The MD-BT01 Wireless MIDI adaptor connects traditional MIDI instruments (with MIDI IN/OUT connections) to modern iOS devices such as iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, or to modern Mac computers.
Wirelessly connect your iOS devices (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) to your instrument with Bluetooth and avoid having to reconnect every time you play. Use music apps without cables and enjoy the freedom that wireless technology brings to your performances.
*Some data loss may occur depending upon network conditions and environmental factors.
How to Connect in iOS:
- Connect MD-BT01 to your instrument’s MIDI IN/OUT terminals.
- Open the app on your iOS device.
- In the app, turn on MIDI Bluetooth.
Enjoy playing your musical instruments with a range of music apps
Yamaha music applications offer a variety of ways to enhance musical performance
- Controller apps allowing one-touch configuration of Digital Pianos' internal metronomes and other functions
- Customize digital drum kits using an intuitive app interface
- Use with tone generation apps to access a wide variety of sounds not available in the instrument itself
- Record your daily practice sessions with ease, then play them back to analyze difficult passages
- Visual effects that add dynamic graphics to your live performances
Connect wirelessly and charge your iOS device while in use
A wireless MIDI connection means you don’t have to worry about plugging anything into your iOS device. You can charge your iOS devices (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) while using apps and not worry about the battery running out.
|Note||Bluetooth (Ver4.0; GATT compatible), MIDI over Bluetooth Low Energy - Compliant|
|Compatible Devices||iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, Mac with Bluetooth 4.0 installed|
|Comaptible OS||iOS 8 or later, OSX Yosemite or later|
|Size/Weight||Dimensions||17 mm (W) × 17 mm (H) × 67 mm (D) (includes connector portion)|
Questions & Answers
Question: Hi, the MD-BT01 looks great, but why are only Apple computers and devices officially supported?
Hi, thanks for getting in touch. The MD-BT01 makes use of the Bluetooth LE MIDI standard which Apple has supported and implemented in macOS and iOS for some time - but which was only added to Windows 10 in the Anniversary Update late in 2016. At time of writing (early 2017), some MIDI-aware Windows 10 applications may already support the new MIDI API (which includes Bluetooth LE MIDI) that was included in that update - these Windows 10 applications should be able to 'see' the MD-BT01 and transmit and receive MIDI through it.
At the time of writing (early 2017), Android support is less clear; a quick web search suggests that various developers have created early Bluetooth LE MIDI apps (possibly requiring Android 6 with full MIDI support).