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X/Y PAL ~ MIDI X/Y pad controller for iOS

  • 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.


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🎬 XY PAL - XY PAL together with the KORG minilogue xd - Demo

🎬 X/Y PAL - Map to Ableton - Quick Demo

X/Y Pal Manual + FAQ

What is the X/Y Pal?

It’s an iOS app which provides multiple X/Y pads for controlling MIDI CC (control change) messages. These pads are customizable and allow the easy sending of CC messages via MIDI to your software or hardware devices.

Does the app make sounds?

No, the app itself does not create any audio. It just sends MIDI CC messages.

How can I control my Ableton device with the X/Y pal?

The first question is, how your iOS device is connected to the computer on which your DAW – in this case Ableton – is running.

If it’s connected via USB cable, then first go to your AUDIO Midi Setup application and “Enable” your iOS device.

After this step the device should be visible in Abletons MIDI Input/Output devices.

Now activate “Remote”.

In the X/Y pal you know need to map your parameters to the corresponding host by selecting “IDAM MIDI Host” from the MIDI output selector.

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