TASCAM VL-S3BT Monitors Bring Bluetooth Support

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2016 NAMM Show: TASCAM has introduced their new VL-S3BT monitors – a set of entry-level monitors with Bluetooth support.

The 2-way powered monitors include a 3” woofer and rear ported design. A pair of RCA inputs accepts any line-level input, and a stereo 1/4” to RCA cable is included.

The company says that the VL-S3BT’s are designed for home studios, video editing, or Portastudios. Continue reading

Akai Pro Debuts Wireless, Streaming BT-500 Turntable at 2016 NAMM Show

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Akai Professional debuted its new BT-500 audiophile belt- drive turntable today at the 2016 NAMM Show.

Company officials say the turntable is their response “to the rapidly growing demand for high-performance turntables in the resurgent vinyl market.” They tout the BT-500 as a good match for the record enthusiast who wants “a unit with no-compromise audiophile performance and luxurious, elegant styling.”
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Zivix Intros Jamstik+ and PUC+ With Bluetooth MIDI

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At the 2015 NAMM Show, Chris Heille of Zivix introduced the updated Jamstik+ and PUC+ with Bluetooth MIDI support.

Bluetooth LE MIDI offers high performance, without sacrificing WiFi connectivity from your iOS devices. Users can be connected to any iOS device or Mac and still browse the web, or use web-based applications.

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Arduino + MIDI Over Bluetooth To iOS, OSX

Developer Matthias Frick – who created the Bluetooth over MIDI app MIDI LE – wants to take the technology to the next level.

Here’s created sketches for the Arduino platform designed to connect USB MIDI devices to OS X and iOS wirelessly over Bluetooth.

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Positive Grid Intros Bluetooth MIDI Foot Controllers w iOS Features

Positive_Grid_BT-41Positive Grid, maker of mobile guitar apps BIAS and JamUp, today announced the release of the BT-2 and BT-4, two fully-programmable Bluetooth MIDI foot controllers. These two-button and four-button controllers boast I/O features for iPhone, iPad and Mac, allowing hands-free control over iOS and Mac apps.

Users of MIDI-supported apps will be able to switch any parameter without connecting cables — change stomp box effects in real time, raise and lower volume, turn sheet music on a screen.

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