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Hi! I couldnt find any thread where wireless was the main topic so I decided to make a new one. It would be nice to know what wireless systems you guys use. I personally use the Line 6 G50 system for guitar and It has served me well for many years, although I want to upgrade to G90 for easier handling.

 

But the thing is! I need a wireless midi system for my XY controller and also keyboard. What systems do you guys use or know of? I have read about the Panda Midibeam and it looks reliable, but unfortunately there are no video reviews or larger reviews.

 

Any ideas?

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I've used the Kenton MIdistream for a few years now and it's very reliable, Matt used them at Wembley in 2007 so they're pretty good for long distances!

 

It's handy as when I first got the MB-1 and had 1 Midi & 1 Audio lead they would get tangled up with each other, just keep the transmitter fitted to the strap

 

They are normally about £300 but I managed to get one from eBay for about £150

 

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Actually this is interesting because a whole bunch of these systems are unable to be used in this country anymore due to the bandwidth being sold off so I'm expecting a few cheap units to turn up which will be illegal to use.

 

Like to hear from anyone that's used one on bass too. I had a NADY UHF system for bass. It worked well until you hit anything lower than a F# or G on the low E, then it started to cut out the lower frequencies. It had a boost to compensate but it didn't restore the sound enough. It did however work flawlessly and everything else sounded good, probably extremely good for a guitarist, even though it was the bass version.

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I've used the Kenton MIdistream for a few years now and it's very reliable, Matt used them at Wembley in 2007 so they're pretty good for long distances!

 

It's handy as when I first got the MB-1 and had 1 Midi & 1 Audio lead they would get tangled up with each other, just keep the transmitter fitted to the strap

 

They are normally about £300 but I managed to get one from eBay for about £150

 

:)

 

Looks heavy duty, nice MUSE logo on the padding there as well, but I can't find any kits for sale at the moment, and I fear that the bandwidth it uses is illegal to occupy and will cause fuzz in my country like Crowella mentioned. And doesn't the Midistream use radio frequencies? I´ve heard the new wireless generation uses digital transmission, more stable and reliable, especially over long distances.

 

Btw. Crowella, I´ve used the G50 system from line 6 with bass, and it worked just as well as with guitar. ;)

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The Line 6 stuff generally seems the way to go but I haven't had much time with them to know for certain.

 

You can send a mail to sweetwater or chat online with their techs, they tend to know loads about whats trending and whats good of wireless systems. I´ve bought loads of my gear from them.

 

That padding is an original wristband if I'm not mistaken...

 

Hah clever use! I´ve used an old woolen sock to protect my battery pack from scratches, DIY style;)

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Panda Midi is much better by characteristics (than WIDI), but I never heard about it. Matt used WIDI in last tour.

 

Oh is that because it is newer? Haven't purchased yet so will probably wait a lil. Maybe until the tour to see what matt uses :roll eyes: #fanboy. Anyway, its a shame not more companies are producing wireless midi systems. Midi is getting bigger, and I hope to see line 6 create a G90 MIDI or something. :happy:

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Oh bugger, didn't realise it was you who emailed me.

 

As you are a board member I will post to Norway if you win it :D

 

OOoo thank you :happy: tempting, although sergey also tempts me with the widi... but perhaps I can get the kenton cheap.

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