M-Audio Code Series - Setup with Studio One
M-Audio presents its Code Series keyboard controllers, a family of three full-featured models, combining all of the production power and performance you need to get the most from your music software and MIDI gear. This guide walks through how to setup with Studio One
The M-Audio Code series is a class-compliant MIDI device. A class-compliant device is one that doesn't require extra drivers to connect your Windows or Macintosh computer. Class compliant devices use drivers which are built into the host (i.e. the computer) operating system.
- Begin by connecting the M-Audio Code series to a free USB port on your computer. We recommend going into the back of your computer, as this is closest to the power supply. This will provide the most power necessary to the controller for optimum performance.
- After connecting the controller to your computer, Windows will install the driver necessary for the M-Audio Code series to communicate with your computer.
If you are having trouble connecting, check out our guide on Troubleshooting Class-Compliant USB Devices for some steps to check your connection.
First, we want to assign your Code transport to send as Mackie. This is basically a control language that will allow us to set up the controls of the keyboard without any mapping files or individually learning the functions. Here's how:
- Hit the EDIT button on your Code, located directly below the display
- Hold down the SHIFT button and hit the C# key labeled "MACKIE/HUI" until the display reads "Mackie"
- Release the SHIFT button
Your transport should now be sending as Mackie.
To allow some flexibility, the knobs, faders, and assignable buttons can send as MIDI CC, Mackie/HUI, or HID, but for our purposes with Studio One, we want to set these to send as Mackie/HUI. Each bank of parameters will have a "Mode" button that will change colors based on the mode the parameters are set to. Simply, hit each mode button until it lights up green. The screen should read "MACHUI" to confirm.
- On Windows, go to Studio One > Options. For Mac, go to Studio One > Preferences.
- Go to the External Device tab.
- Click Add... to add a new device.
- In the window that appears, choose New Keyboard and assign the following settings:
- Midi Channel: All.
- Receive From : Code 49 (Windows), Code 49 USB MIDI (Mac).
- Sent To: Code 49 (Windows), Code 49 USB MIDI(Mac).
*Check off Default Instrument Input if this is your default MIDI keyboard. If you''d like you can also use the Device Model, Manufacturer, and Device Name fields to rename the device like in the picture. This may help keep track of multiple devices.
- Then select OK.
- To set up the transport and other parameters, click Add... again and choose Mackie > Control. Assign the following ports:
- Receive From: MIDIIN3 (CODE 49) (Windows), CODE 25/49/61 MACKIE/HUI (Mac)
- Sent To: MIDIIN3 (CODE 49) (Windows), CODE 25/49/61 MACKIE/HUI (Mac)
- Then select OK.
You will now have two icons similar to the image below and can now use the controller with Studio One!
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