String Instruments

What is DigitAize?
What can I do with DigitAize?

DigitAize allows multiple applications: real-time notation in notation softwares, controlling virtual sounds or synthesizer as a MIDI device, monitoring of mouvement on the instruments via built-in gyroscope and much more.

Can I mount DigitAize on my instrument?

As far as you play a 4-string violin, viola, cello or double-bass you can mount DigitAize directly on your instrument. Together with the product you will get a very detailed mounting instruction to get things started.

Is it difficult to mount DigitAize on my instrument?

No. You can mount it in a very easy and non-invasive way. Just follow the instructions or forward them to your luthier. You can mount the DigitAize sensor, f.e. when changing the strings by attaching the sensor directly on the fingerboard. For detailed information please have a look at the demonstration videos in the tutorial section. 

How is the sensor attached to the instrument?

The sensor is attached on the fingerboard by using a special, light adhesive strip. It’s easily removable and doesn’t cause any damage to the instrument, when installed properly.  

Does DigitAize affect the resonance of my instrument?

The DigitAize sensor is a ultra-thin layer attached to the fingerboard. It has no effect on the vibrations of the instrument in any way. The hardware module is a very light construction. It is attached to the sides of the fingerboard. 

Can I remove DigitAize from my instrument?

Yes. You can remove the hardware module at any time (to charge or when travelling or playing acoustically). The sensor can also be removed/replaced. To do so, you’ll need to remove the strings and raise it carefully from the fingerboard.

Note that each sensor can be mounted only once on the fingerboard. After removal you won’t be able to put it again on the instrument, due to its adhesive properties. If the sensor gets worn, or you damaged it, you can purchase a new sensors set  in our online-shop.  

How does DigitAize connect to my computer?
How do I control virtual sounds on my digital workstation?

DigitAIze is compatible with most digital audio workstations. Once you installed the the DigitAIze Connect (you can download it from our website) you connect your DigitAize module wirelessly via Bluetooth/radio. The DigitAize module will be then recognised as a MIDI instrument. Additionally you can use the OSC for accessing the raw data from the device.

What does DigitAize Connect do?

DigitAize connect is the hearth of our instruments. It is a powerful, yet simple bridge between your instrument and the computer. It allows you to connect and manage your device and to organise the routing of each parameter.

Is DigitAize a MIDI device?

It is much more! It is a MIDI device and allows you to transmit all your playing data via MIDI to your computer. At the same time it allows you to visualize and interact with your instrument in new ways. You can also access the raw data stream from the OSC. 

What about glissando and microtonal recognition?

The built-in sensor’s high resolution detects the smallest deviations on the finger-placement. When used with MIDI, those deviations are being sent as pitch-bend values. You can use OSC to get a stepless floating semitone values. 

Is DigitAize difficult to use?

We are musicians ourselves and we designed a product for musicians, taking into account all that is important for a musician. Since your instrument, after successful connection, is recognized as a MIDI device, you don´t have to think about much more. At the same time we wanted to use the full potential that our technology allowed. In that sense, DigitAize gives you access to very complex settings and customization. Use our Tutorials on our website to get things started.

Can I record myself with DigitAize?

Yes, you can record yourself wirelessly via the on-board microphone (pro version). You can also record yourself playing directly into a midi track!

Does DigitAize recognise my pitch?

Yes! The technology allows to map any string instrument. You will feel DigitAize following you and adapting to the intonation of your instrument, making the blend between the actual acoustic and the digital sound magical.

How long does DigitAize work?

The battery has an autonomy of up to 5+ hours.

Can I use DigitAize to write music in Finale or Sibelius?

Yes! We designed DigitAIze to allow you to use it as you would use a MIDI keyboard. Through the built-in microphone, DigitAIze also allows you to control the velocity (dynamics) in real-time and record it as well.

Why DigitAize?

We believe in a new future of music making. String instruments completed their development already many centuries ago and we believed, something new had to come. DigitAIze is our own creative approach to making music.

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Wind Instruments

What is DigitAize?
What wind instruments are supported?
How does DigitAize connect to my computer?
How do I control virtual sounds on my digital workstation?

DigitAIze is compatible with most digital audio workstations. Once you installed the the DigitAIze Connect (you can download it from our website) you connect your DigitAize module wirelessly via Bluetooth/radio. The DigitAize module will be then recognised as a MIDI instrument. Additionally you can use the OSC for accessing the raw data from the device.

Controllers

Can I order a costumized controller?

Our company has a rich experience of delivering custom solutions for professional musicians. We develop various kinds of MIDI/OSC controllers based on custom requirements. All the devices are driven with the DigitAize technology. Please send us your custom request CONTACT US

Extensions & Plugins

What do I need it for?

Since DigitAize enables the raw-data analysis of all data it receives, the possibilities of interpreting it are countless. We encourage creative minds to collaborate with DigitAize and compose/program their own extensions/plugins to be used with DigitAize. 

I am interested in submitting a M4L Device, what should I do?

Please visit the Community section on the website. You can submit your package directly there and make it visible to the whole DigitAize community!

SUBMIT A PACK
DigitAize and Max MSP

DigitAize can be used inside of Max MSP. If you are interested in using DigitAize with Max MSP, check out our Digitaize 4Max Extension in the Software Download Section