Your Woovebox supports MIDI in and out over Bluetooth, allowing it to communicate with your DAW as well as the Wooveconnect service.
To start your Woovebox with Bluetooth enabled, keep the 1/Cd key pressed while switching on the device. The display reads 'boot bt'.
Once your device has booted up, you can proceed to pair your Woovebox with another device, and use the Wireless MIDI and data transfer capabilities.
Please remember that your Woovebox can only connect to one device at a time; if you need to connect to a device, please make sure your Woovebox is disconnected from any other device first.
After pairing with your computer, tablet or phone, your Woovebox can be used as a regular MIDI device within other applications, or can be managed through the WooveConnect app.
Your host device's Bluetooth radio needs to be Bluetooth 4.0 compatible, and please make sure that your Woovebox is not already accidentally connected to some other device; it can only handle one connection at a time and will not be visible to any other devices while it is already connected.
The stability of your MIDI over BLE connection is heavily dependent the quality of the drivers and quality operating system's Bluetooth stack. Unfortunately this quality can be found lacking on various hardware/OS combinations from Microsoft as well as Apple. For a universal, rock solid plug & play solution that works on any machine, we recommend the WIDI Bud Pro solution by CME.
Though likely to work on many systems, Windows 10 and 11 are not officially supported by Woovebox due to dependency on third party drivers, and a number of severe OS-level bugs and omissions in the Bluetooth and MIDI handling in Windows.
If your connection is suffering from packet loss (often in the form of transfers not completing such has "hanging" at 99 pct), there are a number of things you can do to improve the situation;
- Temporarily turn off WiFi after loading Wooveconnect, if your machine shares its BT antenna with the WiFi adapter. By far the biggest culprit is cheap/poorly designed hardware & drivers that try (and fail) to share a single antenna for both WiFi and BT (as found on many macs and Surface ultra portables). If you need to update the firmware, you can download the .SYX here before severing the Internet connection, and drag & drop it into Wooveconnect like any other .SYX file.
- Reduce radio traffic on the 2.4GHz band; temporarily disabling other Bluetooth or wireless devices with radios that operate in the 2.4GHz band (nearby phones, headphones, keyboards, mice). Refrain from using your microwave during transfers.
- Use the latest drivers and Bluetooth stack for your operating system.
- Reboot your system.
- Restart the application doing the transfer (in case of Wooveconnect, restart your browser).
- Move your Woovebox as close to your host's antenna as possible.
- (as of firmware build 2494) Try the alternative connection mode (hold 2/bS instead of 1/Cd while turning on your Woovebox).
- Turn off device mirroring ("Mirr dvcE" option in the Song mode's GLob page's context menu).
- Try a longer interval between messages. In case of Wooveconnect, try this link; https://connect.woovebox.com/?interval=100
- Try a smaller packet groups between messages. In case of Wooveconnect, try this link; https://connect.woovebox.com/?chunksize=38
- Acquire a dedicated MIDI over BLE adapter like the WIDI Bud Pro.
- If using Wooveconnect, try a different browser (Edge, Firefox, or Chrome).