Android Bluetooth Midi control of GP


#1

I have an 7.1.1 Android Tablet app (BandHelper) that sends midi PC and CC over bluetooth but I can not get GP on a Win10 Home (w/latest BLE Midi Update) laptop to connect or respond.

Using RTP - I was successful with connecting over HotSpot Wireless between Android Tablet and Phone and Win10 laptop but Bluetooth Midi from Tablet to Laptop not working.

Anyone know how to do this?


#2

Microsoft seems to have implemented Bluetooth MIDI in such a way that applications have to have extra code to support it. It’s unclear to me why they did that — the whole point of an OS is to encapsulate hardware from APIs.
It’s on our list to support this but can’t say when that might happen.


#3

Thanks for writing.

I found out I can update my Bluetooth Radio firmware from the Intel Website. I’ll test it tomorrow.

Here’s hoping it just works…


#4

No Luck

So frustrating because tablet and pc are “Paired” but disconnected.

I’ll have to continue to use a cell hotspot and RTP-midi - at least that works.


#5

Software solution: MIDIBerry in Microsoft Store
Hardware solution: WIDI Bud. It had latency issues at first. My controller sends lots of MIDI data including CC#11 on multiple channels. I contacted the company and they came out with a new firmware in a matter of a few days. It took care of the issues. The WIDI Bud will pair with only one Bluetooth MIDI device, though.


#6

I’m glad to hear that Bluetooth MIDI support is on the list.