USB MIDI Breath and Bite Controller 2 FAQ
Q: Is the USB MIDI Breath and Bite Controller 2 (BBC2) USB-MIDI class compliant?
A: Yes, it is.
Q: What is the difference compared to the previous USB MIDI Breath and Bite Controller?
A: They both use the same pressure and bite sensor, but the BBC2 also includes an accelerometer that allows sensing the inclination of the device along two orthogonal axes. So by nodding or tilting your head, two more MIDI control signals can be generated. The mouthpiece cover is also new, see next question.
Q: Can I bite the mouthpiece with my teeth?
A: The cover is now made of food grade flexible plastic instead of soft silicone; it can be easily removed for washing and is able to withstand teeth pressure.
Q: What is the purpose of the calibration button in the Nod and Tilt configuration pane?
A: Unlike breath and bite which have clearly defined reference (zero when you don't blow or bite), every person has a slightly different way of holding their heads and the mouthpiece in their mouth. The calibration button simply allows to compensate for individual differences and center the sensor reading in the middle of the range when the head and the mouthpiece are held in the neutral position.
Q: Why do the monitoring circles in the Configuration Utility disappear if I don't move?
A: In our products we try to strictly implement the USB and MIDI specifications. In particular MIDI controllers should send messages only when there is a change. When there is no change, your synthesizer will simply hold the last value.
Q: Do I need the optional headset?
A: No. The headset and mouthpiece are integrated and are connected to the USB interface by an electrical cable instead of a pipe.
Q: Can the built-in headset be bent?
A: Sure, it is designed specifically to be flexible enough to let you bend it to a comfortable shape yet springy enough to clamp around your head or neck. Just be careful not to apply bending force on the connection to the mouthpiece.
See also our USB MIDI Breath Controller Frequently Asked Questions page