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Q: Can I use Xponent with other applications besides Torq?
A: Yes. Xponent is compatible as an audio output device with any ASIO (Windows XP/Vista) or Core Audio (Mac OS X) application.
For Windows based applications, use the M-Audio USB ASIO driver, then assign your software's Master Output to Xponents outputs 1 & 2, and assign its Cue Output to Xponents outputs 3 & 4. For Mac OS X based applications, select the M-Audio Xponent as the audio device, then assign your software's Master Output to Xponents outputs 1 & 2, and assign its Cue Output to Xponents outputs 3 & 4. Refer to your software's documentation for instructions on configuring audio devices.
Xponent is also compatible as a MIDI control surface with any application that supports MIDI remote control.
Each knob, button, wheel and fader on Xponent is assigned with its own unique MIDI note or Continuous Controller (CC) number and MIDI Channel. Each time you turn a knob, push a button, turn a wheel, or move a fader, Xponent sends out MIDI data that is received and interpreted by your music software. To control your music software with Xponent, make sure the program is configured to receive MIDI data generated by Xponent. Configuration varies from software to software, but it is usually done through the program's control panel. Refer to your program's user guide to learn how to do this.
Next, use your program's "MIDI Learn" function to assign each of Xponent's knobs, buttons, and faders to the specific parameters you'd like to control. Most audio applications now have a MIDI Learn function, and you'll need to refer to the software's documentation to find out how to use this feature. Once you have assigned an on-screen parameter to one of the buttons, knobs, or sliders on Xponent, you should be able to control the parameter using the hardware controller.
If your program does not feature a "MIDI Learn" function, it may still be possible to manually assign your program's features to be controlled by the specific MIDI CC data generated by the knobs, buttons, wheels, and sliders of Xponent. Refer to your software's documentation to see if this is possible. If manually assigning features is possible in your software, see Appendix A of the Xponent User Guide for a complete listing of MIDI CC information generated by the knobs, buttons, wheels, and sliders of Xponent.