When it comes to wireless MIDI, the most commonly used is Bluetooth MIDI. Bluetooth MIDI is a MIDI protocol designed by Apple in 2014 and listed as an industry standard by MMA members in June 2015.This allows many musical instruments to be seamlessly connected to mobile phones, tablets, computers and other devices through wireless Bluetooth, eliminating the need for complicated connections, and also convenient for composing and practicing.
At present, most electronic musical instruments only have MIDI interface and USB MIDI interface, but do not have the wireless Bluetooth MIDI function. Therefore, to realize the Bluetooth MIDI connection, a Bluetooth MIDI converter is needed.And the following two products are introduced,-DOREMiDi's USB to Bluetooth MIDI adapter "UTB-21 Pro" and MIDI to Bluetooth MIDI adapter "MTB-22 Pro".
First, let’s introduce this upgraded "USB to Bluetooth MIDI Adapter (UTB-21 Pro)"
After you get the product, you will get an upgraded UTB-21 Pro Bluetooth MIDI adapter, product manual, and instruction manual.Scan the QR code of the product manual, you can get the electronic manual of the product, and the Bluetooth MIDI connection tutorial of DOREMiDi.
There is a USB square plug (also called USB-B plug/printer interface) on the UTB-21 Pro, which is used to connect the USB MIDI interface of the musical instrument.At present, most USB interfaces on electronic musical instruments use this printer interface, which has the characteristics of durability and reliable connection.Of course, because of the relatively large volume, some musical instruments pursue small size and use small USB ports, but the functions are the same.
The USB flat plug (also called USB-A plug) of UTB-21 Pro can use a 5V adapter to power the product.It can be powered by the phone's built-in USB adapter or the USB port of the power strip.
UTB-21 Pro is designed with 3 indicator lights and a "MODE" mode switch button, you can intuitively see the use of Bluetooth MIDI.
From left to right, the first indicator light is the communication light. When the instrument has data communication, the light will flash; the middle is the indicator light that is connected to the instrument’s USB, and the light will stay on after it is connected; the rightmost is wirelessConnection status light, when connected to the Bluetooth of the mobile phone/computer/ipad, the light will always be on.
The "MODE" button can switch the high-speed/normal mode.The blue light is the normal mode, which is suitable for beginners to practice and use. It is compatible with more instrument apps. As long as there is a Bluetooth MIDI function app, it can be connected normally, such as Piano Bar, Garage Band, Bubble Piano, Perfect Piano, YitongThe piano bar, self-music class, Find piano, etc., have been tested on Windows 10, Mac, iOS, Android and other common systems and can be used normally.
The red light is in high-speed mode. In this mode, the communication speed is faster and the delay is lower. It is especially suitable for use with the software of the iOS system.High-speed mode is suitable for professional and fast performance, such as using MIDI keyboard to arrange music, play MIDI songs, and quickly play notes, etc.;
It can be used in iOS's Garageband, Kawai's Chordana Play, Yamaha's Smart pianist, Cubase and Ableton live.
Instrument compatibility tableElectric pianos of many brands such as Yamaha, Casio, Roland, etc. can be used normally.In addition, MIDI arranger keyboards such as KORG, Novation, M-Audio, Arturia, WORLDEPANDA and other brands can also be used normally.The table shows some known instrument models.
The other is an adapter that converts the traditional MIDI five-pin round port to Bluetooth MIDI—MIDI to Bluetooth adapter (MTB-22 Pro).
This MTB-22 Pro Bluetooth adapter can make traditional musical instruments with MIDI interfaces smart.The old musical instrument can also be connected to a mobile phone or computer via Bluetooth wireless MIDI to complete more performance operations.Whether you are creating music in the studio or improvising on stage, using MTB-22 Pro means that you no longer have to drag a long MIDI cable when you are on stage, which disturbs your free play.
MIDI to Bluetooth adapter (MTB-22 Pro), with MIDI to wireless Bluetooth MIDI function, can convert the circular five-pin MIDI interface of electronic musical instruments into wireless Bluetooth MIDI signals, which can be connected with a mobile phone or ipad.
After you get the product, you will get an upgraded MTB-22 Pro MIDI to Bluetooth adapter, a Micro USB power supply line, and an instruction manual.
Product useConnect the MTB-22 Pro to the MIDI OUT interface and MIDI IN interface of an electronic musical instrument. It is very convenient. From then on, we bid farewell to the troubles of MIDI connection. The efficient transmission of Bluetooth 5.0 can also bring the speed of MIDI signal processing as low as milliseconds., In order to ensure that everyone can stay on the chain while playing, and be more calm.
Note for MIDI connection, the IN of the MIDI cable is connected to the OUT port of the instrument, and the OUT of the MIDI cable is connected to the IN port of the instrument.
It adopts the design of MIDI port to take power. If the MIDI output port of your instrument has a 5V power supply function, then the MTB-22 Pro can be directly powered through the MIDI port of the instrument to achieve true MIDI wireless transmission.
If the power supply on the MIDI interface of the MIDI device is insufficient or does not have any power supply function, the product can be powered through the Micro USB interface. (You can use the built-in Micro USB power supply port).
MTB-22 Pro is designed with an indicator light and a "MODE" mode switch button, you can intuitively see the Bluetooth MIDI connection.Bluetooth working indicator, when connected to the bluetooth of the mobile phone/ipad, the blue light will always be on, and it will flash when it is not connected.
The "MODE" button can switch the high-speed/normal mode; the blue light is the normal mode, which is suitable for beginners to practice and use. Compatible with more musical instruments APP, as long as there is a Bluetooth MIDI function APP, it can be connected normally, such as piano bar, libraryOrchestra, Bubble Piano, Perfect Piano, Yitong Piano Bar, Self Music Class, Find Piano, etc., tested on Windows 10, Mac, iOS, Android and other common systems can be used normally.
The red light is in high-speed mode. In this mode, the communication speed is faster and the delay is lower. It is especially suitable for use with the software of the iOS system.The high-speed mode is suitable for professional and fast performance, such as using MIDI keyboard to arrange music, play MIDI songs, and quickly play notes. It also supports Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android systems.
DOREMiDi Bluetooth MIDI connection
There are many APPs with Bluetooth MIDI function. Here we mainly use the iPhone’s Garageband as a test. It should be noted that Bluetooth MIDI needs to be connected in the APP, not in the system settings.
First, turn on the Bluetooth function of the iPhone, and then turn on the Garageband software, as shown in the figure:Find the settings in the upper right corner, click Open→click Bluetooth MIDI device→find DOREMiDi connection→show connected, then the connection is successful, and then use GarageBand's instrument to create!
For those who are learning the piano, I recommend playing piano, bubble piano, and easy-to-play piano, all of which have Bluetooth MIDI function.
Overall, if you are looking for a portable, multi-functional wireless Bluetooth MIDI adapter, then DOREMiDi UTB-21 Pro and MTB-22 Pro are the objects in your mind.