91
Slider S4
93
Slider S5
73
Slider S6
72
Slider S7
05
Slider S8
84
Slider S9
07
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Patch 2: Pro Tools (Mac) and Patch 3: Pro Tools (PC)
Axiom Pro Numerical Keypad
Pro Tools Shortcut
1
Save session
2
Toggle click on/off
3
Toggle between Edit and Mix windows
4
Duplicate selected region
5
Set loop “in” point (during playback)
6
Set loop “out” point (during playback)
7
Ctrl
8
Cmd (Mac) / Start (PC)
9
Opt (Mac) / Alt (PC)
—
Zoom out (horizontal)
0
Shift
+
Zoom in (horizontal)
Encoders and Sliders
The Sliders and Encoders are preconfigured to control the most useful parameters in the Digidesign AIR virtual
instruments. The default mappings are also compatible with common General MIDI assignments.
Patch 14: Logic Pro
Axiom Pro Numerical Keypad
Logic Pro Shortcut
1
Save project
2
Undo
3
Toggle mixer view
4
Toggle plug-in view
5
Toggle click on/off
6
Quantize
7
Set marker during playback
8
Go to previous marker
9
Go to next marker
—
Previous plug-in setting
0
Loop selection
+
Next plug-in setting
Encoders and Sliders
Sliders and Encoders mirror the General MIDI assignments used in Axiom Pro Patch 1. Use the “Control Surfaces”
module in Logic Pro to map Axiom Pro to parameters within the software, or HyperControl for complete two-way
integration.
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Patch 15: Cubase (Mac) or Patch 16: Cubase (PC)
Axiom Pro Numerical Keypad
Cubase Shortcut
1
Save project
2
Undo
3
Toggle Mixer View
4
Duplicate selection
5
Go to song start
6
Loop selection
7
Hold while pressing Axiom Pro keypad “8” and “9” to set
the L and R locator points, respectively.
8
Go to L
9
Go to R
—
Zoom out (horizontal)
0
Toggle click on/off
+
Zoom in (horizontal)
Encoders and Sliders
To use the Axiom Pro Cubase patches, you must create a “generic” remote device in Cubase. Once Axiom Pro is
configured as a generic remote device, the sliders and encoder knobs can be re-assigned to control Cubase in any
way that suits your personal preference. Please refer to the Cubase user guide to learn how to do this.
By default, the Sliders and Encoders mirror the General MIDI assignments used in Axiom Pro Patch 1. For full
two-way integration of Axiom Pro with Cubase, please use HyperControl.
Patch 17: Reason (Mac) or Patch 18: Reason (PC)
Axiom Pro Numerical Keypad
Reason Shortcut
1
Save song
2
Undo
3
Toggle click on/off
4
Toggle quantize on/off
5
Zoom out (horizontal)
6
Zoom in (horizontal)
7
Expand sequencer
8
Go to L locator
9
Go to R locator
—
Decrease tempo
0
Go to song start
+
Increase tempo
Encoders and Sliders
Patches 17 and 18 are designed to be used with Reason on Macintosh and PC computers, respectively. In this
patch, the Axiom Pro Sliders and Encoders are mapped to the Mixer parameters for Reason. In order to make use of
these, you must set up Axiom Pro as a ‘remote device’ and use the MIDI Channel mapping at the top of the virtual
rack to assign channel 1 to the Mixer.
T
he Drum Pads are assigned to control Redrum. Profiles 1, 2, and 3 contain active assignments. Profile 1 will play
drums 1-8, while profiles 2 and 3 provide mute and solo control over drums 1-8 respectively.
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Axiom Pro Numerical Keypad
Ableton Live Shortcut
1
Trigger 1
2
Trigger 2
3
Trigger 3
4
Trigger 4
5
Trigger 5
6
Trigger 6
7
Trigger 7
8
Trigger 8
9
Set Triggers to changes Encoder Pages
—
Bank mixer down
0
Set Triggers to engage Clips in bank
+
Bank mixer up
T
he Ableton Live patch is designed to take advantage of the application’s existing support for M-Audio Axiom
controllers (i.e. the standard Axiom controller, not the “Pro” version).
When configuring Ableton Live, select “Axiom Classic” as your control surface.
