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Music Gear Review: Yamaha Bluetooth MIDI Adapters

The Yamaha Bluetooth MIDI adapters, MD-BT01 and UD-BT01, connect synthesizers, keyboards and electronic drum kits to Mac computers and iOS devices. They send and receive MIDI data over Bluetooth LE and do not require batteries. The UD-BT01 is for USB-to-host computer MIDI connectivity and the MD-BT01 (shown) is designed for instruments with traditional 5-pin DIN jack MIDI in/out ports.

Essentially these are both plug-and-play systems for on-the-spot setups to get MIDI data back and forth instantly from instruments to computers or other instruments.

Both the Yamaha UD-BT01 and MD-BT01 sell for $79.99 each.

BARRY RUDOLPH is a recording engineer/mixer who has worked on over 30 gold and platinum records. He has recorded and/or mixed Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hall & Oates, Pat Benatar, Rod Stewart, the Corrs and more. Barry has his own futuristic music mixing facility and loves teaching audio engineering at Musician’s Institute, Hollywood, CA. He is a lifetime Grammy-voting member of NARAS and a contributing editor for Mix Magazine.