WIFI MIDI Setup Guide for Mac OS X

For many users good WIFI-MIDI setups should be adequate although the lowest possible latency can be achieved with a cable based MIDI setup or Virtual MIDI apps.

Open Audio MIDI Setup in Applications/Utilities and select Windows/Show MIDI Window in menu bar. You should now see the window below.

Click on Network and the window shown below will open.

Now start MIDI Guitar on your iOS device and select “Network Session 1” as the output route. Make sure WIFI is enabled and that you are on the same local network as your Mac OS X computer.

You will now see your iOS device appearing in the Directory list.

Add a new session to My Sessions and check Enabled for the new session.

Now add your iOS device to the session by clicking on Connect

Now MIDI Guitar is setup on your Mac OS X computer to receive WIFI MIDI from your iOS device.

You can test the WIFI MIDI connection using SimpleSynth by Pete Yandell. Open SimpleSynth and select “Network Session 1” as your MIDI Source

Start playing notes the guitar connected to MIDI Guitar and SimpleSynth will play the same notes using a synthesizer on your Mac OS X computer.


Audio MIDI Setup does not find my iOS device

Sometimes Audio MIDI Setup cannot automatically find your iOS device. This is a OS-X problem not related to MIDI Guitar.

It’s possible to connect to it manually, here is how.

First you need to get the IP address of On your iOS device, go into Settings and then WIFI and click on the small blue arrow next to your WIFI networks name.

You can now see the IP address of your iOS device.

Now open Audio MIDI Setup on your Mac and in the MIDI Network Setup window click on ‘+’ button located below Directory. Type in a name for you iOS device, the IP address you got from the iOS device and port 5004. You should now be able to connect to your iOS device.