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brk303

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Android->Windows Bluetooth Midi setup help
« on: February 21, 2019, 03:40:24 AM »
Hi, I just purchased a month's license in hope that I'll have better luck than previous time in 2017 when I tried to set up midi.

So, I now have a PC laptop and Android 8 tablet. I'd like to use MIDI over Bluetooth.

I can pair devices but that's as far as I get. I can't get Bandhelper to find my PC.

This is supposed to work, right ?
What can I do to make it work ?

BTW, would it go easier if I had an iPad, can iPad send MIDI over Bluetooth to Windows 10 laptop ?

Thanks for your time.
« Last Edit: February 21, 2019, 05:41:04 AM by brk303 »

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Re: Android->Windows Bluetooth Midi setup help
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2019, 09:19:48 AM »
What do you want to do with this setup?

If you turn on Help > Utilities > Use Old MIDI Framework, you can use RTP MIDI, which uses wi-fi instead of Bluetooth. That requires that you set up some MIDI software on the PC:

https://www.tobias-erichsen.de/software/rtpmidi/rtpmidi-tutorial.html

If you want to keep the new framework and use Bluetooth, I'm not sure how you would make that connection. IIRC, Macs can do that with the built-in Audio MIDI Setup utility, but I don't know if there's an equivalent for Windows.

If you click the MIDI icon in the top toolbar and click Connect to a Bluetooth Device, does the Windows PC appear?

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Re: Android->Windows Bluetooth Midi setup help
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2019, 08:02:48 AM »
Ok, I had no success with Bluetooth, but it did work over WIFI.
Thanks for the help

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Re: Android->Windows Bluetooth Midi setup help
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2019, 12:26:37 PM »
Great.