Logic Pro X MIDI Controller set up

willie45

Logician
Hi,

I just bought an M Audio Oxygen 49. If I want to make my controls work with plug-ins and tailor them to my own preferences. Ideally, I’d like to be able to open eg mixer or plug ins, piano roll, etc and use particular knobs for different functions in each. In other words the same knob would perform a different role depending on what I was using at the time.

Should I use Logic’s surface controller “learn” method or the manufacturers method on the keyboard programming. I’m guessing if I allocate a MIDI function ( eg general MIDI CC etc ) using the manufacturer’s programming, to each slider, knob, or button I can then specify in Logic the exact function it would perform which would give me a more specific way of allocating. Is this right?

If so, If I allocate a particular knob T to a particular function X with a specific Plug - in A then close that plug in and then open another plug in B and allocate same knob T to a different function Y in it, would it revert to its original function X when opened plug in A again?

Sorry if this is a really silly question but I’m struggling to get my head round the whole MIDI and Logic thing.

Thank you for your help
 

CSeye

Logician
I've never used an M Audio Oxygen so I can't comment on any specifics related to it's setup.

Are you only using instruments in Logic or do have have external sound modules that you want to control with your keyboard?

If only using instruments and processors in Logic, take a look at Smart Controls.

In a Logic project load a setting or patch. Once loaded, click the 'B' key on your keyboard to open the Smart Controls interface.
This will give you an idea of how key parameters of several processors and an instrument can be setup in one place. The onscreen knobs can be assigned knobs and faders on your M Audio keyboard.

Once familiar with how this works, you can set up your our collection of parameters and save them with the patch.
 

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Robert Wilson

Logician
Hi,

I just bought an M Audio Oxygen 49. If I want to make my controls work with plug-ins and tailor them to my own preferences.
This won't be any help to you but I have an Oxygen 61 and had so much bother trying to set it up as a combined keyboard & controller that I eventually gave up and now just use the keyboard section. I could only get it to work with either the MIDI controls and no keyboard or the keyboard and no MIDI controls. Extremely frustrating and I'm hoping to get something better soon.
 

willie45

Logician
Thank you for your honest feedback. I have bought another controller but that's raised some more issues. I will ask another question if I may. Sorry to take so long to reply. I had forgotten I'd posted on here and didn't get any notifications for some reason?

EDIT I originally asked another question here but decided it should really be on another thread so deleted it. Apologies.

Thank you for your patience.
 
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willie45

Logician
I've never used an M Audio Oxygen so I can't comment on any specifics related to it's setup.

Are you only using instruments in Logic or do have have external sound modules that you want to control with your keyboard?

If only using instruments and processors in Logic, take a look at Smart Controls.

In a Logic project load a setting or patch. Once loaded, click the 'B' key on your keyboard to open the Smart Controls interface.
This will give you an idea of how key parameters of several processors and an instrument can be setup in one place. The onscreen knobs can be assigned knobs and faders on your M Audio keyboard.

Once familiar with how this works, you can set up your our collection of parameters and save them with the patch.

Thank you. Apologies. For some reason I didn't see your post earlier. I was on my phone so I might have missed it. I haven't had any notifications about replies either. Maybe I hadn't set it up right! Doh!

I am getting to grips with this now and the B command thing is really handy to know. I have sent the M Audio back and got a NI Keyboard as well as a Korg Nanocontrol Studio for use with my piano. I'm probably trying to learn too many new things at once so I am slowing down a bit.Thank you most kindly for your help.

William
 
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