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Oxygen 49 presets - where are they?

I bought my Oxygen 49 approx 5/6 weeks ago so presume it is the latest model. I want to use it in conjunction with standard MIDI backing track files in live performance :- adjusting volumes, pans and some programs on the fly. I assumed that there would be a default arrangement in the Oxygen that would let me adjust these values but it appears there isn't, although the word "Presets" on the screen suggests there might be some somewhere.

Can anyone offer a solution.

Also, why is there no Map or List of the preset Midi code stored against each note, slider, knob etc. included in the package? I have spent hours chasing about from online piece of information to another.
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  • Hey Laurence,

    Thanks for posting!

    The Oxygen's controllers will send unique MIDI CCs to your computer that can be customized to send different values. Multiple presets can be stored on the Oxygen to perform unique functions in different situations (working across multiple DAWs, dedicated presets for complex VSTs, etc.).

    The simplest way to see what MIDI CC values are being sent from the controllers on the Oxygen would be to use a MIDI monitor. A MIDI monitor will show you all the incoming data from any MIDI controllers or MIDI interfaces that you have connected to your computer.

    For testing MIDI devices on PC:
    Download MIDI-OX

    This video will get you set up quickly for MIDI input monitoring in MIDI-OX:
    Monitoring MIDI Input with MIDI-OX

    For testing MIDI devices on Mac:
    Download snoize: MIDI Monitor

    Select the Oxygen as a MIDI input source in the monitor and send some data with its controllers. The monitor will show you the values of the MIDI CCs that are received from the Oxygen.

    If you want to assign a specific MIDI CC value to a controller, you may do so with the Oxygen's Edit mode. The Advanced Keyboard Functions section in the Oxygen's user guide (starting on page 5) will show you the different ways in which you can reassign controllers with Edit mode. You can download the Oxygen's user guide from the following link:

    M-Audio Documentation Search

    Certain versions of software use a protocol called DirectLink. If the software you are using does support DirectLink, you can install it and parameters like volume control will be automatically mapped to channels in your DAW. DirectLink is enabled via the AUTO button on the Oxygen. You can find more information about DirectLink here:

    M-Audio Oxygen (MKIV) Series DirectLink

    I hope that helps you!
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