03D Remote

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About 03D Remote:



03D Remote is an iPhone App to remotely control the parameters on a Yamaha 03D Mixing Console via WiFi. Imagine the advantages of being able to wander around an auditorium, tweaking mixes and settings from your iPhone!

Note that the 03D responds to changes made on the iPhone. If changes are made on the 03D, the faders on the iPhone move accordingly (known as 'handshaking')

A typical setup is shown below:

Typical 03D Remote Setup

The hardware/software requirements are as follows:

Hardware: iPhone 3GS or later, Mac or PC with WiFi and USB, 03D with latest firmware.

Software: iOS4 or later, and installed on the host computer: UMMU Server, latest version of the Yamaha 03D USB MIDI Drivers.



Installing and using UMMU Server:


Firstly, download UMMU Server for Mac or Windows http://www.strongsoft.co.uk

Then follow the installation instructions included in the download to install the software to your host computer. To use 03D Remote, UMMU server must be launched first, then the 03D Remote App (on the iPhone).

When the UMMU Server is launched, you will see the following window (MacOSX pictured):

UMMU Server

Once this window is visible, you should be able to set your MIDI routings using the pull-down menus- once
you've done this, you're ready to go!

Using 03D Remote when there's no WiFi network Available:

To do this you must create a computer to computer network (P2P):

In the Airport menu (see below), click on 'Create Network':-


Airport Menu

In the dialogue box that appears, type a name for your P2P network (anything will do!)


P2P Dialogue Box

The airport icon will change to the P2P icon (see below):-


P2P Network Created

You can now connect to this network from your iPhone in 'Settings' > 'Wi-Fi'. Just select your P2P nework name from the list.


iPhone Settings Wi-Fi Menu



Setting up the 03D:



Make sure you have the latest version of the Yamaha 03D USB MIDI Driver installed on your host computer. You can download it from:


Then configure the 03D MIDI settings in a fashion similar to the screenshot below.

03D Screenshot #1

Your 03D should now be receiving MIDI from your iPhone with 03D Remote running on it.

NB. While the 03D, and the iPhone communicate both ways (known as 'handshaking'), at start up, the 03D doesn't know what state the iPhone is in. To resolve this, you need to either press the 'send' button in 01v96 Remote, or 'load' a scene from the 03D Remote 'Library'.

It's probably a good idea to have a 'scene' in the 03D that matches either the 03D Remote Default State, or a scene in the 03D 'Library.

Note that you can change the behavior of the way in which 03D Remote behaves on pressing 'send', and on loading from the 'Library' as follows (You do this in 03D Remote 'Preferences' - Preferences button outlined in red below):-



Using 03D Remote in conjunction with Yamaha Studio Manager:

You can use Yamaha Studio Manager(YSM) with 03D Remote, provided you use a different port for transmission/reception of the YSM data. YSM sends out a massive amount of data, which if routed to UMMU server can cause serious problems with unresponsiveness, and can even cause loss of transmission in either direction. If you have persistent problems, just use 03D Remote without YSM.




Troubleshooting and FAQs:



1. 03D not receiving MIDI...

Make sure you have a good Wi-Fi connection - No Wi-Fi, no MIDI!

2. Faders on 03D are jittery...

Check your MIDI routings in UMMU Server, and in the 03D MIDI setup pages.
You will find that there is more latency and jitter on a normal WiFi network. For optimum performance
use a P2P network.

3. Nothing seems to work properly...

It's likely that the 03D is sending out a glut of Sysex! Make sure you have things routed correctly in
UMMU Server. If all else fails, reboot both the iPhone and the host computer, and try again.




Other Features in 03D Remote



In the main Fader page, if you touch on the fader track above or below the fader thumb, you will be presented with the 'Fader Fine Trim' View:

Fader Fine Trim View

Here you can take advantage of the full height of the screen to do fine fader adjustments. Click the red 'X' button to return to the main window. You can also click the green 'N' button to immediately snap to 0dB.

Clicking anywhere in the fader overview panel:

Fader Overview Navigation

scrolls the Fader Scroll View to the corresponding position, thereby allowing very quick navigation to faders not in view.

Clicking on the orange pencil icon opens the channel names view, where you can names the channels in 03D Remote:

Send Names Button 

Clicking on the 'Send' button sends all parameters from the App to the 03D Console.

A more comprehensive Help Page will follow soon.



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