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Yamaha MD-BT01 Wireless Bluetooth 5-pin DIN MIDI Adapter

Postby engrssc » Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:48 pm

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Re: Yamaha MD-BT01 Wireless Bluetooth 5-pin DIN MIDI Adapter

Postby johnh » Tue Mar 21, 2017 12:57 am

I've heard (haven't used the tech myself) various things about Bluetooth latency being an issue with MIDI. Now Bluetooth has evolved and maybe things have gotten better. In September there was a post on StackExchange that had these figures for Apple devices:

Apple USB MIDI (iOS/macOS) latency: approx 3.5ms
Apple BLE MIDI macOS latency: approx 17 ms


Other articles are saying that it's no longer an issue. I'd be curious also to know of people's first hand experience.
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Re: Yamaha MD-BT01 Wireless Bluetooth 5-pin DIN MIDI Adapter

Postby engrssc » Tue Mar 21, 2017 5:04 am

The advertizing is all directed to musicians, esp keyboarders. Says distance covered up to 10 M (32 ft).

I've tried (unsuccessfully) MidiAir which uses a USB connection.

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Re: Yamaha MD-BT01 Wireless Bluetooth 5-pin DIN MIDI Adapter

Postby engrssc » Tue Mar 28, 2017 3:02 am

Specifically a product for Mac computers and iOS devices. Haven't heard of a successful connection via Windows. Needs Win 10 Anniversary Edition Update (with all it's problems) as it uses Bluetooth LE format. "Old" news discussed here:

http://www.sonicstate.com/news/2016/09/24/more-midi-for-windows-10/

Fixes for AU problems

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/16-windows-10-anniversary-update-issues-fix/

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