Simple and easy wireless connection of instruments with a USB TO HOST terminal to iOS devices and Mac. Now it’s easy to use a wide range of music applications wirelessly for even more enjoyable perfo... Click To Read More About This Product
Simple and easy wireless connection of instruments with a USB TO HOST terminal to iOS devices and Mac. Now it’s easy to use a wide range of music applications wirelessly for even more enjoyable performing and composing. Works with iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.
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Comments about Yamaha UD-BT01 Wireless Bluetooth USB MIDI Adapter:
You must use this with iPad 3, 4 or later as it requires Bluetooth 4.0, iPad 1 and 2 do not work.
On usa.yamaha.com you have to see the apps recommended MDUD-BT01 or you'll be lost. It tells you when to unplug this device from power to reset it. Mostly just go "ok" and it resets without unplugging/re-plugging.
Other apps you need are either: Visual Performer or Midimittr. The latter is easier to figure out. This actually turns the Bluetooth on, you'd think Settings would do it, but it doesn't. Visual Performer is cool, but unless you know to click the right-hand lower right icon, you can spend a lot of time wasted to be sure the UD-BT01 is working. On Midimittr, you find the bar lines top left then open Clients and turn your connection on. At this point you can turn on your keyboard but give it a minute to fully connect. Then I also got MIDI Wrench which visually demonstrates the connection. Yamaha's Digital Controller app works with several of their keyboard such as the NP-12 which is a Piaggero model. You can check on usa.yamaha.com for what keyboards are supported as well as what keyboards will work with the UD-BT01. Once Bluetooth is connected, you can shut the setup apps. The Digital Controller app gives greater functionality to my keyboard which I like. I can save and name my own songs, change the balance between layered instruments and more. You will likely have to go through the above to wake up the Bluetooth when you use it every time.
Such recording app also interface nicely with the UD-BT01 such as GarageBand and Cubasis. Cubasis LE2 is free at the app store and when it senses you use MIDI through this Bluetooth device, it let's you see if the upgrade is worth it and then gives you a discount in-app purchase which is good.
This device allows you to keep your iPad charged as you do not have to use the camera connection kit. It is best to set iPad to turn off Auto-Lock and either turn off WiFi while recording. It halts your iPad's phone from ringing.