Windows 10 currently does not support native MIDI-over-Bluetooth LE.
You will be able to enumerate OffGrid as a class-compliant MIDI device or find OffGrid in the Bluetooth devices straight out of the box, however.
To route MIDI-over-Bluetooth to your favorite music-making App or DAW, there's a common workflow that we'd like to show you here:
- Two helper utilities you're gonna need:
Once you've installed those we can establish a direct MIDI-over-Bluetooth LE routing from OffGrid to your DAW in just a few simple steps by creating a loopback PORT.
- Open loopMIDI, in the bottom right you will see an Input panel titled "New port-name:" you can give your new PORT any name you like or leave it as it is.
Then go ahead and click the + button to create a new PORT.
Once the PORT is created you'll be able to see it in the "My loopback MIDI ports" area like this:
- Turn your OffGrid on by holding the SHIFTER 1 button for two seconds.
After a short light animation, your OffGrid will enter the Wait-to-Pair mode signified by PAD A (upper left PAD) on the 2x2 Transport Matrix blinking blue.
- Your OffGrid is now discoverable for the next 2-Minutes (Wait-to-Connect timeout).
Open your Windows Settings panel, make sure your "Bluetooth" toggle is ON.
Click "Bluetooth & other devices" -> "Add Bluetooth or other device"
A window will pop up asking you to "Add a device".
-> Click "Bluetooth".
A list of available Bluetooth devices will appear, look for a device titled "OffGrid Untitle" if you haven't renamed your OffGrid yet.
Confirm that you want to pair your OffGrid and wait for it to connect.
Your OffGrid is now paired with the host. Let's now route incoming MIDI-over-Bluetooth LE from OffGrid to your newly created PORT.
- Open MidiBerry - you should see your OffGrid already listed as a possible input device:
In the "INPUT" ports section of MIDIberry choose your OffGrid as an input device by selecting it.
Your OffGrid will pair with MIDIberry and you should see it "lock" the connection signified by a brief animation proceeding to load the default first preset in the Factory Bank.
You can now select the previously created virtual PORT in the "OUTPUT" ports section of MIDIberry.
MIDIberry will alert you of a successfully selected connection. You should be able to see data streaming from OffGrid in MIDIberry's "INPUT MONITOR" right away.
You will also see data incoming in loopMIDI's virtual PORT.
Now you're ready to receive MIDI in any of your favorite DAWs.
Here's OffGrid routed in Ableton via loopMidi's virtual PORT
Make sure the virtual PORT's Track and Remote checkboxes are toggled in Ableton's MIDI Preferences panel.