Patch 20: Numbers
Axiom Pro Numerical Keypad
ASCII Character
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
—
Enter
0
0
+
Esc
Encoders and Sliders
Sliders and Encoders mirror the General MIDI assignments used in Axiom Pro Patch 1.
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Appendix B: Keyboard Velocity Curves
Axiom Pro Keyboard
Velocity Curve: Low-Normal
130
130
120
120
110
110
100
100
90
90
80
80
MIDI Velocity
MIDI Velocity
Axiom Pro Keyboard
Velocity Curve: Low
70
60
70
60
50
50
40
40
30
30
20
20
10
10
0
0
(Minimum)
Strike Force
(Maximum)
(Minimum)
(Maximum)
Axiom Pro Keyboard
Velocity Curve: Normal-High
130
130
120
120
110
110
100
100
90
90
80
80
MIDI Velocity
MIDI Velocity
Axiom Pro Keyboard
Velocity Curve: Normal
Strike Force
70
60
70
60
50
50
40
40
30
30
20
20
10
10
0
0
(Minimum)
Strike Force
(Maximum)
(Minimum)
Strike Force
(Maximum)
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Appendix B: Keyboard Velocity Curves (continued)
Axiom Pro Keyboard
Velocity Curve: Linear
130
130
120
120
110
110
100
100
90
90
80
80
MIDI Velocity
MIDI Velocity
Axiom Pro Keyboard
Velocity Curve: High
70
60
70
60
50
50
40
40
30
30
20
20
10
10
0
0
(Minimum)
Strike Force
(Maximum)
(Minimum)
(Maximum)
Axiom Pro Keyboard
Velocity Curve: Mid Range
130
130
120
120
110
110
100
100
90
90
80
80
MIDI Velocity
MIDI Velocity
Axiom Pro Keyboard
Velocity Curve: Low Range
Strike Force
70
60
70
60
50
50
40
40
30
30
20
20
10
10
0
0
(Minimum)
Strike Force
(Maximum)
(Minimum)
Strike Force
(Maximum)
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Appendix B: Keyboard Velocity Curves (continued)
Axiom Pro Keyboard
Velocity Curve: Fixed 64
130
130
120
120
110
110
100
100
90
90
80
80
MIDI Velocity
MIDI Velocity
Axiom Pro Keyboard
Velocity Curve: High Range
70
60
70
60
50
50
40
40
30
30
20
20
10
10
0
0
(Minimum)
Strike Force
(Maximum)
(Minimum)
(Maximum)
Axiom Pro Keyboard
Velocity Curve: Fixed 127
130
130
120
120
110
110
100
100
90
90
80
80
MIDI Velocity
MIDI Velocity
Axiom Pro Keyboard
Velocity Curve: Fixed 100
Strike Force
70
60
70
60
50
50
40
40
30
30
20
20
10
10
0
0
(Minimum)
Strike Force
(Maximum)
(Minimum)
Strike Force
(Maximum)
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Appendix C: Drum Pad Velocity Curves
Axiom Pro Drum Pads
Velocity Curve: Normal
130
130
120
120
110
110
100
100
90
90
80
80
MIDI Velocity
MIDI Velocity
Axiom Pro Drum Pads
Velocity Curve: Low
70
60
70
60
50
50
40
40
30
30
20
20
10
10
0
0
(Minimum)
Strike Force
(Maximum)
(Minimum)
(Maximum)
Axiom Pro Drum Pads
Velocity Curve: 4 Steps
130
130
120
120
110
110
100
100
90
90
80
80
MIDI Velocity
MIDI Velocity
Axiom Pro Drum Pads
Velocity Curve: High
Strike Force
70
60
70
60
50
50
40
40
30
30
20
20
10
10
0
0
(Minimum)
Strike Force
(Maximum)
(Minimum)
Strike Force
(Maximum)
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Appendix C: Drum Pad Velocity Curves (continued)
Axiom Pro Drum Pads
Velocity Curve: 2 Steps
130
130
120
120
110
110
100
100
90
90
80
80
MIDI Velocity
MIDI Velocity
Axiom Pro Drum Pads
Velocity Curve: 3 Steps
70
60
70
60
50
50
40
40
30
30
20
20
10
10
0
0
(Minimum)
Strike Force
(Maximum)
(Minimum)
140
140
120
120
100
100
80
80
60
60
40
40
20
20
0
0
(Minimum)
(Maximum)
