MIDI Over Bluetooth – Make Music Without Cables!

Did you know that you can now use MIDI over Bluetooth? Take a look at the demonstration video below:

This is an excellent development for musical technology. We have clearly come a long way since MIDI was invented in 1983. Back then, and for years afterwards, you needed to use special MIDI cables and connect to specific MIDI in and MIDI out ports.

In more recent years, USB has become the standard way to make a MIDI connection with a computer. That made things a lot easier because you no longer needed to use the specific MIDI ports and cables. But now, being able to transmit MIDI wirelessly, this is the ultimate step in the evolution of connecting musical instruments and devices up together.

Along with Ableton Link, this paves the way for being able to collaborate easily with other people without needing to have lots of cables all connecting things up.

What do you think about using MIDI over Bluetooth? Why not tell me in the comments section below.

All the best,
Marcus.

4 Comments

  1. Jason

    I like the idea of using MIDI wirelessly. The old way of doing it with all the different connections was just cumbersome. Bluetooth was the way to go, but maybe not any more. I can see how it would benefit some people that want to jam together without having to worry about tripping over a bunch of cords.How much does it cost for the wireless setup?

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    1. Marcus (Post author)

      Sorry, I think you are slightly confused. Bluetooth IS the wireless way of connecting MIDI. I’m not sure about the cost at the moment, though.

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  2. Kaz

    Hey Marcus,
    I’ve left a comment on your page “Best Electronic Music Software” with respect to the type of software that is used by professionals such as deadmau5 and Kelvin Harris. It’s always interesting to see how commercial off the shelf products like the ones you’ve talked about could compare the professional versions.
    Keep up the good work!
    Kind Regards,
    Kaz

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    1. Marcus (Post author)

      Thank you, Kaz. I have replied to your other comment. All the best, Marcus.

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