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Bluetooth MIDI from iPad?

Postby BuonTempi » Thu Feb 22, 2018 11:55 am

Has anyone managed to get MIDI over Bluetooth working? Particularly from/to an iPad or Mac? I'm wondering about the possibility of using a keyboard-playing app on my iPad as a MIDI input for Finale.

On my Mac, Audio MIDI Setup shows my iPad as a source for MIDI input, and I can connect to it. It is then listed in drop-down lists for MIDI input devices, such as in Finale's MIDI Setup dialog. However, I can't get any app to 'send' any MIDI data. I can play the keyboard in Garageband, but nothing comes over. I have another keyboard app called Virtuoso, which has settings to turn on Bluetooth MIDI, but again nothing is sent.
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Postby michelp » Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:08 pm

I have heard it is possible, but via Wi-fi, with Pianist Pro.
On Youtube, a demo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UrYqecx1vw0
See Moocow Music.
Manual : http://moocowmusic.com/PianistPro/Manual/ManualTOC.html.
I couldn't find any app using Bluetooth for sending midi data.
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Re: Bluetooth MIDI from iPad?

Postby BuonTempi » Thu Feb 22, 2018 5:43 pm

The feature is built into iOS: the app just has to call it. But if even Garageband won't send MIDI across a BT connection that my Mac says is connected and available, then I don't know what's going on.
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