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What software supports DirectLink Mode with Oxygen 3rd Gen keyboards?
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The latest M-Audio Oxygen 3rd Gen (blue) MIDI controllers feature DirectLink mode, which automatically maps onboard controls to common DAW functions including transport, mixer, track pan and plug-in parameters.  See below for a list of audio software currently compatible with DirectLink.

Note: Please check back for updates on additional DAW compatibility.

 

Oxygen 25/49/61 Supported DAWs

  • Ableton Live 8.0.9 and later
  • Apple GarageBand '08, '09, & '11
  • Apple Logic Pro 8.x and later*
  • Pro Tools SE 8.0.3
  • Pro Tools M-Powered 8.0.1 and higher**
  • Pro Tools LE 8.0.1 and higher**
  • Pro Tools MP9
  • Pro Tools 9
  • Pro Tools 10
  • Propellerhead Reason 4.x
  • Propellerhead Reason 5.0.1
  • Propellerhead Reason 6***
  • Propellerhead Record 1.5.1
  • Steinberg Cubase 4.5.2
  • Steinberg Cubase 5.5.3****
  • Steinberg Cubase 6.0.5****

* Logic Express does not go through the qualification process.
** Note: An updated DirectLink control surface personality file is availbale for Pro Tools 8.0.5.  These fixes are already included in the latest versions of Pro Tools 9 and 10.  Pro Tools 8.0.5 users should click here to download this update.
***
DirectLink is built into Reason 6, there are no additional files to install.
**** Only the full version of Cubase is supported; other versions such as Cubase Studio, Essential, LE, and Nuendo do not go through the qualification process.


Download Oxygen DirectLink drivers from our drivers/updates page

 

Oxygen 88 DirectLink Supported DAWs

  • Ableton Live 8.1.5 and later
  • Apple GarageBand ‘09 & '11
  • Apple Logic Pro 9.x*
  • Pro Tools SE 8.0.3
  • Pro Tools M-Powered 8.0.4 and higher**
  • Pro Tools LE 8.0.4 and higher**
  • Pro Tools MP9
  • Pro Tools 9
  • Pro Tools 10
  • Propellerhead Reason 4
  • Propellerhead Reason 5.0.1
  • Propellerhead Reason 6
  • Propellerhead Record 1
  • Propellerhead Record 1.5.1
  • Steinberg Cubase 5.5.3****
  • Steinberg Cubase 6.0.5****


* Logic Express does not go through the qualification process
** Note: An updated DirectLink control surface personality file is availbale for Pro Tools 8.0.5.  These fixes are already included in the latest versions of Pro Tools 9 and 10.  Pro Tools 8.0.5 users should click here to download this update.
*** DirectLink is built into Reason 6, there are no additional files to install.
**** Only the full version of Cubase is supported; other versions such as Cubase Studio, Essential, LE, and Nuendo do not go through the qualification process.


Download Oxygen DirectLink drivers from our drivers/updates page



For instructions on configuring and using DirectLink with your DAW, please see:

 

Q: What about applications not currently supported by DirectLink?  Can I still use the Oxygen 3rd gen (blue) keyboards with these applications?

A: The Oxygen 3rd gen (blue) keyboards can be used with virtually any application that supports MIDI (MME & Mac OS X Core MIDI).  Most DAW applications that are not directly supported by DirectLink allow mapping of the Oxygen top panel controls by using the software’s MIDI Learn function.  Refer to the documentation provided with the DAW software for more information about its MIDI learn capabilities.

If your software does not support DirectLink or MIDI learn, it may be possible to control it manually by assigning the buttons, knobs and sliders of your Oxygen keyboard to the MIDI CC numbers for various software parameters.  For a list of such parameters and the corresponding MIDI CC's, please refer to the documentation provided with the DAW software.  For further information on programming the Oxygen keyboard to send these messages, please refer to Section 8 (Advanced Keyboard Functions) in the Oxygen Series User Guide.