This document will walk you through the procedure of connecting to your USB-microDig with the Editor
application. For this walkthrough, you will need:
- USB-microDig digitizer
- Turn sensor (or any other sensor)
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 USB-microDig, you'll need to install the virtual
com port driver as well as the virtual MIDI port software "MIDI-yoke" so that MIDI messages can
be sent from the Editor and BlueMIDI to other MIDI-enabled applications.
Connecting to the USB-microDig with the Editor
The Editor allows you to configure the USB-microDig so that sensor data is processed and turned
into MIDI messages. While the USB-microDig is connected to the
Editor, these messages are sent to other applications by using virtual MIDI ports.
Plug in the USB-microDig to power it on.
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 "USB".
The USB-microDig should appear in the table, under the name "SLAB_USBtoUART".
If it doesn't appear, make sure your kernel extension (ie driver) is installed.
It should be in the following location: /System/Library/Extensions/SLAB_USBtoUART.kext
Select the entry in the table and click "Open". The red light on the USB-microDig should now remain
Wait until the "Connected" check box next to the table entry is
checked and click on the "edit" radio button.
Select a virtual MIDI port.
Other software will see this port as a MIDI source, so you can send USB-microDig
into any MIDI-enabled applications.
Click on "Test connection". You should see the "in" and "out" lights
blinking on the USB-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 USB-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 USB-microDig with the Editor, or with
the BlueMIDI application, which acts a bridge between the virtual serial port and MIDI.