Developer Matthias Frick let us know that MIDI LE for Windows is now available as a beta.
MIDI LE is a free set of apps that let you route MIDI over USB between your iOS device and computer.
MIDI LE for Windows is being made available for beta testing, which means that it is a ‘pre-release’ version. Here’s what Frick has to say about that:
There are still a few bugs, but so far, those few who have tested the closed beta mainly reported positive results.
There are a few hurdles however, like installing a special (32 Bit) iTunes version (due to issues introduced with iTunes 12.1) as well as Tobias Erichsen’s loopMIDI Software, all of which is linked on the MIDI LE for Windows landing page.
See the MIDI LE for Windows page for details.
If you give MIDI LE for Windows a try, leave a comment and share your thoughts on it!
Frick also is wondering if there’s interest to merit supporting MIDI over Bluetooth for Windows:
I’m wondering about the interest in MIDI over Bluetooth for Windows. It seems fairly easy to implement on Windows 8.1 and I guess I could provide some basic functionality to send MIDI Data between Windows 8.1 and iOS Devices over Bluetooth, similar to how its done on the Mac.
But seeing this will only work with Windows 8.1 I was wondering how many people are actually on 8.1 and have a Bluetooth LE/4.0 compatible computer (although this might be easy to realise with a cheap Bluetooth-USB Stick).
If you’re a Windows user, let Frick know what your thoughts and requirements would be for MIDI over Bluetooth support!