Bome Network

Bome Network is a versatile tool for macOS, Windows, and iOS to set up low latency and robust network MIDI connections to one or more BomeBoxes. It works via Ethernet and via WiFi. An integrated MIDI Router will let you take full control of your MIDI gear. The In-App-Purchase Bome Network Pro allows reliable network MIDI from computer to computer (similar to Apple’s network MIDI/rtpMIDI). All Bome Network MIDI connections are persistent and are re-established after a reboot.
Bome Network Diagram

Standard Edition: use with the BomeBox

The standard edition of the Bome Network tool allows connecting your computer to one or more BomeBoxes via Ethernet and WiFi. Any MIDI application can send MIDI to the BomeBox and receive from it. Additionally, you can directly forward selected or all MIDI devices connected to the BomeBox (Remote Direct MIDI).

A handy feature for BomeBox owners: the world icon brings up the web config of the respective BomeBox. The Bome Network tool also alerts you when a BomeBox becomes available or vanishes on the network.

Download

Download Bome Network 1.4.2

Windows
7, 8, 10, 11
Released: 2022-01-23

macOS
10.10 - 12.0
Released: 2022-01-23

macOS Legacy
10.7 - 10.9
Released: 2022-01-23

iOS + iPadOS
10.12 - 10.15
Released: 2021-11-04

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Version History

Version 1.4.2:

  • Feature: exclude selected networks from auto-discovery
Version 1.4:

  • Feature: program window with list of remote MIDI hosts
  • Feature: Remote Direct MIDI ports
  • Feature: MIDI Router
  • Feature: Unlimited Named MIDI Ports as an Add-On (for purchase)
  • Enhancement: more robust Network MIDI connection re-establishment on restart
  • Enhancement: Dark Mode support
  • Enhancement: configurable prefix/suffix for virtual port names
  • On M1 Macs, running native Apple Silicon

Bome Network Pro: Computer to Computer

If you want to do network MIDI from computer to computer or between iPhones, iPads, and computers, you can do so with a Bome Network Pro license. All computers, iPhones and iPads running Bome Network Pro will be auto-discovered, and you can selectively connect to individual computers/iPhones/iPads. Moreover, with Remote Direct MIDI functionality, you can forward virtual MIDI ports and physical MIDI devices from remote computers/iPhones/iPads. Just select the ports/devices you want to use remotely, done!

Unlimited Named MIDI Ports

With the Unlimited Named MIDI Ports (available for purchase), you can add your own named virtual MIDI ports, and use them in the Bome Network MIDI Router and other applications on your computer. Like that, you can easily create duplicate MIDI streams or organize your MIDI ports with more meaningful port names.
Unlimited Named MIDI Ports can be purchased in our web shop:

Screenshots

Bome Network BomeBox detail

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...the detail view of a BomeBox. New in v1.4: directly access all MIDI devices connected to the remote BomeBox

Screenshots iPhone (iOS + iPadOS)

Bome Network iOS Main Screen

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BomeBoxes and other devices running Bome Network are auto-discovered. Click a Connect button to initiate connection to a device.

Download on the AppStore

Video Tutorials

Here is our growing collection of video tutorials for Bome Network:
Bome Network Video Tutorials

FAQ

I cannot find the Bome Network icon

On macOS, the B icon is present in the top menu bar.
On Windows, you can find the B icon in the tray. By default, Windows hides such tray icons in an overflow area and you need to press the arrow symbol near the clock in the task bar to see all available tray icons. Use the task bar settings to make the B icon visible at all times.

Does it work via Windows Remote Desktop (MSTSC/RDP)?

Yes, but you need to configure it for remote audio:

  1. Click on Local Resources
  2. Select Settings in Remote Audio
  3. Select Play on Remote Computer

Note for MacOS users: please use the latest version of the Microsoft Remote Desktop tool (from the Mac App Store). Also in the Mac remote desktop client, enable “Play sound on the remote PC”.