Roland WM-1 Wireless MIDI Adapter

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Roland WM-1 Wireless MIDI Adapter
Key Features
  • For Keyboard / Drum Machine / Controller
  • Low Latency, Connects to 5-Pin DIN MIDI
  • Support for Multiple Devices
  • Use with macOS and iOS Bluetooth MIDI
The Roland WM-1 is an adapter that lets you send MIDI information wirelessly at a range of up to 30'. It uses Bluetooth to work with macOS and iOS devices, or can be used with another WM-1 unit for MIDI instruments or the WM-1D adapter for Windows and Mac computers. In addition to MIDI note data, you can send MIDI sync for tempo, effects, LFOs, loops, and more—all without connecting a single cable.
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Roland WM-1 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Unleash Your Wireless Creativity
  • 3Low Latency, High Performance
  • 4Warp Speed
  • 5WM-1D: Computer Support and Ultra-Low Latency

The Roland WM-1 is an adapter that lets you send MIDI information wirelessly at a range of up to 30'. It uses Bluetooth to work with macOS and iOS devices, or can be used with another WM-1 unit for MIDI instruments or the WM-1D adapter for Windows and Mac computers. In addition to MIDI note data, you can send MIDI sync for tempo, effects, LFOs, loops, and more—all without connecting a single cable.

The WM-1 plugs into the standard 5-pin DIN in and out ports on your device and is ready right out of the box to send MIDI to Mac computers and iOS devices via Bluetooth. Used this way, the adapter operates in Standard mode. You can connect up to 4 devices in this mode, but the latency will range from 7.5ms up to 15ms, which may create timing issues.

For a more responsive playing feel, the Fast mode lowers the latency to 3 ms, but this limits you to connecting only two devices, and you will need to use either another WM-1 or a WM-1D (available separately) for Windows and Mac computers. The WM-1 is powered for up to 60 hours by a single AAA battery.

Unleash Your Wireless Creativity

There are situations where wireless MIDI can be a real problem solver. You may want a simple, clean setup with just a MIDI keyboard and your laptop, iPhone, or iPad. Or you may have a favorite MIDI controller situated away from your DAW requiring long, unsightly cables that can be tripped over. Or maybe you just want the freedom to move around your creative space with a small keyboard or pad controller. The WM-1 solves those problems and lets you focus on unencumbered creating.

Low Latency, High Performance

For musicians, the downfall of many wireless MIDI systems is latency—that is, the time it takes to hear sound once you've pressed a key or tapped a drum pad. High latency makes playing feel unnatural, and you can never get the timing right. The proprietary wireless technology in the WM series provides an immediate, ultra-responsive playing experience, just like you're plugged in with a normal MIDI cable.

Warp Speed

While Standard mode on the WM-1 and WM-1D will cover most playing situations, timing-critical applications may benefit from even more speed. Fast mode turbocharges the transfer rate to 3ms-better than the internal speed of many hardware devices-providing ultra-fast communication between another WM-1 or WM-1D.

WM-1D: Computer Support and Ultra-Low Latency

If you're using a Windows computer, the WM-1D Wireless MIDI Dongle (available separately) is what you need to bring wireless MIDI into your setup. Simply plug it into an open USB port for smooth and responsive communication with any instrument or device in your WM wireless system. Mac computers and iOS devices can communicate with a WM-series unit in Standard mode over Bluetooth MIDI, but if you need the benefits of Fast mode, or want to connect multiple computers wirelessly, just plug in a WM-1D. Note that USB connection with Lightning-based iOS devices requires the appropriate Apple camera adapter.
UPC: 761294514573

Roland WM-1 Specs

Interface TypeMIDI Line Amplifier
Standalone OperationNo
Activity IndicatorsNone
Latency15 ms
3 ms
Connectivity
MIDI I/O2 x DIN 5-Pin In or Out
USB PortsNone
Other I/ONone
Daisy Chain/Multi-Unit SupportNo
Wireless ConnectivityBluetooth, Proprietary
Sync SourcesNone
Compatibility
Mobile Device CompatibilityiPad
Power
Power RequirementsBattery
Current Consumption14 mA
Battery Type1 x AAA
Physical
Dimensions3.1 x 1.1 x 0.7" / 7.9 x 2.9 x 1.7 cm
Weight1.6 oz / 46 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.205 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.2 x 4.3 x 1.3"
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