Axiom Pro Drum Pads
Velocity Curve: Mid Range
MIDI Velocity
MIDI Velocity
Axiom Pro Drum Pads
Velocity Curve: Low Range
Strike Force
Strike Force
(Maximum)
(Minimum)
Strike Force
(Maximum)
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Appendix C: Drum Pad Velocity Curves (continued)
Axiom Pro Drum Pads
Velocity Curve: Fixed 64
130
130
120
120
110
110
100
100
90
90
80
80
MIDI Velocity
MIDI Velocity
Axiom Pro Keyboard
Velocity Curve: High Range
70
60
70
60
50
50
40
40
30
30
20
20
10
10
0
0
(Minimum)
Strike Force
(Maximum)
(Minimum)
(Maximum)
Axiom Pro Drum Pads
Velocity Curve: Fixed 127
Axiom Pro Drum Pads
Velocity Curve: Fixed 100
130
130
120
120
110
110
100
100
90
90
80
80
MIDI Velocity
MIDI Velocity
Strike Force
70
60
70
60
50
50
40
40
30
30
20
20
10
10
0
0
(Minimum)
Strike Force
(Maximum)
(Minimum)
Strike Force
(Maximum)
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Appendix D: MIDI Implementation
Function
Transmitted
Recognized
Basic
Channel
Default
Changed
1-16
1-16
X
X
Mode
Default
Messages
Altered
Mode 3
0
*****
X
0-127
*****
X
True Voice
Velocity
Note ON
Note OFF
0
X
X
X
After
Touch
Key’s
Channel
X
0
X
X
0
X
Note
Number
Pitch Bend
Control
Change
0-119
120-127
0
0
X
X
Program
Change
0-127
*****
X
True #
0*
0*
System Exclusive
System
Common
Song Position Pointer
Song Sel
Tune Request
X
X
X
X
X
X
System
Real Time
Clock
Commands
X
X
X
X
Aux
Messages
All Sounds Off
Reset All Controllers
Local ON/OFF
All Notes OFF
Active Sensing
System Reset
0
0
0
0
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
*GM, GM2, MMC,
M-Audio:
Dev ID Req
Mem Dump
Notes
Mode 1: OMNI ON, POLY
Mode 2: OMNI ON, MONO
Mode 3: OMNI OFF, POLY
Mode 4: OMNI OFF, MONO
Remarks
0: Yes
X: No
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Appendix E: Useful MIDI Data Tables
E1 - General MIDI Instruments – Program Numbers 14
Piano
Bass
Reed
Synth Effects
0 Acoustic Grand Piano
32 Acoustic Bass
64 Soprano Sax
96 SFX Rain
1 Bright Acoustic Piano
33 Fingered Bass
65 Alto Sax
97 SFX Soundtrack
2 Electric grand Piano
34 Electric Picked Bass
66 Tenor Sax
98 SFX Crystal
3 Honky Tonk Piano
35 Fretless Bass
67 Baritone Sax
99 SFX Atmosphere
4 Electric Piano 1
36 Slap Bass 1
68 Oboe
100 SFX Brightness
5 Electric Piano 2
37 Slap Bass 2
69 English Horn
101 SFX Goblins
6 Harpsichord
38 Syn Bass 1
70 Bassoon
102 SFX Echoes
7 Clavinet
39 Syn Bass 2
71 Clarinet
103 SFX Sci-Fi
Chromatic Percussion
Strings/Orchestra
Pipe
Ethnic
8 Celesta
40 Violin
72 Piccolo
104 Sitar
9 Glockenspiel
41 Viola
73 Flute
105 Banjo
10 Music Box
42 Cello
74 Recorder
106 Shamisen
11 Vibraphone
43 Contrabass
75 Pan Flute
107 Koto
12 Marimba
44 Tremolo Strings
76 Bottle Blow
108 Kalimba
13 Xylophone
45 Pizzicato Strings
77 Shakuhachi
109 Bag Pipe
14 Tubular bells
46 Orchestral Harp
78 Whistle
110 Fiddle
15 Dulcimer
47 Timpani
79 Ocarina
111 Shanai
Organ
Ensemble
Synth Lead
Percussive
16 Drawbar Organ
48 String Ensemble 1
80 Syn Square Wave
112 Tinkle Bell
17 Percussive Organ
49 String Ensemble 2
81 Syn Sawtooth Wave
113 Agogo
18 Rock Organ
50 Syn Strings 1
82 Syn Calliope
114 Steel Drums
19 Church Organ
51 Syn Strings 2
83 Syn Chiff
115 Woodblock
20 Reed Organ
52 Choir Aahs
84 Syn Charang
116 Taiko Drum
21 Accordion
