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Chords1.0 for Launchpad

December 13th, 2009 Leave a comment Go to 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.




  1. December 15th, 2009 at 10:19 | #1

    Could you post step by step setup instructions?


    I’m not getting it to load up and talk to my LaunchPad.

  2. January 24th, 2010 at 12:52 | #2

    Nice one!
    Working fine, easy easy…

  3. Ted S
    May 2nd, 2010 at 01:02 | #3

    I envisioned this a few years ago with the monome:


    and I’m thrilled to see that someone actually built it! -Ted

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