Since 'Blue Tooth was mentioned I did a little experiment last night (c: 12:00) .
BT I don't think will have low enough latency. (ever?) although I understand the sound quality can be very good these days? I therefore wondered how my wireless Microsoft keyboard* would fair?
It is linked via dongle to an old desktop that drives the printer in my living room, PC spec...
AMD Ath' ll x2 250. Two cores no HT, ram 4G(!) 240G Samsung SSD. Soundcard for test? Don't laugh...Behringer UFO202 as I could not be arsed to diss' my KA6 in the other room. I set it up with the demo of Pianoteq and, flip me! 192 samples, 4.4mS as the lowest setting using Windows Audio (Exclusive Mode. ??) Surely that will crackle like a ******? Not a bit of it, the Blues demo played out sweet as a nut and even my most manic wiping across the trackpad just made 'piano' noises. The CPU hit maxed 30% the PC was doing nothing else much.
The box for the 202 has "Ultra Low Latency" emblazend upon it but I always took that as a bit of Bellringer's puff, never checked it before. Of course, the AI is very limited (but very cheap) and only 16 bits and it does not quite make best DR use of those but is easily quiet enough for most purposed such as vinyl/tape dubbing.
So it would seem wireless operation for MIDI 2.0 is very possible. Certainly with a more powerful PC and modern AI it can be as quick as you like?
For my next trick I looped the ins to outs and hooked the 202 to my Lenovo T510 hoping this would solve my internal recording problem. It did and did not, as I feared it might, scream in a feedback loop. Indeed, if there is amild problem it is that the average recording level for R3 is a bit low at -30dB fs with peaks to -20db but I can live with that.
I am going to email Behringer and ask if a 24 bit version might be under development?
*There are no model markings on this kbd save "Microsoft" I got it on offer from Sainsburys some years ago. I dare say Googling *microsoft wireless keyboard* will get a result? Very reliable (trackpad not great but you can always plug in a mouse for fiddly stuff) and the two bog s alkaline AAAs have been in it since 24/1/17!https://www.currys.co.uk/gbuk/computing ... 5-pdt.html