Wireless MIDI is coming 1


CME WIDI UnitAre you fed up with trailing MIDI leads? IF so, the CME WIDI unit could be for you.

The WIDI X-8 is a full duplex wireless system for MIDI and USB communication.

“Wireless technology is everywhere and CME has finally brought wireless MIDI technology to a price that any musician can afford,� states Athan Billias, Director of Marketing for Technology Products at Yamaha. “The creative applications for the WIDI system are endless.�

The WIDI X-8 is a great way to clean up long MIDI cable runs or extend USB connections. The two units communicate over a wireless 2.4GHz ISM license-free band up to 262 feet of unobstructed space. Also able to communicate through walls and floors, the WIDI X-8’s 64 available channels mean up to 64 pairs can run at the same time within your home, studio or stage, making connections faster and easier.

Key Features

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  • Operates on 2.4GHz ISM license-free band
  • Transmission range up to 262 feet (unobstructed)
  • Low power consumption, high speed, error correction ability
  • Built-in USB MIDI interface
  • Bi-directional MIDI communication (MIDI in/out)
  • Up to 64 pairs can be operating at the same time via 64 channels
  • Three operating modes (USB/RF, MIDI/RF, USB/MIDI)
  • OS X and Windows XP class-compliant for plug-and-play
  • Powered by 2 ‘AA’ size batteries, AC power adapter (DC 5V) or USB bus-powered

Available from August 2006.

Via Synthtopia


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