The AX-Synth can be connected to a computer so it can be integrated with music software applications. There are two ways to make this connection:
- Direct USB connection. This will use a standard USB cable connected to the square USB port on the back of the AX-Synth and then to a standard USB port on your computer.
- Connection using a MIDI interface. This will use the MIDI In and MIDI Out ports on the back panel of the AX-Synth, which will connect to the interface, and the interface will then connect to a standard USB port on your computer. This is useful it you already have a MIDI or Audio/MIDI interface connected to your system, or if there is not a USB driver available for your computer.
The functionality and operation of the AX-Synth and your computer-based application(s) will be the same no matter which type of connection you are using - the only difference is how the MIDI signals are routed.
Note: if you wish to route the sound (audio) of the AX-Synth into a computer, you will need to use an Audio Interface.
Connecting your AX-Synth to a computer using the direct USB connection
1. On the AX-Synth, Hold down the SHIFT button and press PGM CHANGE / INC.
2. Keep holding the SHIFT button and press the PGM CHANGE / INC button to select “Uen.” in the display.
3. Press the WRITE button to confirm your selection.
4. Release the SHIFT button.
5. Switch the AX-Synth off, wait a few seconds, then switch it on again.
6. Download and install the AX-Synth USB driver for your computer and connect the USB cable. You can download the latest drivers from our website here.
Make sure you download the driver that corresponds to the type of computer you have (Mac or Windows-based) and the version of operating system you are using. Once downloaded, you will need to run the setup application to install the driver into your system. This may include re-starting your computer.
Note: If there is not a USB driver available for your operating system, you can change the USB Driver setting in the AX-Synth to "Generic" and use the built-in MIDI driver in your computer.
7. Confirm that the USB driver is installed correctly and that the computer is communicating correctly with the AX-Synth.
- On a Macintosh, look in the Audio MIDI Setup utility and confirm that the AX-Synth is listed in the MIDI Studio window.
- On a PC, open the Device Manager and confirm that the AX-Synth is listed under "Sound, video, and game controllers."
8. Activate or enable the AX-Synth in your music software. You will need to consult with the documentation for your specific application for this, but usually there is a preferences menu where you will need to enable the AX-Synth so it can be used by your software.
This will allow you to transfer MIDI between the AX-Synth and your computer.
Connecting your AX-Synth to a computer using a separate MIDI or Audio/MIDI interface
1. Download and install the USB driver for your the interface (if necessary).
2. Confirm that the USB driver is installed correctly and that the computer is communicating correctly with the interface.
- On a Macintosh, look in the Audio MIDI Setup utility and confirm that the interface is listed in both the Audio and MIDI Studio windows if it is a Audio and MIDI interface, or only in the MIDI Studio window if it is a MIDI interface.
- On a PC, open the Device Manager and confirm that the interface is listed under "Sound, video, and game controllers."
3. Activate or enable the interface in your music software. You will need to consult with the documentation for your specific application for this.
4. Connect the AX-Synth to the interface.