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HOW TO DOWNLOAD A GRIPBEATS® PATCH

Updated: Jun 25, 2022

PRENOTE

  • You do not have to download patches manually to your GripBeats® device. Instead, you can use the GripBeats® Android or Apple app.

  • The GripBeats® device is worn or used as a surface MIDI controller to make music using various music apps.

  • If you'd like to know how to wear your GripBeats® in what we call Grip Mode, then please read here.

ABOUT THIS ARTICLE

  • This article will teach you how to download a GripBeats® patch, specifically the ALPHA patch file, to your GripBeats® device manually.

  • Note that once you have downloaded a patch file to your GripBeats® device, you will be able to use your GripBeats® to create music using movement on any music software which receives MIDI over Bluetooth e.g. Garageband/Logic/Ableton on your Mac, Garageband on your iPhone/iPad, or FluidSynthMIDI on your Android etc.


ABOUT PATCH DOWNLOADS

  • Every patch is different. One may use movements to create music, while another might use pressure or acceleration. A patch may even combine all three of these control parameters and even more! One of our patches, the DESKTOP patch, is a patch made specially for using GripBeats® on the GripBeats® Desktop app.

  • Please note that the explanation for each Patch is provided in each Patch Blog and Patch Download Page.

  • The patch download being demonstrated in this blog is for the first patch, patch ALPHA which you can read more about here.

  • Please note that the Google Drive which was originally being used to host GripBeats® Patch files has now been substituted with a direct Patch Downloads Page found here.


CHOOSE YOUR MOBILE DEVICE

 

ANDROID

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WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
  1. The GripBeats® patch you would like to use (downloadable from here).

  2. The nRF Connect App found from the Playstore here.

  3. A BLE MIDI Android App, such as FluidSynthMIDI, found here.

STEP 1 (downloading the ALPHA patch)
  1. Download the latest Patch Alpha file found here.

  2. Locate the file named ALPHA.

  3. Download the file named ALPHA by clicking the DOWNLOAD button.

STEP 2 (flashing the ALPHA patch to your GripBeats® device)
  1. Open up the nRF Connect app on your Android device.

  2. Navigate to the page called SCANNER and click the top right button, called "SCAN".