Was just thinking how nice it would be to be able to hook up my FM3 wirelessly. Fender has a new 30W bluetooth amp, for example.
Thank you Officer for pointing out my conversation infraction, I swerved out of the topic lane, could you let me off with a warning this time?The OP wasn't asking for bluetooth editing, he was asking for bluetooth audio...which has far too much latency to be used for live playing.
Something additional to maintain fully integrated on the FM3 probably wasn't top of mind for FAS' modular design. As others have mentioned that there is a lack of confidence in BT tech specifically, but other wireless tech as well actually. Just recently I started having more drop outs on my Line 6 G70 in a new church facility.to be able to hook up my FM3 wirelessly.
There are a lot of 3rd party Bluetooth midi devices already in the market so for those folks who want/need it can obtain it.The missed opportunity is Bluetooth midi...
When embedded in the product development i guess it wouldn't cost much....There are a lot of 3rd party Bluetooth midi devices already in the market so for those folks who want/need it can obtain it.
The FM3 was built to hit a certain price point and making it more expensive, by adding a feature most people don’t use, wouldn’t make much sense in my opinion.
I personally wouldn’t want to pay extra for it, as I don’t want/need it, so I’m glad it comes without it.
With the new UI one could argue there's no need to support a smartphone editor via bluetooth as it would be redundant. IIRC Cliff once mentioned a bluettooth interface would require licensing the corresponding software stack adding to the overall cost aside from the headache programming and support would cause. Also, if it was meant to be used for a editing then it would mean FAS would have to provide the corresponding editor for mobile devices as well which could be another can of worms....
I think it would be cool to have BT editing, but really - one USB cable isn't bad, I agree - if it worked it would be very cool and I'd love it on my III, but I wouldn't say it's a missed opportunity