To sync a Soundbrenner wearable to a DAW, you need to connect it first to our mobile app The Metronome by Soundbrenner for iOS or Android.
Second, you need to establish a connection between our mobile app and your Mac or Windows PC. You can do this via MIDI using a USB cable, Bluetooth or WiFi. We made all options available, but the only option that is officially recommended by us and works most reliable is via USB cable.
If you have an iOS device: setup guide
If you have an Android device: setup guide
What can you actually sync?
Most DAWs can use MIDI clock to both send the BPM to our mobile app, and receive the BPM from our mobile app. However, no information about time signature, subdivisions or accents can be transmitted either way. That said, you can manually match the time signature and subdivision between your DAW and our mobile app. Some DAWs do not support receiving BPM from our mobile app, and hence can only send BPM to our mobile app.
MIDI support is in beta:
Whether the DAW integration works reliably depends if you use iOS/Android, Windows/macOS, and which particular DAW you use. At the moment we are not able to guarantee that all possible combinations of operating systems and DAWs work reliably, hence this feature is officially in beta.
You can test the reliability of your particular setup before purchasing a Soundbrenner wearable, since you can download our free app and already connect it to your DAW. We encourage everyone to test the connection between their mobile device and DAW before making a wearable purchase for particular the DAW use case.
If you have a Soundbrenner Pulse and a desktop computer running macOS, and you only want to connect up to 1 Soundbrenner Pulse, there is an option to connect the Pulse directly to your Mac without using our mobile app in-between. In some cases this can work better than the solutions described above. You can give this a try via our legacy Mac application "Soundbrenner DAW Tools". We currently have no plans to update this application, e.g. to add support for the Soundbrenner Core or for connecting multiple Soundbrenner Pulse. This allows us to focus all our energy on improving the MIDI support of our mobile app and eventually taking it out of beta.
You can find the setup guide for the Pulse with Soundbrenner DAW Tools here: setup guide