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CME WIDI-X8 Wireless MIDI System/USB Interface
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The CME WIDI-X8 Wireless MIDI System/USB Interface is the world's first duplex Wireless MIDI System. Featuring high speed data transfer, the WIDI-8 M...Click To Read More About This Product
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The CME WIDI-X8 Wireless MIDI System/USB Interface is the world's first duplex Wireless MIDI System. Featuring high speed data transfer, the WIDI-8 MIDI controller operates in USB RF, MIDI RF, and USB MIDI modes. It has a transmission range up to 80M and can be powered via USB bus port of 2 "AA" batteries.
- The world's first duplex Wireless MIDI System
- Transmission range up to 80M in environments without obstructions
- Low power consumption, high speed, error correction ability
- Powered by 2 'AA' size batteries
- Built-in USB MIDI interface
- Operates on 2.4GHz ISM license-free band
- Duplex MIDI transportation (MIDI In/Out)
- Up to 64 adapter pairs can be operating at the same time
- 64 working channels can be selected manually or automatically
- Flexible connection of MIDI and USB ports
- Three modes (USB RF / MIDI RF / USB MIDI) can be selected
- Plug-and Play USB MIDI on Windows XP and MAC OSX
- Powered by 2 "AA" size batteries (battery life up to 20 hours) or USB bus-powered
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i did my homework before buying this unit. i read many reviews and specs for all the wireless midi units i know of, that being, alesis's midair, kentons wirless midi unit and midiworks' midijet, and i must say for the value cme's widi is a bang for the buck. this is the only unit that incorporates 2 way communication and its half as much as the other units (except for the midiair system which does not have favorable reviews. Ive only been using it for a week but it has been very reliable in this time. very good range minimum to zero latency. sturdy yet compact and easy to use. this system comes with 2 units capable of transmitting and receiving midi messages. the battery life has been good thus far have not had to replace the 2 AA batteries yet!
I play the EWI4000s and I connect all my midi gear to an old DMC MX-8 midi patchbay. I use the VL70m & XV2020 sound modules. I tried the MidAir and it just didnt perform and is unreliable. I switched to the WIDI X8 and it worked instantly. Wow what a great product (and over 230 feet)!!!!If you are looking for an adapter to to Radio Shack and get the 4.5V adapter.I could not find a case but adapted a PDA case for it, get you some velco too - look great.
I have a couple M-Audio MidAir keyboards but the range is so limited that I could not reliably use them live. I bought the CME WIDI-X8 and I have had no dropouts for 6 months of performances. Definitely worth the money.
I've used a CME WIDI-X8 Wireless MIDI link in my totally wireless pedalboard to control a pro effects back line rack for more than two years now in many live performances - stages both large and small - and not ever a single hitch or glitch. If there is any interference on a channel, you just press a single button on one of the units and both transceivers auto-scan until a clear channel is found, then they lock onto it. This thing and my wireless guitar gives me a totally wireless, "clean" stage. Never going back to cords and wires. Get one. Go nuts. This thing is awesome.
- Wireless MIDI Link
- USB, battery or wall-wart powered
- Auto-scanning channel selection to find clean channels
- Totally digital. Both units talk to each other and if a command packet is missed or has checksum errors, the packet is resent until the receiving unit acknowledges it. No more stuck-on notes!
- Small size - can be hidden inside the rack, pedalboard or most keyboards
- No external antennas to break
- 262 feet (80 meters) range, "line of sight"
Rugged enough to survive the roadies!
A bit pricy, but I think a fair value for the money when you consider that a few MIDI cords going bad can cost just as much and can wreck the show.