53 Voice Oohs
85 Syn Voice
117 Melodic Tom
22 Harmonica
54 Syn Choir
86 Syn Sawtooth Wave
118 Syn Drum
23 Tango Accordion
55 Orchestral Hit
87 Syn Brass & Lead
119 Reverse Cymbal
Guitar
Brass
Synth Pad
Sound Effects
24 Nylon Acoustic
56 Trumpet
88 New Age Syn Pad
120 Guitar Fret Noise
25 Steel Acoustic
57 Trombone
89 Warm Syn Pad
121 Breath Noise
26 Jazz Electric
58 Tuba
90 Polysynth Syn Pad
122 Seashore
27 Clean Electric
59 Muted Trumpet
91 Choir Syn Pad
123 Bird Tweet
28 Muted Electric
60 French Horn
92 Bowed Syn Pad
124 Telephone Ring
29 Overdrive
61 Brass Section
93 Metal Syn Pad
125 Helicopter
30 Distorted
61 Syn Brass 1
94 Halo Syn Pad
126 Applause
31 Harmonics
62 Syn Brass 2
95 Sweep Syn Pad
127 Gun Shot
Some MIDI devices count preset sounds from 1 – 128 instead of 0-127. As a result, there may be an offset of +/-1 between
the program change number sent from the keyboard and the recalled sound preset on your module.
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E2 - General MIDI Note Numbers
Octave
Note Numbers
C
C#
D
D#
E
F
-2
0
1
2
3
4
-1
12
13
14
15
16
0
24
25
26
27
28
1
36
37
38
39
40
2
48
49
50
51
3
60
61
62
63
4
72
73
74
75
5
84
85
86
87
F#
5
G
G#
A
A#
6
7
8
9
17
18
19
20
29
30
31
32
41
42
43
44
52
53
54
55
64
65
66
67
76
77
78
88
89
90
11
21
22
23
33
34
35
45
46
47
56
57
58
59
68
69
70
71
79
80
81
82
83
91
92
93
94
95
6
96
97
98
99
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
7
108
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
8
120
121
122
123
124
125
126
127
E3 - Roland GS And Yamaha XG NRPN Messages
15
B
10
NRPN
NRPN
Data
Data
MSB
LSB
MSB
LSB
CC99
CC98
CC06
CC38
01
08 00-7F
n/a
(-64 - 0 - +63) Vibrato Rate (relative change)
01
09 00-7F
n/a
(-64 - 0 - +63) Vibrato Depth (relative change)
01
0A 00-7F
n/a
(-64 - 0 - +63) Vibrato Delay (relative change)
01
20 00-7F
n/a
(-64 - 0 - +63) Filter Cutoff Freq. (relative change)
01
21 00-7F
n/a
(-64 - 0 - +63) Filter Resonance (relative change)
01
63 00-7F
n/a
(-64 - 0 - +63) EG (TVF&TVA) Attack Time (relative change)
01
64 00-7F
n/a
(-64 - 0 - +63) EG (TVF&TVA) Decay Time (relative change)
01
66 00-7F
n/a
(-64 - 0 - +63) EG (TVF&TVA) Release Time (relative change)
14 15
00-7F 00-7F
n/a
(-64 - 0 - +63) Drum Filter Cutoff Freq. (relative change)
15 15
00-7F 00-7F
n/a
(-64 - 0 - +63) Drum Filter Resonance (relative change)
16
15
00-7F 00-7F
n/a
(-64 - 0 - +63) Drum EG Attack Rate (relative change)
17 15
00-7F 00-7F
n/a
(-64 - 0 - +63) Drum EG Decay Rate (relative change)
18 15
00-7F 00-7F
n/a
(-64 - 0 - +63) Drum Instrument Pitch Coarse (relative change)
19
00-7F 00-7F
n/a
(-64 - 0 - +63) Drum Instrument Pitch Fine (relative change)
1A
00-7F 00-7F
n/a
(0 to Max) Drum Instrument Level (absolute change)
1C
00-7F 00-7F
n/a
(Random, L>C>R) Drum Instrument Panpot (absolute change)
1D
00-7F 00-7F
n/a
(0 to Max) Drum Instrument Reverb Send Level (absolute change)
1E
00-7F 00-7F
n/a
(0 to Max) Drum Instrument Chorus Send Level (absolute change)
%1F
00-7F 00-7F
n/a
(0 to Max) Drum Instrument Variation Send Level (absolute change)
15
Added by Yamaha XG; % changed from Delay to Variation by Yamaha XG
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E4 - GM2 Reverb Types
0:Small Room
1:Medium Room
2:Large Room
3:Medium Hall
4:Large Hall
8:Plate
E5 - GM2 Chorus Types
0:Chorus 1
1:Chorus 2
2:Chorus 3
3:Chorus 4
4:FB Chorus
5:Flanger
E6 – General MIDI Drums – Note assignments
MIDI Note
Drum Sound
MIDI Note
Drum Sound
MIDI Note
Drum Sound
35
Acoustic Bass Drum
52
Chinese Cymbal
69
Cabasa
36
Bass Drum 1
53
Ride Bell
70
Maracas
37
Side Stick
54
Tambourine
71
Short Whistle
38
Acoustic Snare
55
Splash Cymbal
72
Long Whistle
39
Hand Clap
56
Cowbell
73
Short Guiro
40
Electric Snare
57
Crash Cymbal 2
74
Long Guiro
41
Low Floor Tom
58
Vibraslap
75
Claves
42
Closed Hi-Hat
59
Ride Cymbal 2
76
Hi Wood Block
43
High Floor Tom
60
Hi Bongo
77
Low Wood Block
44
Pedal Hi-Hat
61
Low Bongo
78
Mute Cuica
45
Low Tom
62
Mute Hi Conga
79
Open Cuica
46
Open Hi-Hat
63
Open Hi Conga
80
Mute Triangle
47
Low-Mid Tom
64
Low Conga
81
Open Triangle
48
Hi-Mid Tom
65
High Timbale
49
Crash Cymbal 1
66
Low Timbale
50
High Tom
67
High Agogo
51
Ride Cymbal 1
68
Low Agogo
65
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Appendix F: General MIDI Continuous Controller (CC) Numbers
00
Bank Select
49
Gen Purpose 2 LSB
98
Non-Reg Param LSB
01
Modulation
50
Gen Purpose 3 LSB
99
Non-Reg Param MSB
02
Breath Control
51
Gen Purpose 4 LSB
100
Reg Param LSB
03
Controller 3
52
Controller 52
101
Reg Param MSB
04
Foot Control
53
Controller 53
102
Controller 102
05
Porta Time
54
Controller 54
103
Controller 103
06
Data Entry
55
Controller 55
104
Controller 104
07
Channel Volume
56
Controller 56
105
Controller 105
08
Balance
57
Controller 57
106
Controller 106
09
Controller 9
58
Controller 58
107
Controller 107
10
Pan
59
Controller 59
108
Controller 108
11
Expression
60
Controller 60
109
Controller 109
12
Effects Controller 1
61
Controller 61
110
Controller 110
13
Effects Controller 2
62
Controller 62
111
Controller 111
14
Controller 14
63
Controller 63
112
Controller 112
15
Controller 15
64
Sustain Pedal
113
Controller 113
16
Gen Purpose 1
65
Portamento
114
Controller 114
17
Gen Purpose 2
66
Sostenuto
115
Controller 115
18
Gen Purpose 3
67
Soft Pedal
116
Controller 116
19
Gen Purpose 4
68
Legato Pedal
117
Controller 117
20
Controller 20
69
Hold 2
118
Controller 118
21
Controller 21
70
Sound Variation
119
Controller 119
25
Controller 25
74
Cut-off Frequency
Channel Mode Messages
26
Controller 26
75
Controller 75
120
All Sound Off
27
Controller 27
76
Controller 76
121
Reset all Controllers
28
Controller 28
77
Controller 77
122
Local Control
29
Controller 29
78
Controller 78
123
All Notes Off
30
Controller 30
79
Controller 79
124
Omni Off
31
Controller 31
80
Gen Purpose 5
125
Omni On
32
Bank Select LSB
81
Gen Purpose 6
126
Mono On (Poly Off)
33
Modulation LSB
82
Gen Purpose 7
127
Poly On (Mono Off)
34
Breath Control LSB
83
Gen Purpose 8
35
Controller 35
84
Portamento Control
36
Foot Control LSB
85
Controller 85
37
Porta Time LSB
86
Controller 86
38
Data Entry LSB
87
Controller 87
39
Channel Volume LSB
88
Controller 88
40
Balance LSB
89
Controller 89
41
Controller 41
90
Controller 90
42
Pan LSB
91
Reverb Depth
43
Expression LSB
92
Tremelo Depth
44
Controller 44
93
Chorus Depth
45
Controller 45
94
Celeste (De-tune)
46
Controller 46
95
Phaser Depth
47
Controller 47
96
Data Increment
48
