Zivix Intros Jamstik+ and PUC+ With Bluetooth MIDI


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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iRig BlueBoard Lets You Control Your Apps Wirelessly


IK Multimedia is now shipping the iRig BlueBoard — the first wireless MIDI pedalboard for iOS and Mac.

iRig BlueBoard is designed to give you a hands-free way of controlling your music apps. The BlueBoard features four backlit soft-touch pads, housed in a sturdy chassis. Two TRS expansion jacks are also included, for connecting MIDI expression pedals.

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New iRig BlueBoard Bluetooth MIDI Controller


IK Multimedia has introduced iRig BlueBoard ($99) – a foot pedal Bluetooth MIDI controller designed to work with AmpliTube or any other Core MIDI-compatible app.

iRig Blueboard can be used to send program, bank and other MIDI messages. Two inputs are also provided for connecting any standard expression pedal/switch.

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