Archive for December, 2009

Here are all the OSX builds for the Launchpad

December 30th, 2009 3 comments

As promised here they are, all of my builds of monome apps for the Novation Lauchpad for you OSX users out there.

Download Polygome OSX

Download Press Cafe OSX

Download Fourths OSX

Download Intervals OSX

Download OSX Launchpad Bundle


Intervals for the Launchpad and Monome

December 30th, 2009 No comments

Here is my take on Stretta’s monome patch fourths.  The basic ideas are still the same, i.e. moving vertically on the grid will cause the midi notes to increase or decrease chromatically and moving horizontally will cause the midi note to increase or decrease by a predetermined interval.  Stretta’s monome program Fourths only gave you the chromatic scale and perfect fourth for your intervals.  In Intervals you can now choose between major 2nd, minor 3rd, major 3rd, perfect 4th, Augmented 4th, perfect 5th, minor 6th, and major 6th.  Here is a video of me demonstrating the application.  Again this version is only for Windows, but I will get the OSX apps up when I have a chance to build it on a Mac.  For monome users I have provided the original Max/MSP file.

Download Intervals for the Launchpad (Windows)

Download Intervals Max/MSP source file


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What’s your New Year’s plan?

December 28th, 2009 No comments

If you do not have any plans yet and you live in the Seattle area,  I’ll be DJing a New Year’s cruise on Elliot Bay.  Tickets are still available and will be featuring myself and DJ Scapel playing a mash-up of Hip Hop, Dance, and Top 40.  Happy New Year to all our readers and I hope everyone had an awesome holiday season.




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Fourths for the Novation Launchpad

December 21st, 2009 1 comment

This is my build of Stretta’s monome software Fourths for the Novation Launchpad.  A pretty simple program for sending midi note information to your favorite DAW’s and synths.  Here is a video of Stretta demonstrating  Fourths on the monome.

Download Fourths for the Novation Launchpad (Windows)


Also today Illuminated Sounds turns one year old.  Thanks goes out to all our readers.

Press Cafe for the Novation Launchpad

December 17th, 2009 No comments

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 –  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

A Mac OSX version will be up soon.


Akai APC40 Tear Down

December 14th, 2009 5 comments

What do you do when you get something new?  Here is another tear down for all you APC40 users.  Click the images to get a closer look.


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Chords1.0 for Launchpad

December 13th, 2009 3 comments

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.




Ableton Live Tutorial – Slicing With Warp Marks

December 8th, 2009 No comments

I get asked a lot about how I use and work in Ableton Live.  So here is the the first video in a series of video’s showing different aspects of my work flow in Live.   In this video I am using the slice to new midi track feature to chop up a basic drum beat.  This is one of my favorite tools in Live, and it works great for sampling and resampling.

Also check out what your samples sound like with other slicing preset options. These will slice your audio and add effects. To get more slicing presets check out this free Live Pack from The Covert Operators and CDM here.


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Hammond Chord Organ Samples

December 6th, 2009 2 comments

Here are some samples of my Hammond chord organ, I recorded them in protools and provided them as 16 bit 441khz mono wav files. I had to modify the organ with a line out so I could get as clean as possible of a sound out of it. This is one of my favorite instruments to play.
Hammond chord organ samples

There is a folder called “Bass” which holds the root notes. All the other folders are the corresponding chord that goes along with those notes.
Check out these video demos on my launchpad


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Link of the Month – Native Kontrol

December 2nd, 2009 No comments

If you have not heard of and own one of these midi controllers;  Korg padKONTROL nanoKONTROL and nanoPAD, Akai APC40 and MPD32, or Livid Instruments Ohm6.  Make your way over there and check out some of custom midi set ups by Native Kontrol.  I use nPSCS for the Korg nanoPAD and would highly recomend it owners of the midi controller.  Over at Native Kontrol’s site they have videos demonstrating the their software in action.  Here are a couple of those demo videos.


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