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Online StuartR

Yamaha MD-BT01 Wireless Bluetooth MIDI Adapter timing out...
« on: October 22, 2019, 07:03:15 PM »
Been using this with Songbook+ for a year now and in the last few months it's started to randomly disconnect from the app running on an iPad Air. The iPad OS has been through lots of updates (IOS 11, 12 and now 13) but that hasn't seemingly affected this issue.

Sometimes it will stay connected for an hour, other times it disconnects between songs. I'm going to try the m1 controller as it's even smaller but just wondered if anyone else had experienced this with the Yamaha BT adapter.
 

Re: Yamaha MD-BT01 Wireless Bluetooth MIDI Adapter timing out...
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2019, 08:38:33 PM »
Hi StuartR,

have you installed the latest Firmware update on the MD-BT01?

To check this install the iOS app "MD-BT01 / UD-BT01 Utility" on your iPad (seach for "md-bt01" in App Store).

Note: This is originally an iPHONE app! (Therefore you may have to switch to "iPhone Apps only" in the App Store of some iOS versions on iPad to can see / find this app.)

The current version of this Utility app is 1.0.6. But the connected Bluetooth adapter will be updated "only" to version 1.0.5.


P.S.
For maximum stability of the Bluetooth connection I recommend to select the "Airplane Mode" on the iPad first and then switch on "Bluetooth" again.


Best Regards,
Chris
 

Online StuartR

Re: Yamaha MD-BT01 Wireless Bluetooth MIDI Adapter timing out...
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2019, 12:58:42 PM »
Hi StuartR,

have you installed the latest Firmware update on the MD-BT01?

To check this install the iOS app "MD-BT01 / UD-BT01 Utility" on your iPad (seach for "md-bt01" in App Store).

Note: This is originally an iPHONE app! (Therefore you may have to switch to "iPhone Apps only" in the App Store of some iOS versions on iPad to can see / find this app.)

The current version of this Utility app is 1.0.6. But the connected Bluetooth adapter will be updated "only" to version 1.0.5.


P.S.
For maximum stability of the Bluetooth connection I recommend to select the "Airplane Mode" on the iPad first and then switch on "Bluetooth" again.


Best Regards,
Chris

Thanks fir these two tips!  I hadn't even realized there was upgradable firmware for this device. I'll enable Airplane mode as well and see if that helps.

Stuart.
 

Offline tomsixtwo

Re: Yamaha MD-BT01 Wireless Bluetooth MIDI Adapter timing out...
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2019, 03:28:05 PM »
I have the same problems with the Yamaha MD-BT01 and will update from iPadOS 13.1 to 13.2 this evening.  I hope that this will solve the problem, but I don't believe it.

BTW, all Korg devices with Bluetooth MIDI are currently not working with iOS/iPadOS 13. I think there is a general problem with the current iOS and Bluetooth MIDI.

EDIT: I can confirm that my MD-BT01 works again after updating from iPad OS 13.1 to 13.2 :)
« Last Edit: November 05, 2019, 11:15:39 AM by tomsixtwo »