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Bidirectional communication using midi over Bluetooth LE - MIDI Designer Q&A

Bidirectional communication using midi over Bluetooth LE

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asked Nov 17, 2016 in User Support, Open by adrianqo (240 points)
recategorized Nov 17, 2016 by MIDI Designer Team (Dan)
I'll check out the bluetooth bidirectionality today. Let's see whether I can replicate your issue first. Thanks!
Answer is below. Please follow-up and let us know that the answer helped, thanks!
Oh thanks a trillion ! I have not seen output this was not active. Your software is worth of every penny. one more thing does not work - I want to use 2 iPads -one of them I am giving to musician- fader moves on each iPad when I do it in ableton live - but fader NEVER updates on iPad2. When I touch it on iPad 2 all other work. Is there a way to achieve it? Please could you try? They have the same assignments
can you explain the setup a bit more, please? How are the two iPads hooked to Ableton? iPads should respond to each other or Ableton Live, but they need to be connected to each other -- via Wifi or BT -- as well. Thx.
Please forgive me! I need to do the same for the second iPad.
But one thing is not doable. I am using OmniTr software for iPad to control instances of Omnisphere. Does it need to be done via Bluetooth? I know it is off topic but maybe you know maybe there is a way to use Bluetooth with this program?

And the second thing: do you think is Bluetooth connection like this safe to use in concert hall where there are many people?
Hey there, definitely reach out to Omnisphere and ask them. Regarding BT in a concert hall... it really depends on what level of concert we're talking about. Are you Skrillex-level important? Then I'd use musicIO (lightning cable connection). But I think that for most concerts, BT is quite safe.

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MIDI Designer over Bluetooth LE is fully bidirectional (confirmed 2016-11-17, 2.4.6 and 2.5)

You need to ensure the following:

  1. That both the source and destination boxes are checked in MD

    MIDI Designer and Bluetooth LE
  2. In Ableton Live, that you've got remote (or track, but if you're using the blue MIDI mapping mode, that's "remote") checked for input and output

    Live Preferences
answered Nov 17, 2016 by MIDI Designer Team (Dan)
selected Nov 17, 2016 by MIDI Designer Team (Dan)