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No reliable wireless solution (Bluetooth) has been found yet, but most functions will be ok on bluetooth.
 
No reliable wireless solution (Bluetooth) has been found yet, but most functions will be ok on bluetooth.
  
==AxeFx II and iOS (wired and wireless)==
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==AxeFx II and iOS (wired, 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.
 
'''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.
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'''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" ([http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/midimittr/id925495245?mt=8 AppStore]) to enable the communication, followed by launching FracPad.
 
'''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" ([http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/midimittr/id925495245?mt=8 AppStore]) to enable the communication, followed by launching FracPad.
  
==AX8/FX8 and iOS (wired and wireless)==
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==AX8/FX8 and iOS (wired, 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.
 
'''Wired''' – Requires a USB connection, because the AX8 and FX8 do not support editing through MIDI. Use the "USB camera adapter" for Apple devices.
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'''Wireless''' – Bluetooth. Try Yamaha's UD-BT01 interface and verify that it runs firmware 1.04 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 1.04 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.
  
==AxeFx III and iOS (wired and wireless)==
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==AxeFx III and iOS (wired, wireless)==
  
 
'''Wired''' – Requires a USB connection. Use the "USB camera adapter" for Apple devices.
 
'''Wired''' – Requires a USB connection. Use the "USB camera adapter" for Apple devices.

Revision as of 13:39, 5 February 2019

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About FracPad III

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

It allows naming scenes, attaching modifiers to any parameter, displaying real world amp/drive panels, searching parameters by name, displaying a tuner based on the Axe-Fx III's tuner UI, various knob skins, importing AX8/Axe-Fx/FX8 presets on every machine, turning the metronome on/off, and many other things.

FracPad III 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:

Demo by Leon Todd

Connecting FracPad III to a mobile device

Android (wired)

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

No reliable wireless solution (Bluetooth) has been found yet, but most functions will be ok on bluetooth.

AxeFx II and iOS (wired, 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, 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 1.04 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.

AxeFx III and iOS (wired, wireless)

Wired – Requires a USB connection. Use the "USB camera adapter" for Apple devices.

Wireless – Bluetooth. Try Yamaha's MD-BT01 interface and verify that it runs firmware 1.04 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 III.

AxeFx II / AX8 /FX8 and iOS (wireless)

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