Bluetooth send/receive audio

Bluetooth headphones work (apparently, I’ve never used a pair myself).

iPad receives Bluetooth.

Is there a reason (Apple....) why a dev couldn’t make a ‘receive Bluetooth audio’ app? AU ideally. But even just a decent standalone wav recorder/trimmer would be a big deal for me..

Basically so I can sample from my phone to my iPad without cables. First world problems and all that...

Comments

  • Bluetooth has too much latency for audio work. However there is an app for sending bluetooth audio. I dont remember its name, but it didnt work well and ofc has tons of latency

  • @ToMess said:
    Bluetooth has too much latency for audio work. However there is an app for sending bluetooth audio. I dont remember its name, but it didnt work well and ofc has tons of latency

    Yeah latency sucks ;) I’m not suggesting tracking audio etc via Bluetooth ;) Just an app for sampling from one iOS device to another (YouTube, internet browser sample fodder etc).

  • iOS is no Bluetooth audio client (yet).
    Share your mobile connection to private WiFi on your iPhone and transmit over WiFi using one of the many apps that support it.
    Readdle Documents is the most suitable for exchanging audio files over WiFi:
    both upload and download to/from ftp, sftp, WebDAV and it can also act as a local WebDAV server. This is great because it basically allows file exchange also between Apple's own apps supporting WebDAV.
    TwistedWave can only upload to ftp/sftp,
    AudioShare can share via http but has limited editing so you might use Readdle Documents on both devices and "open in" TwistedWave on the iPad.

    I'm sure there are many other ways...

  • @rs2000 said:
    iOS is no Bluetooth audio client (yet).
    Share your mobile connection to private WiFi on your iPhone and transmit over WiFi using one of the many apps that support it.
    Readdle Documents is the most suitable for exchanging audio files over WiFi:
    both upload and download to/from ftp, sftp, WebDAV and it can also act as a local WebDAV server. This is great because it basically allows file exchange also between Apple's own apps supporting WebDAV.
    TwistedWave can only upload to ftp/sftp,
    AudioShare can share via http but has limited editing so you might use Readdle Documents on both devices and "open in" TwistedWave on the iPad.

    I'm sure there are many other ways...

    Thanks :) but All those workarounds sound more hassle than just grabbing an interface and using a cable unless I’m missing something?

  • @EyeOhEss said:

    @rs2000 said:
    iOS is no Bluetooth audio client (yet).
    Share your mobile connection to private WiFi on your iPhone and transmit over WiFi using one of the many apps that support it.
    Readdle Documents is the most suitable for exchanging audio files over WiFi:
    both upload and download to/from ftp, sftp, WebDAV and it can also act as a local WebDAV server. This is great because it basically allows file exchange also between Apple's own apps supporting WebDAV.
    TwistedWave can only upload to ftp/sftp,
    AudioShare can share via http but has limited editing so you might use Readdle Documents on both devices and "open in" TwistedWave on the iPad.

    I'm sure there are many other ways...

    Thanks :) but All those workarounds sound more hassle than just grabbing an interface and using a cable unless I’m missing something?

    Sure, it depends on where you are and if you've got an audio interface, Lightning adapter and headphones cable handy :)
    The Zoom H1n is a nice interface with stereo line-in and it doubles as a standalone recorder.

  • Why not just use Airdrop? It’s fast and simple.

  • @mjcouche said:
    Why not just use Airdrop? It’s fast and simple.

    To sample from YouTube?

  • @EyeOhEss : Bluetooth audio uses lossy compression. So , you might not really want it for sampling. The time to compress/decompress the signal is responsible for the latency issues especially if the audio doesn't start out compressed by a codec supported by both receiving and sending device.

    (technically lossless compression is in the spec but I don't think it is widely suppported due to its computational demands )

  • edited May 11

    @espiegel123 said:
    @EyeOhEss : Bluetooth audio uses lossy compression. So , you might not really want it for sampling. The time to compress/decompress the signal is responsible for the latency issues especially if the audio doesn't start out compressed by a codec supported by both receiving and sending device.

    (technically lossless compression is in the spec but I don't think it is widely suppported due to its computational demands )

    Thanks for info :) Sounds like it might be a non-starter.... guess I’ll just stop being lazy/cablephobic and keep using an interface :)

  • Sorry I thought it was just exchanging files - missed the sampling YouTube part

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