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Get Started: Wi-microDig (Windows)
Get Started: Wi-microDig (Windows) without BlueMIDI

Getting started with the Wi-microDig

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 or above). One example is the Belkin F8T012 adapter.

Installing the Editor application

You can find the latest Editor here.

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 configuration files

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.

  1. Connect a 9 Volt battery to the Wi-microDig to power it on, and make sure that Bluetooth is enabled on your computer.

  2. Connect the Turn sensor (or any other sensor) to input #1 of the Wi-microDig.

    Make sure the sensor is connected as shown below, with the red wire on top and the black wire on the bottom.

  3. Launch the I-CubeX Editor.

    • If it is the first time connecting to the Wi-microDig, you will see the Connections dialog.

  4. 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.

  5. Select the entry in the table and click "Open". The blue light on the Wi-microDig should turn on.

    • You may be asked to enter a passkey to connect. The passkey is: 1
  6. Wait until the "Connected" check box next to the table entry is checked and click on the "edit" radio button.

  7. 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.

  8. 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

  9. Add a sensor window. (Configure > Add Sensor)

  10. Click "On" in the sensor window.

  11. 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.

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