In October we saw a couple of new attempts to bring us lower-latency-less-hassle MIDI on iOS, using Bluetooth instead of WiFi.
Developer Mikkel Gravgaard is the first to bring us something we can actually play with. That is, if you're on a Mac.
His first plan was to make a library, or SDK, for other apps to integrate his technology, but he wanted a proof of concept that can be used with all existing Virtual MIDI apps. The library is still in the works, but for now we've got BlueMidi!
Send MIDI over Bluetooth from your iOS device to your Mac! Works with all apps that support Virtual Midi, such as TouchOSC, Midi Pads, etc.
Download the free host app at http://bluemidi.net
NOTE - the app requires Bluetooth LE and is compatible with the following devices:
- iPhone 4S and iPhone 5
- iPod Touch 5th gen.
- iPad 3, iPad 4, iPad mini
The helper app also requires a Mac running Bluetooth LE, meaning Macs released after June, 2012.