Wave for Music features Softwave, a robust software and sound engine that allows complete customization and six unique gestures.
Wave for Work features software that lets you control and customize work applications.
You can also use Wave in combination with WIDI Master by CME to connect Wave straight to your hardware that doesn't support Bluetooth MIDI -> see instructions.
In order to get started, download Wave's companion software Softwave, to explore all of Wave's possibilities -> see instructions.
From there you can connect Wave to your DAW of choice -> see instructions.
Bluetooth 4.0 was introduced to most Mac products around 2011/2012.
-> Mac Mini and Macbook Air in 2011.
-> Macbook Pro and iMac in 2012.
-> Mac Pro in 2013 (Black Model).
To see if your Mac is compatible to work with Wave:
1. Click the Apple logo in the top left corner of your screen.
2. Select About this Mac.
3. There you'll see your Mac's OS X version. You need to have El Capitan or higher (v. 10.11).
4. Click on the System Report... button.
5. Navigate to Bluetooth in the sidebar to the left, it's under Hardware.
6. Navigate to LMP Version down the list that appears when you've selected Bluetooth.
7. If LMP reads 0x6 or higher your Mac is compatible with Wave.
To see if your PC is compatible to work with Wave:
1. Right click the Start button and select Device Manager.
2. In Device Manager navigate to Bluetooth and expand it (the arrow).
3. If your PC supports Bluetooth 4.0 you will see Bluetooth LE Enumerator on the expanded list.
When connected to a MacOS, Windows 10 PC, or even iOS and Android, the overall latency can be around 7-20m, and around 7ms when using the Widi Master.
Wave and Wavefront use a proprietary protocol instead of BLE, that achieves under 1 ms latency.
Check out this article for a more detailed look into Bluetooth MIDI and what the latency figures actually mean.
Using Softwave you can connect up to two Waves at a time.