This is a program I created that allows you to add some randomization to what you play. It waits for a MIDI message in, then alters that note up a perfect 3rd, a perfect 5th, a perfect 7th, or an octave, also it is velocity sensitive and is polyphonic! I wanted to add more controls but as they say “keep it simple, stupid!” I planed on adding the other intervals but wanted to share what I have with the world! Shoot me an e-mail with any suggestions, and I will be more than happy to add them to the program. Watch for updates and new versions.
Updates coming soon!
– More Intervals: minor 2nd, major 2nd…. diminished… (As of now, it supports perfect intervals.)
– Color coordination for diminished/augmented/major/minor/perfect inversions
– Negative inversions: octave down…. perfect 5th down… etc. (Currently, it adds value to the note you are playing.)
PRI nanoKey edition allows you to turn on/off the three middle controls with the pitch down, pitch up and mod buttons on your nanoKEY controller
Listen to “C,D#,G#” a quick song I made with the PRI pressing only three notes C, D# and G# making the Cm chord. I recorded some loops in Abelton and threw on a beat. I had the “octave” and “5th” settings activated during this song, there are 4 different MIDI loops. Enjoy
Took me a little bit longer then I expected to get this built, but as promised here is the OSX version of Random7 for the Novation Launchpad. More information and a video of Random7 running on the Launchpad can be found here.
Download Random7 for the Launchpad (OSX)
Here is an update to my Random7 program that allows control and feedback with the Novation Launchpad. For everyone new to Random7 a short description is Random7 is a generative music application that randomly picks midi notes and velocities in a scale you choose. For more information about Random7 here is a link to older posts about this application and some music made by Random7. Below is a picture diagram of the different controls on the Launchpad, click on the picture to get a closer view.
Here is a quick video demonstrating the Launchpad control of Random7.
This build was a special request. Here is Press Cafe running with nonome on the Novation Launchpad for Windows. Once again much respect goes out to Stretta for all his great monome patches. I did this build really quickly so I did not have a lot of time to play around with Press Cafe. More information on Press Cafe can be found at Stretta’s site here. Once I have more time to play around with this patch I will get a video up of it running. Big ups to Chris in Illinois for the request, and if anyone else wants to see a special build let me know – firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be patient as I a currently busy with studio production work and end of the year gigs.
Download Press Cafe for the Launchpad for Windows
I whipped up a quick little max msp app for chord recognition tailored for the launchpad. I used a few objects from Little Scale’s launchpad patches. I would love to hear any feed back or wishes for improvements. I will be updating this frequently so watch for updates. Major revisions will get a new build number. Windows version coming soon hope you enjoy it. Here’s a quick demo of me using it and the download link.
I was asked to do a step by step guide for this program so here’s how i get it to work. I don’t take midi information from the chords program, it is only there to light up the launchpad. You should be using other software for your synths and piano sounds like abelton.
1. Plug in launch pad
2. Start up Chords
3. On the top of the screen you will see an input and output. IF the program recognized that you had a launchpad plugged into your computer you should be able to set the input and output to “Launchpad”
3. Enable the buttons… you wont see any lights on the pad until you’ve presses a button once.. what you need to do is press all the buttons that you will be using.. just pressing the buttons on the on the top two square rows enables all of the chords lights.
4. If you don’t see lights restart at step one. you must plug in the launch pad before launching the chords program, and you should listening to midi from the “launchpad” in your synth program.
A couple of months I took my MAX/MSP code for Random7 and rewrote so I could embed it into a hardware version. Random7 Hardware Version 1 (R7H) is a very basic version of the Random7 software. The core element of R7H is still the same, the program randomly picks from 7 different midi notes. As of now the key R7H is preset to the key of A Major, and the only control is a potentiometer that controls the speed of R7H. Output for R7H is a midi port, an on/off switch, and there is also a red led the flashes everytime a note is sent. The some of the next additions I plan to the hardware are a midi input to provide midi sync options, a small lcd to provide useful information such as tempo and key, and allow user to pick from any diatonic major key. The microcontroller I am using for this is the arduino built into a d.i. box housing. Here are some pictures.
Here is my next launchpad build this time featuring Polygome by Stretta. Further documentation about Polygome can be found here. Once again I am using Piclae’s version of nonome. This is also nonome version 1.13a, in this version Piclae made some great upgrades to the program. You can now pick the led color on the launchpad and has also added a backround image. Check out his blog here. Right now I only have a Windows .exe of the software, but I should have an OSX .app up in the next couple days. Here is a video of Polygome64 running on the Novation Launchpad.
You asked for it so you got it. I just built the OSX version of nonome with mlr for the launchpad. This was built on OSX 10.5.8 and worked great. This software is still in development so if you find bug report them here, or to the developer of nonome and mlr. If you want to see more us this kind of stuff please feel free to drop us a line and leave some comments of what you want to see.