Developer Georgi Dianov has launched a Kickstarter project to fund the projection of The MIDI Thing – a wireless bridge that’s designed to bring MIDI over Bluetooth to standard MIDI hardware.
The MIDI Thing (TMT) is a bridge device that wirelessly connects your hadware MIDI instruments to your Mac or iOS device. Dianov says that it’s the first device to fully comply with Bluetooth LE MIDI specification recently released by the MIDI Manufacturers Association( MMA).
TMT will appear on your device as any other MIDI instrument, so you will be able to use it within your favorite music apps.
Here’s the official video intro:
The MIDI Thing uses the lowest connection interval that Bluetooth Low Energy allows, in order to minimize latency. The maximum latency will be 15ms or lower.
Note: Dianov say that “we know that Android M is supporting MIDI over Bluetooth LE, there is not any reliable app to make use of it and at the moment, thus we can only guarantee compatibility with Apple devices.”
TMT is available to project backers starting at £40. See the Kickstarter project site for more info.