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BandHelper => Repertoire Help => Topic started by: KeytarPaul on August 12, 2018, 01:14:28 PM

Title: Bluetooth Midi control of Windows 10 Laptop VST Host
Post by: KeytarPaul on August 12, 2018, 01:14:28 PM
Not having much luck with connecting Android BH with Windows VST Host

I want to "BROADCAST REMOTE CONTROL EVENTS TO OTHER DEVICES" but I can't figure out how to connect the bluetooth in BH to the Laptop.

Do I need other apps (Android: Midi-BLE Connect, Win:MidiBerry)or does BH take care of the connection.

I have the Android 7.1 tablet "Paired" with the Win 10 Home (Latest update) laptop but it's not showing up as a "Device" in BH and BH is not showing up in the VST host.

Is this possible?
Title: Re: Bluetooth Midi control of Windows 10 Laptop VST Host
Post by: arlo on August 12, 2018, 02:22:17 PM
The Broadcast Remote Control Events setting is for device linking. That only works between mobile devices running BandHelper:

http://www.bandhelper.com/tutorials/linking_devices.html

To communicate with a Windows computer, you'll need to use MIDI:

http://www.bandhelper.com/tutorials/sending_MIDI.html
Title: Re: Bluetooth Midi control of Windows 10 Laptop VST Host
Post by: KeytarPaul on August 12, 2018, 05:33:33 PM
Ok - and I see I should be able too -
The Android version, on Android 6 or later, can send and receive MIDI over USB (via a USB OTG cable) or Bluetooth

But I can't seem to connect.

It's Paired - but "Disconnected"


??
Title: Re: Bluetooth Midi control of Windows 10 Laptop VST Host
Post by: KeytarPaul on August 12, 2018, 06:44:53 PM
I might have found the problem

Updating the Bluetooth Radio firmware from the Intel site

got my fingers crossed (and toes & eyes)

 7%^]
Title: Re: Bluetooth Midi control of Windows 10 Laptop VST Host
Post by: KeytarPaul on August 13, 2018, 04:37:43 AM
Still no luck connecting.....
Title: Re: Bluetooth Midi control of Windows 10 Laptop VST Host
Post by: arlo on August 13, 2018, 08:52:47 AM
I'm not sure what you're doing or what you mean by "Paired - but 'Disconnected'."

To connect to a Bluetooth MIDI interface, you need to click the MIDI icon in the top toolbar, then click Connect to a MIDI Device. If that option doesn't appear, that means your device doesn't support Bluetooth MIDI. (Some Android hardware, even if it is running Android 6, doesn't support it.)