This document will walk you through the procedure of connecting to your Wi-microDig with the Editor
application. For this walkthrough, you will need:
- Wi-microDig digitizer
- 9 Volt Battery
- A computer with built-in Bluetooth, or a USB Bluetooth adapter
- Turn sensor (or any other sensor)
The Wi-microDig requires a USB Bluetooth adapter that has Widcomm or Microsoft
drivers (version 220.127.116.11 or above). One example is the Belkin F8T012 adapter.
Installing the Editor application
You can find the latest Editor
Extract the .zip file to a folder, and then open the folder "CD Package" and click on Setup.exe.
Follow the instructions in the installer. For the Wi-microDig, you'll need to install the virtual
MIDI port software so that MIDI messages can be sent from the Editor and BlueMIDI to other MIDI-enabled applications.
Note that in Vista and
Windows 7, you must disable UAC in order for the Editor to be able to write its
Connecting to the Wi-microDig with the Editor
The Editor allows you to configure the Wi-microDig so that sensor data is processed and turned into MIDI messages. While the wi-microDig is connected to the
Editor, these messages are sent to other applications by using virtual MIDI ports.
Connect a 9 Volt battery to the Wi-microDig to power it on, and make sure that
Bluetooth is enabled on your computer.
Connect the Turn sensor (or any other sensor) to input #1 of the
Make sure the sensor is connected as shown below, with the red wire on top
and the black wire on the bottom.
Launch the I-CubeX Editor.
In the "Choose interface" pull-down menu, choose "Bluetooth" or "All". Click on "Search Devices" in the Connections dialog.
The Wi-microDig and its serial number should appear in the table.
If it doesn't appear, check to see that Bluetooth is enabled,
and make sure your battery has enough charge to power the device.
Select the entry in the table and click "Open". The blue light on the Wi-microDig should
- You may be asked to enter a passkey to connect. The passkey is: 1
Wait until the "Connected" check box next to the table entry is
checked and click on the "edit" radio button.
Click on "Test connection". You should see the "in" and "out" lights
blinking on the Wi-microDig, indicating that the messages are getting there from the Editor.
Select "New" from the configuration selection window. Clicking on "File"
would let you load a configuration from a file, and "Digitizer" would load the current
configuration from the Digitizer
Add a sensor window. (Configure > Add Sensor)
Click "On" in the sensor window.
Rotate the Turn sensor knob and verify that the green bar in the
bottom of the sensor window moves between values 0 and 127.
You've now connected to the Wi-microDig with the Editor, and configured it such that sensor input #1 is
turned on and sending data. Since it's in standalone mode by default, the
microDig will retain its sensor configuration even after being powered off. To use it with other
MIDI-enabled software or hardware, you can either connect to the Wi-microDig with the Editor, or with
the BlueMIDI application, which acts a bridge between Bluetooth and MIDI.