The calibration is needed to map the sensor fingerboard to your specific instrument. It is done by correlating the data acquired from the sensor to the resulting pitch. It is a sort of tuning of the digital system.
At the end of this procedure, the system will collect enough data to allow you control virtual sounds in any DAW and get the same resulting pitch from the software as from your instrument.
NOTE: this is the most important part of the DigitAize Setup. You can repeat it at any moment from the DigitAize Connect Main Window “Calibrate” button.
It is highly recommended to get accustomed to this procedure and repeating it once in a while. Especially if you note some incoherences in the digital translation.
1. Scan the Sensor
Place your instrument down and let the system scan your sensor. Make sure not to touch the fingerboard while in this step.
2. Select your concert pitch
Please provide your concert pitch. You will be asked to tune the instrument at the given pitch in the next step. The default pitch for most music software applications is A = 440 Hz.
3. Tune your instrument
Tune your instrument – each string separately. Once you’re done you can proceed to the next step.
4. Choose the calibration profile
Select the degree of precision of the calibration.
You will be asked to make a slow, continuous slide (glissando) in a range of 1 octave on each string. The higher registers of your instrument will be automatically calculated based on the first octave.
The advanced calibration profile maps the complete range of the instrument. It might take longer to complete, especially in the very high register. Move slowly with the finger following the graphic indication until all gaps are filled. This procedure results in a very high resolution of the fingerboard also in the highest registers.
4.1 Calibration of the Sensor
You will be asked to play a smooth and continuous sound throughout each string, one at a time.
Press the string displayed in the app with only one finger and make slow, smooth slides from the lowest to the highest note without lifting the finger.
The graph shows you the status of the acquired data. Fill the gaps by moving the finger slowly up (and down) on the given string, until complete.