Use any of the I-CubeX digitizers with the I-CubeX Link software. A quick and easy way to connect, configure, process, map and route your sensors, and save the settings on your computer.
24 Jul 2012: I-CubeX Link v1.2D test version with support for all 32 inputs of the Digitizer as well as a MIDI input to control actuator outputs (see below for download link).
24 Jul 2012: I-CubeX Link v1.2A test version with MIDI input to control actuator outputs (see below for download link).
12 Jul 2012: I-CubeX Link v1.2 (MacOS X Leopard / Snow Leopard / Lion on Intel).
12 Jul 2012: I-CubeX Link v1.2 (Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8).
12 Jul 2012: I-CubeX Link v1.2 source code in Max (MacOS / Windows).
Check the download archive page for older releases. Not the right solution ? We have more software.
- Link v1.2 requires MacOS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), 10.7 (Lion), 10.6 (Snow Leopard), 10.5 (Leopard) on Intel, or Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP.
- A digitizer with firmware v4.5 or higher, including applicable drivers, is required. A Digitizer (ie. with firmware v4.1) can also be used but only the first 8 inputs can be configured. To configure all 32 inputs, try the test version Link v1.2D for MacOS or Link v1.2D for Windows.
- The microDig and Digitizer require a MIDI interface, eg. a MIDISport interface, with drivers.
- The USB-microDig requires a USB interface and drivers.
- The Wi-microDig requires a Bluetooth interface, eg. the BluetoothAdapter, with drivers.
Installation and user manuals, tutorials and tips
- Digitizer quickstart documentation can be found on its product page.
- microDig quickstart documentation can be found on its product page.
- USB-microDig quickstart documentation can be found on its product page.
- Wi-microDig quickstart documentation can be found on its product page.
- Multiple instances of Link can run on one computer if started from within their own folder. This enables the use of multiple digitizers but is CPU intensive.
- Note that the default browser has to be set in order to be able to link to our website from the logo in the top-right of the software.
- See also Apple's Bluetooth FAQ.
- Mapping: map sensor values to OSC and MIDI channel voice type message ie. note-on/off, control-change (all 7 bit resolution).
- Sensor data processing: inversion (increasing sensor values result in decreasing OSC/MIDI data values), ranging (the sensor values within the specified range are offset and scaled to the OSC/MIDI data output range), zooming (set the sensitivity of an input to a specific voltage range), threshold and peak/dip detection (detect the largest/smallest value within a short time period and output it).
- Actuator output control (USB-microDig only). To configure the actuator outputs by sending MIDI messages to Link, try the test version Link v1.2A for MacOS or Link v1.2A for Windows.<
- Configuration management: (auto)save and open configurations.
- Automatically load previous (last-used) settings
- OSC (Open Sound Control) support
- Processing functions: absolute value (relative to a mid point value), thresholds in both directions (up and down), hold for peak/dip, output ranging (map to a limited output range only)
We are aware of the following bugs/problems at this time:
- When operating on MacOS X 10.8 (Mountain Lion), the operating system may claim that the application is not coming from Apple's App store and is hence not allowed to run on the computer. To resolve this you need to "Allow applications downloaded from anywhere" in the System Preferences.
- When using a Wi-microDig, (automatically) loading the settings may or may not be successful wrt. the Bluetooth connection and/or the sensor inputs being turned on. If unsuccessful, manually set the missing settings.
Please notify us if you encounter bugs.