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WARBL doesn't make any sound on its own, so you'll need to plug it in to a MIDI host device. This is very easy, because most portable devices (and desktops) support MIDI, and there are lots of free or inexpensive MIDI apps. Some suggestions for apps include Appcordions Celtic Sounds, Universal Piper, and Roland Sound Canvas. Connecting WARBL to an iOS device also requires the Apple Camera Connection kit or equivalent adapter that converts USB to Lightning plug.
If there's enough interest I'll consider making WARBL available with other hole spacing options. Please contact me to let me know your preference.
WARBL produces no sound on its own, and the 3.5 mm jack is only for the optional "bell" sensor for emulating uilleann bagpipes. If you use the bell sensor, be sure to also use the special right-angle micro USB cord with the slim plug (supplied with the sensor). Many micro USB cords have a wider plug that could put too much pressure on the sensor and cause damage to the device.
I'd be happy to add more fingering patterns. Feel free to contact me with suggestions.
Yes! WARBL is open-source, so you are free to modify the software. It is available on the Documentation page and uses the Arduino language. Contact me for more information about uploading new versions of the software from the Arduino IDE. If you aren't comfortable with coding but have ideas for software improvements, feel free to contact me with suggestions for future updates.