With iOS: how to sync Soundbrenner Pulse & Core to DAWs

In order to synchronize your Soundbrenner wearable with your DAW, you will first need to ensure that your iOS device and app are properly configured and connected to your computer. 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 reliably is via USB cable.

Connecting via USB
Mac
Step 1: 

Connect your mobile device to your Mac with a USB cable.

Open Audio -> MIDI setup on your Mac. 

Go to Window -> select Show Audio Devices.

Find your mobile device and select Enable. 

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Step 2:

Open the Soundbrenner App. Tap on App Settings -> MIDI and make sure MIDI is enabled. Your Mac will then appear as both an input and output MIDI port on the app, listed as “IDAM MIDI Host”.

 

Windows

iOS does not currently support native USB MIDI via Windows. As a result, you will have to rely on third party solutions to connect your iOS device to your Windows computer via USB. One such solution is Midimux, which is developed by Zerodebug. You can use this tool to get your iOS device connected to your PC. Please note that because this is an external third-party tool, we cannot offer any support or development for it.

After the connection is properly established, the rest of the setup process will be identical to the Mac setup. So: 

Open the Soundbrenner App. Tap on App Settings -> MIDI and make sure MIDI is enabled. Your device will then appear as both an input and output MIDI port on the app, listed as “IDAM MIDI Host”.

 

Update: As of November 2020, the Midimux server is currently no longer available. Please use either Bluetooth or WiFi when connecting with iOS + Windows instead.

Connecting via Bluetooth
Mac
Step 1: 

Open the Audio/MIDI Setup on your Mac. Click on Window -> Show MIDI Studio, and then double click on Bluetooth. 

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Step 2:

Turn on Bluetooth on your phone. Open the Soundbrenner App. Tap on App Settings -> MIDI and make sure MIDI is enabled and that MIDI service is being advertised.

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Step 3:

You will now see your phone appear in the Bluetooth Configuration window on your Mac. Select "Connect" to establish the MIDI connection. When the connection is established, your phone will be highlighted in the MIDI studio. 

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Windows

Step 1

In order to allow your DAW to communicate with other devices via your Bluetooth on Windows, you will first have to install loopMIDI and MIDIberry to enable this functionality. Please note that because this is an external third-party tool, we cannot offer any support or development for it. 

Step 2

Turn on Bluebooth on your PC and then add a new device.

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Step 3

Enable Bluetooth on your mobile device. Next, launch the Soundbrenner app and go to App Settings -> MIDI -> Advertise MIDI Service. Your phone will now appear on your PC's list of Bluetooth devices. Proceed to pair the phone with your PC. 

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Step 4

Launch loopMIDI and click on the + button.

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Step 5

Launch MIDIberry. You can now select the appropriate input and output ports. For example, if you want your DAW to control your Soundbrenner wearables, set loopMIDI as the input and your phone as the output.

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Connecting via WiFi
Mac
Step 1

Open Audio/MIDI Setup on your Mac. Go to Window -> Show MIDI Studio. Double click on Network to open the MIDI Network Setup.

Step 2:

Add a new session by clicking on the "+" sign. Enable the new session and set it to be discoverable by anyone. You can then select your phone in the directory and connect to it.  Your iPhone will now be visible to your DAW as a MIDI device.

 

Windows

Step 1:

In order to allow your DAW to communicate with other devices via your WiFi network on Windows, you will first have to install network MIDI drivers to enable this functionality. One such driver is rtpMIDI, which is a free application that is available here. It is based on an open standard and is designed to mimic the network-MIDI-configuration that is natively present in Mac OS. An in-depth tutorial can be found here. Please note that because this is an external third-party tool, we cannot offer any support or development for it.

Step 2:

Connect both your mobile device and your computer to the same WiFi network. This means that if you are on a desktop PC, you will need a WiFi card or adapter. 

Launch rtpMIDI and create a new session by clicking the "+" button. 

Enable the new session and set it to be discoverable by anyone. You can then find your device name in the Directy and connect to it.

 

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Your iPhone will now be visible to your DAW as a MIDI device.

Once you have connected your phone to your computer via 1 of the 3 methods above, you can then sync your Soundbrenner app and wearables with your DAW.

DAW Synchronization

If you want to control your Soundbrenner wearables with your DAW:

Open the Soundbrenner app and tap App Settings -> MIDI. Tap “IDAM MIDI Host” under “Input MIDI Devices”. The player will then display EXT Sync status. 

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If you want the Metronome app and the Soundbrenner wearable to control DAW's tempo, you will need to select the output port on the app, and input port on the DAW. However, this is not supported on many DAWs and thus we do not recommend it in most scenarios.

For instructions on how to add your Soundbrenner wearables to your specific DAW, please select your DAW from the list below and click on the appropriate setup guide.

ableton_black.png Ableton Live (via Ableton Link)

ableton_black.png Ableton Live (via MIDI)

cakewalk.png Cakewalk

Cubase.png Cubase

Logic_Pro.png Logic Pro

Avid_Pro_Tools.png Pro Tools

Reaper.png Reaper 

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