Roland has announced the WM-1 Wireless Midi Adaptor and WM-1D Wireless Midi Dongle, products designed to bring the convenience of wireless Midi to modern music creators.

Roland WM-1 and WM1-DThe WM-1 and WM-1D provide wireless Midi communication between multiple devices – including keyboards, drum machines and other Midi hardware, Mac and Windows computers, and iOS mobile devices. In addition to Midi note data, users can send Midi sync for tempo, effects, LFOs and loops without connecting a cable.

As a problem solver, Midi can be used to create a clean, mobile set-up with just a Midi keyboard and a laptop, iPhone, or iPad, or eliminate a long cable run from a Midi controller to a DAW. In live performance, wireless Midi provides smoother workflow and reduced set-up time.

The WM-1 connects to Midi hardware devices with standard 5-pin Midi I/O, while the WM-1D connects to computers and iOS devices via USB. Standard mode provides low-latency Midi communication between up to four devices. Fast mode reduces latency to 3ms – better than the internal speed of many hardware devices – providing communication between two WM units for timing-critical applications.

WM units can communicate with each other, and with Midi music apps on an iOS device and Mac computer in Standard mode via Bluetooth Midi. The WM-1D can be used with Windows computers that lack built in Bluetooth Midi support. Users of Mac computers and iOS devices can also use the WM-1D to gain the benefits of Fast mode. (USB connection with iOS devices requires the appropriate Apple adaptor.)

The WM-1 will be available for US$69.99 and the WM-1D for US$79.99 in Q3 2020.

More: www.roland.com

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