X/Y PAL 4+

MIDI X/Y pad controller


Designed for iPad

    • 4.4 • 5 Ratings
    • $0.99



No with Bounce Back feature.

X/Y PAL is your handsome X/Y pad MIDI controller. Control up to 8 parameters per pad. Each parameter can be configured:

- set MIDI Channel and control change message,
- set the CC value range,
- set a color and a name
- pick the MIDI output device and
- inverse the CC value mapping.

On the iPad up to 4 pads can be visible in landscape mode and up to 2 in portrait mode. On the iPhone there can be 2 pads visible and controlled at once.

Pick CC value mappings from a list of predefined devices to help create your custom pads.

CC value change is visualized using bars on the side of each pad.


- configure the X/Y Pads in the settings section
- configure each of the 8 parameters by clicking on the sidebar in the settings section
- pick from a predefined list of devices to easily set the CC value and name or just set some custom name and CC value
- set the color of the parameter by clicking on the color button
- inverse the CC value mapping by selecting the inverse button for the parameter
- select the MIDI output for each parameter
- configure the CC value range for each parameter.

What’s New

Version 1.2.2

Hi MIDI fans. The X/Y PAL has been updated.

Besides couple of improvements and bug fixes we have added a requested feature: “Bounce Back”.

This allows a axis value to bounce back to MIDI CC value 0 when the finger is lifted. The thumb-cursor stay where it was before, but the value jumps back. This allows to bounce back some axis-values, but keep the value for the rest for example. We will add some other bounce back strategies in the future.
New predefined devices

## Couple of devices has been added to the “predefined devices” drop-down.

- Evolver
- JX-3P Kiwitechnics
- JX-3P Organix
- Model:Samples
- Prophet Rev2
- samuelbecker Virus TI
- SH-201
- Subsequent-25
- Waldorf Blofeld
- Waldorf Microwave II
- Behringer Crave

These "device presets" include all the known MIDI CC mappings for these devices.

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

manateemilitia ,


I've been looking for a straightforward x/y MIDI utility for ages and this is nearly perfect. The wealth of preset cc's is awesome as well. The one thing I'd like is if one could define the bounce back value. Using this for VSTs that have x/y pads, the "center" or no-modulation position is often 64 instead of 0. Still fantastic!

Loaded656 ,

Love it

So glad I found this app! I was able to get things setup and running quickly as opposed to many other apps with create your own X/Y MIDI surface. The ability to layer is awesome and being able to switch on/off just “X” or “Y” makes midi learn a breeze! Finally thank you!! You can save individual hot keys (quick buttons) and full group (pad) presets. Send to different MIDI channels or devices. You can even inverse the values per control. The included blue tooth control works great without noticeable latency.

Some minor issues keeping me from giving it a fifth star.... Settings and adjustments autosave and there’s no undo which is cool on the fly but may cause confusion if something’s changed accidentally.
The lowest CC value range “00” actually jumps to 127. So it's: 127-1<127. Changing it from zero to one sorted it for my needs but was a headache at first.
On the iPhone the lower value rages were hard to move and see the value so even simply changing to “01” was a struggle. Cycling through custom CC is also cumbersome on both iPad and iPhone again on the iPhone it’s hard to control the scroll. I accidentally changed MIDI output “many” times trying to cycle through the Custom presets (and it auto saved before I realized).
I like being able to change button colors however tapping to change doesn’t work well for me. I would rather see all colors including current selected and maybe add alpha numeric for future releases. I WISH IT HAD a snap function (it does not) with toggle. And lastly, It does work on older devices running ios11 however would be cool if it could run on even older devices. I’d have this app running everywhere & It would look handsome lol
Nice job
Keep up the great work!!!!

Developer Response ,

Thanks for this detailed review and for using the X/Y pal.
I will take care of your wishes.. :)

Rian Diasporah ,

Both CC and XY pal

Both of Daniel’s apps are the bees knees. I witnessed a friend using them with gear last night and instabought when I woke up this morning.

Lol ,you know it’s good when it’s the first thing on a producers mind when he wakes up!

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