How to Use my Axiom 49’s Sliders and Knobs While Mixing!

Axiom 49 (2nd Gen) Top

Unfortunately, since the Axiom 49’s sliders aren’t motorized.. it makes mixing a bit harder than it should be.

If you were working with motorized faders/sliders, when you push a button to go over to the next set of sounds, the sliders should automatically adjust to the volume. But since the Axiom 49 has manual ones.. the sliders are in the position of the last set of sliders, and therefore, when you move the slider, it moves your sound according to the last sliders you were on!

This is a bit of a hassle, and leaves one just wanting to use the mouse.

So How Do I get Hands on Mixing?

Mackie Control  - Logic Control (2)

Well, inside FL Studio, I’d recommend either the BCF 2000, which is a more affordable option, or the Mackie Control, which provides a much more professional feel to your mixing process.

However, FL Studio is always a bit finicky with hardware, and still gives the user a lot of hassle with work arounds. The mixers mentioned above give you that hands-on mixing experience, however, there is still a lot of mousing you have to do within your project. (But the hands-on mixing is cool, plus the motorized faders never get old to watch! ;)).

Ok, Well.. I Only Have the Axiom. How Do I Set it Up?

Axiom 49 (2nd Gen) Back

If you watch the video above, I’ve gone over how to set it all up!

I thought I would use the knobs/sliders way more on my Axiom 49 (2nd Gen), but as mentioned, it’s more of a hassle than to use them. But in case you were like me and just “had to try it”, here’s a video to help you out.

The motorized faders are a lot of fun, and they allow you to really “hear” your music while you mix, rather than always just use the mouse.)