FM Essentials updated

edited April 20 in General
  • Fixed stutter on playback problem in GarageBand (making it previously unusable as an AU)
  • Reintroduced issue of every instance switching to the same preset

Comments

  • Still no IAP option for non MX users :(

  • @Samu said:
    Still no IAP option for non MX users :(

    Don't think that's ever coming :# I would get an MX to unlock it, but the free version has been so unstable it would be a sure waste.

  • edited April 20

    Im really looking into getting the mx88 for performances and gigs. If the IOS integration is good I dont care about there app I have millions of others I just need audio out and midi control in one box

  • @Samu said:
    Still no IAP option for non MX users :(

    I can't work this out. The guys who own the hardware probably don't care about this app, and the guys who own the app and want access to the full features aren't going to buy the hardware just to unlock it. Surely Yamaha would make more money from this app if they introduced an IAP that allowed access to the full functionality?!

  • @Beathoven said:

    @Samu said:
    Still no IAP option for non MX users :(

    I can't work this out. The guys who own the hardware probably don't care about this app, and the guys who own the app and want access to the full features aren't going to buy the hardware just to unlock it. Surely Yamaha would make more money from this app if they introduced an IAP that allowed access to the full functionality?!

    It sure feels like a gimmicky promotional deal. Well they intended to sell their MX series with this goodie. I guess it is supposed to trigger "hey i got an iPad already that fits well together" reaction in the potential buyers mind...

  • @Beathoven said:

    @Samu said:
    Still no IAP option for non MX users :(

    I can't work this out. The guys who own the hardware probably don't care about this app, and the guys who own the app and want access to the full features aren't going to buy the hardware just to unlock it. Surely Yamaha would make more money from this app if they introduced an IAP that allowed access to the full functionality?!

    Maybe it's internal politics and the hardware division won.

  • It's worse when you an MX already but it's the old series and doesn't activate the app. Thanks Yamaha -_-

  • Today I visited the local music store here in Gothenburg Sweden and unlocked my copy of FM Essentials for 'free'.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hW2aNk3PHUk

    My local dealer (http://www.andreassonmusik.se) already had information from Yamaha regarding the FM Go campaign so it was just a matter of asking for permission to mess around with the MX V2, attach the USB Cable with CCK(which I had with me) and voila it's all now unlocked and I'm happy! :D

  • Wow! How are the sounds?

  • @Samu said:
    Today I visited the local music store here in Gothenburg Sweden and unlocked my copy of FM Essentials for 'free'.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hW2aNk3PHUk

    My local dealer (http://www.andreassonmusik.se) already had information from Yamaha regarding the FM Go campaign so it was just a matter of asking for permission to mess around with the MX V2, attach the USB Cable with CCK(which I had with me) and voila it's all now unlocked and I'm happy! :D

    Im not sure to have a dealer in my area (maybe in Germany) but it sounds good.How many presets are added ? I see there are several grand piano, How are they realistic ? I didn't know an fm synth could recreate a real piano sound .

  • @realdavidai said:
    Wow! How are the sounds?

    Like the 'Originals' :)

    The app is free to download and check out so there's nothing to loose other than a few megs of storage on the iOS device.

  • @grego68 said:

    Im not sure to have a dealer in my area (maybe in Germany) but it sounds good.How many presets are added ? I see there are several grand piano, How are they realistic ? I didn't know an fm synth could recreate a real piano sound .

    It's 'FM Grand Piano' nowhere near a realistic Grand Piano, that's the charm of FM :D
    (4*64 patches + some 'combinations' that need the MX).

  • edited April 26

    @Samu said:

    @grego68 said:

    Im not sure to have a dealer in my area (maybe in Germany) but it sounds good.How many presets are added ? I see there are several grand piano, How are they realistic ? I didn't know an fm synth could recreate a real piano sound .

    It's 'FM Grand Piano' nowhere near a realistic Grand Piano, that's the charm of FM :D
    (4*64 patches + some 'combinations' that need the MX).

    I the latest free version of the app, it can't be multi-instanced as an AU... In that all instances seem to share the same preset. Are you noticing this on your end?

  • So if you had to reinstall it, would you need to unlock it again?

  • @Carnbot said:
    So if you had to reinstall it, would you need to unlock it again?

    I don't know if the app stores anything 'in the cloud' but if it does it would unlock it again on re-install.
    (Don't feel like deleting the app just to check this to be honest).

  • @realdavidai said:

    I the latest free version of the app, it can't be multi-instanced as an AU... In that all instances seem to share the same preset. Are you noticing this on your end?

    Yepp, hope an update comes soon...
    It does feel like a 'bug' since that was not the case before.

    Oh well, at least I can create and edit patches while waiting for the update to fix the multi-instance issues.

  • @Samu said:

    @Carnbot said:
    So if you had to reinstall it, would you need to unlock it again?

    I don't know if the app stores anything 'in the cloud' but if it does it would unlock it again on re-install.
    (Don't feel like deleting the app just to check this to be honest).

    Possibly they are putting an unlock code in the Docs/Data folder on iOS?

  • @Samu said:

    @Carnbot said:
    So if you had to reinstall it, would you need to unlock it again?

    I don't know if the app stores anything 'in the cloud' but if it does it would unlock it again on re-install.
    (Don't feel like deleting the app just to check this to be honest).

    Or maybe you could install on your iPhone to see if it inherits the unlock (Assuming you have an iPhone)

  • @realdavidai said:

    Or maybe you could install on your iPhone to see if it inherits the unlock (Assuming you have an iPhone)

    Just installed it on my iPhone. It needs to be connected to MX as well...
    Don't know if it's activation 'per device' that is required and when done it 'carries over' after re-install.

    I do have a feeling Yamaha will release more 'hardware' that will be able to unlock stuff.
    The AG03/AG06 usb mixer/sound-cards are 'discontinued' but new stuff is apparently on the way but no ETA.

  • Ironically I see there is a Yamaha music school in my town but I don't know if there is a music shop with Yamaha keyboards ...I have got to learn music theory before buying lol

  • Pity there wasn't another way to unlock FM essentials. My local music store is a Yamaha dealer but they said that they won't be getting any stock of the MX synths.

  • @Artmuzz said:
    Pity there wasn't another way to unlock FM essentials. My local music store is a Yamaha dealer but they said that they won't be getting any stock of the MX synths.

    They should get them (MXV2's) once the Yamaha FM GO! Campaign starts rolling...
    (The stores should by now have some info from Yamaha, at least the store I visited had gotten some info from Yamaha regarding this, the sales-rep checked the mail before I was allowed to hook my iPad to the MX).

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