The puc+ is a wireless, Bluetooth powered Midi interface that is used to plug in controllers for use in mobile music apps or your own DAW. It is a fun device to have and is great if you want to construct a wireless Midi set-up.
First Impressions / Setting up
The puc+ is a wireless, Bluetooth powered Midi interface that is used to plug in controllers for use in mobile music apps or your own DAW. Connect your Midi controller to the puc+ either by USB or a traditional five-pin MIDI cable. The puc+ pairs with your computer or mobile device using Bluetooth. It is worth noting that the puc+ takes advantage of Apple’s Bluetooth-Midi technology very well, resulting in a stable connection with less latency. The puc+ is made of plastic and can be powered by two AA batteries. A single power button is found at the top with a connectivity indicator right above it.
In practice, the puc+ works seamlessly as if you were using a cable to connect your Midi device to your computer or mobile device. Seasoned performers might feel some lag but it is barely a problem unless you’re very particular with your devices. The sheer convenience of using the puc+ is well worth the very minor trade-off. With its current price tag of $99, we would consider the puc+ to be a fun-to-have device if you have the cash to spare. The device’s build does not inspire confidence, but the technology behind it is solid. Most Amazon reviewers gave the puc+ overwhelmingly positive reviews due to the reliability of the device and the top-notch customer service but some reviewers did mention having trouble with firmware updates.
In summary, the puc+ is a non-essential but fun purchase for DJs looking to ditch some extra cables and free up some space in their Midi set-up.