What is your use case?
There are thousands of products that use MIDI on the market. Both new and second-hand. It is a challenge for all of us to answer all questions about every MIDI device on today’s market. This blog will explain which WIDI product you can use for your specific case!
Our first WIDI family member is WIDI Master. It is your 5-PIN MIDI DIN Bluetooth MIDI adapter. WIDI Master will need power from the MIDI device you connect it with. The standard MIDI OUT or THRU port delivers 3.3v or 5v through the 5-pin DIN MIDI socket. It is a standard as as suggested by the international MIDI Manufacturers Association.
Due to the fact that there are many other forms of MIDI connections on the market, we started the development of two new products: WIDI Jack and WIDI Uhost!
WIDI Jack Connectivity!
Basically WIDI Jack offers all connectivity solutions that WIDI Master did not.
- Mini Jack MIDI (2.5mm-3.5mm / Type-A-B)
- Only MIDI IN
- Mini-DIN MIDI
- Unpowered 5-PIN DIN MIDI
- Powered 5-PIN DIN MIDI (Like WIDI Master)
WIDI Jack is designed to ensure the functionality of WIDI Master plus additional use cases. The main difference is that it allows an external power source and the ability to change the connection cable. This way you can use WIDI Jack with almost any MIDI device. This led to the fact that WIDI Jack will eventually carry another form factor. It will be more like an interface. A little box. Compared to WIDI Master being an adapter.
Reliable Wireless MIDI technology!
WIDI distinguishes itself from any other Bluetooth MIDI technology available through its unique SCA technology. SCA is a collection of highly effective algorithms that optimise the performance of WIDI in any given situation.
We have tested and selected the most advanced Bluetooth module with optimized antenna design to deliver reliable connectivity. Therewith WIDI delivers ultra low latency and stable connectivity over Bluetooth.
Also, our dedicated BLE MIDI protocol is directly embedded in the firmware of your WIDI product. This way you can bypass your computer's operating system (OS). And benefit from fast and reliable wireless MIDI connectivity.
WIDI is in essence a point-to-point solution. It is like a ‘virtual MIDI cable' allowing you to connect one device with one other. That said, technically it is possible to connect one WIDI product with multiple others. This is what we call the smart hub functionality.
Also, we are working on a controller app, that will make it a lot easier to pair and control more complex WIDI Master setups. This will make life much easier when looking at these kind of setups.
WIDI offers Bluetooth MIDI adapters and interfaces. As mentioned we are looking forward to an entire family of WIDI members. Besides the current WIDI Master and Jack, we are working almost simultaneously on WIDI Uhost. After this, we will move forward, together with you, to expand with WIDI HUB4 and PED3.
If you are interested in the future of WIDI, feel welcome to read this blog!