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CME Introduces WIDI: New milestone in Bluetooth MIDI

WIDI Master Wireless Bluetooth MIDI Adapter
Introducing WIDI Master
CME has been the wireless MIDI expert since 2005. Our WIDI (Wireless MIDI) technology already serves thousands of professional musicians worldwide. After CME launched the Xkey Air (2015) and the WIDI BUD (2016) there has been ongoing conversations about advanced MIDI connectivity over Bluetooth. Following that CME present today the wireless MIDI over Bluetooth adapter: WIDI Master

With WIDI Master you can connect all your MIDI devices point-to-point wirelessly. No matter if they are master or slave. For instance, you can connect two standalone MIDI hardware devices. Also you can pair your Bluetooth MIDI controller with any standalone MIDI instrument.

What can you do with MIDI over Bluetooth?

MIDI to MIDI
Connect two standalone MIDI hardware devices with two (2) WIDI Masters.

Bluetooth (BLE) to MIDI
Pair your bluetooth MIDI controller with any standalone MIDI hardware device using one (1) WIDI Master.

MacOS/iOS BLE to MIDI
Play your standalone MIDI hardware (switch WIDI Master to slave mode) and pair it with your iOS device or Mac (For Windows and Android we suggest to use with our WIDI BUD)

What makes WIDI Master the most advanced wireless MIDI solution in the market?

Automatic pairing!
WIDI Master automatically pairs with any Bluetooth MIDI device. No more manual scanning and pairing of your Bluetooth devices.

Ultra low latency!
WIDI Master reduces latency by directly embedding the BLE MIDI protocol in its firmware. Bypass your computer and benefit from fast wireless MIDI connectivity.

Secure connection!
WIDI Master delivers the most reliable wireless MIDI connection with our customised antenna design and automatic panic mode.

No external power!
WIDI Master is a fully standalone wireless solution. There is no need for an external power source or battery.

Trusted technology!
WIDI Master is the successor of Xkey Air and WIDI BUD. Our wireless MIDI technology is already trusted by thousands of professional musicians worldwide.

With WIDI Master we reduce latency by directly embedding the BLE MIDI protocol in the firmware of the device. You can bypass your computer and use wireless MIDI with low latency.

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What about the specs?

  • Wireless technology: Bluetooth (ver. 5), MIDI over Bluetooth Low Energy-Compliant
  • Connectors: 1x MIDI IN (5pin-DIN), 1x MIDI OUT (5pin-DIN)
  • Compatible devices: WIDI Master, WIDI BUD, Bluetooth MIDI controllers, iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch, Mac with Bluetooth 4.0 installed
  • Compatible OS: iOS 8 or later, OSX Yosemite or later
  • Firmware update: On the air by using WIDI PLUS software (iOS/ MacOSX)
  • Important: specification, designs and pricing are subject to change!

When will WIDI Master be available?
During our preorder phase we sold over 2,500 WIDI Masters in about 21 days. Besides this, we are currently testing Prototype III (April. 2020). We expect to deliver the first batch by the end of May 2020.  

Next steps will be introducing other members of the WIDI family, such as the HUB4 and UHOST and develop. those items further with our community. Also, we will start putting our distribution and retail network in place.

Furthermore, we are connecting with industry partners to embed our technology in future product lines. Are you interested? Do not hesitate to contact CME through info(at)cme-pro.com

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