Roland today introduced the WM-1 Wireless MIDI Adaptor and WM-1D Wireless MIDI Dongle, products that let you connect MIDI devices wirelessly with other hardware, Mac and Windows computers, and iOS mobile devices.
The WM-1 connects to MIDI hardware devices with standard 5-pin MIDI I/O. The WM-1D connects to computers and iOS devices via USB.
Standard mode provides low-latency MIDI communication between up to four total devices. Fast mode reduces latency to 3 ms—better than the internal speed of many hardware devices—providing ultra-fast communication between two WM units for timing-critical applications.
WM units can communicate with each other, and with MIDI music apps on an iOS device and Mac computer in Standard mode, via Bluetooth MIDI.
Roland says that the WM-1D is ideal for Windows computers, which don’t have Bluetooth MIDI support built in. Users of Mac computers and iOS devices can also use the WM-1D to gain the benefits of Fast mode. (USB connection with iOS devices requires the appropriate Apple adaptor.)
Pricing & Availability
The WM-1 will be available for $69.99 and the WM-1D will be available for $79.99 in October 2020. See the Roland site for details.