Hughes & Kettner WMI-1 MIDI Interface
Hughes & Kettner Product Overview
The Hughes & Kettner WMI-1 enables you to wirelessly remote control all of the functions found in the GrandMeister app for iPad. Even on stages or in rehearsal rooms where Wi-Fi is not available, the WMI-1 creates its own Wi-Fi network!
The WMI-1 features two MIDI inputs and one MIDI output. It is easily connected in-between the GrandMeister and the FSM 432 MK III footswitch, and the GrandMeister even provides the WMI-1 with phantom power.
To use the WMI-1, all you need to do is to select the WMI-1 as a Wi-Fi network in the Wi-Fi settings of your iPad, or connect it to your home network using the WPS function.
Although we have optimized the WMI-1 for use with the GrandMeister and the matching app for iPad, it also works with any Hughes & Kettner amp featuring a 7-pin MIDI input (phantom powered) and any app for iPad that supports CoreMIDI.
No upgrades available
You could use the amp without this gadget if suits you... however if you want to work with your iPad and amp wirelessly this is a very neat solution. Two less cables to trip over! Yep, its another of those things that isnt glamourous to look at and feels light for the money, yet it seamlessly works in the background for you. For me it enables a comfortable way to program patches, after carefully crafting in the studio this facilitates storage and recall for rehearsals and touring. A handy bit of kit.