Unlock FM Essential!
Get more sounds and features – FREE!
FM Essential is a FREE synthesizer app for iPhone® and iPad®. FM Essential uses Frequency Modulation (FM) synthesis to create unique, dynamic, synthesizer sound. FM Essential features 10 preset Voices, Effects, Drum Pads, an Arpeggiator and more.
Connect FM Essential to a Yamaha MX series synthesizer and unlock the magic! Get 271 total Voices and the ability to save and recall edited Voices.
Unlocking is easy, just visit your local dealer and connect connect your iOS device to MX series synthesizer. Once downloaded to your device, the full version remains unlocked, even when disconnected from the MX!
Go to your Authorized
Ask to connect your iOS device to the MX series. Once connected, start FM Essential and it is unlocked FOREVER! Check out the integration with MX series while you're there!
Unlock FM Essential to go from 10 to 271 Voices! These Voices cover a wide range of sound from classic 80s to modern EDM.
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Combination voice 15 VOICES
Get the best of both worlds with 15 combination Voices. Combination Voices layer FM sound from FM Essential with the internal MX Voices.
How to connect MX to iOS
There are two ways to connect and unlock FM Essential.
- Via Apple® Lightning to USB Camera Adapter and USB cable.
- With Yamaha MD-BT01 wireless Bluetooth MIDI adapter and stereo 3.5mm cable.
- Connect the MD-BT01 to the MX.
(Make sure the MIDI in of the MD-BT01 us connected to the MIDI Out of the MX and the MIDI Out of the MD-BT01 is connected to the MIDI In of the MX.)
- Start FM Essential and go to Settings/Bluetooth MIDI Device/MD-BT01.
- FM Essential is now UNLOCKED!
What is FM Essential
FM Essential is a free iOS FM synthesizer app. Connect to an MX music synthesizer and unlock more Voices, the ability to save and expressive control!
FM Essential Voice
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