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=About FracPad=
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* Forum member and programmer AlGrenadine has created a superhandy tablet/smartphone editor for the Axe-Fx II and AX8: FracPad. It provides all the tools to edit and manage presets, blocks etc. without having to connect a desktop computer or laptop. [http://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/fracpad.120946 More information on the forum].
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=About FracPad III=
* FracPad is commercial software, available for [http://www.e-junkie.com/fracpad Android (6.0+)] and [https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fracpad/id1154402237 iOS].
 
  
=How to connect FracPad to an Android device (wired)=
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Forum member and programmer AlGrenadine provides a handy editing app for Fractal Audio's processors: FracPad III. It provides all the tools to adjust your sound, edit and manage presets, blocks etc, on a tablet, smartphone or computer.
* This requires a compatible USB adapter, called "USB OTG". This works with the AX8 and Axe-Fx II models.
 
* No reliable wireless solution (Bluetooth) has been found yet.
 
  
=How to connect FracPad to the Axe-Fx II and an iOS device (wired and wireless)=
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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, selecting knob skins, importing presets which were made for other products, turning the metronome on/off, and many, many other things.
* A '''wired''' connection requires a MIDI-to-USB interface, because the USB port on the Axe-Fx II doesn't operate as USB host. Use a 3rd party iOS MIDI interface, such as iRig2 MIDI, or a general purpose USB-MIDI interface like Roland's UM-One in conjunction with the "USB camera adapter" for Apple devices.
 
* A '''wireless''' connection can be established through 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" ([https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/midimittr/id925495245?mt=8 AppStore]), followed by FracPad.
 
  
=How to connect FracPad to the AX8 and an iOS device (wired and wireless)=
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A connection to the device is required.
* A '''wired''' connection requires an USB connection, because the AX8 doesn't support editing through MIDI. Use the "USB camera adapter" for Apple devices.
 
* A '''wireless''' connection can be established through Bluetooth. Use Yamaha's UD-BT01 interface and verify that it runs firmware 1.03 or later (run the Yamaha UD/MD utility, available on the US appstore). Launch the app "Midimittr" ([https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/midimittr/id925495245?mt=8 AppStore]), followed by FracPad.
 
  
=Notes about Bluetooth wireless connections between Axe-Fx II or AX8 and iOS devices=
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FracPad III is commercial software, available for Android (6.0+) and iOS. You can try a demo version ("Lite") first.
* Bluetooth LE (Low Energy) is required, so make sure that your iOS device handles Bluetooth 4.0+. This requires at least an iPad 3 or iPhone 4s ([https://developer.apple.com/library/content/documentation/DeviceInformation/Reference/iOSDeviceCompatibility/DeviceCompatibilityMatrix/DeviceCompatibilityMatrix.html source]).
 
* Bluetooth operations are not officially supported, so use at your own risk.
 
* [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UY5k9uqa5CE Video: how to establish a wireless connection with the AX8 or Axe-Fx II using Yamaha's UD-BT01 or MD-BT01].
 
  
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For Windows and OS X, there's a free version.
  
[[image:FracPad.jpg|500px]]
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Downloads:
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* [http://www.e-junkie.com/fracpad Full and "lite" versions for Android, and free version for Windows and Mac]
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* [https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fracpad-iii/id1436855580 Commercial version for iOS]
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* [http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/fracpad-demo/id1201807055 Free "Lite" version for iOS]
  
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More information:
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* [http://forum.fractalaudio.com/threads/fracpad.120946 Forum discussion]
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* [http://www.facebook.com/fracpad FracPad on Facebook]
  
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-2-xaceKGw Demo by Leon Todd]
  
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=Connect FracPad III=
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==Android (wired)==
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This requires a compatible USB adapter, called "USB OTG". This works with the AX8, FX8 and Axe-Fx II/III models.
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No reliable wireless solution (Bluetooth) has been found yet, but most functions will be okay on Bluetooth.
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==Axe-Fx II and iOS (wired, wireless)==
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'''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.
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==AX8 or FX8 and iOS (wired, wireless)==
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'''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.
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==Axe-Fx III and iOS (wired, wireless)==
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'''Wired''' – Requires a USB connection. Use the "USB camera adapter" for Apple devices.
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'''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" ([http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/midimittr/id925495245?mt=8 AppStore]) to enable the communication, followed by launching FracPad III.
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==Axe-Fx II, AX8 or FX8 and iOS (wireless)==
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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])
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Bluetooth operations on Android are not officially supported, so use at your own risk.
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[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UY5k9uqa5CE Establishing a wireless connection with the hardware using Yamaha's UD-BT01 or MD-BT01 adapter]
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Latest revision as of 11:41, 29 July 2019

FracPad.jpg

About FracPad III

Forum member and programmer AlGrenadine provides a handy editing app for Fractal Audio's processors: FracPad III. It provides all the tools to adjust your sound, edit and manage presets, blocks etc, on 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, selecting knob skins, importing presets which were made for other products, turning the metronome on/off, and many, many other things.

A connection to the device is required.

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

For Windows and OS X, there's a free version.

Downloads:

More information:

Demo by Leon Todd

Connect FracPad III

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 okay on Bluetooth.

Axe-Fx 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 or 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.

Axe-Fx 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.

Axe-Fx II, AX8 or 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.

Establishing a wireless connection with the hardware using Yamaha's UD-BT01 or MD-BT01 adapter