Need a fix for my Axiom 49 2nd edition keyboard. DirectLink

Hi everyone!
I’m having a big issue with not getting the DirectLink to function with Cubase.
The keys are function but no other buttons or sliders, I see midi data in Cubase with I push buttons and use sliders, but no other thing.
I’ve tried copying in the dll file in the components folder but the axiom49 DirectLink alternative doesn’t show up under the midi tab. I really would appreciate some help here if you now any workaround or other solution. Can I set up some midi learning or other way. Tried help on the forums at m-audio, but they seem to ignore my cry for help.
I’m using Cubase 7.5, thinking on going to 8, under win8…

Reading things that indicate that Direct Link doesn’t work with Cubase 8 (bummer - I just bought my Axiom 6 months ago). However, someone posted this, though I haven’t tried it:

Open Devices > Device Setup. Click to + button, and Add a Generic Remote Device. Set your Axiom as an Input, and click Apply. Enable Learn. Select Fader 1 in the upper table, and press the button (for example Play), you want to assign. Then in the bottom table in the Fader 1 line, set Device = Transport; Category = Device; Action = Start.

This is, how it works in general.

For the M-Audio Axiom 49, there could be this settings already done. If you find it, click in the Device Setup window to the Import button. Locate the XML file, and import it.

In 32bit Cubase, the DLL’s don’t work as they are compiled in x86. I have the Axiom 49 working in Cubase Pro 8.5 with all faders, transportbuttons and keys working.

Just follow these steps:

  • Install the Axiom 49 driver (link)
  • Open Device Setup (under ‘Devices’ menu, last item)
  • Click on the + sign in the top left corner
  • Choose ‘Generic Remote’
  • Click on ‘Import’
  • Choose the ‘M-Audio Axiom 49 Cubase.xml’ file download here
  • Under MIDI Input, choose ‘Axiom 49 MIDI In’
  • Under MIDI Output, choose ‘Axiom 49 DirectLink out’
  • Click ‘Apply’

Now the Axiom should work fully just like in 32bit Cubase.

Guys. I actually found the M-Audio Axiom driver for 64 bit Cubase that also works under 64bit Cubase Pro 8.5 (and probably older versions as well)
It is located under the Axiom 49 drivers section for Windows XP SP3, but it installs fine under Windows 10 and it works. Download here:

After installing, you’ll see a folder Cubase 5\Components under C:\Program Files\Steinberg
Move all the files from that folder to the Cubase Pro 8(.5)\Components folder and after starting Cubase, you’ll be able to add the Axiom in Device Setup with the little + button in the top left. All transport buttons, faders etc. will work. No XML import needed :slight_smile: