Help get this topic noticed by sharing it on Twitter, Facebook, or email.

Axiom 25 in Logic Pro X - Keys stopped working

After plugging in my new MPC Studio my Axiom keys stopped working. Just the pads seem to work. I think I'm generation 1 Axiom 25. I think it's a mapping issue or conflict from using the AKAI MPC. I even removed it via the troubleshooting steps. ANY help would be greatly appreciated.
1 person has
this problem
  • Hey Justin,

    Thanks for posting!

    Sorry you're having some trouble with that! The Axiom and the MPC can be used as MIDI controllers simultaneously so this sounds like it may be caused by something in Logic. The Axiom is a class compliant USB MIDI controller for macOS, so it will use your computer's Core MIDI drivers to connect and transfer data.

    Let's test your Axiom with MIDI monitoring software to see how it is transferring data to your computer. A MIDI monitor will show you all the incoming data from any MIDI controllers or MIDI interfaces that you have connected to your computer.

    For testing MIDI devices on Mac:
    Download snoize: MIDI Monitor

    Select the Axiom as a MIDI input source in the monitor and send some data with its keys and controllers. If you see data appear in the input monitor window, the controller is sending MIDI data to your computer. If this is the case, check Logic's Control Surfaces menu and make sure the Axiom is selected properly. If you're still getting stuck in Logic, have a look at this article, specifically steps 7 and 8:

    Apple - Resolve an issue in Logic Pro X

    You can also try creating a new MIDI configuration in your computer's MIDI Studio menu. Open Audio MIDI Setup on your computer, select Window at the top and choose Show MIDI Studio. There is a Configuration field in the MIDI Studio window - select that, choose New Configuration..., name the new configuration, and your computer will rescan the MIDI devices that are connected to it. This will effectively reset your computer's MIDI setup.

    If the Axiom is not sending MIDI data to your computer, let's test the connection between the controller and the computer. Try connecting the controller with a different USB cable, with different USB ports on your computer, and to a different computer to see if you can reproduce the same behavior. Be sure to connect directly to the computer via USB and avoid using any USB hubs or adapters.

    Try that and let me know how it works out!
  • (some HTML allowed)
    How does this make you feel?
    Add Image

    e.g. happy, confident, thankful, excited kidding, amused, unsure, silly indifferent, undecided, unconcerned sad, anxious, confused, frustrated