Gen Purpose 1 LSB
97
Data Decrement
66
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Appendix G: Hexadecimal Conversion Chart
Hexadecimal value
Decimal value
Hexadecimal value
Decimal value
Hexadecimal value
Decimal value
0
0
2B
43
56
86
1
1
2C
44
57
87
2
2
2D
45
58
88
3
3
2E
46
59
89
4
4
2F
47
5A
90
5
5
30
48
5B
91
6
6
31
49
5C
92
7
7
32
50
5D
93
8
8
33
51
5E
94
9
9
34
52
5F
95
0A
10
35
53
60
96
0B
11
36
54
61
97
0C
12
37
55
62
98
0D
13
38
56
63
99
0E
14
39
57
64
100
0F
15
3A
58
65
101
10
16
3B
59
66
102
11
17
3C
60
67
103
12
18
3D
61
68
104
13
19
3E
62
69
105
14
20
3F
63
6A
106
15
21
40
64
6B
107
16
22
41
65
6C
108
17
23
42
66
6D
109
18
24
43
67
6E
110
19
25
44
68
6F
111
1A
26
45
69
70
112
1B
27
46
70
71
113
1C
28
47
71
72
114
1D
29
48
72
73
115
1E
30
49
73
74
116
1F
31
4A
74
75
117
20
32
4B
75
76
118
21
33
4C
76
77
119
22
34
4D
77
78
120
23
35
4E
78
79
121
24
36
4F
79
7A
122
25
37
50
80
7B
123
26
38
51
81
7C
124
27
39
52
82
7D
125
28
40
53
83
7E
126
29
41
54
84
7F
127
2A
42
55
85
67
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Technical Info
Caution: Electro Static Discharge, Electrical Fast Transient and Conducted RF interference may cause the unit malfunctioning. In such
case, unplug the unit and plug it in again to restore normal operation.
Note: Your M-Audio product has been tested to comply with FCC Standards FOR HOME OR OFFICE USE. Modifications not
authorized by the manufacturer may void users authority to operate this device.
Note: This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the
FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions,
may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular
installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the
equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
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Re-orient or relocate the receiving antenna.
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Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
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Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected.
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Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/ TV technician for help.
ASIO is a trademark of Steinberg Soft– und Hardware GmbH.
VST is a trademark of Steinberg Soft– und Hardware GmbH
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Warranty
Warranty Terms
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is owned by the original, registered user. Visit www.m-audio.com/warranty for terms and limitations applying to your specific
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WARNING: This product contains chemicals, including lead, known to the State of California to cause cancer, and birth defects
or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
Axiom Pro
Tested to comply with
FCC standards
FOR HOME OR STUDIO USE
© 2008 Avid Technology, Inc. All rights reserved. Product features, specifications, system requirements and availability are
subject to change without notice. Avid, M-Audio, HyperControl and Axiom Pro are either trademarks or registered trademarks of
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