BandHelper and Set List Maker
What are BandHelper and Set List Maker
The apps support MIDI which enables them to switch presets on other devices resp. listen to other devices.
Configuring MIDI: hardware connection
Connect the tablet/smartphone to the other device. The required cable/hardware depends on the device.
Make sure the devices operate on the same MIDI channel.
Unlike the Axe-Fx II, the Axe-Fx III's USB port operates as a host USB. You can directly connect a smartphone or tablet through USB with the suitable adapter. At the moment, only incoming MIDI-over-USB traffic is supported, not outgoing MIDI-over-USB. This means that you can use an USB-connected iPad to send Program Changes to the III, but the iPad won't receive Program Changes from the III.
Configuring MIDI: app to hardware
To make the app transmit MIDI Program Changes to a Fractal Audio device or MIDI controller with songs:
- Create a MIDI Preset for each song in the app.
- In the Channel field of the MIDI preset:
Axe-Fx II: Enter 0 in Bank MSB Enter the bank number in Bank LSB (single digit) Enter the Program Change number in the 3rd field (without preceding zero)
Axe-Fx III: Enter the bank number in Bank MSB (single digit) Enter 0 in Bank LSB Enter the Program Change number in the 3rd field (without preceding zero)
- Make sure to enter the data in the correct channel (connected devices must use the same MIDI channel. There's no need to set up a specific MIDI device in the app.
- Attach the MIDI preset to the song.
You need to do this for each song!
Edit the Layouts > Details > Actions to make the app send the MIDI preset automatically when selecting a song.
Configuring MIDI: hardware to app
To make the app listen to incoming MIDI Program Changes from a Fractal Audio device or MIDI controller, edit Songs > Details:
Axe-Fx II: Enter the bank number in Bank MSB (one digit) Enter 0 in Bank LSB Enter the Program Change number (without preceding zero)
Axe-Fx III: To be added...
Make sure the connected devices use the same MIDI channel.
Apps from other companies/developers, such as OnSong, operate in the same way.
Example layout in BandHelper: