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Dear Thomas

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIDI
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MIDI#MIDI_software

Can we use Wireless Technology viz Bluetooth or Wi-Fi for  connecting / interfacing Smartphone Device to Musical Instrument digital interface (MIDI) instruments viz MIDI Keyboard, Piano etc ?.

Smartphone Device will detect the MIDI Instruments via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. Both devices will be Bluetooth or Wi-Fi enabled.

The Smartphone MIDI apps will be designed and developed for supporting different MIDI instruments for sequencing, recording and playing.


Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

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Hello Prashant,  This sounds like a great idea!  Smart phones are so capable and compact, I think this would be very useful particularly because it would eliminate some wiring.  I am not familiar with Bluetooth protocol, but with the correct code, I see no reason why this would not work.  

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I am a full time organ/piano technician who has been actively involved with the design, building, repair, maintenance and installation of organs and pianos for 35 years. I began as a keyboard instrument apprentice and hold degrees in music and electronics. If you need a piano's date of manufacture, please go to http://www.pianoexchange.com/howold.htm or http://www.bluebookofpianos.com/pianoage.html I am happy to answer musical or technical questions, however, I CANNOT offer appraisals on pianos or organs. Please do not ask what an instrument is worth. For this service please contact an experienced local appraiser or try the following links: https://mmm1100.verio-web.com/blueb1/appraisal.html or http://www.57piano.com/questions.htm

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I am a full time organ/piano technician who has been actively involved with the design, building, repair, maintenance and installation of organs and pianos for 35 years. I began as a keyboard instrument apprentice and hold degrees in music and electronics.

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