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UAFX Control Desktop App Manual

UAFX Control is the companion software for UAFX pedals. To get UAFX Control software, go here.

UAFX Control Desktop App – The UAFX Control desktop app is for pedal registration, getting free bonus effects and speaker cabinets, and firmware updates. Firmware updates for UAFX may be provided to improve or add functionality, and are installed over a USB connection to a computer, using a USB-C cable (not included).

UAFX Control Mobile App – The UAFX Control mobile app is for preset management, getting free bonus effects and speaker cabinets, global settings such as footswitch modes, and registration. For the UAFX Control Mobile App Manual, go here.

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System Requirements

  • Operating System:
    • macOS 10.14 Mojave, 10.15 Catalina, 11 Big Sur, or 12 Monterey
    • Windows 10 or 11
  • Available USB port
  • USB-C cable (not included)

Note: The UAFX pedal’s USB-C port can be connected to any type of USB port on the computer, but you may need an adapter.

 


 

Installing the UAFX Control Desktop App

macOS:

  1. Download the app from uaudio.com/uafx/start.
  2. Double-click the downloaded UAFX_Control_1_1_0_101_Mac.dmg file. A macOS Finder window appears containing the UAFX Control app.
  3. Drag the UAFX Control app to your Applications folder.

Done! Launch the app and follow the on-screen instructions to register your pedal.

Windows:

  1. Download the app from uaudio.com/uafx/start.
  2. Extract the downloaded UAFX_Control_1_1_0_101_Win.zip file.
  3. Double-click the UAFX Control Setup.exe file.
  4. Follow the prompts to install the software.

Done! Launch the app and follow the on-screen instructions to register your pedal.

 


 

Registering your UAFX pedal with the desktop app

To register ownership of your pedal, use UAFX Control desktop app for Mac/Windows or the mobile app for smartphones.

Any time the pedal is registered, the bonus effect(s) or speaker cabinets are added to your pedal. If the pedal is subsequently registered by a different user, registration is transferred automatically.

To register your pedal:

  1. After installing the application, launch the UAFX Control desktop app.
  2. Log in with your uaudio.com account login and password, or click Create Account to create a uaudio.com account. After logging in, UAFX Control shows no pedals connected.

    uafx-control-login.png
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  3. Connect a UAFX pedal to your computer with a USB-C cable (not included). The USB-C port can be connected to any type of USB port on your computer, but you may need an adapter. Make sure the pedal is connected to 9VDC power (400 mA minimum). UAFX Control shows your pedal is connected.

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  4. Click the Register Pedal button to register your pedal.
    The pedal is registered, and a notification appears that you have added the bonus effect(s) or speaker cabinets. When registration is complete, you can disconnect the USB-C cable.

Note: You should disconnect the USB-C port before playing through the pedal, as the USB connection can generate significant noise if connected to the computer.

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Selecting Bonus Effects and Speaker Cabinets

After pedal registration, the bonus effects and speaker cabinets are available for use. The bonus effects and speaker cabinets are selected with the Effect Type or Speaker switch and indicated with a green LED (the bonus effects and speaker cabinets don’t have labels).

Astra bonus effects

After registration the Phaser X90 and Dharma Trem 61 effects are added to the pedal. To select these effects, push the Effect Type switch until the top or middle LED is lit green.

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Dream ‘65 bonus speaker cabinets

After registration, the Boutique D65, S-Verb, and JBF120 speaker cabinets are added to the pedal. To select these speaker cabinets, push the Effect Type switch until the top, middle, or bottom LED is lit green.

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Golden bonus effect

After registration, the Chamber & Plate 224 reverb is added to the pedal. To select this effect, push the Effect Type switch until the top LED is lit green.

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Ruby ‘63 bonus speaker cabinets

After registration, the Blue Mod, Match, and Gold speaker cabinets are added to the pedal. To select these speaker cabinets, push the Effect Type switch until the top, middle, or bottom LED is lit green.

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Starlight bonus effect

After registration, the Cooper Time Cube delay is added to the pedal. To select this effect, push the Effect Type switch until the top LED is lit green.

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Woodrow ‘55 bonus speaker cabinets

After registration, the Vee30, B-Man, and JB120 speaker cabinets are added to the pedal. To select these speaker cabinets, push the Effect Type switch until the top, middle, or bottom LED is lit green.

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Updating Your UAFX Pedal

UAFX pedal updates are installed with the UAFX Control desktop app for Mac/Windows. Firmware updates for UAFX may be provided to improve or add functionality, and are installed over a USB connection to a computer, using a USB-C cable (not included).

Your pedal’s presets are retained when you update the firmware.

Connect the pedal’s USB-C port to your computer and start the UAFX Control software to check for available updates. Make sure the pedal is connected to 9VDC power (400 mA minimum).

Note: The pedal’s USB-C port can be connected to any type of USB port on the computer, but you may need an adapter.

  1. When an update is available for your pedal, the Update button appears.
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  2. Click the Update button to update your pedal’s firmware. Make sure that the pedal remains connected to 9VDC power, and connected via USB to your computer, while the update is in process.
    pedal-update-in-process.png
  3. When the update is complete, the pedal shows that the latest update is installed. After the update is complete, you can disconnect the USB-C port.
    pedal-update-after-update.png


Note: You should disconnect the USB-C port before playing through the pedal, as the USB connection can generate significant noise if connected to the computer.

 

 

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