The PUC is a wireless MIDI interface designed specifically for iOS devices. The PUC allows you to wirelessly connect any MIDI device (keyboard, DJ controller, drum pad, floor pedal controllers, etc.) directly to your iPad. PUC can also work with any platform that supports a MIDI connection over WiFi.
The PUC communicates directly to the iPad via WiFi directly as a device, no "host" WiFi network is necessary. PUC uses an open standard for Core MIDI over WiFi. Once your legacy MIDI signals are translated into Core MIDI by the PUC, any Core MIDI compatible app can recognize it.
You have an iPad loaded with amazing synthesizer & music creation apps, but connecting your controller creates a tangled mess and no longer makes you mobile. PUC makes MIDI connectivity easy. Simply plug your controller into PUC’s MIDI port, establish your WiFi link, and get on with your business – making music. PUC also connects to your Mac for Wireless Core MIDI control. Use PUC to patch your iOS device as a drum machine, or sequencer.
Do you have a MIDI keyboard controller, home digital piano, synthesizer, or computer controller? Connect it to the PUC and put your instrument apps under familiar control.
Minneapolis based Zivix is known for developing music related technology to enrich the experience of creating and learning music by using today’s most popular devices including iPads, iPhones, Macs and any compatible PCs. Zivix builds products for professional musicians, people who want to become musicians, or people who just want to have fun with musical tools. Zivix developed the award winning JamStik, which has entered its first phase of production, shipping in late March 2014. Additionally the JamStik includes a suite of apps from learning to play guitar, to just having fun remixing music. The team has been actively developing software/apps across multiple platforms including iOS and Android since 2010.
The PUC is a WiFi MIDI interface designed to allow users to connect MIDI instruments to wirelessly connect to their iPad, iPhone, Mac, or compatible PC software.
The PUC allows users to use their favorite MIDI hardware (keyboards, synths, drum pad controllers, DJ controllers, floorboard controllers, etc.) to control synth, sampler, and recording apps in iPads and iPhones without having to use a hardware MIDI dongle in your 30-pin or Lightning port. You can keep your iPad or iPhone where you want it, not tethered to a dongle and wire within 3 feet of your controller.
The PUC also enables users to wirelessly connect to their Mac or compatible PC to free their studio or live rigs from unnecessary MIDI cables tangling up the performance. Logic, ProTools, Live, Cubase, Sonar, Reaper - the PUC can wirelessly connect to all of them.
Currently, the PUC is in the last stages of development. You can sign up on our pre-order page for an email notification. When the PUC becomes available we will notify you via email and direct you to an online store where you may purchase the product before it hits retail stores worldwide.
Android platform compatibility is driven by Android hardware and Android’s software prioritization of audio and MIDI. Currently, Android devices aren’t performing to the standards musical applications require, so in brief the PUC isn’t currently Android compatible. That being said, the PUC doesn’t distinguish what device its wirelessly connected to - so when Android adds MIDI and improved audio handling to their OS - the PUC is ready to play.
The PUC currently uses two wireless protocols for connectivity to iOS, OSX, or PC. The first is RTPMIDI which is a standard connection protocol for using MIDI in a networked platform. The PUC can connect via RTPMIDI without the use of any additional software. The second protocol the PUC can use for connectivity is our proprietary Z-Fi code. Z-Fi is something Zivix developed for better MIDI and wireless performance, and currently it’s only available for iOS via the use of our PUC Connect app on the iTunes app store (LINK). Z-Fi drivers are currently being developed for OSX and Windows and should be available soon.