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Can't assign play, stop, record buttons on Oxygen 49 to my DAW(s)

Really new at this whole thing, I have the Oxygen 49, and downloaded the 'Code 49 preset editor' to assign the stop, play, record buttons on the device to the same ones in my DAW(s), but cannot see how to assign them in the editor. Help!
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  • Hey Jammer,

    Thanks for posting!

    The Code 49 editor is for the Code 49 keyboard so it will not function with an Oxygen series keyboard. The Oxygen series keyboards do not have editing software - all changes can be made to the controller directly via the hardware.

    If you want to assign controls on the Oxygen to parameters in your DAW like the transport, this will be dependent on the DAW itself. A controller's editor software will only affect the data that is output from the hardware - it will not affect the DAW itself directly.

    The transport buttons on the Oxygen can send different types of messages including MIDI CC and MMC messages, one of which you are most likely going to be using for transport in the DAW.

    If your DAW can listen to MMC messages, simply select the Oxygen as the input for MMC and set the transport buttons to MMC.

    If your DAW uses MIDI mapping for its transport controls, send MIDI CCs from the transport buttons and assign them in the software to the software's transport functions.

    Check the Advanced Keyboard Functions sections of the Oxygen's user guide for more information about reassigning button functions.

    I hope that helps you!
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  • That's a great answer! I just assumed that the code 49 was the oxygen, since there was nothing named specifically oxygen 49. Told you I was really new to this.. I will check out in my DAW(s) for each one. I use Magix music maker, and presonus studio one 3. I recently downloaded and installed protools free, but there's some conflict with my hardware. Still trying to figure out what though.

    Anyway, thanks for your response, that helps. Are you aware of any resources (other than here) that has the basics of midi controllers, etc?

    Thanks,

    Jammer
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  • Hey Jammer,

    Happy to help get you started!

    As far as setting up the controller with Pro Tools, this video should help get you on the right track. The video uses a different controller (Keystation series) but the principles of setting up a controller in the Pro Tools are the same for just about every keyboard:

    Setting up a MIDI controller with Pro Tools First

    For more information about MIDI, the following website is a great resource to help you learn:

    The MIDI Association

    In addition to that, I would recommend checking out YouTube for some tutorial videos regarding the functions of MIDI. If you just want to know more about MIDI, this content does not need to be specific to your controller. MIDI is a universal language by which mostly every MIDI device is going to comply, its just the hardware that will vary.

    I hope that's helpful!
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  • Very helpful, Nick.

    Thanks for that. I have been scouring the internet for answers, and have found some/figured out more on my own. I watched some youtube videos, and have figured out how to assign/change the sliders/knobs/buttons on my Oxygen 49.

    I am still having a problem with the pads on the device. When I am assigning, I turn knobs, move sliders, hit buttons, etc., so that they show up on the window, but the pads do not show up. My intention is to have those pads trigger drum sounds on a VST instrument in my DAW. I understand they're assigned to notes on the keyboard, but I can't seem to figure out how to assign the pads on the keyboard to the notes on the virtual keyboard. Can they be?
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