The Web Interface¶
When you connect the MidiGurdy to a desktop computer, laptop or tablet via the USB connection, you will be able to access the Web Interface to configure the instrument, upload new sounds and to use the visualisation of your trompette technique.
In the following description we always call the computing device you are using to access the MidiGurdy “computer”.
Making the connection¶
As explained in Data Connection to Computer or Tablet via USB, please use a USB-A to USB-B cable to connect the MidiGurdy to your computer.
Once the connection has been established, the MidiGurdy will present itself as a USB network card to your computer. It acts as a a class-compliant USB device, which means that you should not have to install special drivers to use it.
The connection has been tested to work on Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, OS X, Linux and iOS.
Sadly, the network connection is currently only supported on rooted Android devices. If you don’t know what a rooted Android device is, then you probably don’t have one.
The MidiGurdy and your computer will automatically set up a private network, so only your computer and the MidiGurdy can talk to each other. At no point will the MidiGurdy be accessible to the Internet or someone on the Internet be able to reach the MidiGurdy. Even computers on your local Wi-Fi network will not be able to access the MidiGurdy.
By default, the IP address of the MidiGurdy is 10.10.10.10. So once the connection has been established, open the Web Browser of your choice and type the following into the address bar:
Alternatively, if your computer supports ZeroConf (Linux, Android) or Bonjour (OS X, Windows), you should be able to access the MidiGurdy via the following URL:
Windows does not support ZeroConf or Bonjour by default, but you can can install the “Bonjour Print Services for Windows” from the Apple Website to enable support for Bonjour.
If you see a web page saying “Welcome to the MidiGurdy!” in your browser, the connection has been established successfully and you are all ready to go.
Features of the Web Interface¶
The Web Interface gives you access to all settings that are also available via the Menu System on the instrument itself. In addition, there are some functions that are only available via the Web-Interface, namely:
Adding and removing sounds
Visualisation of the trompette technique
Advanced configuration to change the response to keyboard and crank
The features of the web-interface have not been documented properly yet. Please watch this space for updated documentation.