I decided i wanted to have Cantabile control my guitar pedal (Line6 HX Stomp). It has traditional 5 pin midi inputs, but believe it or not, i haven’t had to use 5pin midi yet, as everything has been usb. Rather than getting an adapter and long cables i decided to try out BLE Midi.
I purchased the Yamaha MD-BT01 adapter, which is a little pair of 5 pin midi connectors connected with a 1" cable, which has the bluetooth wireless capability built in. It powers itself via the midi ports too. So, got that plugged in, and then went to the bluetooth settings on my older windows 10 machine, and it shows up. All good so far. However at this point, it doesn’t show in Cantabile as a MIDI device. I followed some online (including in this forum, thanks!) instructions, and found i need to install MIDIberry and LoopMIDI. I configured up both of those, and got it to work just fine.
My question is i’m a little concerned about having to run both of those all the time in a live setting (just more to go wrong). Any insight as to why the device doesn’t show just as a midi device when connected as bluetooth? One step further, when just running MIDIberry, some instructions say that it may show in DAWs with just it running, others need LoopMIDI also. Is it the implementation from Yamaha drivers, Windows itself, or Cantabile? Just curious.
Thanks in advance. This does seem like a pretty cool capability in the future, for devices that aren’t sitting right below the computer.