[linux-audio-user] Re: Axiom 25 keyboard

Loki Davison loki.davison at gmail.com
Fri Sep 8 21:23:39 EDT 2006


On 9/9/06, lanas <lanas at securenet.net> wrote:
> Folks,
>
>   To complete my base audio setup I got a M-Audio Axiom 25 keyboard.
> The small size makes it easy to fiddle (no pun) around with apps using
> both the machine keyboard and this music keyboard at the same desk,
> without moving the chair.
>
>   Getting it out of the box I noticed the paper about setting it up on
> Windows.  About 10 steps in small print.  Sheesh.  And then me with
> Linux. Was I looking at a yet 3-day installfest ?  Fortunately, not.  I
> plugged the USB cable of the thing, started Jack, et voilá, it simply
> appeared and was ready to be connected to Zyn.
>
>   One funny thing to add on this is that the Axiom documentation
> (which has nothing on Linux) troubleshooting section mentions that it
> can be that the keyboard at one point eventually stops working.  In that
> case it is said that Windows users should re-install the driver.
>
>   Well, you know, I still have to see the day when a Linux kernel module
> that is perfectly working stops to do so !
>
>   On with the question.
>
>   I'd like to use the rotary knobs for interesting things such as
> changing some of the so many parameters of the Zyn synth.  Is
> this possible ?  Is it possible with another synth ?
>
>   Anyone out there using those Axiom rotary knobs in creative ways ?
>
>   And, is it possible to use the play/stop/backward/forward buttons with
> Ardour or MuSE ?
>
> Cheers,
> Al
>

I have an evolution Mk425c with a similar collection of knobs and mmc
buttons. This can all be used quite nicely with Om/ingen and the
DSSI's i use. The mmc buttons work with ardour fine. Can't remember
for muse.

Loki


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