FM Essential

A problem has been reported in version 15 of iOS and iPadOS, in which Apps are sometimes unable to detect a Yamaha musical instrument after making a USB connection.

If you encounter this problem, turning off your iPhone/iPad and then turning it on again will allow the instrument to be detected normally. We have confirmed that this problem only occurs with version 15 of each OS.

As of October 27, 2021, we have reported this to Apple and are considering how to address it.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but would ask for your patience while we resolve this issue.

About FM ESSENTIAL FM Essential is a free iOS synthesizer app featuring technology from the DX100, TX81Z and V50. It has 10 preset Voices, built-in effects, a step sequencer, drum patterns and more.

Connect FM Essential to an MX BK/BU/WH to unlock new features and integration. The unlocked features are 261 more Voices and the ability to save Voices. MX BK/BU/WH integration allows direct FM Essential control and audio monitoring.

FM GO! Visit a Yamaha dealer and get the full version FREE Download the free version of FM Essential, then take your iOS device to an authorized Yamaha dealer. Once in the store, connect to a Yamaha MX synthesizer to unlock the full version of FM Essential. Unlocking gives you 261 additional Voices plus the ability to save and load your own creations. Once downloaded, the app stays on your device fully enabled even when the MX is no longer connected!

FM Essential

FM Essential is an FM synthesizer app for the iPhone and iPad with real-time synth performance and editing.Connect FM Essential to an MX BK/BU synthesizer and unlock a full set of 271 Voices.

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