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'''Wireless''' – Bluetooth. Try Yamaha's UD-BT01 interface and verify that it runs firmware 1.03 or later (run the Yamaha UD/MD utility, available in the US / Canadian app store). Launch the app "Midimittr" ([http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/midimittr/id925495245?mt=8 AppStore]) to enable the communication, followed by launching FracPad.
 
'''Wireless''' – Bluetooth. Try Yamaha's UD-BT01 interface and verify that it runs firmware 1.03 or later (run the Yamaha UD/MD utility, available in the US / Canadian app store). Launch the app "Midimittr" ([http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/midimittr/id925495245?mt=8 AppStore]) to enable the communication, followed by launching FracPad.
  
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A Bluetooth connection requires Bluetooth LE (Low Energy), so make sure that the iOS device handles Bluetooth 4.0+. This requires at least an iPad 3 or iPhone 4s ([http://developer.apple.com/library/content/documentation/DeviceInformation/Reference/iOSDeviceCompatibility/DeviceCompatibilityMatrix/DeviceCompatibilityMatrix.html source]).
 
A Bluetooth connection requires Bluetooth LE (Low Energy), so make sure that the iOS device handles Bluetooth 4.0+. This requires at least an iPad 3 or iPhone 4s ([http://developer.apple.com/library/content/documentation/DeviceInformation/Reference/iOSDeviceCompatibility/DeviceCompatibilityMatrix/DeviceCompatibilityMatrix.html source]).

Revision as of 14:27, 24 July 2018

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About FracPad

Forum member and programmer AlGrenadine provides a handy editor for the Axe-Fx II, AX8 and FX8: FracPad. It provides all the tools to edit and manage presets, blocks etc, from a tablet, smartphone or computer.

FracPad is commercial software, available for Android (6.0+) and iOS. You can try a demo version ("Lite") first.

A free version is available for Windows and OS X.

Downloads:

More information:

Connecting FracPad to mobile device

Android (wired)

This requires a compatible USB adapter, called "USB OTG". This works with the AX8, FX8 and Axe-Fx II models.

No reliable wireless solution (Bluetooth) has been found yet.

Axe-Fx II and iOS (wired and wireless)

Wired – Requires a MIDI-to-USB interface, because the USB port on the Axe-Fx II doesn't operate as USB host. Use a USB-to-MIDI interface like Roland's UM-One in conjunction with the "USB camera adapter" for Apple devices.

Wireless – Bluetooth. The Yamaha MD-BT01 interface is recommended. It connects to the MIDI IN and OUT ports on the Axe-Fx II. Launch the app "Midimittr" (AppStore) to enable the communication, followed by launching FracPad.

AX8/FX8 and iOS (wired and wireless)

Wired – Requires a USB connection, because the AX8 and FX8 do not support editing through MIDI. Use the "USB camera adapter" for Apple devices.

Wireless – Bluetooth. Try Yamaha's UD-BT01 interface and verify that it runs firmware 1.03 or later (run the Yamaha UD/MD utility, available in the US / Canadian app store). Launch the app "Midimittr" (AppStore) to enable the communication, followed by launching FracPad.

Wireless connection of iOS version to Axe-Fx II / AX8 /FX8

A Bluetooth connection requires Bluetooth LE (Low Energy), so make sure that the iOS device handles Bluetooth 4.0+. This requires at least an iPad 3 or iPhone 4s (source).

Bluetooth operations on Android are not officially supported, so use at your own risk.

This tutorial demonstrates how to establish a wireless connection with the hardware using Yamaha's UD-BT01 or MD-BT01 adapter