The Yamaha Dongle Thing
We’re in love with the Yamaha MD-BT01 for Wi-Fi MIDI. Works perfectly with MD.
Video on Connecting via Wi-Fi on macOS (OS X)
Connect to MIDI Network on OSX
Let’s set up a network connection for MIDI. MIDI Designer will connect to this network connection. After, the network connection will be available in your music programs on OSX (not on OSX?)
To start with, your iPad and computer need to be on the same Wifi network. For really fast connections, you should use an ad-hoc network.
Computer Side of Things
On your Mac…
First you need to open Audio MIDI Setup. It’s in Applications->Utilities
Then launch “Network”
Add a session by using the Plus button
Session one is created. Activate it by clicking the check box to its left
That’s it for the computer side. Now you have a network that MIDI Designer can connect to. This network will be called “Your Computer.”
MIDI Designer Side of Things
On your iPad in MIDI Designer…
Tap “Config” to enter all configuration settings
Now you should see “Your Computer” (or the name of your machine) under “Available Connections”
Now a checkbox will appear, indicating that it is connected
Once you set up your MIDI Network connection, you can initiate the connection from MIDI Designer or from your computer.
For a faster connection, you should use an ad-hoc connection. Instructions for OSX are here.
Need Live Routings? Live Routings for MIDI-over-Wi-Fi on macOS
Instructions on connecting with Windows are here. At the current time, there are no viable RTP drivers for Linux, but we are always on the lookout. If there’s enough demand, we might have to make them ourselves.