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8bandEQ3.0 now for mac!

December 21st, 2011 2 comments

Here you go all you apple-heads an update to 8bandEQ3.0 for launchpad now on MAC OSX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Download 8bandEQ3.0 for MAC
Download 8bandEQ3.0 for Windows

8bandEQ is a standalone max/msp application for the Novation Launchpad. It monitors an incoming stereo audio feed and displays the frequency data on the Launchpad’s buttons. can be used alongside any other launchpad programs.

Madrona Labs Soundplane A

November 9th, 2011 No comments

I recently got a chance to play with the Madrona Labs Soundplane A module at this years PNW synthfest.

soundplane A

It is a grid of tactical sensitive and pressure sensitive buttons. The smooth wood finish makes this a wonderful instrument to play. The level of control is amazing, from rubbing of your finger on the wood, all the way down to slamming down on a button.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The software AALTO running on the computer is a quite versatile VST program that was very impressive. it allows for the rearrangement of any of the midi notes on the 150-note array and sensitivity control. The open-source mapping application translates the raw USB signals from the controller into control streams such as OSC and MIDI. There are lots of user-configurable options for mapping the surface of the Soundplane A into different kinds of note and controller data.

This is the direction that midi controllers need to be moving. It has the level of control needed for proper replication of things like drum heads and percussion also the ability to make all kinds of new sounds with a level of nuance that is unmatched. I would like to see developers adopt this kind of scheme in new control surfaces. and price them around a level where ordinary consumers can get their hands on them.

Let us know what you think of the soundplane A and if you have any ideas of a great device that I.S. could feature E-mail us!

here’s a link to the forum devoted to the development of the software for this device.

Happy Hacking

-James

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8bandEQ2.0

April 9th, 2011 7 comments

I updated the 8 band Graphic EQ for the launchpad! I added a button to get into the DSP settings so u can change the input settings and output settings. Sorry it took so long for this crucial update!


Download 8BandEQ2.0 for the Novation Launchpad for (Windows).

if there are Mac users who want this app just holler and I’ll build it for you guys. 

UPDATE 8BandEQ3.0 for the Novation Launchpad for Windows/MAC

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Polyphonic Random Intervals

March 7th, 2010 2 comments

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.

Download PRI for windows
Download PRI nanoKEY edition for windows

random-intervals
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
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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

8 band graphic EQ for the Launchpad

February 17th, 2010 3 comments

I thought it would be cool to have a graphic eq display on the launchpad so I built this 8 band graphic EQ. As of now, it has these controls:

1. Adjustable peak filters on each band
2. Individual band volume controls for those unruly frequencies

Download 8BandEQ2.0 for the Novation Launchpad for (Windows).


(forgive the cheap webcam framerate, it actually preforms better then this video can reproduce)

This is version 2.0. I will continue to update and add more features. I hope you enjoy 8bandGraphicEQ for the Launchpad.

-James

The Octavizer

February 11th, 2010 No comments

Check out The Octavizer for the launchpad. Using the row of circular buttons across the top, The Octavizer lets you change the octaves of the rows of square buttons. All the chromatic note mapping stays the same it just changes octaves so it is compatible with Chords2.0. Enjoy
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Download The Octavizer for the launchpad

-James

Chords2.0 For Windows

February 10th, 2010 6 comments

I updated my Chords application for the launchpad. I added control using the top row of buttons. and fixed the problem where you had to press each button once to activate them.
Download Chords2.1 for the Novation Launchpad

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I will get a mac version out there soon. have fun!

-James

Link of the Month Max/MSP/PD Chiptune externals

February 3rd, 2010 No comments

Max/MSP/PD Chiptune externals
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Here is a really cool repository of some chiptune patches. I was happy to find these because I have always enjoyed chip tune sounds. I have made a touch screen/MIDI interface for the atari2600 external and I will probably make some more. I just wanted to make a multi touch MIDI interface, but after playing with the externals from this link I just had to integrate one into my design. You can download Phew for windows right now. If you guys like it I will make something eles with the NES patcher.

Download Phew1.0 for windows
phew

-James

Random7 Launchpad Edition now for OSX

January 29th, 2010 No comments

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)

-tron

Random7 now on Launchpad

January 13th, 2010 2 comments

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.

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Here is a quick video demonstrating the Launchpad control of Random7.

Download Random7 Launchpad Edition (Windows)

Download Random7 Launchpad Edition Code (MAXPAT File)

-tron