Zivix PUC

Problem solving MIDI-to-wifi interface

Available for preorder now after a successful Indiegogo crowd-funding campaign, the PUC is a battery or mains (via micro USB) powered wireless MIDI interface.

With just a 5-pin DIN socket onboard, it accepts input from any similarly equipped MIDI instrument or controller, forwarding its output over its own ad-hoc Wi-Fi network to your Mac, PC or iOS device.

"Once you're up and running, the link to the PUC is solid and consistent"

Setup on Mac and iOS is a piece of cake, using OS X's Bonjour and Network MIDI, or the free PUC Connect iOS app (which runs in the background, feeding the PUC's MIDI output to your CoreMIDI-compatible apps).

Connecting it to PC requires the installation of the free RTP-MIDI, but that certainly isn't any sort of chore.

Once you're up and running, the link to the PUC is solid and consistent, and the latency feels surprisingly low - similar to that of a wired connection, we dare say (and a bit higher on iOS than Mac/PC).

MusicRadar Rating

4 / 5 stars
Pros

Easy setup. Low latency.

Cons

Would benefit from more inputs.

Verdict

We really wish the PUC also accepted USB MIDI and had two or three more inputs, but other than that, it's a neat, well-realised device that works exactly as advertised.

Description

Wi-Fi MIDI interface

Features

Five-pin MIDI input

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