thx for replying busker.
I've already setup the controller 3x in Studio one, and every time i go to use it on a new project...the settings have not been saved/stored. I have to re-program the controller again & again...VERY frustrating. And to be honest, NOT something i'd expect from PreSonus frankly. With all the stuff that's been added to the program since v3, i would think that keeping the controller list current would have been of more concern than it apparently is for them. It's not like i'm using some obscure controller, M-Audio controllers are very common, and this is their latest version of the Oxygen model.
At the very least, having the program be capable is understanding the M-Audio DirectLink Support would avoid them having to keep up with all the current models.
thx for your time.