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Future Impact I.

Bass Guitar Synthesizer

- Web firmware update - a step by step browser application which burns the latest software (2.03) into your Future Impact. Update now! (Supported browsers: Chrome on Mac/Windows)

- 2.03 firmware file [download zip], and a readme file, what is new in 2.03

- And a full Version History of all the previous Future Impact firmware updates.

- 1.22 distribution package, contains everything: quickstart guide, user's manual, sound editor, preset sounds etc. [download zip]
- 1.01 distribution package, contains everything: quickstart guide, user's manual, sound editor, preset sounds etc. [download zip]
- 1.00B distribution package, contains everything: quickstart guide, user's manual, sound editor, preset sounds etc. [download zip]

- Quick Start Guide [download]
- User's Guide [download]
- Default Program List [download]

- FI Sound Editor 1.23 Windows 32 bit version [download]
- FI Sound Editor 1.23 Windows 64 bit version [download]
- FI Sound Editor 1.23 Mac OS X Universal Binary [download]
- FI Sound Editor 1.22 Windows 32 bit version [download]
- FI Sound Editor 1.22 Windows 64 bit version [download]
- FI Sound Editor 1.22 Mac OS X Universal Binary [download]

midiBeam

wireless midi transmission system

- midiBeam USER GUIDE [download pdf]
- midiBeam QUICK START [download pdf]
- midiBeam PARAMETER ADJUSMENT [download zip]
- midiBeam MIDI SYSTEM EXCLUSIVE FORMAT SPECIFICATION [download doc]
- midiBeam system software update 1.2 [download zip]

- midiBeam system software update 1.7 [download zip]

- midiBeam administration tool for Windows [download zip]

 

 

Real-life experiences

 

midiBeam

Akai EWI5000 midiBeam compatibility: we got a number of inquiries about this model.

We tested the new Akai EWI5000 with midiBeam. They work perfectly together, no doubt that midiBeam can replace a MIDI cable without any limitation. So, EWI5000 owners have at least two well justified reasons to extend their instrument with midiBeam:

1. While EWI5000 provides wireless audio with its internal sound engine, an external synthesizer (or a soft synth running on a computer) can be used only with wired connection - they didn't implement wireless MIDI transmission. For performing wireless MIDI you need our midiBeam.

2. Virtuoso players with fast playing technique will recognize immediately that the wireless audio transmission performed by the instrument has a significant latency. In fact, we measured 23.2 milliseconds exactly. If you want to play the instrument wirelessly without performance compromises we advise to use midiBeam and an external synthesizer.

Future Impact I.

Future Impact patch editor - MIDI interfaces we tested

Panda-Audio midiBeam - works perfectly
Steinberg UR22 - works perfectly
Roland UM-ONE MK2 - works perfectly
RME Fireface UC - works perfectly
M-Audio Fasttrack-Pro - works perfectly
M-Audio Midisport 1X1 - works perfectly
M-Audio Midisport 4x4 - works perfectly
M-Audio Firewire 1814 - works perfectly
M-Audio Uno - works perfectly
Bespeco BM USB100 - works perfectly
Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 - works perfectly
Focusrite Scarlett 18i6 - works perfectly
Audiobox USB - works perfectly
RME UFX - works perfectly
ESI M4U XL - works perfectly


Edirol UM-1S - works in 90%, sometimes errors experienced, but useable

Alesis USB MIDI cable - not working
Akai EIE, EIE-PRO - not working
Miditech Midilink-mini - no sysex implementation at all, not useable