About the project
Fractal Audio will no longer support the MFC to communicate bidirectional with the Axe-FX III because of many new features that brings the new generation. The MFC is too old and memory is too small for many new features.
The MFC is a very great MIDI-Controller. I like it very much. My vision is to control the Axe-FX III with some limitations and use Totalsync like with an Axe-FX II.
First quick tests with an Arduino shows, that it is possible to communicate bidirectional from Axe-FX III and the MFC. The YouTube-Videos on this site (only German, sorry!) shows tests of the programming. You will see the possibilities and limitations. You will see: The MFC understands the Axe-FX III.
The Axe-FX III will be connected to the MFC-Translator via two standard MIDI-cables. The Translator connects the MFC-101 with a 7-Pin-MIDI-cable. The 7-Pin-MIDI-cable provides the necessary power for the MFC in addition to the data. It is possible to mount the MFC-Translator in your Rack near the Axe-FX III. Then you need one 7-Pin-MIDI-cable to your MFC only.
The whole project is based on an Arduino with an extension for the communications. The software translates all commands.