Most modern Linux distros allow you to pair with your Woovebox, after which it can be used system-wide as an input and output MIDI device automatically.

If you find your connection is unstable, or if your distro's Bluetooth manager was compiled without MIDI over BLE support, you may install the latest version of BlueZ as follows;

First install the prerequisite packages

sudo apt install libglib2.0-dev libudev-dev libical-dev libreadline-dev libdbus-1-dev libasound2-dev build-essential python3-docutils

Next, download and unpack the latest version of BlueZ (5.66 as of this writing).

cd /tmp
-xf bluez-5.66.tar.xz

Finally, build BlueZ and install it.

cd bluez-5.66
./configure --enable-midi --with-systemdsystemunitdir=/etc/systemd/system
sudo make install
sudo apt-get install --reinstall bluez

After a reboot your distro should now be running the latest version of BlueZ with MIDI over BLE enabled.

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