MIDI over Bluetooth


#1

Is is possible with the current software to use Bluetooth MIDI devices? I would like to use a BT MIDI connection the an iPad. I’m not aware about the technical details, but I would guess it is just a serial connection over BT.


#2

As long as the USB dongle is accepted by the underlying Linux, it should work. How about latency in BT?

Regards, Holger


#3

The RBPi3 has an integrated BT interface, but it’s disabled by default in Zynthian for compatibility problems with the standard serial port:

https://www.raspberrypi.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=201350#p1253292

If you don’t need the standard MIDI serial ports, you could re-enable the integrated BT interface (be aware that if your zynthian case is metallic, you would have a weak signal outside).

Regards,


#4

So the MIDI implementation just uses the serial port? There is no additional driver needed? I’ll test if I can get this working.


#5

The serial port baud-rate is adjusted for fitting the MIDI specification. It’s a kernel “hack” for the RBPi that you can enable from the “/boot/config.txt”. I never tried to do it in a desktop PC.

Regards