MIDI-over-Bluetooth LE is supported natively in macOS - connection is a breeze
- On your Mac, click the Spotlight icon (if shown) in the menu bar, or press the Command-Space bar.
In the search field, type "Audio MIDI setup"—results appear as you type
Click "Audio MIDI Setup" to open it.
- Once Audio MIDI Setup loads, in the menubar click "Window -> Show MIDI Studio"
Click the Bluetooth icon from the toolbar in the MIDI Studio window.
A smaller window scanning nearby available Bluetooth devices should appear as follows:
- 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 over Bluetooth LE.
- In MIDI Studio you should be able to see it available to pair.
After pressing "Connect", the button will display "Connecting" for a few moments followed by "Disconnect".
- Your OffGrid is now paired to macOS.
It will confirm a successful pairing with the following animation where it goes from a "Wait-to-Connect" state to "Paired".
In MIDI Studio you'll be able to see your OffGrid as a Bluetooth-MIDI Device.
Here's OffGrid displayed as a MIDI device in Ableton:
Make sure the Track and Remote checkboxes are ticked ON for OffGrid in Ableton's MIDI Preferences panel.